Peter Sellers

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BBC radio news announcer Alvar Liddell. This year the BBC marks its 100th anniversary. Photograph: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Getty Images

The BBC was founded 100 years ago by Lord Reith with a mission to “inform, educate and entertain”. But those pioneering boffins in London in 1922 coul(...)

‘I knew this lad. I’d worked with him’: writer Michael Fitzpatrick encounters a homeless man outside  Yankee Stadium in New York

Michael Fitzpatrick, a playwright and journalist from Lucan, Co Dublin, lives in New York with his wife, Mei, a nurse practitioner at a Manhattan hosp(...)

Patrick is set in a nudist colony

 Thoughts of John Boorman’s very different Point Blank crop up as the protagonist of Tim Mielants’s excellent absurdist comedy makes his way abou(...)

The Swedish actor on her marriage to Peter Sellers and life as a Bond girl Two days after their first date – which was also their first meeting (...)

US actress Renee Zellweger poses with the award for a Leading Actress for her work on the film ‘Judy’ at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards. Photograph: by Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

To no great astonishment, Sam Mendes’s 1917 won best film at the British Film and Television Academy Awards (Baftas) on Sunday night. Detailing a sold(...)

Daniel Quigley painting of The Great Carriage Match on Newmarket Heath by the Earls of March & Eglington 1750, (8ft x 3ft).

Masterpiece, the London art and antiques fair which will take place June 27th to July 3rd at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London, is now in its 10th (...)

Peter Sellers in  Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dr Strangelove, Stanley Kubrick’s biting cold war satire which is re-issued in cinemas next week some 55 years after its initial theatrical run, is ar(...)

In 1994 his contributions to British humour were acknowledged when he received a lifetime achievement award for comedy during a ceremony at the London studios. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

“What would you rather have, a boring truth or an exciting lie?” – Leo Alphonso Milligan. The above quote, attributed to his father by Terence Alan “(...)

A new mission hopes  to one day form the basis for a contingency plan to save humanity from the fate of the dinosaurs.  File photograph: Getty Images

A select group of scientists, astronomers and engineers have been meeting in Laurel County, Maryland, weekly to plan an unprecedented space mission. T(...)

Boom time: The aftermath of nuclear war has always been fertile ground for post-apocalyptic films, novels and TV series. Photograph: RomoloTavani/Getty Images

In January 1962, the cover of Esquire magazine trailed a feature on the influence of then US president John F Kennedy on men’s fashion, including his (...)

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