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In pictures: Sir Peter Ustinov
Sir Peter Ustinov as Lentulus Batiatus
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Sir Peter played slave trader Lentulus Batiatus in Stanley Kubrick's classic film Spartacus.
Sir Peter Ustinov with Shirley Jones, Elizabeth Taylor and Burt Lancaster
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It was the role that won him his first of two Oscars in 1961.
Sir Peter Ustinov in The Thief of Baghdad
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He starred in the Anglo-French film The Thief Of Baghdad in 1978.
Sir Peter Ustinov as Charlie Chan
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And two years later played a detective in Charlie Chan And The Curse Of The Dragon Queen.
Sir Peter Ustinov as Hercule Poirot
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He also played Hercule Poirot in several films, including Death on the Nile.
Sir Peter Ustinov on stage during the Princes Trust Comedy Gala in 1998
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As well as starring in films, Sir Peter was an accomplished stage actor.
Sir Peter Ustinov
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In later years he became known for his humanitarian work with Unicef...
Sir Peter Ustinov
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...and it provided him with more opportunities to share a joke with journalists.
Sir Peter Ustinov after receiving his knighthood
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Sir Peter was knighted at Buckingham Palace in 1990.
Sir Peter Ustinov with Suzanne Cloutier and their children
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He fathered four children with his second wife, actress Suzanne Cloutier.
Sir Peter Ustinov with Helene du Lau d Allemans
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And went on to marry Helene du Lau d Allemans in 1972.


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