The Life and Death of Peter Sellers traces the British comic’s turbulent rise from popular BBC radio performer to one of the world’s most gifted comedic actors. Propelled by an overly possessive mother, Sellers struggled to find his place among women, among audiences and among his many selves. Confidence eluded him despite his marriages, critical acclaim, and professional successes.
The film unveils the private torments that prompted this talented, charismatic actor to exclaim “I hate everything I do”, yet still reminds us why the world embraced this comic genius, elevating him to cultural icon. –Cannes Film Festival
Stephen Hopkins (born in 1958) is a Jamaican-born film director and producer. He is best-known for his continuation of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise with A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child and the Predator franchise with Predator 2. His highest grossing film however was the 1998 film adaption of the TV series Lost in Space.
He was born in Jamaica and was raised in Australia and England. He was educated at Sutton Valence School.
In 2004, Hopkins directed the controversial biopic The Life and Death of Peter Sellers which raised the ire of the actor’s son Michael Sellers.
Hopkins was a co-executive producer for the first season of the Fox action drama 24, and also directed half of the season’s episodes, including the first and last episodes. —Wikipedia