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|English actor, writer and dramatist. He was also renowned as
a filmmaker, theater and opera director, stage designer, author,
screenwriter, comedian, humorist, newspaper and magazine columnist,
radio broadcaster and television presenter. A noted wit and
raconteur, he was, for much of his career, a fixture on television talk
shows and lecture circuits, as well as a respected intellectual and
diplomat who, in addition to his various academic posts, served as a
Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and President of the World Federalist
Movement. Ustinov was the winner of numerous awards over his life,
including Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards,
as well the recipient of governmental honours from, amongst others, the
United Kingdom, France and Germany.
Served in WW2 as a private.