Peter Ustinov fell off the twig tonight - sad - I had a fondness for him
He was - as he noted proudly in his autobiography "Dear Me" - conceived in Stalingrad, USSR, baptized in a village near Stuttgart, Germany, and reared under a succession of Cameroonian, Irish and German nurses.
Ustinov made some 90 movies and also wrote books and plays, directed films, plays and operas. I remember particularly his narration of Tchaikovsky's "Peter and the Wolf" and as Hercule Poirot
And how could anyone forget Batiatus, owner of the gladiator school in Spartacus