Peter Shaffer

English playwright and screenwriter (1926-2016)

Sir Peter Levin Shaffer (15 May 1926 – 6 June 2016) was an English playwright and screenwriter. He was known for his works in Equus, Amadeus, Black Comedy, and in The Royal Hunt of the Sun. He won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Screenwriter.

Sir Peter Shaffer
11 December 1966
Peter Levin Shaffer

(1926-05-15)15 May 1926[1]
Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Died6 June 2016(2016-06-06) (aged 90)
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
Occupation(s)Playwright, screenwriter

Shaffer died on 6 June 2016 at the age of 90 while on a trip to the southwest of Ireland.[2][3]


  1. "Birthdays today". The Telegraph. 15 May 2013. Archived from the original on 28 March 2019. Retrieved 12 May 2014. Sir Peter Shaffer, playwright, is 87
  2. "Equus and Amadeus playwright Peter Shaffer dies aged 90". The Guardian. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  3. "'Equus' and 'Amadeus' playwright Peter Shaffer dies at 90".

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