Petar Ouvaliev worked as screenwriter, producer and director on several big name films with stars like Sofia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Vanessa Redgrave, Geraldine Chapman and Dirk Bogarde. His most famous movies are "The Millionairess" (1960) with Sofia Loren and Peter Sellers and "Blow Up" (1966) with Vanessa Redgrave and David Hemmings.
1968, producer and writer
Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Rita Tushingham
Working with Marcello Mastroianni, Petar Ouvaliev produces this film about Imperial Russian jewels, appropriately filmed at Blenheim Palace.
1967, director and writer
Starring Geraldine Chaplin, James Mason
As Director, all stagings and movements were his responsibility. The sketch of Petar Ouvaliev on the Home Page is by the major star James Mason.
Starring Vanessa Redgrave, David Hemmings
As Executive Producer, Petar Ouvaliev worked very closely with Director Michelangelo Antonioni, responsible for checking locations and all day to day running
Back story: The choice of the young actor David Hemmings worked perfectly in “Blow Up”. In the role of the photographer, he was tutored by the best professionals of the 1960s.
The role of the startled and suspicious young woman was an early film role for Vanessa Redgrave. This exceptional actress has attended both the 40th and the 50th anniversaries of the film!
Starring Richard Attenborough, Peter Sellers
Also issued as 'Trial and Error'; Petar Ouvaliev worked with the writer John Mortimer on this adaptation of an original play.
1961, producer and writer
Starring Peter Sellers, Nadia Gray
Here Petar Ouvaliev worked as both producer and writer (and indeed translator of Marcel Pagnol's play "Topaze") of the story of the disillusioned schoolteacher.
Back story: Peter Sellers first worked with Pierre in 1960 on “The Millionairess”, playing the part of the Indian doctor. The following year he asked Pierre to collaborate with him and to produce the film “Mr Topaze” 1961 on which he wished to start his directorial career.
Starring Sophia Loren, Peter Sellers
Now as Producer, Petar Ouvaliev works on this adaptation of the play by GB Shaw, starring Sofia Loren and Peter Sellers
Back story: Working with Sofia Loren on "The Millionairess" was a delight. The film was produced by her husband Carlo Ponti and their company Bridge Films. Sofia overcame the terrible shock of the theft of her jewellery.
Starring Dirk Bogarde, Olivia de Havilland
Again in close collaboration with Dirk Bogarde as a WW2 veteran.
Starring Leslie Caron, Dirk Bogarde
One of the first films on which Petar Ouvaliev worked, as Associate Producer, and the first of his collaborations with Dirk Bogarde.
Back story: Dirk Bogarde worked closely with Pierre, Associate Producer on both “The Doctor’s Dilemma” 1958 and “Libel” 1959. Dirk succeeded in challenging roles then and in the 1960s.