Film Work in the UK

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.

Here is a full list of Petar Ouvaliev's film activity:

  • Diamonds for Breakfast

    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.

  • Stranger in the House

    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.

  • Blow-up

    1966, producer
    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!

  • The Dock Brief

    1962, screenplay
    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.

  • Mr. Topaze

    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.

  • The Millionairess

    1960, producer
    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.

  • Libel

    1959, producer
    Starring Dirk Bogarde, Olivia de Havilland
    Again in close collaboration with Dirk Bogarde as a WW2 veteran.

  • The Doctor's Dilemma

    1958, producer
    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.

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