LONDON — They laughed as they recalled his talent for mimicking world leaders. And they paid tribute to his humanitarian efforts.
Peter Ustinov -- actor, writer and raconteur -- was remembered with affection during a service Thursday at the church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
More than 600 people, including stars such as Ben Kingsley, Glenda Jackson and Terence Stamp, gathered to celebrate the life of Ustinov, who died of heart failure in March at 82.
Ustinov is buried in Switzerland, where he had lived for more than 30 years.
Stamp, who starred with Ustinov in the 1962 film "Billy Budd," summarized the actor's life with a tribute from the writer Robert Louis Stevenson: "He has achieved success, he has lived well, laughed often and loved much."