Peter Sellers shot the “Ghost in the Noonday Sun” in Ayia Napa

Peter Sellers famously produced and shot the movie “Ghost in the Noonday Sun” in Ayia Napa and Kyreneia, a movie that was shot in 1973 but was released in 1985, after many production problems.

As described in the relative Wikipedia entry:

“Everything started going wrong days before shooting began,” said Medak. “The Greek captain delivering the pirate ship to Kyrenia’s magnificent seventh century harbour was so drunk that he crashed the ship into the quay instead of the narrow strip of water.”

Peter Sellers arrived on location displaying strange behaviour, attributed to the end of his relationship with Liza Minnelli.

Shortly after filming began, Sellers began to lose confidence in the project and when Spike Milligan arrived to shoot his scenes, Sellers asked him to assess the footage that had been shot thus far. Milligan looked at the rushes and said “this is on a disaster course”. He outlined his ideas to Medak and Sellers, who approved.