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Peter Brook CH, CBE

Director, Writer
21 March 1925 to 2 July 2022

A British director and writer, who became famous for his work on the stage as one of the most influential theatre directors of the past century. However, Peter Brook also harboured aspirations to be a film director, with his screen credits, many of them also written by him, including Moderato Cantabile (aka Seven Days... Seven Nights, 1960), Lord of the Flies (1963), Marat/Sade (1967), King Lear (1970), The Mahabharata (1990), The Tragedy of Hamlet (2002) and Beckett by Brook (2018). He was appointed CBE in 1965 and Companion of Honour in 1998.

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