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Brook, Peter Stephen Paul

Born: 1925 AD
Currently alive, at 96 years of age.
Nationality: British
Categories: Film Director, Theater Director

1925 – Born on March 21st in Chiswick, West London. British theater and film director.

1951 – Married to Natasha Perry.

1959-1961 – He was also Tony-nominated two other times: as Best Director for ‘Friedrich Durrenmatt’ ‘s "The Visit", and as Best Director (Musical) for "Irma la Douce".

1962 – He was appointed Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, a position he held for 2 decades.

1970 – He has directed many Shakespeare productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company, including Love’s Labour’s Lost, Measure for Measure, Titus Andronicus, King Lear and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

1971 – Brook founded the International Centre for Theatre Research (C.I.R.T), which in turn became the International Center for Theatre Creations (C.I.C.T) when he opened its permanent base – the Bouffes du Nord Theatre.

         – Won Broadway’s Tony Award twice as Best Director (Dramatic): for "Marat/Sade" and for Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream".

1988 – He was awarded the London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Director for The Mahabharata.

1993 – His films include Lord of the Flies, Marat/Sade, King Lear, Moderato Cantabile, The Mahabharata and Meetings with Remarkable Men.

1994 – He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award: The Times Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre.

1995 – Appointed an Officer of the Legion of Honour.

1998 – Brook’s autobiography, ‘Threads of Time’, was published.