Peter Brook

1925 - 2022

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Peter Stephen Paul Brook (21 March 1925 – 2 July 2022) was an English theatre and film director. He worked first in England, from 1945 at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, from 1947 at the Royal Opera House, and from 1962 for the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). With them, he directed the first English-language production in 1964 of Marat/Sade by Peter Weiss, which was transferred to Broadway in 1965 and won the Tony Award for Best Play, and Brook was named Best Director. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Brook has received more than 842,078 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Peter Brook is the 85th most popular film director (up from 99th in 2019), the 405th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 478th in 2019) and the 7th most popular British Film Director.

Peter Brook is most famous for his work in theater, film, and opera. He has been a director, producer, and writer for many theater productions including "The Tempest," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and "The Mahabharata." He has also directed films such as "The Mahabharata" and "The Lord of the Flies."

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  • 46

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  • 9.87

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  • 2.68

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Among film directors, Peter Brook ranks 85 out of 2,041Before him are Terry Gilliam, Franco Zeffirelli, Costa-Gavras, Dario Argento, Carlos Saura, and F. W. Murnau. After him are Fred Zinnemann, Wolfgang Petersen, Satyajit Ray, Jim Jarmusch, Carl Theodor Dreyer, and Richard Attenborough.

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Among people born in 1925, Peter Brook ranks 36Before him are Nílton Santos, Gabriele Amorth, Simon van der Meer, Frantz Fanon, Ernst Happel, and Paul Mauriat. After him are Oona O'Neill, Pierre Boulez, Bert Hellinger, Gerald Durrell, George Kennedy, and Sam Peckinpah. Among people deceased in 2022, Peter Brook ranks 31Before him are Kane Tanaka, Sidney Poitier, Dietrich Mateschitz, Thích Nhất Hạnh, Angela Lansbury, and Lata Mangeshkar. After him are Wolfgang Petersen, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Bruno Latour, Mylène Demongeot, Ray Liotta, and James Caan.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Brook ranks 405 out of 8,785Before him are Richard Owen (1804), A. A. Milne (1882), Daniel Craig (1968), Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (1220), Jackie Stewart (1939), and Arthur Eddington (1882). After him are Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (1863), Edgar the Peaceful (943), Charles Lyell (1797), Henry Moseley (1887), Bob Hoskins (1942), and Anne Hathaway (1556).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Peter Brook ranks 7Before him are Alfred Hitchcock (1899), Ridley Scott (1937), Ken Loach (1936), Alan Parker (1944), Tony Scott (1944), and Christopher Nolan (1970). After him are Richard Attenborough (1923), David Lean (1908), Peter Greenaway (1942), Stephen Frears (1941), Mike Newell (1942), and Danny Boyle (1956).