Peter Brook

1925 - Today

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Peter Stephen Paul Brook (born 21 March 1925) is an English theatre and film director who has been based in France since the early 1970s. He has won multiple Tony and Emmy Awards, a Laurence Olivier Award, the Praemium Imperiale, and the Prix Italia. He has been called "our greatest living theatre director".With the Royal Shakespeare Company, Brook directed the first English-language production of Marat/Sade in 1964. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Brook has received more than 552,147 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Peter Brook is the 100th most popular film director (down from 80th in 2019), the 484th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 425th 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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  • 550k

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  • 73.10

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  • 37

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  • 8.91

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  • 2.43

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Among film directors, Peter Brook ranks 100 out of 1,580Before him are Manoel de Oliveira, Robert Bresson, René Clair, Carlos Saura, Wolfgang Petersen, and Sidney Lumet. After him are Andrzej Żuławski, Michael Curtiz, Kenji Mizoguchi, Robert Altman, Claude Lelouch, and Christopher Nolan.

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Among people born in 1925, Peter Brook ranks 39Before him are Wong Fei-hung, Nílton Santos, Frantz Fanon, Maya Plisetskaya, Rod Steiger, and Paul Mauriat. After him are Robert Altman, Robert Venturi, Oona O'Neill, Sam Peckinpah, Luciano Berio, and George Kennedy.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Brook ranks 484 out of 6,924Before him are James Callaghan (1912), Wentworth Miller (1972), John Cleese (1939), Vivienne Westwood (1941), James Hutton (1726), and Thomas Harriot (1560). After him are Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767), Thomas Savery (1650), John Couch Adams (1819), John Bonham (1948), Austen Chamberlain (1863), and Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090).

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), Richard Attenborough (1923), and David Lean (1908). After him are Christopher Nolan (1970), Tony Scott (1944), Peter Greenaway (1942), Guy Ritchie (1968), Danny Boyle (1956), and Tony Richardson (1928).