Peter Stephen Paul Brook CH CBE was an English theatre and film director who was born on March 21, 1925, in Turnham Green, London, United Kingdom.
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.
With them, he directed the first English-language production in 1964 of Marat/Sade by the German playwright Peter Weiss.
It transferred to Broadway in 1965 and won the Tony Award for Best Play, and Brook was named Best Director.
He also directed films such as an iconic version of Lord of the Flies in 1963.
He was based in France from the early 1970s on, where he founded an international theatre company, playing in developing countries.
He was often referred to as “our greatest living theatre director”. He won multiple Tony and Emmy Awards, a Laurence Olivier Award, the Japanese Praemium Imperiale, and the Prix Italia. In 2021, he was awarded India’s Padma Shri.
Brook passed away in Paris on July 2, 2022, at the age of 97.
Peter Brook Children: Simon Brook, Irina Brook
Peter Brook had two children; son Simon and daughter Irina. Natasha Parry was their mother, their parents got married in 1951 until their mother died of a stroke in July 2015, aged 84.
Simon Brook is a British film director, mostly of documentaries. He is the son of the late director Peter Brook and the late actress Natasha Parry.
Irina Brook is a Franco-British stage director and producer. She was named Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in 2002 by the French Ministry of Culture.
In May 2017 Brook was upgraded to Officier de l’ordre des Arts et Lettres and awarded the Légion d’honneur.
She was born on April 5, 1962, in Paris, France, making her 60 years in 2022,