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British Theater, Film Director Peter Brook Dies At Age 97

British theatre director Peter Brook, is photographed, during a reception after being awarded the Great Vermeil medal of Paris, at the city hall Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. Brook, a British theater director known for an influential and distinguished career which saw him garner worldwide acclaim, has died. He was 97.  The two-time Tony Award winner, who had settled in France since the 1970s, also directed the film adaptations of his best stage works as well as the 1963 release of “Lord of the Flies”. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File )
British theatre director Peter Brook, is photographed, during a reception after being awarded the Great Vermeil medal of Paris, at the city hall Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. Brook, a British theater director known for an influential and distinguished career which saw him garner worldwide acclaim, has died. He was 97. The two-time Tony Award winner, who had settled in France since the 1970s, also directed the film adaptations of his best stage works as well as the 1963 release of “Lord of the Flies”. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File )

London (AP) -- Peter Brook, a British theater and film director known for an influential and distinguished career which saw him garner worldwide acclaim, has died. He was 97.

The two-time Tony Award winner, who had settled in France decades ago, directed the film adaptations of his best stage works as well as the 1963 movie “Lord of the Flies.”