Sir Peter Reginald Frederick Hall is an English theatre and film director.
Hall is best known for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company which he founded in 1960, at the age of only 29. He served as its artistic director from that time until 1968. He was director of the Royal National Theatre from 1973 to 1988 and was also a member of the Arts Council of Great Britain resigning in protest from both roles in protest over cuts in public funding. After leaving the National Theatre he founded his own company directing a series of productions at the Old Vic.
His latest project is as director of The Rose of Kingston at Kingston upon Thames which due to open in 2007 and which draws design inspiration from The Rose theatre. In its basic shell prior to fit out, it has seen a sell out run of his production of “As You Like It”.
He was made a Commander of the British Empire in 1963 and in 1977 was knighted for his services to the theatre. In 1999, he was presented with a Laurence Olivier Award. He was appointed Chancellor of Kingston University in 2000.
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