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Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Vanessa Redgrave, Sir Trevor Nunn and others look back at the extraordinary life of Sir Peter Hall, the man who transformed British theatre.

Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Vanessa Redgrave, Sir Trevor Nunn and many others look back at the extraordinary life of Sir Peter Hall, the man who transformed British theatre. In a career spanning seven decades he brought Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter to the London stage and led the Royal Shakespeare Company while still only 29 years old.

This film charts his life from simple beginnings as the son of a railwayman to his huge success in British theatre, through the turbulent years at the National Theatre and his other work directing opera, TV and film.

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