Franco Zeffirelli

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Zeffirelli in May 2008

Franco Zeffirelli, KBE (born 12 February 1923) is an Italian director and producer of movies and television. He is also a opera director and designer of Italian operas.

He is a former senator of Catania (1994–2001). His political party was the Forza Italia party.

He received an honorary knighthood from the British government in 2004 when he was created a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.[1]

Zeffirelli was born Gianfranco Zeffirelli on 12 February 1923 in Florence, Italy.

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