Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli poses at the British Embassy in Rome in November 2004 before receiving the medal of knighthood from the British ambassador to Italy. Photo: AFP

Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film and opera legend, dies aged 96

  • Oscar-nominated director of Romeo and Juliet in 1968 died ‘serenely after a long illness’
  • Other well-known works include Brother Sun, Sister Moon, and the 1992 adaptation of Hamlet, with Mel Gibson and Glenn Close
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Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli poses at the British Embassy in Rome in November 2004 before receiving the medal of knighthood from the British ambassador to Italy. Photo: AFP
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