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Len Deighton

Len Deighton was born on February 18, 1929 in Marylebone, London, England as Leonard Cyril Deighton. He is a writer and producer, known for Funeral in Berlin (1966), Billion Dollar Brain (1967) and Midnight in Saint Petersburg (1996). See full bio »

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Known For

Funeral in Berlin
(1966)
Billion Dollar Brain
(1967)
Only When I Larf
(1968)

Filmography

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 2016 SS-GB (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 5 episodes) (post-production)
- Episode #1.5 ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 ... (novel)
 1996 Midnight in Saint Petersburg (TV Movie) (characters)
  Game, Set, and Match (TV Series) (novel "Mexico Set" - 5 episodes, 1988) (novel "Berlin Game" - 5 episodes, 1988) (novel "London Match" - 3 episodes, 1988)
- London Match: Part 3 (1988) ... (novel "London Match")
- London Match: Part 2 (1988) ... (novel "London Match")
- London Match: Part 1 (1988) ... (novel "London Match")
- Mexico Set: Part 5 (1988) ... (novel "Mexico Set")
- Mexico Set: Part 4 (1988) ... (novel "Mexico Set")
 1979 Late Night Story (TV Series short) (written by - 5 episodes)
- Declarations of War: Adagio (1979) ... (written by)
- Declarations of War: Paper Casualty (1979) ... (written by)
- Declarations of War Action (1979) ... (written by)
 1976 Spy Story (novel)
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War (screenplay - uncredited)
 1968 Only When I Larf (book "Only When I Larf")
 1967 Billion Dollar Brain (novel "Billion Dollar Brain")
 1966 Funeral in Berlin (novel)
 1965 The Ipcress File (novel - uncredited)
 1963 Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Long Past Glory (1963) ... (writer)
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 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War (producer - uncredited)
 1968 Only When I Larf (producer)
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 1996 Biography (TV Series documentary) (historical advisor - 1 episode)
- Edward VIII: The Traitor King (1996) ... (historical advisor)
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 2007 British Film Forever (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself
 2006 50 Films to See Before You Die (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 1982 Book Four (TV Series)
Himself - interviewee
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Himself - interviewee
 1970 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #3.19 (1970) ... Himself
 1968 Film Review (TV Mini-Series)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Deighton is an accomplished cook and gastronome, having made a name for himself in the 1960s with his quirky "cookstrips" that were carried by the London Observer newspaper. See more »
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Personal Quote:

My disagreement with the depiction of Harry Palmer on the screen was the implausible suggestion that Harry was blackmailed into working for the secret intelligence service. Blackmailed! This is the old boy network. These are people with tailored shirts and lace-up shoes. Despite the disrepute it suffered from harbouring traitors such as Philby - Westminster, Cambridge and the Athenaeum - the SIS ... See more »

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He shared a basement flat in London with composer Ted Dicks for many years. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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