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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 Only When I Larf (1968), Spy Story (1976) and SS-GB (2017). See full bio »

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(1968)
Spy Story Writer
(1976)
SS-GB Writer
(2017)
(1979)

Filmography

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 2017 SS-GB (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (2017) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... (novel)
 1996 Midnight in Saint Petersburg (TV Movie) (characters)
 1995 Bullet to Beijing (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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Other Works:

Novel: "Hope," 1995. See more »
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Personal Quote:

I store away my experiences and don't feel really happy until I've found a way to write about them. See more »

Trivia:

Having had enormous success as a novelist through most of the 1960s, he wanted to move into films at a time when the film industry in Britain was booming. He co-produced two films with his friend Brian Duffy, the well-known photographer; "Only When I Larf" (1968), based on Deighton's novel, was a box-office failure, but Deighton hoped for better from their second film, "Oh! What A Lovely War", ... See more »

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