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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), SS-GB (2017) and Late Night Story (1978). See full bio »

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

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:

Author of the acclaimed "Basic French Cooking" (1979) in which he also did the illustrations. 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 »

Trivia:

Is as famous for his cook books and his non-fiction as he is for his best-selling spy novels. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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