Gaston Leroux (1868–1927)

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A native of Paris, France, a poet, journalist and novelist, Gaston Leroux is known for his many creative horror stories, including "Rouilable", "The Haunted Chair" and "The Wax Mask", but is probably best known for his work "The Phantom of the Opera", which became Leroux's prize possession. He wrote the novel in 1908 about a disfigured man who ... See full bio »

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 2021 Mashup (Short)
 2020 Zorro: New Orleans (creator)
 2012 A Friend of the Devil (Short) (short story "L'Homme qui a vu le diable")
 2012 Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (TV Series) (novel "Le Fantôme de l'Opéra" - 1 episode)
- Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore (2012) ... (novel "Le Fantôme de l'Opéra")
 2012/II Love Never Dies (characters created by)
 2011 The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (novel "Le Fantôme de L'Opéra")
 2010 Au siècle de Maupassant: Contes et nouvelles du XIXème siècle (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Le fauteuil hanté (2010) ... (novel)
 2004 The Phantom of the Opera (novel "Le Fantôme de L'Opéra")
 1998 Il fantasma (Video) (novel "Le Fantôme de l'Opera")
 1998 The Phantom of the Opera (novel)
 1997 The Wax Mask (novel - uncredited)
 1995 The Phantom Lover (novel "Le Fantôme de l'Opéra" - uncredited)
 1993 Return of the Phantom (Video Game) (based on the novel by)
 1991 The Phantom of the Opera (TV Mini Series) (novel "Le Fantôme de l'Opera" - 37 episodes)
- Episode #1.37 (1991) ... (novel "Le Fantôme de l'Opera")
- Episode #1.36 (1991) ... (novel "Le Fantôme de l'Opera")
- Episode #1.35 (1991) ... (novel "Le Fantôme de l'Opera")
- Episode #1.33 (1991) ... (novel "Le Fantôme de l'Opera")
- Episode #1.34 (1991) ... (novel "Le Fantôme de l'Opera")
 1991 The Phantom of the Opera (TV Movie) (novel "Le Fantôme de L'Opéra")
 1991 Le roi Mystère (TV Mini Series) (story)
 1990 The Phantom of the Opera (TV Mini Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... (novel)
 1989 The Phantom of the Opera (novel)
 1988 Le dîner des bustes (Short) (short story "Le dîner des bustes")
 1988 Phantom of the Ritz (novel "Phantom of the Opera" - uncredited)
 1988 The Phantom of the Opera (TV Movie) (novel)
 1986 Cinéma 16 (TV Series) (novel "La femme au collier de velours" - 1 episode)
- Le collier de velours (1986) ... (novel "La femme au collier de velours")
 1986 Le coeur cambriolé (TV Movie) (short story)
 1983 L'homme de la nuit (TV Mini Series) (novel)
 1983 The Phantom of the Opera (TV Movie) (novel)
 1981 La double vie de Théophraste Longuet (TV Series) (novel - 3 episodes)
- Le Trésor (1981) ... (novel)
- Le Combat (1981) ... (novel)
- Le Mystère (1981) ... (novel)
 1977 Chéri-Bibi (TV Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... (novel)
 1976 La poupée sanglante (TV Mini Series) (novels "La poupée sanglante" & "La machine à assassiner" - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1976) ... (novels "La poupée sanglante" & "La machine à assassiner")
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... (novels "La poupée sanglante" & "La machine à assassiner")
- Episode #1.4 (1976) ... (novels "La poupée sanglante" & "La machine à assassiner")
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... (novels "La poupée sanglante" & "La machine à assassiner")
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... (novels "La poupée sanglante" & "La machine à assassiner")
 1974 The Perfume of the Lady in Black (uncredited)
 1974 The Down-in-the-Hole Gang (novel "La double vie de Theophraste Longuet" - uncredited)
 1972 L'homme qui revient de loin (TV Mini Series) (novel - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1972) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.5 (1972) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.4 (1972) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.3 (1972) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (1972) ... (novel)
 1970 Le coeur cambriolé (TV Movie) (short story)
 1970 Le fauteuil hanté (TV Movie) (novel)
 1968 Novela (TV Series) (novel - 5 episodes)
- El misterio del cuarto amarillo V (1968) ... (novel)
- El misterio del cuarto amarillo IV (1968) ... (novel)
- El misterio del cuarto amarillo II (1968) ... (novel)
- El misterio del cuarto amarillo (1968) ... (novel)
 1966 Rouletabille (TV Series) (novel)
 1965 Le mystère de la chambre jaune (TV Movie) (novel)
  El muñeco maldito (TV Mini Series) (1 episode, 1962) (novels "La poupée sanglante" and "La machine à assassiner" - 12 episodes, 1962)
- Episode #1.1 (1962)
- Episode #1.13 (1962) ... (novels "La poupée sanglante" and "La machine à assassiner")
- Episode #1.12 (1962) ... (novels "La poupée sanglante" and "La machine à assassiner")
- Episode #1.11 (1962) ... (novels "La poupée sanglante" and "La machine à assassiner")
- Episode #1.10 (1962) ... (novels "La poupée sanglante" and "La machine à assassiner")
 1962 The Phantom of the Opera (based on the composition by)
  Masterworks of Terror (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1960) (tales - 1 episode, 1962)
- El muñeco maldito (1962) ... (tales)
- El hacha de oro (1960)
 1960 El hacha de oro (TV Mini Series) (novel "La hache d'or" - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1960) ... (novel "La hache d'or")
- Episode #1.2 (1960) ... (novel "La hache d'or")
- Episode #1.1 (1960) ... (novel "La hache d'or")
 1960 The Phantom of the Opera (TV Mini Series) (novel "Le Fantôme de l'Opera" - 9 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1960) ... (novel "Le Fantôme de l'Opera")
- Episode #1.1 (1960) ... (novel "Le Fantôme de l'Opera")
- Episode #1.9 (1960) ... (novel "Le Fantôme de l'Opera")
- Episode #1.8 (1960) ... (novel "Le Fantôme de l'Opera")
- Episode #1.7 (1960) ... (novel "Le Fantôme de l'Opera")
 1960 The Phantom of the Operetta (novel "Le fantôme de l'Opéra" - uncredited)
 1955 Chéri-Bibi (novel)
 1950 The Man Who Returns from Afar (novel "L'homme qui revient de Lion")
 1947 Rouletabille joue et gagne (stories)
 1947 El misterio del cuarto amarillo (novel "Le mystère de la chambre jaune")
 1943 Phantom of the Opera (novel "Le Fantôme de L'Opéra")
 1942 Dr. Renault's Secret (novel "Balaoo" - uncredited)
 1938 Have You Got Any Castles? (Short) (character: Erik, the Phantom of the Opera - uncredited)
 1938 Chéri-Bibi (novel)
 1936 Mr. Flow (story)
 1935 Song at Midnight (play)
 1932 Rouletabille aviateur (stories)
 1932 Flying Gold
 1931 The Phantom of Paris (adapted from the novel: "Chéri-Bibi" by)
 1931 Cheri-Bibi (novel "Chéri-Bibi")
 1927 The Wizard (novel "Balaoo")
 1926 The Lily (story "Le Lys")
 1925 The Phantom of the Opera (from the 1910 celebrated novel by)
 1920 A halál után (novel)
 1920 Tue-la-mort (writer)
 1919 The New Dawn
 1919 L'homme qui revient de loin (novel and adaptation)
 1916 Das Phantom der Oper (novel)
 1916 Alsace (play)
 1914 La dernière incarnation de Larsan (Short) (novel)
 1913 Balaoo the Demon Baboon (Short) (novel)
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Got the inspiration for his most famous story "The Phantom Of The Opera" from rumors of a ghost haunting the Paris Opera house including an incident when part of a chandelier fell on a worker, killing him, which was famously used in the story as a diversion. See more »

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