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Jorge Semprún (1923–2011)

Jorge Semprún was born on December 10, 1923 in Madrid, Spain. He was a writer and actor, known for Z (1969), The Sidewalks of Saturn (1986) and The War Is Over (1966). He was married to Collette Leloup and Loleh Bellon. He died on June 7, 2011 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 87) in Paris, France

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Z Writer


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 2011 The Time of Silence (TV Movie) (scenario and dialogue)
 2009 Ah, c'était ça la vie! (TV Mini Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (written by)
 1997 K
 1995 L'affaire Dreyfus (TV Movie)
 1991 Netchaïev est de retour (novel)
 1988 Médecins des hommes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1986 The Sidewalks of Saturn (scenario and dialogue)
 1983 Los desastres de la guerra (TV Mini Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... (as Jorge Semprun)
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... (as Jorge Semprun)
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... (as Jorge Semprun)
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... (as Jorge Semprun)
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... (as Jorge Semprun)
 1978 Roads to the South (written by)
 1976 Une femme à sa fenêtre (dialogue)
 1974 Stavisky
 1974 Les deux mémoires (Documentary)
 1972 The Assassination (adaptation and dialogue)
 1970 The Confession (adaptation - as Jorge Semprun) / (dialogue - as Jorge Semprun)
 1969 Le grand voyage (TV Movie) (novel)
 1969 Z (dialogue - as Jorge Semprun)
 1966 Objective 500 Million (collaboration)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Author of the novel, "Le Grand Voyage," published in English as "the Long Voyage" and also as "The Cattle Truck." See more »

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4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jorge Semprum | Jorge Semprun | Federico Sánchez


Collette Leloup  (her death)  (5 children) | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

In the stories I tell there are always two specific ideas-deportation and Communism. Two things Americans do not understand. See more »


He was born to a Spanish Republican Diplomat who was posted to The Hague in the Netherlands during the civil war. He was also the grandson of Antonio Maura. After Franco's victory, the family moved to Paris, France. He studied philosophy at the Sorbonne and joined the Spanish Communist Party and the French Resistance during World War II. He was arrested by the German Gestapo and sent to ... See more »

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