The 20 directors from Madrid.

by juanalcazarduque | created - 09 Nov 2017 | updated - 13 Oct 2018 | Public

List of twenty Madrid directors known publicly in their hometown for their various artistic works.

1. Paul Naschy

Actor | El retorno del Hombre Lobo

Paul Naschy reigns supreme as the true king of Spanish horror cinema. He was born Jacinto Molina Alvarez on September 6, 1934, in Madrid, Spain. His father ran a successful fur business. Naschy grew up during the Spanish Civil War, and sought escape from the real-life horrors around him in ...

2. Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi

Writer | Estambul 65

Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi was born on March 22, 1927 in Madrid, Spain as José Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi Lasa. He was a writer and director, known for That Man in Istanbul (1965), They Came to Rob Las Vegas (1968) and Summertime Killer (1972). He died on September 27, 2017 in Ibiza, Balearic Islands, ...

3. Juan José Videgain

Actor | Los egoístas

J.J. Videgain is a writer, and was fond of the scene since childhood, now known by his public speeches with literary works La auténtica vida e historia del teatro, Así se vive en Hollywood I and II, Nosotros los artistas, books artistic biographies as short stories, Como la vida misma and Un mundo ...

Belonging to several professional sagas, and despite having worked in the industry, is the first of them that has been dedicated to the cinematographic direction making various shorts, documentaries and series including Los egoístas.

4. Benito Rabal

Director | El hermano bastardo de Dios

Benito Rabal was born on October 20, 1954 in Spain. He is an assistant director and director, known for The Bastard Brother of God (1986), Nazca (1995) and El furgón (2003).

Son of the famous actor Paco Rabal, in his youth he took the initiative to dedicate himself to the direction to which no other relative was dedicated.

5. Mariano Ozores

Writer | La hora incógnita

Mariano Ozores was born on October 5, 1926 in Madrid, Spain as Mariano Ozores Puchol. He is a writer and director, known for La hora incógnita (1964), Dos chicas de revista (1972) and La red de mi canción (1971). He is married to Teresa. They have one child.

Supported from his beginnings by his parents who tried to launch career to his three children in the industry, he manages to make his space with works on the Spain of his time and comedies that will be defined as Destape, he was also an active artifice of the unveiling stage in which his brother Antonio actively collaborated.

6. Pilar Miró

Director | El perro del hortelano

Born to a military family. Attends law studies before starting a newspaper career. In 1960 starts on TV. Joins the Socialist Party in 1976 and conducts the electoral campaign in 1982 and in the same year she is designated General Director of Cinema. Resigning in 1985, the next year she joins the ...

Recognized director of the TVE network, she made several productions such as El perro del hortelano but she became famous when she retransmitted the wedding of Infanta Cristina de Borbon in Barcelona.

7. José Luis Merino

Writer | Aquellos tiempos del cuplé

José Luis Merino was born on June 10, 1927 in Madrid, Spain as José Luis Merino Boves. He was a writer and director, known for Aquellos tiempos del cuplé (1958), Kitosch, the Man Who Came from the North (1967) and Hell Commandos (1969). He died on July 2, 2019 in Madrid.

8. Fernando Merinero

Producer | Un millón de amigos

Fernando Merinero was born in 1958 in Madrid, Spain. He is a producer and director, known for Un millón de amigos (2007), Lazaro's Girlfriend (2002) and Los hijos del viento (1995).

9. Javier Maqua

Writer | Chevrolet

Javier Maqua is an assistant director and writer, known for Chevrolet (1997), Tú estás loco Briones (1981) and Chicken Skin (2001).

11. Enrique Herreros

Writer | María Fernanda, la Jerezana

Enrique Herreros was born in 1903 in Madrid, Spain as Enrique García-Herreros Codesido. He was an actor and writer, known for María Fernanda, la Jerezana (1947), La muralla feliz (1948) and Al pie del Almanzor (1942). He died on September 17, 1977 in Santander, Spain.

Recognized autodidact, Falangist and man of the regime gets renown by the group of friends in which he moves, he hardly did address work except to try to praise his diva Nati Mistral.

12. Luis Deltell

Director | No escribiré arte con mayúscula

Luis Deltell is Filmmaker and Associate Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.He teaches courses on the History of Spanish Cinema and the History of Images at the Department of Communication Sciences (Facultad de Ciencias de la Información).

He is Professor at the Universidad ...

13. Salvador Calvo

Director | Maras

Salvador Calvo was born on August 12, 1970 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain. He is an assistant director and director, known for Maras (2019), 1898: Our Last Men in the Philippines (2016) and Policías, en el corazón de la calle (2000).

Director of the new batch that they serve to the chain of TVE, has much to show us in its trajectory still, an example has been the last ones of the Philippines a remake of a classic one of our cinema.

14. Miguel Bardem

Director | La mujer más fea del mundo

In 1964 Miguel Bardem was born into an iconic Spanish film family. His father was director Juan Antonio Bardem, his aunt is the actress Pilar Bardem and his cousins are actors Javier and Carlos Bardem. From an early age Miguel knew he would join the family business.

His first short, "La madre", ...

15. Pío Caro Baroja

Director | El Greco en Toledo

Pío Caro Baroja was born on April 5, 1928 in Madrid, Spain. He was a director and writer, known for El Greco en Toledo (1959), Navarra, las cuatro estaciones (1972) and Cuentos y leyendas (1968). He died on November 30, 2015 in Malaga, Spain.

16. Juan Antonio Bardem

Writer | Calle Mayor

Juan Antonio Bardem was born on June 2, 1922 in Madrid, Spain as Juan Antonio Bardem Muñoz. He was a writer and director, known for Main Street (1956), La venganza (1958) and Death of a Cyclist (1955). He was married to María Aguado Barbado. He died on October 30, 2002 in Madrid.

17. Alfonso Paso

Writer | Aquellos tiempos del cuplé

Alfonso Paso was born on September 12, 1926 in Madrid, Spain. He was a writer and actor, known for Aquellos tiempos del cuplé (1958), Cursed Mountain (1954) and Celos, amor y Mercado Común (1973). He died on July 10, 1978 in Madrid.

18. Álvaro Sáenz de Heredia

Director | Aquí llega Condemor, el pecador de la pradera

Álvaro Sáenz de Heredia was born in 1942 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain. He is a director and writer, known for Aquí llega Condemor, el pecador de la pradera (1996), Brácula. Condemor II (1997) and R2 y el caso del cadáver sin cabeza (2005).

19. Emilio Aragón

Composer | Pájaros de papel

Emilio Aragón comes from one of the most cherished artistic families in Spain that have travelled their art throughout Europe, Latin America and the U.S. for several generations. Gabriel, Emilio's great-grandfather, was a young seminarian pertaining to the bourgeoisie in the Granada of the XIX ...

20. Luis Escobar

Writer | La honradez de la cerradura

Luis Escobar was born on December 5, 1908 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as Luis Escobar Kirkpatrick. He was an actor and writer, known for La honradez de la cerradura (1950), National Heritage (1981) and La canción de La Malibrán (1951). He died on January 14, 1991 in Madrid.

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