Jaime de Armiñán

Active - 1964 - 2008  |   Born - Mar 9, 1927 in Madrid, España  |   Genres - Drama, Romance

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Spanish screenwriter and director Jaime de Armiñán works in both feature films and television. Armiñán entered the film industry after earning a law degree. In the 1950s, he established himself as an award-winning playwright whose better known works include Eva sin Manzana (aka Eve Without the Apple) and Café del Liceo (aka Cafe of the Opera). Armiñán joined the television industry in 1959 when he was hired by Radiotelevisión Española, and soon developed a reputation as one of televisions most distinctive writer/directors, thanks to such series as Galeria de Maridos (1959) and Las Doce Caras de Juan (1967). Durring this period, Armiñán was also building a career as a screenwriter. While his first two directorial attempts came and went with little notice, Armiñán won acclaim for his third effort, a touching story about a transsexual, Mi Querida Señorita (aka My Dearest Señorita, 1971). Armiñán's subsequent feature film output has been of average quality.

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  • Su madre y su abuela eran actrices, su abuelo era dramaturgo, y su padre periodista.
  • Comenzó su trayectoria profesional escribiendo guiones para José María Forqué. Posteriormente, en 1957, comenzó a trabajar en televisión.
  • Su debut cinematográfico fue en 1969 con Carola de día, Carola de noche.
  • Con Mi querida señorita (1971) consiguió una candidatura al Óscar.
  • También ha trabajado en televisión, donde ha realizado series tan populares como Juncal (1988).
  • En 2014 la Academia de las artes y las ciencias cinematográficas de España le concedió el Goya honorífico por toda su carrera.