Georges Simenon

Novelist, Newspaper reporter, Apprentice baker
With almost 200 novels and more than 150 novellas in his arsenal, the Belgian writer Georges Simenon was a literary powerhouse throughout much of the 20th century. Although he produced several "romans durs," or "hard ... Read more »
Born: 02/13/1903 in Belgium

Filmography

Writer (35)

The Blue Room 2014 (Movie)

(from novel: "La Chambre Bleue") (Source Material)

The Man From London 2008 (Movie)

(from novel: "L'Homme De Londres") (Source Material)

La Californie 2006 (Movie)

(from novel: "Chemin Sans Issue") (Source Material)

Red Lights 2004 (Movie)

(from novel) (Source Material)

The House by the Canal 2002 (Movie)

(from novel) (Source Material)

Adela 1999 (Movie)

("Le Coup de lune/ Tropic Moon") (Source Material (from novel))

In All Innocence 1998 (Movie)

from novel 'En cas de malheur' (Source Material (from novel))

Maigret II 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

Betty 1993 (Movie)

("Betty") (Source Material (from novel))

Maigret 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

The Teddy Bear 1993 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Els de Devant 1992 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

L' Inconnu dans la Maison 1992 (Movie)

("Les Inconnus dans la Maison") (Source Material (from novel))

Monsieur Hire 1990 (Movie)

("Les Fiancailles de Monsieur Hire") (Source Material (from novel))

Equateur 1982 (Movie)

("Le coup de lune") (Source Material (from novel))

Les Fantomes du Chapelier 1982 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

L' Etoile du nord 1981 (Movie)

("Le Locataire") (Source Material (from novel))

Der Morder 1978 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Le Train 1972 (Movie)

(Book as Source Material)

L' Horloger de St Paul 1971 (Movie)

("L'Horloger d'Everton") (Source Material (from novel))

La Veuve Couderc 1970 (Movie)

(Book as Source Material)

Trois Chambres a Manhattan 1965 (Movie)

from his novel (Source Material (from novel))

Magnet of Doom 1962 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Le Baron de l'Ecluse 1960 (Movie)

(From Story)

In Case of Emergency 1958 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Inspector Maigret 1958 (Movie)

("Maigret Tend un Piege") (Source Material (from novel))

The Brothers Rico 1957 (Movie)

("Les freres Rico") (Source Material (from novel))

The Bottom of the Bottle 1955 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

A Life in the Balance 1954 (Movie)

(From Story)

Le Fruit defendu 1951 (Movie)

("Act of Passion") (Source Material (from novel))

Maigret (TV Show)

Characters as Source Material

Monsieur la Souris (Movie)

(Book Author)

Panique (Movie)

(Book Author)

The Family Rico (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

The Man on the Eiffel Tower (Movie)

(Short Story Author)

Biography

With almost 200 novels and more than 150 novellas in his arsenal, the Belgian writer Georges Simenon was a literary powerhouse throughout much of the 20th century. Although he produced several "romans durs," or "hard novels," he is best known for his fictional detective Jules Maigret, a commissioner of the Paris Brigade Criminelle who's proven to have as long a shelf life as his counterparts Mike Hammer or Simenon's countryman Hercule Poirot; the detective figured into more than half of the author's output. He has also--like Marlowe and Poirot--been a mainstay of both the small and silver screens, primarily in French-language editions, going as far back as 1932. Maigret has been the subject of American films, too, like "The Man on the Eiffel Tower", in which he was played by the Englishman Charles Laughton (and was directed by Burgess Meredith). But Maigret wasn't Simenon's only cinematic crossover: "Betty" starred Stéphane Audran and was directed by New Wave alumnus Claude Chabrol, and "Tropic Moon" was filmed as "Équateur" by the famous singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg. Between his peripatetic lifestyle (at different points, he lived in Belgium, France, Switzerland, and the United States) and his prolific writing career, Simenon simply hadn't time to collaborate directly on the more than 100 screen adaptations of his work; in fact, he didn't live to see many of them. He died in his sleep, in his Swiss chalet mansion, after years of ill health.

Relationships

Marc Simenon

Brother
born in 1933 died on October 23, 1999 married to Mylene Demongeot

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