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Lorenzo Semple Jr

27 March 1923 to 28 March 2014

An American screenwriter who served as story and script consultant on all 120 episodes of TV’s Batman (1966-1968) which he also developed, Semple Jr was also wrote two of cinema’s great conspiracy thrillers; The Parallax View (1974) and Three Days of Condor (1975). His other credits included Papillon (1973) and Flash Gordon (1980).

- Read Lorenzo Semple Jr's Guardian obituary here