- Issue date: 08/04/2013
- Printing Process: Huecograbado
- Paper: Estucado, engomado, fosforescente
- Size of stamp: 40,9 x 28,8 mm (horizontales)
- Size of block sheet: 79,2 x 105,6 mm (vertical)
- Postal value of the stamps: 0,52 €
- Print run: 280.000 hojas bloque
- Dented: 13 3/4
A three stamp souvenir sheet featuring film directors and actors make up this Spanish Cinema series.
Rafael Gil (Madrid, 1913-1986) worked from an early age as a film critic for newspapers, magazines and radio programs. In 1941 he directed his first film: El hombre que se quiso matar and in 1943 he obtained his first success with the film Huella de Luz. During that decade he filmed many adaptations of well known works such as: Eloisa estÃ¡ debajo de un almendro, El Clavo or Don Quijote de la Mancha. From 1952 he directed religious films which were very popular at the time: La SeÃ±ora de FÃ¡tima, La Guerra de Dios and El Beso de Judas, with which he won several awards in the Festivals of Venice, San SebastiÃ¡n and the New York Critics. In the 1960s and 1970s he resumed the direction of literary adaptations. From that time are: Siega verde, Nada menos que todo un hombre and La duda. He was one of the most important directors of Spanish cinema with 69 films.
The versatile Fernando FernÃ¡n GÃ³mez (Lima, 1921-Madrid, 2007) was an actor, writer and film director. He began acting in the 1940s in films such as Domingo de Carnaval and BotÃ³n de ancla. With the passing years his career became more selective and he worked with the most important directors of the moment starring in films such as : El espiritu de la colmena; MamÃ¡ cumple cien aÃ±os; El abuelo or La lengua de las mariposas. He directed up to 30 films and one of the best known was : El viaje a ninguna parte and he featured in almost 170 films. Amongst his awards are several Goyas, the Berlin Golden Bear and the Prince of Asturias of the Arts. He is the only actor to be part of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE).
Tony Leblanc, whose real name was Ignacio FernÃ¡ndez SÃ¡nchez (Madrid, 1922-Villaviciosa de Odon, Madrid, 2012), was an actor and comedian. In 1944 he made his debut in the troupe of Celia GÃ¡mez and a year later in the film in Los Ãºltimos de Filipinas. From 1955 he became very popular with films such as El Tigre de ChamberÃ, El dÃa de los enamorados or Las chicas de la Cruz Roja, and appeared in many television comedy programmes. After retiring in 1975 film director Santiago Segura resuscitated him for the film Torrente (1998) with which he won the Goya for Best Supporting Actor. Since 2001 he participated in the TVE series: Cuentame cuando pasÃ³, playing the part of Cervan, the endearing newsagent