Pedro Olea
Date of Birth
Jun 30, 1938


Spanish filmmaker Pedro Olea has worked in television and feature films. A graduate of the Escuela Oficial de Cinematografía, Olea reviewed films for the magazine Nuestro Cine between 1963 and 1965. He started working for Radiotelevisión in 1966. Olea made his feature directorial debut the following year with Días de Viejo Color/Days of Fading Color (1967). Olea began his television career the following year by directing an episode of a popular international anthology series; the segment, titled "Topical Spanish," was censored and only shown outside of Spain. In 1976, Olea became a director of television commercials. Olea returned to his native Bilbao three years later and after a failed attempt to establish himself in Basque cinema, resumed his career in Madrid. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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