Henri de Turenne

TV Program Creator

1921 –


Who is Henri de Turenne?

Henri de Turenne is a French journalist and screenwriter. The son of Armand de Turenne, a World War I flying ace, he was raised in Germany and French Algeria, both countries becoming central creative themes in his adult work. After the Second World War, de Turenne worked as a journalist for Agence France-Presse, Le Figaro, France Soir and ORTF, reporting from Allied-occupied Germany, covering the Korean War and the Algerian War, and, in 1952, winning the Prix Albert Londres. Since the mid-1960s, he has worked primarily in television, notably on the French Grandes Batailles series for Pathé, making over a hundred documentaries. He won an Emmy in 1982 for a documentary on the Vietnam War. His fictional works include Les Alsaciens ou les deux Mathilde, made for Arte, for which he shared a Sept d'or with Michel Deutsch.

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Nov 19, 1921
Also known as
  • Henri de Turennes
  • France

on July 23, 2013


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