Rafael Romero Marchent

Rafael Romero Marchent (3 May 1926 – 13 February 2020) was a Spanish director, screenwriter and actor.

Rafael Romero Marchent
Born(1926-05-03)3 May 1926
Madrid, Spain
Died13 February 2020(2020-02-13) (aged 93)
Madrid, Spain
Spouse(s)María Tamayo López (-1991)
  • Joaquín Romero Marchent Gómez de Avellaneda (1899-1973) (father)

Life and careerEdit

Born in Madrid, the son of the author Joaquín Romero Marchent Gómez de Avellaneda, he started his career as an actor, mainly cast in character roles.[1] In 1959 he became assistant director, and in 1965 he made his directorial debut with Hands of a Gunfighter.[1] Specialized in the Spaghetti Western genre, from the late 1970s he is also active on television.[1] His brother Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent was also a director and screenwriter.[1] In the 2000s he taught film and interpretation classes.[2]

He was awarded in 1947 by the Medalla del Círculo de Escritores Cinematográficos for his role in the film La mies es mucha.[3] He married Maruja Tamayo.[4] He died on 13 February 2020 at the age of 93.[5]

Selected filmographyEdit



  1. ^ a b c d Marco Giusti. Dizionario del western all'italiana. Mondadori, 2007. ISBN 8804572779.
  2. ^ Galán, Diego (13 September 2015). "Hombres del Oeste". El País (in Spanish). Prisa. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Medallas del CEC a la producción española de 1949". Círculo de Escritores Cinematográficos (in Spanish). 1949. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  4. ^ EFE (13 February 2020). "Fallece Rafael Romero Marchent, pionero en rodar westerns en España". Heraldo de Aragón. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  5. ^ EFE (13 February 2020). "Muere Rafael Romero Marchent, el cineasta español pionero en westerns". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 February 2020.

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