Narciso Ibaez Serrador – Biography of Narciso Ibaez Serrador

Narciso Ibáñez Serrador was born on July 4, 1935 in Montevideo, Uruguay. His father was the well-known Spanish actor and theater director Narciso Ibáñez Menta, and his mother, Pepita Serrador, an Argentine actress, so it can be said that he was already born in the world of theater and entertainment. At only 8 years old, he made his first job, consisting of dubbing the voice of “Drum”, from the movie Bambi.

In 1947, he settled in Spain, working in the theater company that his mother had. In the 1950s he wrote several works for the radio and, already in 1963, he began to work for Televisión Española. He started with the Estudio-3 theater program, taking care of the adaptation of classic works.

Very soon his penchant for suspense, horror and science fiction begins to be seen. Sample of them is their program “Tomorrow may be true”, which began broadcasting in 1964, a series of short stories written by himself.

This program was followed by Stories to Sleep, which was an overwhelming success, lasting 3 seasons and making a large number of reruns of it. They were also horror stories, many of them written by him. With one of them he won the Golden Nymph for best script at the Monte Carlo Television Festival in 1967. The story was “The asphalt” and it was the first prize in the history of Spanish television.

Very remarkable was his work “History of frivolity”, in collaboration with Jaime de Armiñán, an amusing critic of censorship, with which he again won a Golden Nymph.

He did other television jobs such as My Favorite Terrors, “Waku, waku”, “Let’s talk about sex” or “The traffic light”, but his most indisputable success was as the creator of the contest “One, two, three, answer again”.

He has directed a large number of plays, as well as two films for the cinema, both horror. The first of them is La Residencia and the second, Who can kill a child?, Getting prizes with both.

He has received many awards, including the Lope de Vega Award and 4 Onda Awards, and in 2010 the Ministry of Culture awarded him the National Television Award in recognition of his career.