Angus Lennie

Last updated 09 January 2020

Angus Lennie (1930-2014)
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Angus Lennie

Born: Friday 18th April 1930
Died: Sunday 14th September 2014 (age: 84)


Angus Lennie is a Scottish actor best known for his film appearance as Steve McQueen's friend Archibald Ives in the 1963 film The Great Escape. 

He appeared in the Doctor Who stories The Ice Warriors and Terror of the Zygons.

He was also known for being in the television soap opera Crossroads.

Other TV credits include: The Saint, The Borderers, Z Cars, Rumpole of the Bailey, Lovejoy, The Onedin Line, All Night Long, Keeping Up Appearances and Monarch of the Glen.

His film appearances include: 633 Squadron, Tunes of Glory, Oh! What a Lovely War and a significant role in The Great Escape as the diminutive serial escaper Flying Officer Archibald Ives (nicknamed The Mole).

He has appeared in many stage productions including A Midsummer Night's Dream and pantomimes.