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Lennie Mayne

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Lennie Mayne

Born: Tue 8th November 1927
Died: Fri 20th May 1977 (age: 49)


Lennie Mayne  was an Australian television director, who started out as a dancer before becoming a choreographer and then spent much of his career working in British television.

He directed four serials for Doctor Who: The Curse of Peladon (1972), The Three Doctors (1972), The Monster of Peladon (1974) and The Hand of Fear (1976). 

He also directed episodes for numerous BBC series/serials on the 1960s and 70's, including The First LadyThe Troubleshooters,DoomwatchWarshipThe BrothersSoftly, Softly: Taskforce and The Onedin Line.

He was married to the actress Frances Pidgeon, who was cast in the role of Miss Jackson in The Hand of Fear, having had a non-speaking role in The Monster of Peladon as the Queen's lady in waiting.

He drowned following a boating accident in 1977.