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Ferdy Mayne (1916–1998)

His father was the Judge of Mayence (Mainz) and his mother, who was half-English, was a singing teacher. Since the family was Jewish, the teenage Ferdinand was sent to England to stay with his aunt Lee Hutchinson, a noted photographer and sculptress. His parents were briefly interned in Buchenwald, but his mother's English connections enabled them... See full bio »


(age 81) in London, England, UK

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He acted in Rodney Ackland's stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoievsky's novel, "Crime and Punishment," at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, England with John Gielgud, Edith Evans, Audrey Fildes, Jessie Evans, Sebastian Cabot, Rosalind Atkinson, Peter Jones, and Peter Ustinov in the cast. Anthony Quayle was director. See more »

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God | Ferdie Mayne | Ferdinand Mayne | Ferdi Mayne


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Lean, sardonic-looking German-born character actor, who lent a silky, urbane quality to numerous menacing roles in British films of the 1950's, 60's and 70's. Of Jewish background, he left Germany for England in 1932 to stay with his sculptress aunt. After training for acting at RADA and the Old Vic school, he first appeared on stage as the White Knight in "Alice Through the Looking Glass" with ... See more »

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