Mark Mander is one of the UK’s premier puppeteers. After art school he worked as a sculptor for Madame Tussaud’s and as a set model maker for Cameron Mackintosh before focusing on his first love, puppetry. Mark has been working in London, both as a puppeteer and puppet designer/maker for the BBC, ITV, Disney UK and Jim Hensons for over twelve years. He has been playing George the pink hippo from the much loved children’s series Rainbow (Fremantle Media) for over seven years in addition to many stage and TV appearances, from Top of the Pops through to very recent appearances on the One Show (BBC1) as well as in the new Children in Need video for Peter Kay (BBC TV). Several years ago, Mark created his own puppet character the glamorous Clementine The Living Fashion Doll.