Max Varnel

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Max Varnel
Max Le Bozec

March 21, 1925
Paris, France
DiedJanuary 15, 1996(1996-01-15) (aged 70)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
OccupationFilm and television director
Spouse(s)Gillian Varnel
ChildrenSimonne Varnel and Marcel Varnel

Max Varnel (21 March 1925 – 15 January 1996) was a French-born Australian film and television director who worked primarily in the United Kingdom and Australia.



Born Max Le Bozec in Paris, France, he was the son of the film director Marcel Varnel. He began his career as the assistant director of The Magic Box (1951) and continued in this capacity for The Card (1952), Devil Girl from Mars (1954), and The Cockleshell Heroes (1955), among others. His directing credits encompass a long string of B movies, including Moment of Indiscretion , A Woman Possessed (both 1958), Top Floor Girl , Web of Suspicion , The Child and the Killer , and Crash Drive (all 1959).

Varnel's television credits include The Vise , The Cheaters , and Softly Softly , and The Troubleshooters in the UK, and Skippy , Glenview High , The Young Doctors , and Neighbours in Australia, having emigrated in the late 1960s.

Varnel died of a heart attack in Sydney at the age of 70.[ citation needed ]

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