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Martin Baynton (born February 13, 1953) is a British-New Zealand Author, Illustrator, Actor and TV producer. He is a children’s book writer, he has also written fiction for adults and a selection of his short stories have been anthologised. He is well known for his children’s book Jane and the Dragon (1988), which has since been adapted for television and produced by Weta Workshop. His books have been widely published in New Zealand and Australia, and he has illustrated books written by authors such as Russell Hoban and Kenneth Grahame.
Total Books: 36
Born in London, Baynton was educated at Hereford Cathedral School and Ledbury Grammar School, and studied electroencephalography at Great Ormond Street Hospital. In the 1970s, he joined St Bartholomew's Hospital developing biofeedback technology, and as a therapist working for biofeedback pioneer Dr Ann Wooley-Hart.
In addition to writing and illustrating children's books, Baynton has collaborated with Richard Taylor of Weta Workshop to create and produce two children's television series: Jane and the Dragon (based on Baynton's book series of the same name), and The WotWots (for pre-schoolers).
He is currently living in New Zealand with his wife Terri and his son Theo Baynton who is also an illustrator and effects artist at the Weta Workshop. In 2009 he and his son developed The WotWots along with Richard Taylor.
He also worked as actor The Legendary Journeys as Holidus and King Stavros.
He is co-founder and owner of Pukeko Pictures with Richard Taylor.