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Friday, June 26, 2015

Remembering Patrick Macnee 1922 - 2015

Actor Patrick Macnee, who died Thursday at age 93, was best known for his role as secret agent John Steed on the 1961-69 British TV series, The Avengers, and the 1976-77 sequel, The New Avengers. Other television credits include the 1982 NBC series, Gavilan, the 1984 CBS sitcom, Empire, and the 1994 syndicated series, Thunder in Paradise.

He also appeared in many films, including A Christmas Carol (1951) as the Young Jacob Marley, Les Girls (1957), The Howling (1981), The Creature Wasn't Nice (1981), Young Doctors in Love (1982), This Is Spinal Tap (1984), A View to a Kill (1985) and Lobster Man from Mars (1989). And he starred in the Broadway play, Sleuth, in 1972-73 and its subsequent national tour.

Below I've selected some videos to celebrate Patrick Macnee's life and career.

The opening and closing credits of Season 5 of The Avengers co-starring Diana Rigg as Emma Peel.

The opening and closing credits of The New Avengers co-starring Gareth Hunt and Joanna Lumley.

A scene from The Creature Wasn't Nice (aka Naked Space) with Leslie Nielsen, Cindy Williams, Bruce Kimmel and Gerrit Graham.

He appeared on Good Morning America on September 14, 1989, to promote his autobiography, Blind in One Ear: The Avenger Returns.

1 comment:

dmappin said...

I loved Patrick MacNee. In his autobiography he said his mother was a lesbian and he was raised in a same sex parental home.

MacNee was pure class!