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Patrick MacNee

John Steed in The New Avengers, John Steed in The Avengers

Photos Patrick MacNee Birth name: Daniel Patrick MacNee
Birth date: 1922/02/06
Date of death : 2015/06/25 (93 years old)
Birth place : Londres (Angleterre)
Height: 1.78 m

French Traduire

Biography for Patrick MacNee

The British actor Patrick Macnee was born in 1922 in London, England, into a wealthy and eccentric family. His father, Daniel Macnee, was a race horse trainer, who drank and gambled away the family fortune, leaving young Patrick to be raised by his lesbian mother, Dorothea Mary, and her female lover.

Shortly after graduating from Eton (from which he was almost expelled for running a gambling ring), Macnee first appeared on stage and made his film debut as an extra in Pygmalion (1938). His career was interrupted by World War II, during which he served in the Royal Navy. After military service, Macnee attended the Webber Douglas School of Dramatic Art in London on scholarship. He also resumed his stage and film career, with bit parts such as Young Jacob Marley in Scrooge (1951). Disappointed with his limited roles, Macnee left England for Canada and the United States.

In 1954, he went to Broadway with an Old Vic troupe and later moved on to Hollywood, where he made occasional television and film appearances until returning to England in 1959. Once back home, he took advantage of his producing experience in Canada to become co-producer of the British television series "Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years" (1960). Shortly thereafter, Macnee landed the role that brought him worldwide fame and popularity in the part of John Steed, in the classic British television series "The Avengers" (1961). His close identification with this character limited his career choices after the cancellation of the series in 1969, prompting him to reprise the role in "The New Avengers" (1976), which, though popular, failed to recapture the magic of the original series. During the 1980s and 1990s, Macnee became a familiar face on American television in such series as "Gavilan" (1982), "Empire" (1984), "Thunder in Paradise" (1994) and "Night Man" (1997). In the past decade, Macnee has also made several audio recordings of book fiction.


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Title Role
The Low Budget Time Machine (2003) Dr. Ballard
Nancherrow (1999) (TV) Lord Peter Awliscombe
The Avengers (1998) (voice) Invisible Jones
NightMan (1997) (TV)
Thunder in Paradise (1994) TV Series Edward Whitaker
Thunder in Paradise (1993) (V) Edward Whitaker
The Hound of London (1993) (TV) Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1992) (TV) Dr. Watson
Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992) Sir Wilfred
The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (1991) (TV) Sir Colin
P.S.I. Luv U (1991) TV Series Uncle Ray Bailey
P.S.I. Luv U (1991) (TV) Uncle Ray Bailey
Incident at Victoria Falls (1991) (TV) Dr. John Watson
Super Force (1990) TV Series (voice) E.B. Hungerford (1990-1992)
Chill Factor (1990) Carl Lawton
The Return of Sam McCloud (1989) (TV) Tom Jamison
Sorry, Wrong Number (1989) (TV)
Around the World in 80 Days (1989/I) (mini) TV Series Ralph Gautier
Lobster Man from Mars (1989) Professor Plocostomos
Dick Francis: Blood Sport (1989) (TV) Geoffrey Keeble
Dick Francis: Twice Shy (1989) (TV) Geofrrey Keeble
Eye of the Widow (1989) Marcus
Masque of the Red Death (1989) Machiavel
Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (1989) (TV) Host
Transformations (1989) Father Christopher
Waxwork (1988) Sir Wilfred
Club Med (1986) (TV) Gilbert Anthony Paige
A View to a Kill (1985) Tibbett, Sir Godfrey complete title)
Shadey (1985) Sir Cyril Landau
This Is Spinal Tap (1984) (as Patrick MacNee) Sir Denis Eton-Hogg
Empire (1984) TV Series Calvin Cromwell
Down Under (1984) Narrator
Sweet 16 (1983) Dr. John Morgan
For the Term of His Natural Life (1983) (TV) Major Vickers
The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1983) (TV) Sir John Raleigh
Likely Stories, Vol. 2 (1983) TV Series
The Hot Touch (1982) Vincent Reyblack
Gavilan (1982) TV Series Milo Bentley
Young Doctors in Love (1982) Jacobs
Rehearsal for Murder (1982) (TV) David Mathews
The Howling (1981) Dr. George Waggner
The Creature Wasn't Nice (1981) Dr. Stark
The Sea Wolves: The Last Charge of the Calcutta Light Horse (1980) Major 'Yogi' Crossley
The Billion Dollar Threat (1979) (TV) Horatio Black
The Fantastic Seven (1979) (TV) Boudreau
Battlestar Galactica (1978) (TV) (voice) (uncredited) Imperious leader
Evening in Byzantium (1978) (TV) Ian Waldeigh
Dead of Night (1977) Dr. Gheria
King Solomon's Treasure (1977) Captain Good R.N.
The New Avengers (1976) TV Series John Steed
Sherlock Holmes in New York (1976) (TV) Doctor Watson
Matt Helm (1975) (TV) Shawcross
Columbo: Troubled Waters (1975) (TV) Captain Gibbon
The Woman I Love (1972) (TV) Lord Brownlow
Incense for the Damned (1972) Derek Longbow
Mister Jerico (1970) (TV) Dudley Jerico
Light Entertainment Killers (1969) (TV)
The Avengers (1961) TV Series John Wickham Gascone Berresford Steed
The Winter's Tale (1961) (TV) Polixenes
Swamp Fox (1959) TV Series British captain
Mission of Danger (1959) Colonel Trent
Until They Sail (1957) (uncredited) Pvt. Duff
Les Girls (1957) Sir Percy
The Battle of the River Plate (1956) Lt. Cmdr. Medley
Billy Budd (1955) (TV)
Othello (1953) (TV) Cassio
Scrooge (1951) (as Patrick MacNee) Young Jacob Marley
Dick Barton at Bay (1950) Phillips
The Elusive Pimpernel (1950) Hon. John Bristow
Flesh & Blood (1950) (uncredited)
The Girl Is Mine (1950) Hugh Hurcombe
The Small Back Room (1949) (uncredited) Man at committee meeting
Macbeth (1949) (TV) Malcolm
The Fatal Night (1948) Tony
Morning Departure (1946) (TV)
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Pygmalion (1938) (uncredited) Extra
The Veil (????) (TV) Const. Hawton


Became a United States citizen in 1959. In addition to his acting career, Macnee worked as a television producer in Britain, The United States, and Canada. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of Canadian television.

Appears as the driver in the Oasis' videoclip "Don't Look Back In Anger"

He was born to a wealthy and extraordinarily eccentric family. As his father (Daniel Macnee), a race horse trainer, drank and gambled the family's money away, his mother (Dorothea Mary Henry) took young Patrick to live with her lover, Evelyn, in a huge mansion in southern England, where he wore kilts until the age of 11.


Spouse : Baba Majos de Nagyzsenye (25 February 1988 - present), Katherine Woodville (1965 - 1969) (divorced), Barbara Douglas (November 1942 - 1956) (divorced) 2 children

Two children from first marriage: Rupert and Jenny

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by misou
  • Last update: 01/05/2007 by shaunnah

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