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Patrick Macnee – MovieActors.com

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Macnee in The Avengers.

About Patrick Macnee (1922 – 2015)
Patrick Macnee was born Daniel Patrick Macnee on February 6, 1922 in London, England, into a well-to-do family.

Macnee passed away peacefully at his home in Rancho Mirage, California at the age of 93, with his family by his side, on June 25, 2015.

His father, Daniel Macnee trained race horses, and unfortunately was a drunkard, who drank up and gambled away the family money. Patrick was raised with love and care though, living with his lesbian mother, and her lover, in a huge mansion in southern England.

Patrick graduated from Eton, and served in the Royal Navy during World War 2. After the war, Patrick got a scholarship to the Webber Douglas School of Dramatic Art, located in London. He jumped back into acting, managing to secure small and bit parts on the stage and in films.

Hoping to get access to bigger roles, Patrick went to Canada and America. The new media, television, was much kinder to Patrick, where he was offered many acting roles in both Canadian and American Television.

Patrick is considered to be one of the pioneer TV producers in Canada. In England, in 1960, Patrick was the producer of the British TV series, Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years.

Probably best remembered for his starring role in the cult TV series The Avengers, from the 1960s. Unfortunately, he was typecast with this character, and this limited the roles offered to him.

Patrick found steady work in American/Canadian/English television, including such series as Empire, Magnum P.I., Hart To Hart, The Love Boat, Nightman, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, and Thunder In Paradise.

Patrick Macnee's notable movie credits include...

The Low Budget Time Machine (2003)
Waxwork 2: Lost In Time (1992)
Chill Factor (1992)
Eye Of The Widow (1991)
Masque Of The Red Death (1989)
A View To A Kill (1985)
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Sweet 16 (1983)
The Howling (1981)
Sea Wolves (1980)

Patrick Macnee's television credits include...

Tales of Adventure (1953)
On Camera (1955)
The Twilight Zone (Judgment Night) (1959)
Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (1959)
The Swamp Fox (1959-1960)
The Avengers (1961-1969)
Alias Smith and Jones (1971)
Columbo (1975)
Sherlock Holmes in New York (1976)
The New Avengers (1976-1977)
Dead of Night (1977)
Evening in Byzantium (1978)
Battlestar Galactica (1978)
The Littlest Hobo (1980)
Rehearsal for Murder (1982)
Gavilan (1982-1983)
The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1983)
For the Term of His Natural Life (1983)
Empire (1984)
Lime Street (1985)
Around the World in 80 Days (1989)
Dick Francis: Blood Sport (1989)
Dick Francis: In the Frame (1989)
Dick Francis: Twice Shy (1989)
The Return of Sam McCloud (1989)
Super Force (1990-1992)
Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1991)
The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (1991)
Incident at Victoria Falls (1992)
The Hound of London (1993)
Thunder in Paradise (1994)
The Case of the Temporal Nexus (1996)
Night Man (1997-1998)
Spy Game (1997)
Light Lunch (1997)
Diagnosis Murder (1997)
Nancherrow (1999)
Through the Keyhole (1999)
Family Law (2000)
Frasier (2001)
That Was the Week We Watched (2003)
After They Were Famous (2005)

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Macnee in Sea Wolves (1980).

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Patrick Macnee, with Diana Rigg, in The Avengers (1961-1969).