Patrick Macnee

Actor
This English actor is perhaps best known as the elegantly witty, bowler-hatted and rather dandified secret agent John Steed in the swinging 1960s TV series "The Avengers" (1960-65 in the UK; 1966-69 in the USA), a role ... Read more »
Born: 02/06/1922 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (73)

Patrick MacNee's Ghost Stories 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Hollywood 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

NightMan 1997 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1992 - 1993, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1986, 1992 - 1993, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Avengers 1998 (Movie)

of Invisible Jones (Voice)

Spy Game 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Mysteries, Magic & Miracles 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Thunder in Paradise 1993 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Coach 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jack's Place 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ray Bradbury Theater 1987 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Waxwork II: Lost in Time 1993 (Movie)

Sir Wilfred (Actor)

Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Force 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

The Luck of the Draw: The Gambler Returns 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Thunder in Paradise 1992 (Movie)

Edward Whitaker (Actor)

L' Oeil de la Veuve 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lobster Man From Mars 1990 (Movie)

Professor Plocostomos (Actor)

Sorry, Wrong Number 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Masque of the Red Death 1989 (Movie)

Machiavel (Actor)

The Chill Factor 1988 (Movie)

Carl Lawton (Actor)

Transformations 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Waxwork 1988 (Movie)

Sir Wilfred (Actor)

Shadey 1987 (Movie)

Sir Cyril Landau (Actor)

The 1986 Miss Universe Pageant 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

A View to a Kill 1985 (Movie)

Sir Godfrey Tibbett (Actor)

Empire 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

For the Term of His Natural Life 1984 (Movie)

Major Vickers (Actor)

This Is Spinal Tap 1984 (Movie)

Sir Denis Eton-Hogg (Actor)

The Return of the Man From U.N.C.L.E. 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy of Horrors 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Young Doctors in Love 1982 (Movie)

Dr Jacobs (Actor)

Hot Touch 1981 (Movie)

Vincent Reblack (Actor)

The Howling 1981 (Movie)

Dr George Waggner (Actor)

Sweet Sixteen 1980 (Movie)

John Morgan (Actor)

The Creature Wasn't Nice 1980 (Movie)

Stark (Actor)

Battlestar Galactica 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Voice

The New Avengers 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sea Wolves 1979 (Movie)

Major "Yogi" Crossley (Actor)

King Solomon's Treasure 1977 (Movie)

Captain Good--RN (Actor)

Matt Helm 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Avengers 1965 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Playhouse 90 1956 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Matinee Theater 1955 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Suspicion 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Les Girls 1957 (Movie)

Sir Percy (Actor)

Until They Sail 1957 (Movie)

Private Duff (Actor)

Caesar and Cleopatra 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pursuit of the Graf Spee 1956 (Movie)

Lt Cmdr Medley, Commodore Harwood's Aide (Actor)

A Christmas Carol 1951 (Movie)

Young Marley (Actor)

Around the World in 80 Days (TV Show)

Actor

Blood Sport (TV Show)

Actor

Club Med (TV Show)

Actor

Encounter (TV Show)

Actor

Evening in Byzantium (TV Show)

Actor

Gavilan (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Spies on Spies (TV Show)

Narrator

Kraft Television Theater (TV Show)

Actor

Lime Street (TV Show)

Actor

Matt Helm (Movie)

Shawcross (Actor)

Mister Jerico (TV Show)

Actor

Rehearsal For Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Sherlock Holmes in New York (TV Show)

Actor

Sorry, Wrong Number (Movie)

Nigel Evans (Actor)

Stunt Seven (TV Show)

Actor

Super Force (TV Show)

Actor

The Billion Dollar Threat (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of Sam McCloud (TV Show)

Actor

Twice Shy (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This English actor is perhaps best known as the elegantly witty, bowler-hatted and rather dandified secret agent John Steed in the swinging 1960s TV series "The Avengers" (1960-65 in the UK; 1966-69 in the USA), a role he briefly reprised in the late 70s on CBS' "The New Avengers" (1978-80).

Relationships

Baba Majos de Nagyzsenye

Wife
married in February 1988

Dorothea Mary Macnee

Mother

Barbara Douglas

Wife
married in November 1942 divorced in 1956

Daniel Macnee

Father

Jenny Macnee

Daughter
mother, Barbara Douglas

Rupert Macnee

Son
mother, Barbara Douglas

Kate Woodville

Wife
married in 1965 divorced in 1969

EDUCATION

Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art

Summerfields Preparatory School

classmates included Christopher Lee

Milestones

1998

Made cameo appearance in the big screen version of "The Avengers"

1992

Played Dr. Watson in two "Sherlock Holmes" syndicated telefeatures

1985

Hosted the anthological "Tales From the Darkside" feature film

1985

Cast as Sir Geoffrey on the short-lived ABC series "Lime Street"

1984

Was regular on the CBS series "Empire"

1978

Appeared in the syndicated miniseries "Evening in Byzantium"

1972

Broadway debut, "Sleuth"; later toured USA

1969

TV-movie debut, "Mister Jerico" (ABC)

1961

Played secret agent John Steed in the TV series "The Avengers" (broadcast in the USA on ABC from 1966-1969)

1956

Had early appearance on US TV with guest spot on "Star Tonight" (ABC)

1947

TV debut playing Laertes in BBC production of "Hamlet"

1944

Feature film debut as an extra in The Archers' "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp"

1940

Made London debut playing Laurie in version of "Little Women"; also toured with show

1940

Stage acting debut in "When We Are Married"

Co-starred in "Gavilan" (NBC)

Appeared in the Australian TV series "For the Term of His Natural Life"

Reprised the role of John Steed in the CBS series "The New Avengers"

Bonus Trivia

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Served as a navigator on torpedo boats for the Royal Navy during World War II.

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Macnee's portrayal of courtly but fearless secret agent John Steed became an iconic symbol of British pop culture in the 1960s.

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A photo collage of Macnee as John Steed posed next to '60s supermodel Twiggy was the sleeve art for the debut album by U.K. post-punk band Television Personalities, And Don't the Kids Just Love It?.

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Had a cameo role as a driver in the video for Oasis' 1996 hit "Don't Look Back in Anger."

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