'The Avengers' Agent Steed, actor Patrick Macnee, dies at 93

Discussion in 'Celebrity and Entertainment News' started by zwiebel, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

    Messages:
    27,189
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    British actor Patrick Macnee, who was best known for his role as bowler-hatted Agent John Steed in TV series 'The Avengers', has died in California aged 93.

    His son Rupert says he passed away at his Rancho Mirage home with his family around him. The article says he was born to a noble family but I'm not sure which one. He went to Eton though so it's probably correct.

    http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/arts/patri...eed-of-tv-s-the-avengers-dead-at-93-1.3127868
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Loading...


  3. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

    Messages:
    30,162
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Telegraph:

    Patrick Macnee, actor - obituary
    Actor who brought Etonian nonchalance and jaunty eccentricity to the part of Steed in The Avengers

    Guardian:

    Patrick Macnee obituary
    Actor best known as John Steed, bowler-hatted hero of The Avengers

    From the Telegraph, on his masterwork, for those too young to know its brilliance:

     
  4. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

    Messages:
    27,189
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0

    Attached Files:

  5. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

    Messages:
    27,189
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Can you find the theme tune, wf? Driving myself crazy trying to remember it.
     
  6. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

    Messages:
    30,162
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    This?

    [video=youtube;10QW3Az1FTw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10QW3Az1FTw[/video]
     
  7. newone

    newone 2nd mouse gets the cheese

    Messages:
    12,613
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Loved that show! Lots of sizzle without sleaze........JMO
     
  8. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

    Messages:
    27,189
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    That's it! Thank you. :)

    ETA: To wf; forgot to quote post I was so excited!
     
  9. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

    Messages:
    27,189
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I always thought there was chemistry between Steed and Emma though. Later, with Purdey and Mike, Steed seemed to become a father figure.

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/354025220677950727/
     

    Attached Files:

  10. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

    Messages:
    27,189
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0

    Attached Files:

  11. RR0004

    RR0004 New Member

    Messages:
    20,001
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    So sad to hear. :(
    One of my favorites. Was it on Friday nights?
     
  12. Lyra500

    Lyra500 New Member

    Messages:
    1,004
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    What sad news.

    I know he lived to a grand age, but his death together with Ron Moody and Christopher Lee in such quick succession makes me sad to lose some really iconic actors.

    I can remember loving The Avengers and watching every week with my mum when I was a child. I started watching when Diana Rigg co-starred and I thought she was fabulous and even at such a young age could see the chemistry between them.

    John Steed was such a cool character - wonderful stuff.

    I heard a lovely tribute to Patrick McNee on the radio news this evening. They interviewed Diana Rigg who said what a lovely, generous charming man he was. It was nice to think that he spent the rest of his life living quietly in California and apparently really loving it. [He moved there with his family for the dry atmospheric conditions to help his daughter who had asthma.]

    RIP
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice