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Macnee, Patrick

(1922-2015) UK actor (a US citizen from 1982) best known for playing the supremely suave, stylish and very British secret agent John Steed who with a succession of tough but glamorous female partners is pitted against numerous sf threats and ploys in The Avengers (1961-1969) and its successor The New Avengers (1976-1977). He receives sole cover credit for the Avengers Ties Deadline (1965) and Dead Duck (1966), but may well have had little or no input into texts understood to have been ghosted by Peter Leslie. The Avengers and Me (1997) with Dave Rogers features personal memoirs of the series. Macnee also played several parts in Battlestar Galactica (1978-1979), and appeared in the spoofish film Lobster Man from Mars (1989) and the Television series Super Force. [DRL]

Daniel Patrick Macnee

born London: 6 February 1922

died Rancho Mirage, California: 25 June 2015



The Avengers



Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction edited by John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls and Graham Sleight.
Accessed 14:56 pm on 6 December 2021.