27 June 2015

R.I.P Patrick Macnee

*sigh* Another amazing legend passed away. The great PATRICK MACNEE has died at the age of 93 of natural cases.

Macnee is most famous for starring in all 139 episodes of British TV series "The Avengers" (1961-1969) and all 26 episodes of its sequel "The New Avengers" (1976-1977) as secret agent John Steed. He also made memorable performances in "A View To A Kill" (1985), the last James Bond film with Roger Moore, in Rob Reiner's rock-music rockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap" (1984), or in countless TV-series (Columbo, Hart to Hart, Frasier, The Love Boat, Battlestar Galactica, Studio One, Murder She Wrote...).

He is one of the few actors who have portrayed both Sherlock Holmes AND Dr. Watson on screen: as Holmes in "The Hound of London" (1993), as a man who believes he's Holmes in the "Magnum P.I." episode "Holmes Is Where the Heart Is" (1984), and as Watson in "Sherlock Holmes in New York" (1976), "Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady" (1991) & "Incident in Victoria Falls" (1992).

He also appeared in numerous horror-themed films and series, such as "The Twilight Zone" (1959), "Night Gallery" (1971), "Dead of Night" (1977), Joe Dante's werewolf classic "The Howling" (1981), "Tales from the Darkside" (1984-1985), "Waxwork" (1988) and its sequel "Waxwork II: Lost in Time" (1992), "Transformations" (1988), "Lobster Man from Mars" (1989), or the Edgar Allen Poe adaptation "Masque of the Red Death" (1989).

Rest in Peace, Patrick Macnee
1922 - 2015


2 comments:

  1. I loved him in The Avengers, but didn't realise he'd so many other shows and films. Great actor.

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