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Patrick Macnee ACTOR

Patrick Macnee was born on February 6th, 1922 in London, United Kingdom with the birth name Daniel Patrick Macnee to Daniel Macnee, a race horse trainer and Dorothea Mary.  His father was a gambling addict who left his mother who was a lesbian and had another female lover.  He was raised by his mother and had a difficult upbringing as a child.
He graduated from Eton and then began to pursue a career as an actor.  He first gained experience as a stage actor before breaking in to the film industry appearing as an extra in, "Pygmalion" (1938). 
He took a break from acting to serve in the Royal Navy during World War II.  Upon completing his military service he decided to enroll at the Webber Douglas School of Dramatic Art in London and continued working as a stage and film actor.
When he became unsatisfied with the roles he was getting in England he decided to relocate to Canada and appeared in such films as, "Hamlet" (1948), "The Battle of the River Plate" (1956) and "Les Girls" (1957).
Patrick then moved to the United States and tried his luck in Hollywood.  He began with appearing on a number of television shows such as, "Kraft Theatre", "Matinee Theater", "CBS Summer Theater" and "Ford Theater".  He also worked on a number of films such as, "Pacific 13" (1957), "The Veil" (1958) and "Suspicion" (1958).
He then decided to relocate back to England and worked as the producer of a British television series called, "Winston Churchill: The Valliant Years" (1960), followed by a role that gained him a large fan base on the British television series, "The Avengers" (1960), portraying the character, John Steed.  He later revised this character on, "The New Avengers" (1976-1977).  
Later, Macnee returned again to the United States and appeared on a variety of television series such as, "Gavilan" (1982), "Empire" (1984), "Thunder in Paradise" (1994), "NightMan" (1997), "Super Force" (1990-1992), "The Love Boat" (1984), "Columbo" (1975), "Murder, She Write" (1985-1992) and "Frasier" (2001).
He has also portrayed Sherlock Holmes three different times.  Once on an episode of, "Magnum P.I." in 1984, then again in the television movie, "Sherlock Holmes in New York" (1976) and the television movie, "The Hound of London" (1993).
In addition to working as a stage, television and film actor, he has also appeared on a number of television commercials for such products as Swiss Chalet, a Canadian restaurant chain and has recorded a couple audio books and children books. 
Soon he began to suffer so bad from arthritis that he had to retire from acting, however he remained in the industry doing voice over work.  Along with his career as an actor he was also an author and wrote two novels, "Dead Duck" and "Deadline" both based upon his television series, "The Avengers". 
Patrick Macnee has married three times throughout his lifetime.  His first wife was Barbara Douglas whom he wed in 1942 and together they had two children before the marriage came to an end in 1956.  He then married Katherine Woodville in 1965 but by 1969 this marriage came to an end.  His third wife was Baba Majos de Nagyzsenye whom he married in 1988 and they remained together until she passed away in 2007. 


2003   The Low Budget Time Machine

2001   Frasier 

2000   Family Law 

1999   Nancherrow 

1998   The Avengers 

1997-1998  NightMan
1997   Diagnosis Murder 

1997   Spy Game

1996   Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Temporal Nexus

1994   Thunder in Paradise

1993-1994  Kung Fu: The Legend Continues

1993   Thunder in Paradise 

1993   The Hound of London 

1993   Jack's Place

1993   King B: A Life in the Movies

1985-1992  Murder, She Wrote 

1992   Coach 

1992   Dream On

1990-1992  Super Force 

1992   Waxwork II: Lost in Time 

1992   Incident at Victoria Falls

1992   Twenty-Four Robbers 

1991   P.S.I. Luv U

1991   Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady

1991   The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw

1991   Eye of the Widow

1990   Super Force

1990   The Ray Bradbury Theater

1989   Dick Francis: Twice Shy

1989   The Return of Sam McCloud 

1989   Dick Francis: Blood Sport 

1989   Sorry, Wrong Number

1989   Masque of the Red Death

1989   Where There's a Will

1989   Around the World in 80 Days 

1989   Lobster Man from Mars 

1989   War of the Worlds

1989   Chill Factor

1988   Murphy's Law

1988   Alfred Hitchcock Presents 

1988   Transformations 

1988   Waxwork 

1986   Blacke's Magic

1986   Mary

1986   Club Med 

1985   Shadey

1985   Lime Street

1985   Hotel

1985   A View to a Kill

1984   The Love Boat

1984   Hart to Hart

1984   Magnum, P.I.

1984   This Is Spinal Tap 

1984   Empire 

1983   Automan 

1983   The Creature Wasn't Nice 

1983   For the Term of His Natural Life 

1983   The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair 

1982-1983  Gavilan

1983   Sweet 16

1983   Likely Stories, Vol. 2

1982   Young Doctors in Love

1982   Rehearsal for Murder

1981   House Calls

1981   The Hot Touch

1981   Comedy of Horrors

1981   Dick Turpin

1981   The Howling 

1981   Vega$

1980   The Sea Wolves

1980   The Littlest Hobo

1979   King Solomon's Treasure 

1979   The Fantastic Seven

1979   The Billion Dollar Threat

1978-1979  Battlestar Galactica

1979   $weepstake$

1978   The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries

1978   Evening in Byzantium

1976-1977  The New Avengers

1977   Dead of Night 

1976   Sherlock Holmes in New York 

1975   Matt Helm

1975   Caribe 

1975   Khan! 

1975   Columbo 

1974   Dial M for Murder 

1974   Great Mysteries 

1973   Diana 

1972   The Woman I Love 

1972   Bloodsuckers 

1971   Rod Serling's Night Gallery 

1971   Alias Smith and Jones 

1970   The Virginian 

1961-1969  The Avengers 

1969   Mister Jerico 

1960-1966  Armchair Theatre 

1964-1966  Love Story

1964   Thursday Theatre

1962   The Winter's Tale

1960   ITV Play of the Week

1953-1960  Encounter

1960   Startime

1960   The Unforeseen

1960   Shadow of a Pale Horse

1959   Adventures in Paradise

1959   Twilight Zone 

1959   Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 

1959   Playhouse 90

1959   Rawhide 

1959   Alfred Hitchcock Presents 

1959   Markham 

1959   G.E. True Theater

1955-1959  Folio

1959   Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond

1959   Black Saddle

1959   The United States Steel Hour

1958   Alcoa Theatre

1958   Northwest Passage

1958   Studio One in Hollywood 

1956-1958  Kraft Theatre 

1956-1958  Matinee Theatre

1958   Suspicion 

1955-1958  On Camera

1958   Schlitz Playhouse

1958   The Veil 

1957   Until They Sail 

1957   First Performance 

1957   Les Girls 

1957   Pacific 13

1956   Pursuit of the Graf Spee

1956   The Alcoa Hour

1956   Playwrights '56 

1956   Star Tonight

1956   Armstrong Circle Theatre 

1956   Producers' Showcase 

1955   CBC Summer Theatre 

1955   Scope

1955   Three Cases of Murder 

1953   The Vigil 

1953   Ford Television Theatre 

1952-1953  Tales of Adventure

1950-1952  BBC Sunday-Night Theatre

1951   Nocturne in Scotland 

1951   Scrooge 

1951   Flesh & Blood

1950   The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

1950   The Fighting Pimpernel 

1950   Dick Barton at Bay

1950   Seven Days to Noon 

1950   The Girl Is Mine 

1949   All Over the Town 

1949   Macbeth 

1949   Hour of Glory

1948   Hamlet 

1948   The Fatal Night

1948   Wuthering Heights

1947   Hamlet

1946   Arms and the Man

1946   Morning Departure

1943   The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

1938   Pygmalion

Matinee Classics - A View To A Kill starring Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Tanya Roberts, Grace Jones, Patrick Macnee and Patrick Bauchau
Matinee Classics - King Solomon's Treasure starring David McCallum, Veronique Beliveau, John Colicos, Ian De Voy, Yvon Dufour, Britt Ekland, Ken Gampu, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Patrick Macnee, John Quentin, Hugh Rouse, Sam Williams and John Boylan
Matinee Classics - Diagnosis Murder starring Dick Van Dyke, with Barbara Bain, Patrick Macnee, Robert Culp and Robert Vaughn
Matinee Classics - Matt Helm starring Anthony Franciosa, Ann Turkel, Laraine Stephens, Patrick Macnee, John Vernon, Val Bisoglio, Gene Evans, Michael C. Gwynne, Hari Rhodes, James Shigeta, Catherine Bach, Richard E. Butler, Frank Campanella, Charlie Picerni, Joan Shawlee and Marc Alaimo
Matinee Classics - Rehearsal for Murder starring Robert Preston, Lynn Redgrave, Patrick Macnee, Lawrence Pressman, William Russ, Madolyn Smith, Jeff Goldblum, William Daniels and John Finnegan
Matinee Classics - The Avengers starring Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg and Honor Blackman

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