Patrick Macnee - Rotten Tomatoes

Patrick Macnee

Highest Rated:   100% Les Girls (1957)
Lowest Rated:   5% The Avengers (1998)
Birthday:  
Birthplace:   London, England, UK
British actor Patrick Macnee barely had time to earn his Eton school tie when he began training for his career on a scholarship to the Webber Douglas School of Dramatic Art. While serving with the Royal Navy during World War II, Macnee made his first film appearance with a small role in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943). He continued essaying such featured roles as Young Marley in the 1951 Christmas Carol before coming to Broadway with the Old Vic troupe in 1954. He decided to stay in Hollywood a while, appearing in several TV shows and such films as Les Girls (1957). He would later describe most of his roles during this period as "villainy in a tri-corner hat." In 1960, Macnee traded his period duds for a bowler and three-piece suit when he began his long run as sophisticated secret agent John Steed on the British TV series The Avengers (incidentally, the murder that Macnee was "avenging" in the early episodes was that of a woman played by his then-wife Kate Woodville). He remained the one permanent fixture on The Avengers until its demise in 1968, appearing opposite three different jumpsuit-clad leading ladies: Honor Blackman, Diana Rigg and Linda Thorson. Macnee also showed up as a supervisor of sort in the 1977 "retro" series The New Avengers, leaving the karate and gunplay to Joanna Lumley and Gareth Hunt. In America, Patrick Macnee appeared regularly on the TV series Gavilan (1982), Empire (1984), and Lightning Force (1991). Macnee continued working through the 2000s, including a voice appearance in the 1998 Avengers movie. Patrick Macnee passed away in 2015, at age 93.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Winter's Tale
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Angels and Demons Revealed
  • Host
2004
No Score Yet Unlocking Da Vinci's Code
  • Host
2004
No Score Yet Men of Valor
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Unlocking Da Vinci's Code
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Men of Valor
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Galacticon
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Spacebabes Meet the Monsters
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Nancherrow
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Hollywood Spies on Spies
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Exploring the Supernatural
  • Actor
1998
5% The Avengers
  • Col. Jones
1998
No Score Yet Thunder in Paradise II
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls
  • Dr. John Watson
1992
No Score Yet The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw
  • Sir Colin
1991
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes And The Leading Lady
  • Actor
1991
20% Waxwork II: Lost in Time
  • Sir Wilfred
1991
No Score Yet Chill Factor
  • Carl Lawton
1990
No Score Yet Super Force
  • E.B. Hungerford
1990
No Score Yet Lobster Man from Mars
  • Prof. Piccostomos
1989
No Score Yet Sorry, Wrong Number
  • Migel Evans
1989
67% The Masque of the Red Death
  • Machiavel
1989
No Score Yet Search for Haunted Hollywood
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Dick Francis Mysteries
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet The Return of Sam McCloud
  • Tom Jamison
1988
56% Waxwork
  • Sir Wilfred
1988
No Score Yet Transformations
  • FatherChristopher
1988
No Score Yet Shadey
  • Sir Cyril Landau
1987
No Score Yet Club Med
  • Gilbert Anthony Paige
1986
36% A View to a Kill
  • Tibbett
1985
95% This Is Spinal Tap
  • Sir Denis Eaton-Hogg
1984
No Score Yet Down Under
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Sweet Sixteen
  • John Morgan
1983
No Score Yet The Creature Wasn't Nice
  • Dr. Stark
1983
No Score Yet Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.
  • Sir John Raleigh
1983
31% Young Doctors in Love
  • Dr. Jacobs
1982
No Score Yet Rehearsal for Murder
  • David Mathews
1982
No Score Yet The Sea Wolves
  • Maj. Yogi Crossley
1981
68% The Howling
  • Dr. George Waggner
1981
No Score Yet Hot Touch
  • Vincent Reyblack
1981
No Score Yet Spaceship
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Naked Space
  • Actor
1981
31% Battlestar Galactica
  • Count Iblis
1978
No Score Yet Dead of Night
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes in New York
  • Dr. Watson
1976
No Score Yet King Solomon's Treasure
  • Captain Good R.N.
1976
No Score Yet Mister Jerico
  • Dudley
1970
No Score Yet Incense for the Damned (Bloodsuckers)(Doctors Wear Scarlet)(Freedom Seekers)
  • Maj. Derek Longbow
1970
No Score Yet Veil
  • Actor
1958
60% Until They Sail
  • Pvt. Duff
1957
100% Les Girls
  • Sir Percy
1957
80% The Battle of the River Plate (Pursuit of the Graf Spee)
  • Lt. Cmdr. Medley
1956
No Score Yet Three Cases of Murder
  • Actor
1955
84% A Christmas Carol
  • Young Jacob Marley
1951
No Score Yet Elusive Pimpernel
  • Hon. John Bristow
1950
91% Hamlet
  • Actor
1948
96% The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
  • Actor
1943

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • Cecil Riley
  • 2001
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
  • Actor
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • First Officer
  • 1959
No Score Yet The Avengers
  • Actor

Quotes from Patrick Macnee's Characters