Patrick Macnee

Highest Rated: 100% Les Girls (1957)
Lowest Rated: 5% The Avengers (1998)
Birthday: Feb 6, 1922
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

CREDIT
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 Around the World in 80 Days Ralph 1989
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
60% 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
37% 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
29% 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
35% 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
82% The Battle of the River Plate (Pursuit of the Graf Spee) Lt. Cmdr. Medley 1956
No Score Yet Three Cases of Murder Actor 1955
85% 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

CREDIT
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Cecil Riley Guest
  • 2001
No Score Yet Coach
1989-1997
Mr. Thind
  • 1992
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Oliver Trumbull Dayton Whiting
  • 1992
  • 1985
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
David Worth
  • 1984
No Score Yet House Calls
1979-1982
  • 1981
33% Battlestar Galactica
1978-1979
Count Iblis
  • 1979
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
  • 1975
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Major Crosby
  • 1971
No Score Yet The Avengers
1969
John Steed
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1961
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Kerlsey Sgt. John Theron
  • 1959
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
First Officer
  • 1959
No Score Yet Super Force
Voice
No Score Yet The Avengers [DELETED]

QUOTES FROM Patrick Macnee CHARACTERS