Patrick Macnee Biography (1922-)

Full name, Daniel Patrick Macnee; born February 6, 1922, in London, England;naturalized U.S. citizen, 1959; son of Daniel (a race horse trainer) and Dorothea Mary (maiden name, Hastings; some sources cite maiden name as Henry) Macnee; married Barbara Douglas, November, 1942 (divorced, 1956); married Catherine "Kate" Woodville (an actress), 1965 (divorced, 1969); married Baba Sekerley (also known as Baba Majos de Nagyzsenye), February 25, 1988; children: (first marriage) Rupert (a producer), Jenny.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
February 6, 1922
London, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • Gerald Forbes, When We Are Married, Forbes Russell's Repertory Company, St. Francis Theatre, Letchworth, England, 1940
  • Laurie, Little Women, Westminster Theatre, London, 1941
  • Demetrius, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Old Vic Theatre Company, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, then Metropolitan Opera House, New YorkCity, both 1954
  • Andrew Wyke, Sleuth, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1972-1974
  • Odd man, Made in Heaven, Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester,England, 1975
  • The Grass Is Greener, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, England, 1979
  • Lucifer, Don Juan in Hell (staged reading), Dallas, TX, 1983
  • Andrew Wyke, Sleuth, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami, FL, 1984
  • Killing Jessica, Savoy Theatre, London, 1986-1987
  • Andrew Wyke, Sleuth, New Century Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1987
  • Appeared in numerous productions in England, 1939-42 and 1946-52, and inCanadian and U.S. productions, 1952-60.
  • Major Tours
  • Laurie, Little Women, British cities, 1941
  • Demetrius, A Midsummer Night's Dream, U.S. cities, 1954
  • The Secretary Bird, Australian and New Zealand cities, 1970
  • The Secretary Bird, Canadian cities, 1973
  • Andrew Wyke, Sleuth, U.S. cities, 1973-1975
  • Absurd Person Singular, U.S. cities, 1975
  • The Grass Is Greener, British, Middle Eastern, and Canadian cities, 1979-1980
  • House Guest, Australian cities, 1982
  • Film Appearances
  • Extra, Pygmalion, 1938
  • Colonel Blimp (also known as The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp), General Films Distributors, 1945
  • Dead of Night, Rank/Universal, 1946
  • Tony, The Fatal Night, 1948
  • Hamlet, General Films Distributors, 1948
  • All over the Town, Rank/General Films Distributors, 1949
  • Hour of Glory (also known as The Small Back Room), BritishLion, 1949
  • Honorable John Bristow, The Fighting Pimpernel (also known as The Elusive Pimpernel), British Lion, 1950
  • Hugh Hurcombe, The Girl Is Mine, British Lion, 1950
  • Dick Barton at Bay, Marylebone/Hammer, 1950
  • Young Jacob Marley, A Christmas Carol (also known as Scrooge), United Artists, 1951
  • Flesh and Blood, British Lion, 1951
  • Three Cases of Murder, Wessex Associated Artists, 1955
  • Lieutenant Commander Medley, Pursuit of the Graf Spee (also knownas The Battle of the River Plate and The Graf Spee), Rank, 1957
  • Private Duff, Until They Sail, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1957
  • Sir Percy, Les Girls, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1957
  • Mission of Danger, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1959
  • Major Derek Longbow, Incense for the Damned (also known as Bloodsuckers, Doctors Wear Scarlet, and Incense of the Damned),Lucinda/Titan International, 1970
  • Captain Good, King Solomon's Treasure, 1977
  • Dead of Night, 1977
  • Dr. George Waggner, The Howling, Avco-Embassy, 1981
  • Dr. Stark, The Creature Wasn't Nice (also known as Naked Space and Spaceship), Creature Features, 1981
  • Major Yogi Crossley, The Sea Wolves (also known as The Sea Wolves: The Last Charge of the Calcutta Light Horse), Paramount, 1981
  • Dr. Jacobs, Young Doctors in Love, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • Vincent Reyblack, The Hot Touch (also known as Peter Dion and Coupe de maitre), 1982
  • John Morgan, Sweet Sixteen, Century International, 1983
  • Sir Denis Eton-Hogg, This Is Spinal Tap (also known as Spinal Tap), Embassy, 1984
  • Down Under, 1984
  • Host, Tales from the Darkside, International Video Entertainment,1985
  • Sir Cyril Landau, Shadey, Film Four International/Skouras, 1985
  • Sir Godfrey Tibbett, A View to a Kill, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/UnitedArtists, 1985
  • Sir Wilfred, Waxwork (also known as Reise zurueck in die Zeit), Vestron, 1988
  • Alien Transformation, 1988
  • Father Christopher, Transformations, 1989
  • Professor Plocostomos, Lobster Man from Mars, 1989
  • Cult People, 1989
  • Carl Lawton, The Chill Factor, 1990
  • Machiavel, Masque of the Red Death (also known as Edgar Allan Poe's Masque of the Red Death), Concorde, 1990
  • L'oeil de la veuve (also known as Eye of the Widow), 1991
  • Sir Wilfred, Waxwork II: Lost in Time (also known as Lost in Time and Space Shift: Waxwork II), LIVE Home Video, 1992
  • Narrator, Behind the Scenes with Goldfinger, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 1995
  • Narrator, Behind the Scenes with Thunderball, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 1995
  • Voice of Invisible Jones, The Avengers, Warner Bros., 1998
  • Himself, Avenging the Avengers (documentary), 2000
  • Also appeared in Destination Nightmare, Getting It Right, and Jane Eyre.
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • John Wickham Gascone Berresford Steed, The Avengers, Associated British Picture Corporation, 1961-1969 then ABC, 1966-1969 later Arts and Entertainment, beginning in 1990
  • John Wickham Gascone Berresford Steed, The New Avengers (also known as The New Avengers in Canada and Chapeau melon et bottes de cuir), [Great Britain], 1976-1977 then CBS, 1978-1979
  • Narrator for opening credits, Battlestar Galactica, ABC, 1978-1979renamed Galactica 1980, ABC, 1980
  • Major Vickers, For the Term of His Natural Life, [Australia], 1981-1982 then 1985.
  • Milo Bentley, Gavilan, NBC, 1982-1983
  • Regular, Vintage Quiz, Television South, 1983
  • Calvin Cromwell, Empire, CBS, 1984
  • Host, Patrick Macnee Presents Sherlock Holmes, 1987
  • Voice of E. B. Hungerford, Super Force, syndicated, 1990-1992
  • Uncle Ray Bailey, P.S. I Luv You, CBS, 1991-1992
  • Edward Whitaker, Thunder in Paradise, syndicated, 1994-1995
  • Host, Mysteries, Magic and Miracles, Sci-Fi Channel, 1994-1995
  • Miniseries
  • British captain, "The Swamp Fox," Walt Disney Presents, ABC, beginning in 1959
  • Ian Wadleigh, Evening in Byzantium, syndicated, 1978
  • Lord Melford, Dick Turpin's Greatest Adventure, London Weekend Television, 1981
  • Ralph Gauthier, Around the World in 80 Days, NBC, 1989
  • Dr. John Watson, Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady, 1990 syndicated, 1992
  • Sir Colin, The Gambler Returns: Luck of the Draw, NBC, 1991
  • Dr. John Watson, Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls (alsoknown as Incident at Victoria Falls, Sherlock Holmes and the Incident at Victoria Falls, Sherlock Holmes: The Star of Africa, and The Star of Africa), syndicated, 1992
  • Movies
  • Dudley Jerico, Mister Jerico, ABC, 1970
  • Dr. John Watson, Sherlock Holmes in New York, NBC, 1976
  • David Matthews, Rehearsal for Murder, CBS, 1982
  • Gilbert Anthony Paige, Club Med, ABC, 1986
  • Nigel Evans, Sorry, Wrong Number, USA Network, 1989
  • Tom Jamison, The Return of Sam McCloud, CBS, 1989
  • E. B. Hungerford, Super Force (also known as Super Cop), syndicated, 1990
  • Specials
  • Morning Departure, BBC, 1946
  • Laertes, Hamlet, BBC, 1947
  • Malcolm, Macbeth, 1949
  • Cassio, Othello, 1953
  • The Importance of Being Earnest, 1956
  • Polixenes, The Winter's Tale, 1961
  • Portrait: The Woman I Love, ABC, 1974
  • Host, Comedy of Horrors, 1981
  • Judge, The 1986 Miss Universe Pageant, 1986
  • Host, Scrooge: A Christmas Carol, 1989
  • The Search for Haunted Hollywood, syndicated, 1989
  • Christmas with the Stars, 1990
  • Spies on Spies, American Movie Classics, 1999
  • Also appeared in Beyond Reasonable Doubt. Appeared in plays broadcast on Canadian television networks.
  • Episodic
  • Lucius, "Caesar and Cleopatra," Producers' Showcase, NBC, 1956
  • "The Girl," Star Tonight, ABC, 1956
  • "Nine Finger Jack," Matinee Theater, NBC, 1957
  • "Depth Three Hundred," Encounter, ABC, 1958
  • "The Redcoat," Northwest Passage, NBC, 1958
  • "Strange Occurrence at Rokesay," Alcoa Theatre, NBC, 1958
  • "Voice in the Night," Suspicion, NBC, 1958
  • Eric Farley, "The Night of April 14th," One Step Beyond (also known as Alcoa Presents), ABC, 1959
  • First officer, "Judgment Night," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1959
  • Professor Kersley, "The Crystal Trench," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS, 1959
  • Sergeant Farrell, "Arthur," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS, 1959
  • "Client: McQueen," Black Saddle, NBC, 1959
  • "The Counterfeit Stamps," Markham, CBS, 1959
  • "Incident of the 13th Man," Rawhide, CBS, 1959
  • "The Importance of Being Earnest," N.E.T. Playhouse, NET (later PBS), 1967
  • "A King's Ransom," The Virginian, NBC, 1970
  • Major Crosby, "Logoda's Heads," Night Gallery, NBC, 1971
  • Norman Alexander, "The Man Who Murdered Himself," Alias Smith and Jones, ABC, 1971
  • "You Can't Go Back," Diana, NBC, 1973
  • Orson Welles' Great Mysteries, Anglia Television and syndicated, 1974
  • Captain Gibbon, "Troubled Waters," Columbo, NBC, 1975
  • "A Game of Terror," Khan, CBS, 1975
  • "The Patriots," Caribe, ABC, 1975
  • "No Such Thing as a Vampire," Dead of Night, NBC, 1977
  • S, "Assault on the Tower," The Hardy Boys Mysteries, ABC, 1978
  • Voice of Cylon leader and narrator, Battlestar Galactica, ABC, 1978
  • Count Iblis, "War of the Gods: Parts 1 & 2," Battlestar Galactica, ABC, 1979
  • Sweepstakes (also known as $weepstake$), NBC, 1979
  • Elmer, "Diamonds Are a Dog's Best Friend," The Littlest Hobo, syndicated, 1980
  • "Murder by Mirrors," Vega$, ABC, 1981
  • "Uncle Digby," House Calls, CBS, 1981
  • First Class (travel series), 1983
  • David Worth, Chee, and Chinese doctor, "Holmes Is Where the Heart Is," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1984
  • Matthew Grade, "Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch," Hart to Hart, ABC,1984
  • Himself, "Patrick Macnee," This Is Your Life, Thames Television, 1984
  • "The Last Heist," The Love Boat, ABC, 1984
  • Ultra Quiz, 1984
  • Oliver Trumbull, "Sing a Song of Murder," Murder, She Wrote, CBS,1985
  • Sir Geoffrey Rimbatten, "The Mystery of Flight 401," Lime Street,ABC, 1985
  • "Hearts and Minds," Hotel, ABC, 1985
  • Beechum, "It's a Jungle Out There," Blacke's Magic, NBC, 1986
  • "Beans," Mary, CBS, 1986
  • The Ray Bradbury Theater, HBO and USA Network, 1987
  • Thaddeus, "Survival of the Fittest," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1988
  • Murphy's Law, ABC, 1988
  • Geoffrey Keeble, "Blood Sport," Dick Francis Mysteries (also knownas The Mystery Wheel of Adventure), syndicated, 1989
  • Geoffrey Keeble, "Twice Shy," Dick Francis Mysteries (also known as The Mystery Wheel of Adventure), syndicated, 1989
  • Valery, "Epiphany," War of the Worlds, syndicated, 1989
  • Stendahl, "Usher II," The Ray Bradbury Theater, USA Network, 1990
  • Dayton Whiting, "The Dead File," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1992
  • Elliot Sterns, "B. S. Elliot," Dream On, HBO, 1992
  • Mr. Thind, "Dresswreckers," Coach, ABC, 1992
  • Steadman, "Dragonswing," Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, syndicated, 1993
  • Steadman, "Dragonswing II," Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, syndicated, 1994
  • Dr. Quentin, "Go, Girl," Spy Game, ABC, 1997
  • Dr. Quentin, "How Diplomatic of You," Spy Game, ABC, 1997
  • John, "Discards," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1997
  • Mr. Black, "Why Spy?" Spy Game, ABC, 1997
  • Sir Thomas Matthews, "Second Chance," Family Law, CBS, 2000
  • Cecil Hedley, "The Show Must Go On," Frasier, NBC, 2001
  • Appeared in "Usher II," an episode of Kraft Television Theatre, NBC and ABC. Appeared in episodes of Blankety Blank, BBC; Playhouse 90, CBS; and Dial M for Murder.
  • Pilots
  • Shawcross, Matt Helm, ABC, 1975
  • Voice of imperious leader, Battlestar Galactica, ABC, 1978
  • Horatio Black, The Billion Dollar Threat, ABC, 1979
  • Maximilian Boudreau, Stunt Seven (also known as The Fantastic Seven and Steel Glory), CBS, 1979
  • Sir John Raleigh, Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. (also known asThe 15 Years Later Affair), CBS, 1983
  • Automan, ABC, 1983
  • Where There's a Will, Television South West, 1987
  • Uncle Ray Bailey, P.S. I Luv You, CBS, 1991
  • Dr. Walton, Night Man, syndicated, 1997
  • Other
  • Constable Hawton, The Veil, 1956
  • A Night to Remember, 1956
  • Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of London (also known as Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of London), 1993
  • Lord Peter Awliscombe, Coming Home (also known as Heimkehrand Rosamunde Pilcher--Heimkehr), TMG (Germany), 1998
  • Lord Peter Awliscombe, Nancherrow (also known as Rosamunde Pilcher--Das grosse Erbe), TMG (Germany), 1999
  • Television Work
  • Producer; Series
  • Winston Churchill--The Valiant Years, ABC, 1960-1961 broadcast inGreat Britain as The Valiant Years, BBC, 1961
  • RECORDINGS
  • Audio Books
  • Jack's Place: Bible Readings, 1992
  • Peter Mayle's Provence/A Year in Provence and Toujours Provence, Audio Renaissance, 1993
  • Luciano's Luck, 1995
  • Sheba, 1995
  • Drink with the Devil, 1996
  • The President's Daughter, 1997
  • Flight of Eagles, Dove Books Audio, 1998
  • The Winter's Tale (for children), 1998
  • Hownblower and the Atropos, Dove Books Audio, 1999
  • Hownblower during the Crisis, 1999
  • Day of Reckoning, Putnam, 2000
  • Anne Perry Presents Malice Domestic 6, 2001
  • Bring Me the Head of Anne Boleyn: Historical Mysteries, 2001
  • Brought In Dead, New Millennium Audio, 2001
  • Edge of Danger, Putnam, 2001
  • On Dangerous Ground, 2001
  • The Veteran, New Millennium Audio, 2001
  • Other audio books include The Account, Angel of Death, Hell Is Always Today, Hornblower in the West Indies, Princess inLove, and Year of the Tiger.
  • Singles:
  • (With Honor Blackman) "Kinky Boots," 1964
  • Videos
  • Appeared in the Oasis music video "Don't Look Back in Anger."
  • WRITINGS
  • Nonfiction
  • Autobiographies
  • (With Marie Cameron) Blind in One Ear: The Avenger Returns, Harrap(London), 1988
  • (With Dave Rogers and Joanna Lumley) The Avengers and Me, Titan Books (London), 1997
  • Novels
  • (With Peter Leslie) The Avengers: Dead Duck, Titan Books, 1994
  • (With Peter Leslie) The Avengers: Deadline, Titan Books, 1994

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Carraz, Alain, and Jean-Luc Putheaud, The Avengers Companion, BayBooks (San Francisco), 1998
    • Miller, Mark A., Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing and Horror Cinema, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 1994
    • Rogers, Dave, The Complete Avengers: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Avengers and the New Avengers, Griffin, 1998
    Periodicals
    • Biography, September, 1999, pp. 26-27
    • Empire, Issue 96, 1997, p. 60
    • TV Guide, August 15, 1998, pp. 28-29
    Electronic
    • Patrick Macnee Web Site, http://www. atrickmacnee.com, August 23,2001

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