Patrick Macnee

Born Feb 6, 1922

Daniel Patrick Macnee is an English actor, known for his role as the secret agent John Steed in the series The Avengers.

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1922 Birth The elder of two sons, Macnee was born in Paddington, London in 1922 to Daniel Macnee (1877-1952) and Dorothea Mary Hastings (1896-1984). … Read More


1936 14 Years Old He was educated at Summer Fields School and Eton College, where he was a member of the Officer Training Corps and was one of the guard of honour for King George V at St George's Chapel in 1936. … Read More


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He joined the Royal Navy as an ordinary seaman in October 1942 and was commissioned a sub-lieutenant in June 1943, becoming a navigator on Motor Torpedo Boats in the English Channel and North Sea. … Read More
1946 24 Years Old He left the Navy in 1946 as a lieutenant. … Read More


1956 34 Years Old After they were divorced in 1956, his second marriage (1965−1969) was to actress Katherine Woodville.
1959 37 Years Old Between these occasional movie roles, Macnee spent the better part of the 1950s working in dozens of small parts in American and Canadian television and theatre, including an appearance in an episode of The Twilight Zone in 1959 ("Judgment Night"). … Read More


1972 50 Years Old …  Macnee made his Broadway debut as the star of Anthony Shaffer's mystery Sleuth in 1972 and subsequently headlined the national tour of that play. … Read More


1988 66 Years Old His third marriage was to Baba Majos de Nagyzsenye, daughter of opera singer Ella Némethy, and it lasted from 1988 until her death in 2007. … Read More
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Macnee made numerous TV commercials including one around 1990 for Swiss Chalet, the Canadian restaurant chain, and a year or so before, a commercial for the Sterling Motor Car Company. … Read More
1996 74 Years Old He played Holmes in another TV film, The Hound of London (1993), along with the 1996 TV film Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Temporal Nexus. … Read More
2015 93 Years Old On 25 June 2015, Macnee died at Rancho Mirage, California, his home for the past four decades, at the age of 93. … Read More
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