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Patrick MacNee

Here are two beautiful and joyful songs performed by the great Max Bygraves, chosen to enhance the elegance of the fabulous Patrick MacNee.
Patrick Macnee (born Daniel Patrick Macnee in 1922 in London) is a British actor. He was educated at Eton College, was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy and was awarded the Atlantic Star for his service during World War II. He became an American citizen in 1959. After nurturing his acting career in Canada, Macnee appeared in supporting roles in a number of films, notably in the Gene Kelly vehicle "Les Girls" (as an Old Bailey barrister) and opposite Anthony Quayle in the 1956 war movie "The Battle of the River Plate". He had a small role in the 1951 version of "Scrooge" ("A Christmas Carol" in the U. S.) as young Jacob Marley. Despite numerous other roles in theatre, on television and in cinema, Macnee is still best known as the inimitable secret agent John Steed in the series "The Avengers". Initially a secondary character – the series was conceived as a vehicle for Ian Hendry, who played an associate of Steed's – Steed (and Macnee) became the centre of the show after Hendry's departure at the end of the first season, playing opposite a succession of female partners that included Honor Blackman, Diana Rigg, and Linda Thorson. Steed was also the central character of a revival, "The New Avengers", in which he was teamed with characters played by Joanna Lumley and Gareth Hunt. Other notable roles include his parts in the James Bond movie "A View to a Kill", as Major Crossley in "The Sea Wolves" (again with Moore), guest roles in "Alias Smith and Jones", "Hart to Hart", "Murder, She Wrote", "The Love Boat" and two villainous roles in "Battlestar Galactica". He also presented the American paranormal series, "Mysteries, Magic and Miracles". 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. Macnee had recurring roles in the crime series "Gavilan" with Robert Urich and in the 1984 satire on big business, "Empire" as the menacing M.D. Calvin Cromwell. In 1984, Macnee appeared in "Magnum, P.I." as a retired British agent who believes he is Sherlock Holmes. He in fact had played Dr Watson to Roger Moore's Sherlock Holmes in a 1976 TV movie, "Sherlock Holmes in New York" and went on to play Holmes in another TV movie, "The Hound of London" (1993). He played Watson in two TV movies with Christopher Lee ("Incident at Victoria Falls" and "Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady"). He also appeared in several cult movies: in "The Howling" and in the rockumentary comedy "This is Spinal Tap". He took over Leo G. Carroll's role as the head of U.N.C.L.E. in "The Return of The Man from U.N.C.L.E." in 1983. Patrick starred in the 1990s science fiction series "Super Force" as E.B. Hungerford. Macnee also appeared as a supporting character in the 1989 science fiction parody, "Lobster Man from Mars" and in "Frasier 8.11".
Enjoy Patrick MacNee's smartness and chic!

RIP Patrick McNee (25.06.2015)

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