(born February 6
), British actor
. Despite numerous roles in theatre, on television and in cinema, Patrick Macnee is still best known for as the inimitable secret agent John Steed in the series The Avengers
, in which he played (chronological order) opposite female partners Honor Blackman[?]
(as Cathy Gale), Diana Rigg
(Mrs Emma Peel) and Linda Thorson[?]
(Tara King). Years later "his" John Steed resurfaced in The New Avengers opposite Joanna Lumley and Gareth Hunt, respectively Purdey and Gambit.
Notable roles further include his part in A View to a Kill, parts in Alias Smith and Jones, and Battlestar Galactica's Count Iblis.
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