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Patrick Macnee

6 February 1922 to 25 June 2015

A British actor best known for sporting a bowler hat and swinging an umbrella for his defining role as John Steed in The Avengers (1961-1969) and The New Avengers (1976-1977). Outside of the hit show Macnee had memorable roles in The Howling (1981), This Is Spinal Tap (1984) and A View To A Kill (1985).

Read Patrick Macnee's Guardian obituary here