Patrick Macnee, star of the legendary Avengers TV series, died on 25 June 2015 at his home in Rancho Mirage in California. He was 93. Macnee was known for playing the role of secret agent John Steed in the 1960s television series The Avengers.
During his schooling, he acted in a production of Henry V with his classmate Christopher Lee. After completing his education from Eton College, he served in the Royal Navy during World War Two by working on torpedo boats in the English Channel and the North Sea.
He also appeared in a few London stage productions and films including his role as Marley in the Alastair Sim's A Christmas Carol.
He was born as Daniel Patrick Macnee on 6 February 1922 in London and grew up in Lambourn.
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