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We only got to witness the War Doctor for mere minutes during the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode “The Day of the Doctor“, however John Hurts presence as the Doctor captured the imagination of Whovians across the globe and made us internally and externally scream for more knowledge on the short life of this incarnation. Well now Big Finish are doing just that with twelve full cast War Doctor audio plays featuring John Hurt himself!
“I have been a huge fan of John since first seeing him in the repeats of I, Claudius in the 1980s and in his Oscar-nominated role as the eponymous The Elephant Man,’ says Big Finish executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery. ‘Watching his performance in The Day of the Doctor I did find myself fantasising that some far off day we might have the chance to work with him on the audio adventures of Doctor Who and »
To mark the release of The Avengers: The Complete Series 6 on 5th October, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray. John Steed (Patrick Macnee) and his new secret agent partner Tara King (Linda Thorson) embark on a string of crime solving adventures in the final series of the original cult TV
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“Do you still say my Shylock was inadequate?”
Theatre Of Blood starring St. Louis native Vincent Price will be screened Saturday October 10th, as part of Movies for Foodies, a regular film series put on by the chefs at Tenacious Eats. The event will take place at St. Louis Banquet Center located at 5700 Leona. In attendance will be special guest Victoria Price, author of Vincent Price, a Daughter’s Biography.
Tenacious Eats presents five courses and five cocktails themed to the Vincent Price masterpiece Theatre Of Blood with special guest of honor Victoria Price! Recipes will be featured from Victoria’s parents’ best-selling cookbook “A Treasury of Great Recipes” which is being re-issued for its 50th Anniversary. Cookbooks will be available for purchase that evening. This event will take place at St. Louis Banquet Center located at 5700 Leona. Get ready for a creepy good time! Live music and cash bar begin at 6:30pm. »
- Tom Stockman
As she enters her tenth decade, Honor Blackman can still mix it with the best of them. Never mind the "glamorous granny" tag, she has retained the looks and the moxie that first struck us in the early 1960s when, as Cathy Gale in The Avengers, she not only aced the partnership with Patrick McNee's John Steed, but introduced the previously little seen screen character of a woman who could take care of herself. »
But the writer / producer already has another dream project in mind - a reboot of '60s spy-fi series The Avengers.
Fuller and Izzard, of course, worked together on Hannibal - where the latter played serial killer Abel Gideon.
The pair also have form when it comes to reboots, even if their last effort to revive a classic property - 2012's The Munsters revamp Mockingbird Lane - didn't get a series pick-up.
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this tremendous Tuesday? A fan-made Spectre trailer brings back Roger Moore as 007, Howard the Duck gets a new big-budget "remix" and a unique Star Wars video gives the franchise a True Detective-style opening credits scene. But first, we have a wonderful mashup of The Walking Dead and Deadpool. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
The Walking Dead and Deadpool Mashup
David Elmaleh and his wonderful mashup videos are quickly becoming a regular fixture on Nerd Alert, and today he delivers once again, expertly combining The Walking Dead and Deadpool. The only thing wrong with this is we only get 1 minute and 20 seconds of awesome mashup action. Hopefully we can persuade »
This colourful classic, starring Patrick Macnee as the mysterious bowler-hatted spy with a female sidekick, was one of the first UK shows to achieve real success in the Us and beyond
Arriving in 1961, this British classic transcended its humble, gritty beginnings to become a colourful, surreal flagship for almost everything fun and groovy about the swinging 60s. One of the first UK shows to achieve real success in the Us and beyond, The Avengers gave a global audience an exciting, playful and thoroughly British take on the action genre. To be fair, it is at its best in series three to five, by which point mysterious spy John Steed has taken centre stage in the battle against crime, aided by Honor Blackman as Cathy Gale.
All the recent tributes for the late Patrick Macnee ran pictures of him as Steed, the role with which he became synonymous. The much-loved actor »
- Phelim O'Neill
The fifth film in the "Mission: Impossible" series, 'Rogue Nation,' had its world premiere in Vienna earlier this week ahead of a global launch late next week.
The series has had a rocky history though there's no question that the John Woo-directed second film is seen as an outright dud. Whether Brian DePalma's espionage-oriented first film or J.J. Abrams action-driven third film is better depends upon whom you talk to though both seem to be pretty close.
What is clear is that Brad Bird's fourth film, "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," was a winner both with audiences and critics - garnering good reviews and way more box-office than any of the previous entries, revitalising the brand.
The good news is reviews for 'Rogue Nation' so far indicate writer/director Christopher McQuarrie has continued the uptick in quality and has delivered something at least on par - »
- Garth Franklin
British character actor Aubrey Morris, best known for playing the probation officer in Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 cult film “A Clockwork Orange” has died, his agent confirmed on Friday. He was 89. During his five-decade career, Morris also appeared as a grave-digger opposite Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward in the cult horror film “The Wicker Man” as well as such films as “Lisztomania,” Woody Allen’s “Love and Death” and “My Girl 2.” His many TV credits include “The Saint,” “The Sweeney,” “The Prisoner,” “The Avengers” and BBC drama “Cold Comfort Farm.” Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2015 (Photos) Born in Portsmouth, »
- Debbie Emery
Morris died Wednesday, his agent told the BBC.
The character actor had a memorable scene in “A Clockwork Orange” in which his probation officer character cautions the protagonist, Alex (played by Malcolm McDowell), about getting into trouble. “I’m warning you, little Alex, being a good friend to you as always, the one man in this sore and sick community who wants to save you from yourself,” Morris says in the scene (below).
The British actor’s other movie credits include Robin Hardy’s horror film “The Wicker Man,” the musical “Lisztomania,” Woody Allen’s comedy “Love and Death” and the dramedy “My Girl 2,” with Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis.
His five-decade long career also included TV work. He made his first TV appearance in »
- Leo Barraclough
Character actor Aubrey Morris has died, aged 89.
Morris, who passed away yesterday (July 15), had roles in numerous cult classics on the big and small screen over a 50-year period.
He was perhaps most widely known for his brief but memorable part in A Clockwork Orange, as Alex's unnerving probation officer Mr Deltoid.
Patrick Macnee has passed away at the age of 93. The British born actor and star of iconic 60s TV series The Avengers died of natural causes at his home in California with his family around him. His television credits also include The Twilight Zone, Columbo, the original Battlestar Galactica and appearances as Dr. Watson in two Sherlock Holmes TV movies, as well as...
- Billy Garratt-John
Born in London in 1922, Macnee studied at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art but had to put his fledgling acting career on hold when he was called up to serve in the Royal Navy during World War II.
Macnee would reprise the role of John Steed for the 1976 revival The New Avengers, while his subsequent credits included the likes of The Howling, This Is Spinal Tap, A View to a Kill and Waxwork. He also lent his voice to Invisible Jones in the 1998 feature adaptation of The Avengers, »
- Gary Collinson
Patrick Macnee brought style to both the brolly and the bowler. What a pity the iconic hat is still so out of fashion
John Steed, male lead of the 1960s Avengers TV series and immortal creation of the late Patrick Macnee, was synonymous with two accessories. Of these, the umbrella has never gone out of fashion. For obvious practical reasons its future is assured, though not in the illegal concealed sabre variation favoured by Steed. The bowler hat, by contrast, belongs to another age. Once a working-class fashion, beloved of Charlie Chaplin’s tramp, the bowler was made fashionable by Edward VII and later became standard City gent attire. But, like the gent, the bowler was passing into history when the Avengers was on. Now it survives in Orange Order marches, among Guards officers, fogeys, some Bolivian women and the occasional cool fashionista. Since a good bowler costs more than £300 at Lock & Co, »
"Patrick Macnee, the British-born actor best known as dapper secret agent John Steed in the long-running 1960s TV series The Avengers, has died," reports Lynn Elber for the AP. "He was 93." Joe Leydon's posted an interview with Macnee he conducted in 1987 on the occasion of the release of Shadey. "The film, I must admit, was instantly forgettable. But the conversation was an unadulterated delight." And little wonder. The man led the sort of life for which the word "colorful" is a mere inkling. We're collecting remembrances. » - David Hudson »
His family were at his bedside at his home in Rancho Mirage, California, his son Rupert said in a statement published on Thursday on Macnee’s website.
Related: Patrick Macnee obituary
So very sad to hear Pat MacNee has left us. We were mates from 1950s and I have so many happy memories of working with him. A true gent.
Related: Patrick Macnee's life – in pictures
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- Chris Johnston
Patrick Macnee has died aged 93.
The British actor – best known for playing John Steed in the 1960s television series ‘The Avengers‘ – has passed away with his family at his bedside.
A statement on his official website reads: “Wherever he went, he left behind a trove of memories.
“Patrick Macnee was a popular figure in the television industry. He was at home wherever in the world he found himself. He had a knack for making friends, and keeping them.”
His son Rupert confirmed he died peacefully at his home in Rancho Mirage, California.
Some of his most notable film roles include in 1985’s ‘A View to Kill‘, where he starred as an ally of Roger Moore‘s James Bond. The legendary actor was also known for his theatre roles, having appeared on Broadway during his lengthy career. »
- Paul Heath
The distinguished British actor Patrick Macnee has passed away at age 93. Macnee personified the "typical" English gentleman in scores of films and TV appearances. He rose to fame as John Steed, the star of "The Avengers", the iconic TV series from the 1960s. He initially co-starred with Honor Blackman, then later Diana Rigg and Linda Thorson. He starred in "The New Avengers" in 1976. Macnee's also had a thriving career as a character actor in feature films. He appeared as young Jacob Marley in the classic 1951 version of "A Christmas Carol", as well as such diverse fare as "The Sea Wolves" , director Joe Dante's "The Howling" and spoofs such as "Young Doctors in Love" and "This is Spinal Tap". Macnee co-starred with his old friend Roger Moore in the 1985 James Bond film "A View to a Kill". He also »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
He briefly reprised his iconic, umbrella sword-wielding role for the short-lived mid-‘70s revival The New Avengers.
Macnee’s post-Avengers TV credits included the title role in ABC’s CIA series Gavilan, the 1989 miniseries Around the World in 80 Days, voicing the opening credits for TV’s original Battlestar Galactica, the CBS drama P.S.I. Luv U, the syndicated action-adventure series Thunder in Paradise and, most recently, a 2001 episode of Frasier. »
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