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Honor Blackman turns 90: Hollywood's tough-women owe a debt to The Avengers star

21 August 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

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. »

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Hannibal's Bryan Fuller wants to bring back The Avengers TV series

17 August 2015 6:05 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Bryan Fuller already has his first post-Hannibal project lined up - a TV version of Neil Gaiman's lauded novel American Gods.

But the writer / producer already has another dream project in mind - a reboot of '60s spy-fi series The Avengers.

"I would love to reboot The Avengers - with Eddie Izzard as John Steed," Fuller told TVLine. "That would be wonderful."

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.

Now we just need to find someone to fill Diana Rigg's leather boots as a modern-day Emma Peel. Any chance Natalie Dormer - who play's Rigg's granddaughter on Game of Thrones - is available? »

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Nerd Alert: The Walking Deadpool and Star Wars Meets True Detective

11 August 2015 9:41 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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 »

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The Avengers box set review: ‘An exciting, playful and thoroughly British take on the action genre’

30 July 2015 10:17 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

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 »

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"Rogue Nation" Scores Rave First Reviews

24 July 2015 1:42 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

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 - »

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Aubrey Morris, ‘Clockwork Orange’ Actor, Dead at 89

17 July 2015 12:35 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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, »

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‘A Clockwork Orange’ Actor Aubrey Morris Dies at 89

17 July 2015 10:32 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Actor Aubrey Morris, best known for his role as Mr. Deltoid in Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange,” has died. He was 89.

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

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‘A Clockwork Orange’ Actor Aubrey Morris Dies at 89

17 July 2015 10:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Actor Aubrey Morris, best known for his role as Mr. Deltoid in Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange,” has died. He was 89.

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

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A Clockwork Orange actor Aubrey Morris dies, aged 89

16 July 2015 12:07 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

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.

Other movies included The Wicker Man, Love and Death and Lisztomania, while he made TV appearances in The Prisoner, The Avengers, The Sweeney and The Saint.

Morris also had multiple theatre roles on the West End and Broadway, while his final acting appearance came earlier this year in Us comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Watch Morris in A Clockwork Orange with Malcolm McDowell below: »

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Patrick Macnee, Star of Sydney Newman’s Other Great TV Show, Dies Aged 93

30 June 2015 7:15 PM, PDT | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Billy Garratt-John is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

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 ZoneColumbo, the original Battlestar Galactica and appearances as Dr. Watson in two Sherlock Holmes TV movies, as well as...

The post Patrick Macnee, Star of Sydney Newman’s Other Great TV Show, Dies Aged 93 appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

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R.I.P. Patrick Macnee (1922 – 2015)

26 June 2015 11:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Actor Patrick Macnee – who was best known for his role as secret agent John Steed in the classic 1960s spy series The Avengers – has passed away at his home in California on Thursday, aged 93.

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.

Following his service, he appeared in films such as Scrooge (151) and The Battle of the River Plate, before securing his career defining turn in The Avengers, which ran between 1961 and 1969.

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, »

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The Guardian view on the bowler hat: a cool head | Editorial

26 June 2015 11:01 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

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, »

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Daily | Patrick Macnee, 1922 – 2015

26 June 2015 4:34 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

"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 »

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Patrick Macnee, star of The Avengers, dies aged 93

26 June 2015 2:09 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

London-born actor was best known for his role as dapper John Steed in 1960s ‘spy-fi’ series, but also appeared in Spinal Tap and Bond film A View to a Kill

Patrick Macnee, the actor best known for playing John Steed in the 1960s television series The Avengers, has died at the age of 93.

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

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Patrick Macnee dies aged 93

25 June 2015 10:52 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Patrick Macnee, star of 1960s television series ‘The Avengers’ has died aged 93. Patrick Macnee

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. »

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Patrick MacNee, Star Of "The Avengers", Dead At 93

25 June 2015 7:38 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Macnee with Honor Blackman in an early episode of The Avengers.

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 »

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Patrick Macnee, Star of The Avengers 1960s Spy Series, Dead at 93

25 June 2015 3:48 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

British actor Patrick Macnee, most recognizable to American audiences for playing secret agent John Steed in the 1960s cult-favorite TV series The Avengers, has died of natural causes at age 93.

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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Patrick Macnee Dies: Star Of 1960s TV Series ‘The Avengers’ Was 93

25 June 2015 3:19 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Patrick Macnee, best known as secret agent John Steed in the 1960s TV series The Avengers, has died today of natural causes at his home in Rancho Mirage, CA. He was 93. The program, with glamorous co-stars including the leather-catsuit-wearing Diana Rigg and Honor Blackman, came to epitomize London in the Swinging ’60s. Seeking to capitalize on the success of the James Bond books and films, The Avengers showed a world of derring-do and globe-trotting capers. With his… »

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Patrick Macnee: 1922-2015

25 June 2015 1:39 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

British actor Patrick Macnee, best known for his long-running role as The Avengers’ John Steed, has died at the age of 93.

Patrick Macnee, fondly remembered as the actor behind dapper gentleman spy John Steed in Sydney Newman’s The Avengers (1961–1969) and The New Avengers (1976-1977), has passed away at the age of 93.

Macnee died at his Southern Californian home, in the company of his family, who are very much in our thoughts today.

Before Macnee embedded suave John Steed’s bowler hat and whangee-handle umbrella firmly into sixties British culture, the actor had roles in a score of television, film and stage productions, from Shakespeare to Sherlock Holmes to Bond, having begun his career as an extra at the age of sixteen.

Macnee also served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. But it was opposite co-stars Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Ian Hendry and more in The Avengers »

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Roger Moore honours A View to a Kill co-star Patrick Macnee: 'We had many happy times'

25 June 2015 1:18 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sir Roger Moore has called his late A View to a Kill co-star Patrick Macnee "a true gent".

Macnee's family confirmed earlier today (June 25) that the legendary Avengers actor had passed away at his California home.

Moore's seventh and final James Bond movie A View to a Kill famously featured Macnee as the spy's sidekick Sir Godfrey Tibbett in a tongue-in-cheek nod to his Avengers past.

Writing on Twitter today, Moore paid tribute to Macnee: "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."

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.

Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) June 25, 2015

Fans and friends the world over have been paying tribute to Macnee »

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