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Daily | Patrick Macnee, 1922 – 2015

"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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Daily | Patrick Macnee, 1922 – 2015

"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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Snoo Wilson obituary

Playwright whose anarchic works were filled with vividly imagined characters

Snoo Wilson, who has died suddenly aged 64, was in the vanguard of the young playwrights revolutionising British theatre in the two decades after 1968, but Snoo was a very different kettle of fish from the others. While David Edgar, Howard Brenton and David Hare were often overtly political, Snoo was a Marxist "tendance Groucho"; more subtly subversive and humorous. Sometimes the surface frivolity of his work made people think he wasn't serious, but he was always trying to mine under the surface of things, to allow the subconscious to drive his imagination. Snoo used fiercely imagined characters in comic and often savage works that nevertheless, in the best plays, demonstrated an insouciant knowledge of dramatic structure. He was not a believer in naturalism.

Throughout his career Snoo refused to accept that mere reality was all there was – if so, it was
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Snoo Wilson obituary

Playwright whose anarchic works were filled with vividly imagined characters

Snoo Wilson, who has died suddenly aged 64, was in the vanguard of the young playwrights revolutionising British theatre in the two decades after 1968, but Snoo was a very different kettle of fish from the others. While David Edgar, Howard Brenton and David Hare were often overtly political, Snoo was a Marxist "tendance Groucho"; more subtly subversive and humorous. Sometimes the surface frivolity of his work made people think he wasn't serious, but he was always trying to mine under the surface of things, to allow the subconscious to drive his imagination. Snoo used fiercely imagined characters in comic and often savage works that nevertheless, in the best plays, demonstrated an insouciant knowledge of dramatic structure. He was not a believer in naturalism.

Throughout his career Snoo refused to accept that mere reality was all there was – if so, it was
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

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