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John Steed, Avenger dies - 93
« on: June 26, 2015, 02:22:36 PM »
It really is turning into a bad year for the acting profession, The Avengers was one of the really great sort of spy shows of the sixties, pretty good innings for the guy though.

Strangely although I never met him he was sort of moving around similar circles to mine in London at the time but I did meet his co-star Diana Rigg a couple of times, I flew with her brother, Ian a bit in the RAF.

RIP Patrick MacNee, you were one of the British TV greats.

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Re: John Steed, Avenger dies - 93
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2015, 06:08:22 PM »
RIP... I used to catch a bit of that show recently when it was on late nights.

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Re: John Steed, Avenger dies - 93
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2015, 06:16:58 PM »
:)

I'd imagine it probably had somewhat dated Ry although I'd bet Diana in leather probably still looked good.

They did actually revive it for a time with Joanna Lumley and a male whose name I don't recall supporting the Steed character who was sort of the aged mastermind - called it the "New Avengers."

There used to be so many good shows like that came out of the UK - very rare now.

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Re: John Steed, Avenger dies - 93
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2015, 07:12:41 PM »
It was the golden era of TV from the mid 60s through the following 10 years.  They put great effort into the otherwise generic type shows unlike the throwaway variety they serve up today.
Some of these remakes have me going WTF... they've even done Nikita, there was nothing wrong with the first lot and it wasn't exactly long ago that it was made.

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Re: John Steed, Avenger dies - 93
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2015, 10:47:45 AM »
I did meet his co-star Diana Rigg a couple of times, I flew with her brother, Ian a bit in the RAF.

RIP Patrick MacNee, you were one of the British TV greats.

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RIP Patrick.
Wow was Diana as beautiful as I imagined her to be, I still have a school boy crush on her  ;zn
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Re: John Steed, Avenger dies - 93
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2015, 11:04:35 AM »
:)

If anything possibly more beautiful in the flesh mate, had the most flawless skin.

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Re: John Steed, Avenger dies - 93
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2015, 07:27:43 PM »
OMG...lucky you :P
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Re: John Steed, Avenger dies - 93
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2015, 07:31:46 PM »
 rofl rofl

Not THAT lucky- did get a kiss - very, very lovely lady :)

Now, you want a list?


Living in London in those years... oh man ... ;)

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Re: John Steed, Avenger dies - 93
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2015, 09:03:12 PM »
There was a golden era no doubt, Both UK and AU punched out edgy and risque, Not to mention bloody funny TV.
Many great artist are dropping off the scene to be replaced with what?
Possibly great actors but stymied by political correctness.
You will never get a ted Bullpit again, Or a Graham Kennedy.
Nor will you get another monty python.
Half the trick was that they didnt have the technology and had to wing it and actually act.

There is still some good new stuff around but it seems that thing they had back then went out with Kodachrome