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For the first time, Patrick Macnee tells all! The never-before revealed secrets of the hit TV series The Avengers are laid bare by the man who played John Steed in no less than seven series of the show. . Lavishly illustrated, with many unpublished stills, behind-the-scenes photos, and snaps from Macnee's private collection, this is a very personal portrait of the world's best-loved cult action-adventure series.
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There have been five James Bonds, but even Ralph Fiennes, star of the Avengers movie admits that there is only one John Steed. When he first donned his iconic bowler hat, actor Patrick Macnee put an eccentric spin on the traditional English gentleman. Witty, urbane, a stickler for etiquette, and able to disarm the most dastardly villain with a casual flick of his tightly furled umbrella, Steed helped London to swing during the heady days of the 1960s.
The Avengers and Me is Macnee's memoir of his time on the cult TV show. Reading the book is like sitting down with the actor over a nice cup of tea as he reminisces about life behind and in front of the cameras. He is particularly gracious in his discussion of the women with whom he shared his adventures: Honor Blackman, Diana Rigg, Linda Thorson, and Joanna Lumley are all lavished with Macnee's signature charm. He only becomes critical when writing about some of the production decisions that, he believes, compromised the original vision of the show, and he seems to think that The New Avengers was not a terribly good idea. Overall, however, The Avengers and Me is as warm and as witty as the man himself. --Simon LeakeAbout the Author:
PATRICK MACNEE is best known for embodying the suave, bowler-hatted agent John Steed in The Avengers, but over the course of his long career on stage and screen he has also appeared in the likes of Sleuth, the Bond film A View to a Kill, Battlestar Galactica and even the legendary This is Spinal Tap.
DAVE ROGERS is fondly known by both fans and the people who made the show as ‘the Avengers guru’. He has written several books on the making of the series.
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Book Description Titan Books, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111852868015