|Patrick Macnee as John Steed. He helped develop Steed's style and even designed some of Steed's costumes himself.|
|Patrick Macnee and Honor Blackman.|
|...and with Linda Thorson.|
|Patrick Macnee, Ian Hendry, and an unidentified corpse.|
|Before she became "Absolutely Fabulous" Joanna Lumley was Purdey. Gareth Hunt as Gambit never became fabulous...|
There was even a 1998 movie based on the series starring Ralph Fiennes as Steed and Uma Thurman as Mrs. Peel. (See, even the movie used Mrs. Peel instead of Cathy Gale or Tara King.) I really didn't like the movie, but how I dislike movie re-do's of old tv series' is a subject for a whole other post...
|Ralph Fiennes as Steed and Uma..oh who cares...|
|Now that's more like it.|
|George Cole as young Scrooge and Macnee as young Marley. In the 90's he hosted a tv showing of the movie, calling it "My family's favourite version of "A Christmas Carol". Gee, wonder why they like that one so much...)|
He also appeared in "This is Spinal Tap" in 1984, and the James Bond film "A View to a Kill" in 1985.
|Like this appearance as Derek Jacobi's dad in one of my favourite series, "Frasier".|
|Roger Moore and Charlotte Rampling with Macnee in "Sherlock Holmes in New York".|
He played Watson again in 1993 in "The Hound of London". Ignoring the fact that his character only thought he was Sherlock Holmes on that Magnum episode, that makes him one of very few actors to have played both Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
A Mrs. Peel doll was made in the 60's, but alas no Steed.In 2002 dolls of both Steed and Emma Peel were produced. There were two sets, which used the same molds, but featured different clothing. One set even talked! ("Mrs. Peel, we're needed.") The Steed is much better than the Emma Peel...
|There. This post ties in with dolls. Are you happy now?|