"handsome, and dashing" [SCAN]
Actor Patrick Macnee has passed away at the age of 93 at his home in California, due to natural causes.
While widely known for his portrayal of secret agent John Steed with Diana Rigg's Emma Peel in the 1960s television show The Avengers, and perhaps less so for his role opposite Roger Moore in A View to a Kill, Macnee has a deeper connection to Sherlock Holmes.
In 1991 and 1992, Patrick Macnee portrayed Dr. Watson to Christopher Lee's Sherlock Holmes in two films: Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady and Incident at Victoria Falls, in which they portrayed a retired duo assigned to tasks by Mycroft Holmes and King Edward VII and meet Irene Adler and Lillie Langtry, respectively.
Of course, Macnee's co-star Christopher Lee passed away exactly two weeks ago, also aged 93.
The connections to two of Macnee's co-stars above are equally as interesting. Roger Moore, aside from playing James Bond, also played Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes in New York - another film in which Macnee played Dr. Watson. And Dame Diana Rigg took over the hosting duties at Mystery for Vincent Price, and she introduced a number of the later Jeremy Brett episodes on the program.