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Sir Roger Moore pays tribute to 'true gent' Macnee

James Bond actor Roger Moore has shared his sorrow after the death of screen veteran Patrick MacNee.

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Patrick Macnee in his iconic role as John Steed

Patrick Macnee is best remembered for his role as John Steed, in 1960s spy show The Avengers - and, a decade later, in The New Avengers.

Steed was the quintessential English gentleman spy, who preferred to fight with an umbrella than gun.

Over the years he played Steed, Macnee appeared alongside Ian Hendry, Honor Blackman, Diana Rigg, Linda Thorson, Joanna Lumley, and Gareth Hunt.

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