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Patrick George McGee (31 March 1922 – 14 August 1982), known on screen and stage as Patrick Magee, was a British actor from Northern Ireland.

With his distinctive appearance and voice, and a scholarly interest in literature, Magee was among the most respected stage actors of his generation in the UK. He worked closely with Harold Pinter and was widely regarded as the foremost interpreter of Pinter's plays, as well as other plays in the absurdist tradition such as those of Samuel Beckett.

On film, Magee was often typecast to play eccentric or menacing characters in low budget (and low quality) horror movies, which he said were his way of paying the bills to support his stage career and occasional appearances in art films. He's probably remembered most today for his role as the unfortunate writer Frank Alexander in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange.

Magee was married to fellow County Armagh native Belle Sherry and had two children. He died of a heart attack at age 60.

Not to be confused with Patrick Macnee.

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