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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 a distinctive appearance and voice, and having 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 screen, Magee was often typecast as eccentric or menacing characters in low budget (and low quality) horror films, which he said were his means of paying the bills to support his theatre career and occasional appearances in art films. He is probably remembered by most for his role in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange as writer Frank Alexander, who's assaulted by Alex and his Droogs, ends up paralyzed from the waist down, and plots his revenge.

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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