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Donald Monat (1928 - 2018)

 
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Alan
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:38 am    Post subject: Donald Monat (1928 - 2018) Reply with quote

Sorry to say that I have been contacted by Donald's family, who have told me that sadly Donald passed away last September.

Donald will of course be best remembered here as John Steed in the South African radio version of The Avengers, a role which he played brilliantly for two years between 1971 and 1973.

Donald was also a writer, film and radio director and voice artiste. He was a great help to me in creating the Avengers on the Radio site (now a part of The Avengers Declassified) and he also came to the forerunner of this forum to answer members questions. This event is preserved at Declassified:

http://www.declassified.hiddentigerbooks.co.uk/radio_monat_forum.htm

Donald Monat - March 15th 1928 to September 12th 2018
Remembered with a smile and a tip of the bowler

R.I.P.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:00 am    Post subject: Re: Donald Monat (1928 - 2018) Reply with quote

Great loss! Sad

Donald was a memorable actor, at first widely known as Steed in South Africa and then all over the world thanks to the recordings that Alan carefully "set in order" and then gave to listen to anyone who wished.

Unfortunately, I could never properly evaluate Donald's work as Steed, but I liked his voice and gentlemanly approach to these productions.

My thoughts are with Donald's family and all Avengers fans. RIP.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is indeed a great loss. A lovely man, so kind and helpful. And like Patrick Macnee, a proper gentleman.
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