Practically everybody who ever appeared in or worked on The Avengers and The New Avengers can be found here. Note that, for further reading, I've only included links to the official websites for those actors, where they exist. The bios no longer contain filmographies mostly because the can be contentious, with people wrangling over facts (IMDb is often a battleground), and I prefer not becoming a mini-IMDb. Also, for actors who are still working, they are moving targets, which carries upkeep overhead I'd prefer to avoid.

REGULAR CAST

Actor and Character Biographies

Honor Blackman
Ingrid Hafner (d)
Ian Hendry (d)
Gareth Hunt (d)
Joanna Lumley
Patrick Macnee (d)
Patrick Newell (d)
Rhonda Parker
Diana Rigg
Julie Stevens
Linda Thorson

 

Cathy Gale
Carol Wilson
Dr. David Keel
Mike Gambit
Purdey
John Steed
Mother
Rhonda
Emma Peel
Venus Smith
Tara King

Elizabeth Shepherd is in a category all her own: she played Emma Peel in one and a half never-aired episodes before being replaced by Diana Rigg.

GUEST ACTORS

Guest Actor Directory: Over 1,100 guest actors appeared on The Avengers and The New Avengers. Counting repeat appearances, that's around 2,000 entries. This directory lists all of the credited and as many as possible of the unbilled appearances, sorted alphabetically by last name. Actor names are accompanied by character names (if known) and episode titles, with links to actor bios and episode review pages.

 

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Actors making unbilled appearances are marked with (U/B). Wherever possible, character names appear in [brackets] for actors who receive screen credit with no character name. New Avengers episodes are in  blue rows.

Guest Actor Biographies: Together with few fellow fans and Yours Truly, Pete Stampede is building an impressive catalog of guest actor bios.

Recurring Characters: A number of actors reprised their roles. Here's a gallery of these familiar faces.

Rising Stars: Quite a few noteworthy film and television personalities showed up on The Avengers, which became a popular place for actors to be seen—some even asked to appear. See how many of these you recognize.

Nameless Faces: Back in the 60s the credits at the end of TV shows were studies in minimalism—even some speaking parts went unbilled. Here is a list of actors who deserved better.

Stuntmen and Doubles: The "grunts" of the TV industry, stuntmen had the riskiest jobs while receiving little or no credit. This is a list of the show's "unsung heroes."

Doppelganger Gallery: For your entertainment, the Emma Peel era doppelgangers (that is, those actors who appeared in two Emma Peel episodes) are presented in galleries with "before and after" images of each.

Doppelganger Hall of Fame: Who holds the record for the greatest number of appearances on The Avengers? Four actors share top honors. Many more fun statistics can be found here.

PRODUCTION PERSONNEL

Movers and Shakers: There were many people involved with the creation and production of The Avengers. As you explore its history, it becomes easier to follow when the names are more familiar. This alphabetical directory of key people features brief descriptions of their roles.

Writers and Directors: Who wrote what? Who directed what? All of the show's writers and directors are listed in alphabetical order in these two tables, with links to episode review pages. New Avengers episodes are in  blue rows.

Production Personnel Biographies: A sampling of the most significant individuals involved with The Avengers.

Production Credits: These lists are derived from the episode screen credits. You'll notice that very few production people received credit during the first three seasons. Also note that, given the scarcity of information, the lists are not 100% complete.

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Page last modified: 5 May 2017.

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