Patrick Joseph McGoohan (March 19, 1928 – January 13, 2009)

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Message 853950 - Posted: 15 Jan 2009, 22:04:47 UTC
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Patrick Joseph McGoohan (March 19, 1928 – January 13, 2009)
was a two-time Emmy winning Irish-American actor, raised in Ireland and England, with an extensive stage career, who rose to fame in the British film and TV industry by starring in the 1960s television series Danger Man (renamed Secret Agent when exported to the US) , cult classic The Prisoner and Mel Gibson's Oscar winning epic Braveheart as Edward Longshanks. McGoohan wrote and directed several episodes of The Prisoner himself, occasionally using the pseudonyms Joseph Serf and Paddy Fitz

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Message 853953 - Posted: 15 Jan 2009, 22:13:37 UTC - in response to Message 853950.  

Patrick Joseph McGoohan (March 19, 1928 – January 13, 2009)
was a two-time Emmy winning Irish-American actor, raised in Ireland and England, with an extensive stage career, who rose to fame in the British film and TV industry by starring in the 1960s television series Danger Man (renamed Secret Agent when exported to the US) , cult classic The Prisoner and Mel Gibson's Oscar winning epic Braveheart as Edward Longshanks. McGoohan wrote and directed several episodes of The Prisoner himself, occasionally using the pseudonyms Joseph Serf and Paddy Fitz

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Message 854017 - Posted: 16 Jan 2009, 1:15:44 UTC

I tried posting this, several hours ago, but...... A very under-rated actor, whom I will always picture, in a Lotus 7 (KAR 120C) with the wind in his hair. Number 6 has made his escape.


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Message 854280 - Posted: 16 Jan 2009, 16:16:51 UTC

I always like watching him preform in movies as well as in his Tv show the Prisoner.

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Message 854287 - Posted: 16 Jan 2009, 16:38:14 UTC

Here is the "The Prisoner" Opening credits/sequence

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Message 855184 - Posted: 18 Jan 2009, 21:07:19 UTC

Another good one gone.

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Message 855353 - Posted: 19 Jan 2009, 11:05:19 UTC

He finally made his escape.
I can actually remember "Danger Man" from it's first time round. (On a Black and White portable telly, with a 10 inch screen!)

I agree with Iona. A very much underrated actor.
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Message 855804 - Posted: 20 Jan 2009, 22:52:27 UTC - in response to Message 855353.  

He finally made his escape.
I can actually remember "Danger Man" from it's first time round. (On a Black and White portable telly, with a 10 inch screen!)

I agree with Iona. A very much underrated actor.



I agree as well A very under rated actor. Did he make any movies after the prisoner?

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Message 856093 - Posted: 21 Jan 2009, 19:38:05 UTC - in response to Message 855804.  

He finally made his escape.
I can actually remember "Danger Man" from it's first time round. (On a Black and White portable telly, with a 10 inch screen!)

I agree with Iona. A very much underrated actor.



I agree as well A very under rated actor. Did he make any movies after the prisoner?


I found this on Wikipedia:

McGoohan appeared in many films, including Howard Hughes's favourite, Ice Station Zebra, for which he was critically acclaimed, and Silver Streak, with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. In 1977 he starred in the TV series Rafferty, playing a former army doctor who has retired and moved into private practice. Many people consider this series a forerunner to House, M.D..[6] He was most recognized by a later generation of fans as the Machiavellian King Edward "Longshanks" from the 1995 Oscar-winning Braveheart. In 1996, he appeared as Judge Omar Noose in A Time to Kill. He directed Richie Havens in a rock-opera version of Othello called Catch My Soul. McGoohan received two Emmy Awards for his work on Columbo with his long-time friend Peter Falk. He directed five Columbo episodes (including three of the four in which he played the murderer) and wrote and produced two (including one of these). He also appeared in 1981 Scanners, a science fiction/horror film by Canadian director David Cronenberg that has since attained cult movie status.

In 1996, he appeared in Paramount's big budget cinema adaptation of The Phantom comic strip, playing the father of the title character (played by Billy Zane). Many fans of the comic objected to the casting of McGoohan, claiming he was far too old to play the character, who, in the comics, died in his late forties.

In 1991, he starred in Masterpiece Theatre's production of The Best of Friends for PBS, which told the story of the unlikely friendship between a museum curator, a nun and a playwright. McGoohan played George Bernard Shaw alongside Sir John Gielgud as Sydney Cockerell and Dame Wendy Hiller as Sister Laurentia McLachlan.

In 2000, he reprised his role as Number Six in an episode of The Simpsons, "The Computer Wore Menace Shoes". In it, Homer Simpson concocts a news story to make his website more popular, and he wakes up in a prison disguised as a holiday resort. Dubbed Number Five, he befriends Number Six and escapes with his boat.

McGoohan's last film was a voice role in the animated film Treasure Planet, released in 2002. That same year, he received the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award for The Prisoner.
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Message 856392 - Posted: 22 Jan 2009, 12:31:54 UTC - in response to Message 856093.  
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Hi, I saw some old series of him, on Belgium TV, where he was held prisoner on an island, guarded by 'balloons'.
Think it was 20, maybe 30?? years ago, when I saw this the first time.
Can't remember the name of this teevee series, could be, it was called the prisoner.
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Message 856395 - Posted: 22 Jan 2009, 12:44:47 UTC - in response to Message 856392.  

Hi, I saw some old series of him, on Belgium TV, where he was held prisoner on an island, guarded by 'balloons'.
Think it was 20, maybe 30?? years ago, when I saw this the first time.
Can't remember the name of this teevee series, could be, it was called the prisoner.



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Message 856399 - Posted: 22 Jan 2009, 12:51:26 UTC

WATCHED THE PRISONER ALL THE TIME WHEN I WAS A TEEN, ONE OF MY FAVORITES. GREAT SHOW, GREAT ACTOR IN McGOOHAN. HE FINALLY ESCAPED. R.I.P.
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Message 856428 - Posted: 22 Jan 2009, 15:17:47 UTC - in response to Message 856395.  

Hi, I saw some old series of him, on Belgium TV, where he was held prisoner on an island, guarded by 'balloons'.
Think it was 20, maybe 30?? years ago, when I saw this the first time.
Can't remember the name of this teevee series, could be, it was called the prisoner.



. . . like these from Poe? ;)





Not quite Richard, but it is a beautiful drawing, though! ;)

Can recall these series, sure is a long time ago.

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