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    Anonymous

    Terrible Loss (BBC News)[/url:kl28qtkv]

    Prisoner star McGoohan dies at 80
    Patrick McGoohan – Rex Features
    McGoohan wrote and starred in The Prisoner from 1967

    Emmy-winning actor Patrick McGoohan, best known for starring in cult 1960s TV show The Prisoner, has died at the age of 80.

    He died in Los Angeles after a short illness, his film producer son-in-law Cleve Landsberg told Associated Press.

    McGoohan played the character Six in the surreal 1960s show, filmed in the north Wales village of Portmeirion.

    He won two Emmy awards for his work on TV detective series Columbo, playing different characters.

    The first came for an episode of the series in 1974, with another 16 years later.

    ‘I am a free man’

    The screen star also won a Bafta award for best television actor in 1959 for his role in The Greatest Man In The World, a one-off drama in ITV’s Armchair Theatre series.

    In more recent years, McGoohan played King Edward Longshanks in the 1995 Mel Gibson film Braveheart.
    Patrick McGoohan
    The actor also starred in ITV series Danger Man, which began in 1960

    The actor, who was born in New York and raised in England and Ireland, came to screen prominence in TV series Danger Man, in which he played a secret service agent. The programme later aired as Secret Agent in the US.

    He was later considered for the role of James Bond for the movie Dr No.

    But McGoohan was chiefly associated with cult ITV drama The Prisoner, writing some of the episodes himself under a different name.

    His character spent the entire time attempting to escape from The Village and finding out the identity of his captor, the elusive Number One.

    He repeatedly declared: "I am not a number – I am a free man!"

    In 2000, McGoohan reprised his most famous role in an episode of The Simpsons.

    McGoohan’s last role came in 2002, as a voice artist in animated picture Treasure Planet.
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    #105490

    Anonymous

    I have to say I never really got The Prisoner but I liked a lot of his other work. He had a definite air of cool about him.

    #105541

    Anonymous

    I was sad to hear this news. Used to love The Prisoner, though I find it’s dated too much for me to watch it now.

    However, read this today in my local rag:

    http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1031216?UserKey=/url:2kvsgtn5

    Interesting. Make of it what you will! If it’s all true, then it’s fairly unforgiveable, though I deplore the gloating tone over someone’s death.

    #105543

    Anonymous
    "CastellanSpandrel":2688n9b2 wrote:
    I was sad to hear this news. Used to love The Prisoner, though I find it’s dated too much for me to watch it now.

    However, read this today in my local rag:

    http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1031216?UserKey=/url:2688n9b2

    Interesting. Make of it what you will! If it’s all true, then it’s fairly unforgiveable, though I deplore the gloating tone over someone’s death.
    [/quote:2688n9b2]

    Who is Derek Lord, exactly?  Everyone knows Patrick McGoohan or at least his work.

    #105544

    Anonymous
    "atomickarma":lz1yj125 wrote:
    "CastellanSpandrel":lz1yj125 wrote:
    I was sad to hear this news. Used to love The Prisoner, though I find it’s dated too much for me to watch it now.

    However, read this today in my local rag:

    http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1031216?UserKey=/url:lz1yj125

    Interesting. Make of it what you will! If it’s all true, then it’s fairly unforgiveable, though I deplore the gloating tone over someone’s death.
    [/quote:lz1yj125]

    Who is Derek Lord, exactly?  Everyone knows Patrick McGoohan or at least his work.
    [/quote:lz1yj125]

    He played Sneddon in ‘Take the High Road!’&nbsp; <!– s:D –><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/cheesy.gif" alt=":D" title="Cheesy" /><!– s:D –>

    You gotta admit though, it doesn’t paint a pleasant picture, does it?

    #105572

    Anonymous

    I’m sure I remember reading something in a Scottish local paper years ago which gave the impression that Derek Lord was&nbsp; a bit of a tw@ himself during the filming of High Road.

    #105586

    Anonymous

    Doesn’t bear a grudge much, does he!

    #105593

    Anonymous

    He often laces his columns with anecdotes about roles he didn’t get. A nearly man if ever there was one! ‘Ah coulda been a contenduh’, etc etc………..

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