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Death of the Danger Man

Patrick McGoohan as Number Six, in a scene fro...
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I read today about the death of a brilliant actor, who appeared in one of my favourite TV shows from the 1960s, Patrick McGoohan. He appeared in a series that was to become a cult classic, The Prisoner, a concept devised by McGoohan himself which was years ahead of its time and still strikes a chord today.

His obituary appears here and describes how this much underated actor could have gone on to even greater things (he turned down the role of James Bond twice!) but instead shyed away from the lure of Hollywood and struggled with the fame he attracted from The Prisoner to become something of a recluse. Even so the masterpiece that is ‘The Prisoner’ is timeless and is his lasting legacy.

Here’s a clip of McGoohan at his best. RIP

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  1. January 16, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Incidentally there’s a remake of The Prisoner currently in production. I’ll keep an open mind until it’s released, but I can’t see them being able to improve on perfection! (Avengers remake comes to mind – arghh)

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