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The Prisoner, Patrick McGoohan, Dies At 80  
User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

Sad news.


Number Six has passed.


http://www.latimes.com/news/obituari...goohan15-2009jan15,0,3951859.story



Be seeing you,

Liam tombstone 

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User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3069 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1818 times:

I remember him playing the classic snobbish villian in the Silver Streak.Unforgettable voice.Great actor.RIP,Patrick.


Tuesday's Off! Do not disturb.
User currently offlineOldman55 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1525 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 6 days ago) and read 1797 times:

I think he had a tv show called Secret Agent or something like that in the mid 60's. He also played the warden of Alcatraz in the Clint Eastwood movie "Escape from Alcatraz" made around 1979. I guess tho he will always be No 6 and now he got out of the village.  Yeah sure


too bad most of us get too soon old and too late smart
User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1756 times:



Quoting Oldman55 (Reply 2):
I think he had a tv show called Secret Agent or something like that in the mid 60's

Danger Man. I've often heard The Prisoner described as a spin-off from that but I didn't see any of it and I can't find any confirmation.


User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8149 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

Tough luck - you had a long life, Longshanks!


If you need someone to blame / throw a rock in the air / you'll hit someone guilty
User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 5 days ago) and read 1698 times:



Quoting David L (Reply 3):
Danger Man. I've often heard The Prisoner described as a spin-off from that but I didn't see any of it and I can't find any confirmation.

It was originally supposed to be billed a spy show (like Danger Man) but they weren't really the same concept in the end.



Liam spin 


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 41
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1661 times:



Quoting AF340 (Reply 5):
It was originally supposed to be billed a spy show (like Danger Man) but they weren't really the same concept in the end.

I think the point was more that his character in Danger Man could have become the character in the Prisoner. As I said, I can't find anything to back that up.


User currently offlineRonglimeng From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 625 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

I've always enjoyed Patrick McGoohan's performances, starting with his portrayal of John Drake in Dangerman in the 1960's.

Almost everytime I take something out of a package and put the pieces together, I am reminded of scenes from Dangerman where John Drake extracts all those cleverly concealed spy gadgets and deftly assembles them for use!

RIP


User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2523 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1646 times:



Quoting David L (Reply 3):
Danger Man. I've often heard The Prisoner described as a spin-off from that but I didn't see any of it and I can't find any confirmation.

I'd always thought of The Prisoner as a spin-off or more accurately a continuation of his character in the earlier series. I always considered #6 to be Drake. Maybe, maybe not - that was one of the interesting things about the show.


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