AF340
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The Prisoner, Patrick McGoohan, Dies At 80

Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:12 pm

Sad news.


Number Six has passed.


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



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RE: The Prisoner, Patrick McGoohan, Dies At 80

Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:32 pm

I remember him playing the classic snobbish villian in the Silver Streak.Unforgettable voice.Great actor.RIP,Patrick.
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RE: The Prisoner, Patrick McGoohan, Dies At 80

Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:40 pm

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
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RE: The Prisoner, Patrick McGoohan, Dies At 80

Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:13 am



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.
 
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RE: The Prisoner, Patrick McGoohan, Dies At 80

Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:42 pm

Tough luck - you had a long life, Longshanks!
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RE: The Prisoner, Patrick McGoohan, Dies At 80

Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:37 pm



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.



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RE: The Prisoner, Patrick McGoohan, Dies At 80

Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:14 pm



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.
 
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RE: The Prisoner, Patrick McGoohan, Dies At 80

Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:07 pm

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!

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RE: The Prisoner, Patrick McGoohan, Dies At 80

Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:51 pm



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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