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    'Prisoner' actor Patrick McGoohan dies in LA

    Associated Press Writer Andrew Dalton
    1 hr 3 mins ago

    LOS ANGELES – Patrick McGoohan, an Emmy-winning actor who created and starred in the cult classic television show "The Prisoner," has died. He was 80.

    McGoohan died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a short illness, his son-in-law, film producer Cleve Landsberg, said Wednesday.

    McGoohan won two Emmys for his work on the Peter Falk detective drama "Columbo," and more recently appeared as King Edward Longshanks in the 1995 Mel Gibson film "Braveheart."

    But he was best known as the title character Number Six in "The Prisoner," a surreal 1960s British series in which a former spy is held captive in a small village and constantly tries to escape.

    R.I.P. to a wonderful actor and strong creative mind :salute!:. It's a shame he passed away shortly before A & E televises their miniseries remake of The Prisoner.

    Be seeing you , Patrick.
    Last edited by keithbishop; 01-14-2009, 02:39 PM.
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  • #2
    It is always sad ot lose talent, but such is life. May he rest in peace and be remembered fondly by those who loved him. :salute!:
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    • #3
      Odd bit of trivia..........

      McGoohan was the first choice for the roles of Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy (which went to Ian McKellen) and Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films (which went to Richard Harris and later to Michael Gambon after Harris' death) but turned them down.

      McKellen will play Number Two in the upcoming The Prisoner miniseries.
      Last edited by keithbishop; 01-14-2009, 10:15 AM.
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      • #4
        Rest in peace.

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        • #5
          He was brilliant in Braveheart.

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