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RIP Patrick McGoohan

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Created and starred in The Prisoner, which would have been anybody's career highlight.

    Be seeing you, Number Six.

  2. Rough Mix

    Rough Mix Guest

    Great talent. RIP.
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    In advance of the forthcoming ITV/AMC remake of the series, AMC has posted all 17 episodes of the series here.
  4. And not to forget that a) he was in two of the best Columbo ep's, and b) that he was John Drake, who was...

  5. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Also liked his work in Escape From Alcatraz and Braveheart.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Damn, he was good.. still was my favorite Columbo episode with him in charge of the military academy...
  7. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Wasn't alive when it first ran, but absolutely loved The Prisoner when I was growing up.
  8. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Man, I loved that programme.

  9. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Only guy to play four different murderers on Columbo, I believe.

    "This far and no farther".....the IRA guy marking the bottle of whiskey.

    (EDIT: I misremembered -- he didn't play the IRA guy.)
  10. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    RIP to one of my favorites.

    The Prisoner is a miraculous show. In many respects it doesn't date well at all, but it was so vastly ahead of its time and it treated the viewer not only as they weren't a simpleton, but an intelligent human being. So it resonates to the present day anyway.

    I wish I had his voice. He had one of the most distinctive of all-time. Cerebral and tough all at once.

    I'm just glad Rover didn't take him out.

  11. That nobody yet has mentioned him as Longshanks in Braveheart -- which probably saved that whole stupid mess for me -- is the biggest upset of the week.
  12. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

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