Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Patrick McGoohan 1928 - 2009
Sadly, another one of my favorite actor/writer/director died yesterday at a local hospital. Patrick McGoohan was 80 years old and created one of the most iconic and influential TV series ever, The Prisoner. As a child in the 60's, I became a fan of his watching Secret Agent and Disney's The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh. He would go on to play a number of characters in television, stage and movies, and in some he would write, produce, and/or direct. Even with him playing various adversary villains in Columbo, Silver Streak, and his gleefully sadistic turn as King Edward "Longshanks" in Braveheart, he'll always be No. 6 to me. May he rest in peace.