Patrick McGoohan Dies

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    Jaffa Cake

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    I know there are few fans of seminal Sixties show The Prisoner, so I also know that there'll be quite a few people here saddened to hear about the death of its star Patrick McGoohan earlier today at the age of 80 following a short illness.

    As well as starring in The Prisoner he also wrote and directed a number of episodes – and he also found acclaim for his roles in Dangerman and Columbo, winning two Emmy awards for his performances in the latter.

    RIP Patrick.
     
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    Sad day...
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    He was a local in my small town for some time. It's sad to hear about his passing.
     
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    That's sad, I loved Dangerman as a kid and was intrigued by the Prisoner a bit later. They're dropping like flies.:(
     
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    Wow. Dangerman is my favorite.
     
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    Ah, that face -- that voice!

    RIP #6.
     
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    A brilliant man.
     
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    Certainly one of my favorite shows from the 60s--he was superb in the role.
     
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    That's a real shame. I loved The Prisoner.
     
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    Wow.

    Just...wow.

    :(
     
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    Be seeing you, Mr. McGoohan. RIP.

    I think it's time to get the box set of The Prisoner out and watch it in tribute to a great actor.
     
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    Very sad news; I loved the Prisoner, it is one of my all time favourite TV series', intelligent, original, classy, creative, demanding of its audience and questioning of its world, and utterly, utterly compelling. A brilliant, superb actor and an incredibly moral man who remained true to himself personally and professionally all of his life. And what a commanding screen presence and what exquisite diction. A great loss.

    Cheers and good luck
     
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    I read that McGoohan turned down the roles of James Bond (presumably when Roger Moore took over) and Gandalf in the LOTR series.
     
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    He would have been great in those roles. I thought he did well in Braveheart...
     
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    Dangerman and The Prisoner were both great shows - before my time, but I discovered them a few years ago and watched on DVD. RIP Patrick.
     
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    Not only that, I believe that he also turned down the role of Professor Dumbledore due to his failing health; a pity, he would have been wonderful in that role, too.

    Cheers
     

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