The Prisoner star Patrick McGoohan, who has died aged 80, was one of the leading British television stars of the 1950s and 1960s
15-Jan-2009 (2 comments)

Born in New York, McGoohan was only a few months old when his immigrant parents returned to Ireland with him. When he was eight, the family moved again, this time to Sheffield.

He left school with full intentions of fulfilling his mother's ambition for him to become a priest.

But in 1948, during a temporary stint working as a stage manager at the Sheffield Repertory, McGoohan realised he was destined to tread the boards.



"I am not a number, I am a free man!"

by ramintork on

The TV series must have had many Iranian fans in its day


Darius Kadivar

I loved Him

by Darius Kadivar on

He was an ideal to play James Bond had Roger Moore not taken the role. He also played the devilish King of England in Mel Gibson's BRAVE HEART and played a memoreable role in an Episode of Colombo too.

What do the Paris Hilton Generation understand to appreciate these cult series as we were so lucky to do at their age.

God Bless the Prisoner