I know he was most famous for ‘The Prisoner’ but my memories of McGoohan come from his record four guest appearances as a murderer on Columbo. These mystery movies from some of the show’s best.(He won two emmys for his work) The battle of wits between McGoohan’s character and rain coat dressed detective were worth watching multiple times.
In his later years McGoohan’s appearance, especially if he had a mustache, strongly bore a resemblance to my late maternal grandfather. RIP.
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.