I Am Not A Number, I Am A Man
January 14, 2009 9:31 AM Subscribe
Patrick McGoohan has died.
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The BBC and other news agencies are reporting the death of actor Patrick McGoohan, following a brief illness. He was 80 years old.
McGoohan is best known as the star and co-producer of the 1960s cult classic TV series "The Prisoner"
, which we have discussed here many times, most recently last week
when AMC announced that it would stream all of the original episodes on its website.
AMC has also been producing a remake of the series starring Jim Caviezel (as Number 6) and Ian McKellen (as Number 2) for broadcast this fall
In this 1977 interview, McGoohan discusses how he came up with the idea for the series and some other lesser-known bits of infotrivia about this show. Reclusive and with a reputation for being "difficult", his abruptness is evident, nevertheless it has been reported that he was pleased with the new production.