Thursday, 15 January 2009

Patrick McGoohan

Just found out Patrick McGoohan died which is no good, but he left behind some excellent work. He'll always be remembered for The Prisoner which is still one of the best TV shows the UK ever produced but he was also fantastic in Scanners. He had a way of delivering the exposition in that film that made it seem much more authentic than it should've been and it's a performance that's been a great inspiration for me when writing that type of character.

4 comments:

gerdarcy said...

And Ricardo Montalban!

Chris Regan said...

At least they both made it to their 80s. And were both in episodes of Columbo.

gerdarcy said...

very true,
it can't be said that they slipped by unnoticed: the man who revolutionised sciencefiction televison writing/acting and the man who was scienceficion television acting.
Both will be missed.

Phill Barron said...

And Tony Hart. It's the end of the world, I tell you!