Patrick McGoohan

Patrick McGoohan

Patrick McGoohan Danger Man or Prisoner, is the definitive tribute to one of Britain's brightest stars, affirming his cult status as a guiding light in international film, television and theatre.

Author: Roger Langley

Publisher: Tomahawk Press (GA)

ISBN: 0953192644

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 339

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This is the definitive tribute to one of Britains brightest stars, affirming his cult status as a guiding light in international film, television and theatre. Often combining the key roles of actor, writer, director and producer, Patrick McGoohan is a complex Renaissance artist with an impressive body of work. His achievements and failures reveal a driven, highly moral, highly creative star, who steadfastly abhors the glare of publicity. Despite his reluctance to embrace the media frenzy which surrounds 'show business', McGoohan's enigmatic screen persona and his fearless dedication to the performing arts continue to conquer and fascinate new audiences all over the world. He has been described as "The British Orson Welles" by folksinger and fan, Donovan. McGoohan and his work still have fan clubs all over the world. This book will tell you why! Lavishly illustrated with never before seen images, the book explains the enigma that is McGOOHAN! Includes 450 rare photographs.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Not A Number

Not A Number

In this up-to-date biography Rupert Booth reveals the true character of a man whose off-screen behaviour matched his fiery on-screen persona. Why was he so puritanical, refusing even to kiss a woman for any part he played?

Author: Rupert Booth

Publisher: Aurora Metro Publications Ltd.

ISBN: 9780956632937

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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When Patrick McGoohan first starred in “Danger Man” in 1960 and as ‘Number 6’ in cult show “The Prisoner”, industry insiders hailed the arrival of an enigmatic genius and Hollywood beckoned. But who was this man who worked as a chicken farmer and bank clerk before becoming a hugely successful actor simply by chance? In this up-to-date biography Rupert Booth reveals the true character of a man whose off-screen behaviour matched his fiery on-screen persona. Why was he so puritanical, refusing even to kiss a woman for any part he played? Why was he so controlling over his work in “The Prisoner” and other productions? A timely exploration of the man whose declaration ‘I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, de-briefed or numbered!’ continues to resonate with audiences decades after it was first uttered with such conviction.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Different Values

Different Values

Author: Chris R. Tame

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:32897370

Category: Prisoner (Television program : 1967-1968)

Page: 6

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Categories: Prisoner (Television program : 1967-1968)

Character Based Film Series Part 1

Character Based Film Series Part 1

Agenda for Murder (February 10, 1990) Season 9 Episode 52 Peter Falk, Patrick
McGoohan, Dennis Arndt, Louis Zorich, Penny Fuller, Bruce Kirby, Anne Harney,
Stanley Kamel, Arthur Hill, Annie Stewart, Steven Ford Dir: Patrick McGoohan ...

Author: Terry Rowan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365021282

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character Based Film Sereies Part 1

character Based Film Sereies Part 1

Agenda for Murder (February 10, 1990) Season 9 Episode 52 Peter Falk, Patrick
McGoohan, Dennis Arndt, Louis Zorich, Penny Fuller, Bruce Kirby, Anne Harney,
Stanley Kamel, Arthur Hill, Annie Stewart, Steven Ford Dir: Patrick McGoohan ...

Author: Terry Rowan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365421051

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Whodoneit A Film Guide

Whodoneit  A Film Guide

Agenda for Murder (February 10, 1990) Season 9 Episode 52 Peter Falk, Patrick
McGoohan, Dennis Arndt, Louis Zorich, Penny Fuller, Bruce Kirby, Anne Harney,
Stanley Kamel, Arthur Hill, Annie Stewart, Steven Ford Dir: Patrick McGoohan ...

Author: Terry Rowan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312308060

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Be Seeing You

Be Seeing You

... Patrick McGoohan ( as Josef Serf ' ) Guest Stars : John Sharp : Number 2
Angela Browne : Number 86 16 – " Once Upon a Time ' Initial UK Transmission
Date : 28 January 1968 Screenplay : Patrick McGoohan Director : Patrick
McGoohan ...

Author: Chris Gregory

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 1860205216

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

View: 410

"Drawing together aspects of media studies, cultural studies, film studies, structuralism, mythology, literary criticism, feminism, and social commentary, this book examines the position of The Prisoner as a television classic. Gregory argues that its allegorical depiction of a totalitarian world where technology enables the powers-that-be to control every aspect of its citizens' lives becomes more and more relevant as the years go by. Decodings of all of the series' episodes are detailed, explaining how the series broke with the usual conventions of a TV series."
Categories: Performing Arts

Some Joe You Don t Know

Some Joe You Don t Know

PATRICK McGOOHAN Patrick McGoohan described himself as "simply a working
actor," but this self-proclamation is part of a ... McGoohan's strength of character
and belief in himself are never more obvious than in the television series The ...

Author: Anthony Slide

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313295506

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 271

View: 839

The first biographical guide to 100 British TV personalities who have appeared on American networks--from Joan Hickson to Benny Hill to Leo McKern.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The 100 Best Movies You ve Never Seen

The 100 Best Movies You ve Never Seen

SYN: ALIAS IHE SBAREIIRUW (1964) 1 % % M Z M =4'-'>~'-'- Eris-ii Years before
he would find fame as Number Six on TV's The Prisoner, Patrick McGoohan was
Dr. Syn, a hero dressed like a scarecrow in an eponymously named movie.

Author: Richard Crouse

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 9781554905409

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 275

View: 632

Offbeat movie buffs, discerning video renters, and critical viewers will benefit from this roll call of the best overlooked films of the last 70 years. Richard Crouse, film critic and host of televisions award-winning Reel to Real, details his favorite films, from the sublime Monsoon Wedding to the ridiculous Eegah! The Name Written in Blood. Each movie is featured with a detailed description of plot, notable trivia tidbits, critical reviews, and interviews with actors and filmmakers. Featured interviews include Bill Wyman on a little-known Rolling Stones documentary, schlockmeister Lloyd Kaufman on the history of the Toxic Avenger, reclusive writer and director Hampton Fancher on his film The Minus Man, and B-movie hero Bruce Campbell on playing Elvis Presley in Bubba Ho-Tep. Sidebars feature quirky details, including legal disclaimers and memorable quotes.
Categories: Performing Arts

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO JOHN DRAKE Patrick McGoohan Secret Agent The Prisoner and World Civilization as The Village

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO JOHN DRAKE  Patrick McGoohan  Secret Agent  The Prisoner  and World Civilization as The Village

Danger Man aka Secret Agent and The Prisoner are examined as one saga. An allegory of humanity (John Drake, #6) navigating through a growing Orwellian world order. The Village.

Author: David Lemmo

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 0368818446

Category:

Page: 84

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Danger Man aka Secret Agent and The Prisoner are examined as one saga. An allegory of humanity (John Drake, #6) navigating through a growing Orwellian world order. The Village.
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Telefantasy

Telefantasy

Many Happy Returns ' , Episode 7 , tx . 12 November 1967 . Writ : Anthony Skene
, Prod : David Tomblin , Dir : Patrick McGoohan under the pseudonym Joseph
Serf . Main Cast : Patrick McGoohan ( Number Six ) , Georgina Cookson ( Mrs ...

Author: Catherine Johnson

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: UOM:39015062554293

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 181

View: 430

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Categories: Performing Arts

Media Myth and Society

Media  Myth  and Society

The hero, played by Patrick McGoohan, was given the number Six and he
spent16 episodes trying to escape from the island,but never wasable to doso.
Hefinally escapes—or so it seems—in a bizarre episodeonthe seventeenth
attempt.

Author: A. Berger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137301673

Category: Social Science

Page: 133

View: 213

Using a cultural approach to classical myths, this book examines how they affect psychoanalytic theory, historical experience, elite culture, popular culture, and everyday life. Berger explores diverse topics such as the Oedipus Myth, James Bond, Star Wars, and fairy tales.
Categories: Social Science

After the Media

After the Media

Allthis seems plausible enough, butitis worth remembering that co-creator and
star Patrick McGoohan«s original ending was precipitated by his failure to secure
an extended run for his quirky zeitgeist piece. As a result he was forced almost to
 ...

Author: Peter Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136732270

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 546

This provocative text considers the state of media and cultural studies today after the demolition of the traditional media paradigm, and engages with the new, active consumer culture. Media Studies, particularly within schools, has until recently been concerned with mass media and the effects of ‘the media’ in society and on people. As new media technology has blurred the boundaries between the audience and the media, the status of this area of education is threatened. Whilst some have called for a drastic re-think (Media Studies 2.0), others have called for caution, arguing that the power dynamics of ownership and gatekeeping are left intact. This book uses cultural and technological change as a context for a more forensic exploration of the traditional dependence on the idea of ‘the media’ as one homogenous unit. It suggests that it would be liberating for students, teachers and academics to depart from such a model and shift the focus to people and how they create culture in this contemporary ‘mediascape’.
Categories: Social Science

It Came From Outer Space Wearing an RAF Blazer

It Came From Outer Space Wearing an RAF Blazer

The late 1960s seemed to be an era when every young British boy's favourite TV
hero was named Patrick! Patrick Troughton was Dr Who, Patrick Macnee was
John Steed of The Avengers, Patrick McGoohan was John Drake in Danger Man,
 ...

Author: Martin Mobberley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783319006093

Category: Science

Page: 655

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To British television viewers, the name ‘Patrick Moore’ has been synonymous with Astronomy and Space Travel since he first appeared on The Sky at Night in 1957. To amateur astronomers he has been a source of inspiration, joy, humour and even an eccentric role model since that time. Most people know that his 55 years of presenting The Sky at Night is a world record, but what was he really like in person? What did he do away from the TV cameras, in his observatory, and within the British Astronomical Association, the organisation that inspired him as a youngster? Also, precisely what did he do during the War Years, a subject that has always been shrouded in mystery? Martin Mobberley, a friend of Patrick Moore’s for 30 years, and a former President of the British Astronomical Association, has spent ten years exhaustively researching Patrick’s real life away from the TV cameras. His childhood, RAF service, tireless voluntary work for astronomy and charity and his endless book writing are all examined in detail. His astronomical observations are also examined in unprecedented detail, along with the battles he fought along the way and his hatred of bureaucracy and political correctness. No fan of Sir Patrick Moore can possibly live without this work on their bookshelf!
Categories: Science

The Worst It Can Be Is A Disaster

The Worst It Can Be Is A Disaster

Patrick McGoohan was playing the driven priest Brand and in the first moment of
the play he climbed from the stalls up on to the stage as if climbing a mountain.
My heart sank. This was clearly going to be a trying amateurish evening. Two and
 ...

Author: Braham Murray

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408147856

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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The Worst It Can Be is a Disaster is the autobiography of Braham Murray, founding director of the Royal Exchange Manchester which in 2006 celebrated its thirtieth anniversary. With a foreword by Sir Tom Courtenay. Born into a Jewish family, Braham Murray struggled against his parents' expectations that he should follow them into the world of commerce; instead he became at twenty-two the youngest artistic director in the country when he took over Century Theatre, a theatre company based in Manchester. Detailing his relationships and the theatrical successes and flops along the way, the narrative takes us through his early years with Century Theatre, with the 69 Theatre Company, and the birth of the Royal Exchange Manchester in the heart of Manchester in 1976. Twenty years later, the theatre rose from the ashes of the IRA bomb brilliantly opening a new production on time just ten days after the bomb had destroyed the city centre. The role and influence of the author's Jewish heritage and of his key collaborators - including Caspar Wrede and Michael Elliott - are explored in this illuminating and inspiring account of one of English theatre's great directors. 'Braham's passion is sometimes overwhelming, sometimes annoying but completely inspirational. It's his passion that the Royal Exchange has thrived on, and this book is full of his passion for the theatre.' Robert Lindsay
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Who s Going to Look at You

Who s Going to Look at You

CHAPTER 16 JOHNNY MATHIS , MICHAEL WINNER AND PATRICK
MCGOOHAN In 1966 something happened that provided me with a story with
which I have bored countless dinner parties ever since . Now it's your turn . It was
around one ...

Author: Mark Eden

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1848765339

Category: Television actors and actresses

Page: 240

View: 195

As the evil Alan Bradley in ITV’s long-running soap Coronation Street, Mark Eden was the most hated man in Britain. Almost 27 million viewers switched on to watch him get his just deserts under the wheels of a Blackpool tram; making it the third highest viewing figure ever recorded in the UK.Now, as our senior soap opera celebrates its remarkable 50th anniversary, three-times married actor Mark Eden is publishing his enthralling autobiography. And although Alan Bradley was voted ‘Britain’s Biggest Rat’ by The Sun newspaper, Mark’s book is about much more than just his memorable time in Coronation Street.Born in 1928 – the same year as Mickey Mouse! – Mark’s extraordinary life tells of the trauma of evacuation from London at the beginning of the war, the terror of the Blitz, and his early career as a seaside fairground photographer (complete with a monkey!) before becoming an actor. He reveals how he lost his virginity at the age of 19 with an amorous night nurse while recovering from TB in hospital; and how his good looks brought success with women and early stardom on stage and screen.He worked at the Royal Court with the English Stage Company, and with the Royal Shakespeare Company and appeared in many fine films including: Seance on a wet Afternoon, Heavens Above, Attack on the Iron Coast and The L-shaped Room; and in classic TV series such as Dr Who, The Prisoner and The Saint. Mark is frank and funny about every detail of his fascinating life: his tempestuous affair with Dorothy Squires, his failed attempts to seduce Judi Dench, and being carried upstairs, dead drunk, by Peter O’Toole.Still on good terms with his two ex wives, Mark is now very happily married to the popular Coronation Street star Sue Nicholls. “She is the best thing that ever happened to me,” says Mark. “I’m a very fortunate man. At the age of 56, with two failed marriages behind me, I meet the love of my life. How lucky is that?”‘Who’s Going To Look At You?’ was Mark’s mother’s reaction when he told her he was going to become an actor. She lived to be 100 years old; long enough to learn that the answer to her question was perhaps, world wide, a billion people! Enjoy.
Categories: Television actors and actresses

Popular Television Drama

Popular Television Drama

... Danger Man : thirty - nine half - hour episodes in 1960–61 , and fortyfive hour -
long episodes between 1964 and 1967 which CBS bought and retitled Secret
Agent . Featuring the globetrotting adventures of John Drake ( Patrick McGoohan
) ...

Author: Jonathan Bignell

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719069335

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 230

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This collection of essays examines landmark British television programs of the last forty years, from Doctor Who to The Office, and from The Demon Headmaster to Queer As Folk. Contributions from prominent academics focus on the full range of popular genres, from sitcoms to science fiction, gothic horror and children's drama, and reconsider how British television drama can be analyzed. This book will be of interest to students and researchers in many academic disciplines that study television drama.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Video Source Book

The Video Source Book

Angelo Muscat , Dene Cooper ; Directed by Patrick McGoohan . Pr : . A : Jr. High -
Adult . P : Entertainment . U : Home . Mov - Ent : Vintage Television . Acq :
Purchase . Dist : MPI Home Video , Image Entertainment , The Video Catalog . $
29.95 ...

Author: David J. WEINER

Publisher:

ISBN: 0787634115

Category: Video recordings

Page: 4029

View: 423

Categories: Video recordings

John Gielgud Matinee Idol to Movie Star

John Gielgud  Matinee Idol to Movie Star

'He was sterling, he just came in and made the character his own,' the director
Marvin J. Chomsky remembers. He also played Sydney Cockerell again in the
television version of The Best of Friends, with Shaw played by Patrick McGoohan.

Author: Jonathan Croall

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408131077

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 736

View: 856

In his lifetime Gielgud was acclaimed as the finest classical actor of the twentieth century and Jonathan Croall's biography from 2000 was instantly recognised by critics as a masterful achievement, one that was 'unlikely to be surpassed' (Sunday Telegraph). Since that time however a considerable amount of new material has come to light and the passing of time has allowed a new candour. John Gielgud: Matinee Idol to Movie Star sees this peerless biographer return to his subject to offer the definitive life of Gielgud. For this new biography Croall's exhaustive research has included over a hundred new interviews with key people from his life and career, several hundred letters from Gielgud that have never been published, scores of letters written to him and archived versions of his film and television work. As Gielgud worked increasingly in this medium during the last third of his life much greater attention is given to this than in the earlier work. Fresh light is thrown on his professional relationships with figures such as Laurence Olivier and Edith Evans, and on turbulent episodes of his private life. The overall result is a a much more rounded, candid and richly textured portrait of this celebrated and complex actor.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography