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Patrick McGoohan is a Actor and Director American born on 19 march 1928 at New York City (USA)

Patrick McGoohan

Patrick McGoohan
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Birth name Patrick Joseph McGoohan
Nationality USA
Birth 19 march 1928 at New York City (USA)
Death 13 january 2009 (at 80 years) at Los Angeles (USA)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Patrick Joseph McGoohan (19 March 1928 – 13 January 2009) was an American-born Anglo-Irish actor, writer and director who was brought up in Ireland and Britain, where he established an extensive stage and film career. His highest profile roles were in the 1960s television series Danger Man (US: Secret Agent), and The Prisoner, which he co-created. McGoohan wrote and directed several episodes of The Prisoner himself, occasionally using the pseudonyms Joseph Serf and Paddy Fitz. Later in his career, he moved back to the United States and subsequently appeared as murderers in four Columbo episodes, twice winning an Emmy. He was featured in John Sturges's Ice Station Zebra (1968), David Cronenberg's Scanners (1981), and played King Edward "The Longshanks" in Mel Gibson's Braveheart (1995).


McGoohan fell in love with actress Joan Drummond, to whom he reportedly wrote love notes every day. They were married on 19 May 1951. They had three daughters, Catherine (born 1952), Anne (born 1959) and Frances (born 1960). The McGoohans settled in the Pacific Palisades district of Los Angeles in the mid-1970s.

Death and legacy

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US actor Patrick McGoohan dead at age 80
McGoohan died on 13 January 2009 at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California, following a brief illness. His remains were cremated. A biography of the actor was first published in 2007 by Tomahawk Press, with a further biography published in 2011 by Supernova Books.

Best films

Braveheart (1995)
Silver Streak (1976)
A Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot (1975)

Usually with

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Filmography of Patrick McGoohan (32 films)

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Treasure Planet, 1h35
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Space adventure films, Seafaring films, Monde imaginaire, Transport films, Time travel films, Sur une planète fictive, Sur la Lune, Pirate films, Musical films, Films about disabilities, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films, L'Or
Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brian Murray, David Hyde Pierce, Martin Short, Emma Thompson, Patrick McGoohan
Roles Billy Bones (voice)
Rating72% 3.6049153.6049153.6049153.6049153.604915
Set in the future, the film's prologue depicts Jim Hawkins as a five-year-old (voiced by Austin Majors) reading a storybook in bed. Jim is enchanted by stories of the legendary pirate Captain Flint and his ability to appear from nowhere, raid passing ships, and disappear in order to hide the loot on the mysterious "Treasure Planet". Twelve years later, Jim (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has grown into an aloof and alienated teenager. He is shown begrudgingly helping his mother Sarah (Laurie Metcalf) run an inn and deriving amusement from "solar surfing" (a hybrid of skysurfing and windsurfing atop a board attached to a solar sail-powered rocket), a pastime that frequently gets him in trouble.
The Phantom, 1h40
Directed by Simon Wincer
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Billy Zane, Treat Williams, Kristy Swanson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, James Remar, Patrick McGoohan
Roles Phantom's Dad
Rating50% 2.5017552.5017552.5017552.5017552.501755
In the early 16th century, a young boy witnesses his father's death at the hands of Kabai Sengh during an attack on their ship by the ruthless Sengh Brotherhood. He is washed ashore on an island called Bengalla and found on the beach by tribesman who take him to their village. There he is given the Skull Ring and swears to devote his life to the destruction of piracy, greed, cruelty and injustice. In adulthood, he adopts the identity of "The Phantom", a masked avenger. The role of The Phantom is passed on from father to son through centuries, leading people to believe in a single, immortal figure and accordingly to nickname him "The Ghost Who Walks" and "The Man Who Never Dies".
A Time to Kill, 2h29
Directed by Joel Schumacher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about racism, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Films about capital punishment
Actors Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey, Ashley Judd, Donald Sutherland
Roles Judge Omar Noose
Rating74% 3.7491753.7491753.7491753.7491753.749175
Two white supremacists (Nicky Katt and Doug Hutchison) come across a ten-year-old black girl named Tonya (Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly) in rural Mississippi. They violently rape and beat Tonya and dump her in a nearby river after a failed attempt to hang her; she survives, and the men are arrested.
Braveheart (1995)
, 2h58
Directed by Mel Gibson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Children's films
Actors Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Catherine McCormack, Angus Macfadyen, Brendan Gleeson
Roles King Edward
Rating79% 3.9858753.9858753.9858753.9858753.985875
In 1280, King Edward "Longshanks" (Patrick McGoohan) invades and conquers Scotland following the death of Alexander III of Scotland, who left no heir to the throne. Young William Wallace (James Robinson) witnesses Longshanks' treachery, survives the deaths of his father (Sean Lawlor) and brother (Sandy Nelson), and is taken abroad on a pilgrimage throughout Europe by his paternal Uncle Argyle (Brian Cox), where he is educated. Years later, Longshanks grants his noblemen land and privileges in Scotland, including Prima Nocte (or droit du seigneur, the right of the lord to have sex with female subjects on their wedding nights). Meanwhile, Wallace (Mel Gibson) returns to Scotland and is reunited with his childhood friend, Hamish Campbell (Brendan Gleeson). Wallace falls in love with his other childhood friend, Murron MacClannough (Catherine McCormack); they marry in secret so she will not have to spend the night with the local English lord. Wallace rescues Murron from being raped by English soldiers, but as she fights off their second attempt, Murron is captured and publicly executed. In retribution, Wallace leads his clan to slaughter the English garrison in his hometown and send the occupying garrison at Lanark back to England.
Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend, 1h35
Directed by Bill L. Norton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Children's films
Actors William Katt, Sean Young, Patrick McGoohan, Julian Fellowes, Hugh Quarshie, Julian Curry
Roles Doctor Eric Kiviat
Rating51% 2.553362.553362.553362.553362.55336
George Loomis (William Katt) and and his wife Dr. Susan Matthews-Loomis (Sean Young) find a family of Mokele-mbembe (referred to as Brontosaurs) in Central Africa and they struggle to protect them from a greedy scientist named Dr. Eric Kiviat (Patrick McGoohan) and the military.
Scanners (1981)
, 1h37
Directed by David Cronenberg
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Horror
Actors Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan, Michael Ironside, Lawrence Dane, Robert A. Silverman
Roles Dr. Paul Ruth
Rating66% 3.34993.34993.34993.34993.3499
Private security firm ConSec plans to showcase potential "scanners", people with exceptional powers of telekinesis, telepathy, and mind control. However, when ConSec's scanner attempts to read the mind of a volunteer from the invited group, the scanner's head explodes. ConSec officials surmise that the volunteer was himself a scanner and initially take him into custody. However, he is able to use his powers to kill the men guarding him and escape.
Kings and Desperate Men, 1h58
Directed by Alexis Kanner
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Christmas films, Films about terrorism, Heist films
Actors Patrick McGoohan, Peter MacNeill, Alexis Kanner, Margaret Trudeau, Andrea Marcovicci, Robin Spry
Roles John Kingsley
Rating51% 2.5874752.5874752.5874752.5874752.587475
On Christmas Eve, a radio talk show host, his wealthy wife, their mentally challenged son and a federal judge are taken hostage by a group of terrorists. The group demand a new trial on the air for a convicted comrade of theirs whom the group believes was wrongly convicted of manslaughter. The radio listeners are asked by the terrorists to act as the jury and to telephone in their verdicts to the radio station.
Escape from Alcatraz, 1h52
Directed by Don Siegel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Prison films, Évasion, Se déroulant à Alcatraz
Actors Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Fred Ward, Jack Thibeau, Larry Hankin, Paul Benjamin
Roles Warden
Rating75% 3.799023.799023.799023.799023.79902
On January 18, 1960, Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood) arrives at the maximum security prison Alcatraz, having been sent there after escaping from several other prisons. He is sent in to meet the warden (Patrick McGoohan), who curtly informs him that no one has ever escaped from Alcatraz. Eventually he meets his old friends, bank robber brothers John and Clarence Anglin (Fred Ward and Jack Thibeau), and he makes the acquaintance of the prisoner in the cell next to his, car thief Charley Butts (Larry Hankin). Morris befriends numerous other inmates, including English (Paul Benjamin), a black inmate serving two life sentences for killing two white men in self-defense; the eccentric Litmus (Frank Ronzio) who keeps a pet mouse and calls himself Al Capone, and the elderly artist and chrysanthemum grower Doc (Roberts Blossom).
Brass Target, 1h51
Directed by John Hough
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Sophia Loren, John Cassavetes, George Kennedy, Robert Vaughn, Max von Sydow, Edward Herrmann
Roles Col. Mike McCauley
Rating59% 2.9502152.9502152.9502152.9502152.950215
The story opens in Europe days after VE Day. General Patton (played by Kennedy), orders that gold reserves held by the former Reichsbank be transported to Frankfurt. But before the shipment arrives in the city, the train is robbed and its US Army MP guards are killed in a tunnel using poisonous gas.
The Man in the Iron Mask, 1h40
Directed by Mike Newell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Swashbuckler, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films about families
Actors Richard Chamberlain, Jenny Agutter, Patrick McGoohan, Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm, Louis Jourdan
Roles Fouchet
Rating65% 3.29583.29583.29583.29583.2958
L'adaptation du classique roman d'Alexandre Dumas : la lutte entre deux frères jumeaux pour le bien et le mal : l'un est emprisonné, visage caché dans ce hideux masque de fer alors que l'autre jumeau est l'élégant roi de France Louis XIV.
Silver Streak, 1h54
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh, Patrick McGoohan, Richard Pryor, Ned Beatty, Richard Kiel
Roles Roger Devereau
Rating68% 3.4483053.4483053.4483053.4483053.448305
Book editor George Caldwell (Wilder) travels from Los Angeles to Chicago for his sister's wedding aboard a train called the Silver Streak. On board, George meets a vitamin salesman named Bob Sweet (Beatty) and a woman named Hilly Burns (Clayburgh). Hilly works for Professor Schreiner, a well-known art historian who is on a publicity tour for his new book about Rembrandt.
A Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot, 2h
Directed by Damiano Damiani, Sergio Leone
Genres Comedy, Western, Spaghetti Western
Actors Terence Hill, Patrick McGoohan, Miou-Miou, Klaus Kinski, Jean Martin, Rik Battaglia
Roles Major Cabot
Rating62% 3.100963.100963.100963.100963.10096
Joe Thanks (Terence Hill) is a genius conman. He conducts various schemes with his two friends: Half-breed Steam Engine Bill (Robert Charlebois) and his girlfriend Lucy (Miou-Miou). Lucy loves both men, and they in turn both vie for her affection.
Mary, Queen of Scots, 2h8
Directed by Charles Jarrott
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films, Films about capital punishment, Films about royalty
Actors Vanessa Redgrave, Glenda Jackson, Timothy Dalton, Nigel Davenport, Patrick McGoohan, Trevor Howard
Roles James Stuart
Rating70% 3.5464453.5464453.5464453.5464453.546445
Following the death of her husband Francis II of France, Mary, Queen of Scots (Vanessa Redgrave) returns to her native land. Though fearless, unselfish, and very beautiful, the young queen faces many challenges. As in neighbouring England, the Protestant faith has been embraced by many nobles of Scotland; in addition, the Catholic Mary has to deal with her half-brother James Stewart, Lord Moray's (Patrick McGoohan) ambitions for rule. He suggests that Mary enjoy herself in Scotland, and pass the time with dancing and feasting. Moray wants to rule Scotland while the lovely but inexperienced Mary becomes a figurehead.
The Moonshine War, 1h40
Directed by Richard Quiney
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime, Western
Actors Patrick McGoohan, Alan Alda, Richard Widmark, Teri Garr, Will Geer, Melodie Johnson Howe
Roles Frank Long
Rating59% 2.9514952.9514952.9514952.9514952.951495
A man called Son Martin makes moonshine whiskey, owning and operating a profitable still in Prohibition-era Kentucky. One day, he gets a visit from an old Army acquaintance, Frank Long, who is now an Internal Revenue agent.
Ice Station Zebra, 2h28
Directed by John Sturges
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films, Submarine films, Political films, Arme nucléaire
Actors Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan, Tony Bill, Lloyd Nolan, Alf Kjellin
Roles David Jones
Rating65% 3.297163.297163.297163.297163.29716
A satellite reenters the atmosphere and ejects a capsule which parachutes to the Arctic, coordinates 85N 21W (approx 320 miles WNW of Nord, Greenland, in the Arctic Ocean ice pack). During an ice storm, a figure soon approaches, guided by a homing beacon, while a second person secretly watches from nearby.