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Patrick McGoohan (1928–2009)


Though born in America, Irish actor Patrick McGoohan rose to become the number-one British TV star in the 1950s to 1960s era. His parents moved to Ireland when he was very young and McGoohan acquired a neutral accent that sounds at home in British or American dialogue. He was an avid stage actor and performed hundreds of times in small and large ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 2002 Treasure Planet
Billy Bones (voice)
 1984 Trespasses
Fred Wells
 1981 Kings and Desperate Men
John Kingsley
 1978 Brass Target
Col. Mike McCauley
 1976 Silver Streak
Devereau
 1970 The Moonshine War
Frank Long
 1968 Journey Into Darkness
Host
 1962 Walk in the Shadow
Doctor James 'Jim' Brown
 1961 Two Living, One Dead
Erik Berger
 1958 Elephant Gun
Andrew Miller
 1957 Hell Drivers
C. 'Red' Redman
 1957 High Tide at Noon
Simon Breck
 1956 Zarak
Moor Larkin
 1955 I Am a Camera
Swedish Water Therapist
 1955 The Dam Busters
Guard on Door (uncredited)
 1955 The Dark Avenger
English Soldier (uncredited)
 1955 Passage Home
McIsaacs
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Michael Meyer's translation of Henrik Ibsen's play "Brand," at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England, with the 59 Theatre Company featuring Dilys Hamlett, Patrick Wymark, Harold Lang, Fulton Mackay, Peter Sallis OBE, Frank Windsor and June Bailey in the cast. Michael Elliott was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 22 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Paddy Fitz | Joseph Serf

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Personal Quote:

On the fact that he is mostly known as his The Prisoner (1967) character, Number Six: "Mel [Gibson] will always be Mad Max, and me, I will always be a Number." See more »

Trivia:

He was the first choice for the roles of Gandalf in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy (which went to Ian McKellen) and Dumbledore in the "Harry Potter" films (which went to Richard Harris and later to Michael Gambon after Harris' death) but turned them down. See more »

Trademark:

Gravelly smoke burnished voice

Star Sign:

Pisces

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