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Patrick McGoohan: Danger Man or Prisoner?

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Patrick McGoohan changed the history of television with his landmark series The Prisoner. Many TV series since have cited The Prisoner as an inspiration, including Lost. But there is a lot more to McGoohan than The Prisoner. This renowned actor has an impressive CV of stage, screen and TV productions, and is often declared to be one of the best actors to have ever come out ...more
Paperback, 339 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Tomahawk Press (GA) (first published November 8th 2007)
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J.P.
Mar 12, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: biography fans, movie & TV fans
This book is one that has been long overdue. As the principal author and star of one of the most original, thought-provoking TV shows of all time ("The Prisoner"), Patrick McGoohan is a most deserving subject for in-depth biographical study.

Roger Langley, a lifelong fan of all things McGoohan and co-founder of Six of One/the Prisoner Appreciation Society, is the writer best suited for such a task. Langley has provided readers with an exhaustively researched, detailed portrait of an a
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Nicholas
Mar 14, 2013 rated it liked it
The author's attempts are to be commended in gathering together so much information on such a private person as McGoohan. Nonetheless, the book itself read a bit like a first draft. I would have preferred to have less capsule reviews for the films, as most are from sources that one can just as easily read online, some even on Amazon. More appreciated was information from sources that the common fan would not have any access to. The book features a number of interesting photographs, however it wo ...more
Tony Farmer
Aug 26, 2008 rated it did not like it
Very disappointing for fans of Patrick Mcgoohan. If you know nothing about the actor it will be informative so I give it one star for that. Older fans may be disappointed with it. Why? It's hard going and amateur like.
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Wow - well, if you don’t count the seven (yes, SEVEN) appendices, this is a short but fawning biography of Patrick MacGoohan. It manages to give a cursory look at his career and achievements but still reads very much of the kind of thing the founder and president of a fan-club devoted to the subject would - and, hey! Look! Roger Langtry created Six Of One, the PRISONER fan-club. I wasn’t expecting this to be warts-and-all, but I expected something with a LITTLE more texture than polished glass.
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