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Patrick McGoohan

Before Connery became James Bond, McGoohan was secret agent John Drake, the original 1960s super spy in the half hour TV Series “Danger Man” (1960-1961). The Series proved so popular that it later returned in a 1 hour format & under a new title “Secret Agent” (1964-66). In 1967 Patrick starred as a resigned secret agent in the cult 17 episode TV Series “The Prisioner”. Notable films include, “Ice Station Zebra” (1968), “The Genius” (1975), “Silver Streak” (1976), “Escape From Alcatraz” (1979), “Baby” (1985) & “Braveheart” (1995).

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Birth Name: Patrick McGoohan
Date Of Birth: 19th March 1928
Place Of Birth: Astoria, New York, USA
Height: 6’ 2
Spouse: Joan Drummond (1951 - Now)

Signature TV Shows:
“Danger Man” (1960 - 1961)
“Secret Agent” (1964 - 1966)
“The Prisioner” (1967)
Film Debut:
“The Dam Busters” (1954 - Uncredited)

Trivia: Patrick was the original choice to play James Bond in “Dr. No” (1962).

Patrick McGoohan’s Top 10 Movies on DVD

The Dam Busters [VHS](1954) VHS
Thrilling British WWII drama, based on a true story, follows a scientist who comes up with a way to destroy a series of German dams vital to the Nazi war effort and the RAF crew charged with carrying out the dangerous mission. Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Basil Sydney star; look quickly for Robert Shaw and Patrick McGoohan. 102 min.

The Three Lives Of Thomasina [DVD](1964) DVD
Endearing Disney drama about a young girl who lives in rural Scotland, her veterinarian father, a mysterious woman rumored to be a witch, and the magical cat who affects each of their lives. Patrick McGoohan, Susan Hampshire, Karen Dotrice star. 97 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: Spanish, French; featurettes; theatrical trailer.

A Genius, Two Partners And A Dupe [VHS](1975) VHS
In this wild sagebrush farce, Terence Hill is a loner with a scheme to make money by ripping off Army major Patrick McGoohan out of $300,000. Joining Hill in his daring plot are drunken friend Robert Charlebois and pretty blonde Miou-Miou. Klaus Kinski also stars in this unpredictable outing that features a memorable score from Ennio Morricone and uncredited direction by Sergio Leone. AKA: "The Genius," "Nobody's the Greatest," "Trinity Is Back Again." 117 min.

Escape From Alcatraz [DVD](1979) DVD
Based on the shocking true story of the 1962 breakout from the "escape-proof" island prison, this intense drama follows hardened criminal Clint Eastwood and a pair of fellow convicts as they daringly attempt to regain their freedom. As the trio puts their risky plan in motion, they must avoid brutal warden Patrick McGoohan before they are able to leave life on "the Rock." With Fred Ward, Jack Thibeau. Directed by Don Siegel ("Dirty Harry"). 112 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono.

Scanners [DVD](1981) DVD
Scanners are super-powerful mutants who can read your mind or set your body on fire; now some of them are planning a global conquest, and only one scientist and a renegade "scanner" can stop them. Patrick McGoohan, Jennifer O'Neill and Lawrence Dane star in this sci-fi tale from David Cronenberg. 102 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; theatrical trailer.

Baby: Secret Of The Lost Legend [DVD](1985) DVD
Sean Young and William Katt are biologists who find a family of live brontosaurs in the African jungle, only to learn the animals' survival is threatened by industrialist Patrick McGoohan, in this thrilling adventure film for the whole family. 92 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround.

A Time To Kill [DVD](1996) DVD
The best-selling first novel by John Grisham becomes a powerful courtroom drama featuring Samuel L. Jackson as a Mississippi factory worker on trial for killing two racist attackers who raped his young daughter. After taking on the controversial case, white attorney Matthew McConaughey and idealistic law student Sandra Bullock find their lives in danger from the Ku Klux Klan. With Kevin Spacey, Oliver Platt and Donald Sutherland. 150 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; theatrical trailer; scene access.

The Phantom [DVD](1996) DVD
The masked, purple-clad defender of the jungle leaps from the comics pages to the big screen with this thrilling adventure saga. Billy Zane stars as the "Ghost Who Walks," latest in a line of familial Phantoms, who must battle a scheming businessman in search of the mystical Skulls of Touganda. Kristy Swanson, Treat Williams, Catherine Zeta-Jones also star. 100 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby 5.1, Dolby Surround; interactive menus; scene access; theatrical trailer.

The Best Of Friends [DVD](1994) DVD
This fascinating dramatization details the extraordinary friendship between playwright George Bernard Shaw, museum director Sydney Cockerell and Benedictine nun Dame Laurentia McLachlan. For 25 years, the trio debated everything from the tango to the existence of God, forming an unbreakable bond of camaraderie along the way. Patrick McGoohan, Wendy Hiller, John Gielgud star. 175 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; biographies; bonus feature "Eagle in a Cage" (1971); filmographies; trivia.

Braveheart [DVD](1995) DVD
Director/star Mel Gibson took home Best Picture and Best Director Academy Awards for this historical epic about 13th-century Scottish hero William Wallace, a farmer forced into fighting the forces of England's King Edward I after they kill his father and new wife. Highlighted by amazing battle scenes, the passionate saga also stars Patrick McGoohan, Sophie Marceau, and Catherine McCormick. 177 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English; audio commentary by Gibson; interactive menus; "making of" documentary; scene access; theatrical trailers.


Danger Man - The Complete First Season Now on DVD:

Danger Man: The Complete First Season [DVD](1960) DVD
Before the hour-long "Secret Agent" series, Patrick McGoohan first portrayed British special government operative John Drake in this gripping spy drama. All 39 half-hour episodes--including "View from the Villa," "Position of Trust," "Vacation," "Under the Lake," and "Deadline"--are included in this five-disc set. 16 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; biography; filmography; photo gallery.


Secret Agent - All 47 Episodes Now on DVD:

Secret Agent Megaset [DVD] DVD
Patrick McGoohan travelled the globe as "the man who lives a life of danger," two-fisted intelligence agent John Drake, in this memorable 1964-66 espionage series, known in its native Britain as "Danger Man." All 47 episodes are available in this 13-disc boxed set. 40 3/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; biography; filmography; photo gallery; scene access.


The Prisoner - All 17 Episodes Now on DVD:

The Prisoner: The Complete Megaset Boxed Set [DVD] DVD
One of the most complex and tantalizing TV shows ever made, this offbeat spy series starred Patrick McGoohan as Number 6, a former British agent abducted and held captive in a mysterious village cut off from the outside world. Which side, if any, are his captors on, what do they want, and can they break him? "That would be telling." All 17 episodes of creator/star Patrick McGoohan's provocative sci-fi/suspense series are featured in this deluxe, 10-disc collector's set. 14 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono; Subtitles: English; original broadcast trailers; interviews and production materials gallery; bonus programs "The Prisoner Video Companion" and alternate version of "The Chimes of Big Ben; trivia; scene access.


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Braveheart (1995)
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