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|Also Known As:||Joseph Serf,Patrick Joseph Mcgoohan,Archibald Schwartz,Paddy Fitz||Died:||January 13, 2009|
|Born:||March 19, 1928||Cause of Death:||undisclosed illness|
|Birth Place:||Astoria, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ... director actor screenwriter stage manager chicken farm manager steel mill worker wire rope factory worker bank employee|
This tall, blond, blue-eyed and charismatic leading man of the British stage, TV and films could have been one of the Western world's biggest movie stars. However McGoohan seemed unsuited for this role by both disposition and conviction. Back in the late 1950s/early 60s when he was a rising young actor on the West End London stage, McGoohan was offered the potentially star-making role of James Bond, Agent 007 on Her Majesty's Secret Service. He rejected the part on moral grounds fearing that Bond would be an unhealthy image for his daughters to see. The producers made do with a handsome young Scot named Sean Connery while McGoohan went on to gain some measure of international stardom playing a very different secret agent on British TV.
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