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Patrick McGoohan

Patrick McGoohan

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Also Known As: Died: January 13, 2009
Born: March 19, 1928 Cause of Death: undisclosed illness
Birth Place: Astoria, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1928:
Moved to Ireland with family at six months old
1938:
Moved with family to Sheffield, England
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Evacuated to the countryside during WWII
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Acted in as many as five amateur theater companies
1948:
Worked as a stage manager for the Sheffield Repertory Company
1948:
Acted with the Youth Acting Centre at Sheffield Playhouse
1948:
West End (London) stage debut, played Rev. William Weightman in "The Brontes"
1955:
Feature acting debut, played the bit part of a RAF Police Sergeant in "The Dam Busters"
1955:
Appeared in West End productions of "Serious Charge" and "Moby Dick"; played Starbuck in the latter, directed by Orson Welles
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Signed contract with the Rank Organization; appeared in bit parts and came to specialize in heavies
1957:
Early TV appearance, "The Hanging of Alfred Wadham," an episode of the British anthology series "Rendezvous"
1958:
First substantial film role, playing the sadistic trucker Red in "Hell Drivers"
1959:
Enjoyed his greatest stage success in the title role of an acclaimed production of Ibsen's "Brand" as an uncompromising pastor
1960:
Starred in the British television series "Danger Man"; also directed episodes; aired on CBS in the US
1962:
Early film lead, playing a scheming drummer in "All Night Long"
1964:
Starred in a revival of "Danger Man" (expanded to an hour); rebroadcast in the US as "Secret Agent"
1968:
Created, produced and starred in the British series, "The Prisoner"; also directed and scripted several episodes (sometimes under a pseudonym); aired on CBS in the US
1968:
Hollywood film debut, "Ice Station Zebra"
1973:
Directed Richie Havens in a rock-opera version of "Othello" called "Catch My Soul"
1974:
American TV directing debut, a 90-minute episode of "Columbo" (NBC); also earned an Emmy Award for guest-starring in the episode
1975:
Directed second episode of "Columbo" (NBC); also guest-starred in the episode entitled "Identity Crisis"
1977:
Starred in the short-lived series "Rafferty" (CBS) as a former army doctor who has retired and moved into private practice
1977:
Appeared in the NBC TV-movie, "The Man in the Iron Mask"; directed by Mike Newell
1981:
Appeared in David Cronenberg's sci-fi horror film, "Scanners"
1985:
Made Broadway debut in "Pack of Lies"
1990:
Directed a two-hour "Columbo" movie for ABC entitled "Agenda for Murder"; won an Emmy Award for his guest role as a powerful attorney who commits murder
1991:
Starred in Masterpiece Theatre's production of "The Best of Friends" (PBS) alongside Sir John Gielgud and Dame Wendy Hiller
1995:
Returned to features to play King Edward I in "Braveheart"
1996:
Played the father of the title character (played by Billy Zane) in the film adaptation of "The Phantom"

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