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Patrick McGoohan

McGoohan in All Night Long (1962)
Born Patrick Joseph McGoohan
(1928-03-19)19 March 1928
Astoria, Queens, New York City, United States
Died 13 January 2009(2009-01-13) (aged 80)
Santa Monica, California, United States


Alma mater Ratcliffe College

Television writer

Years active 1955–2002
Home town

Mullaghmore, Carrigallen, County Leitrim, Ireland
Sheffield, England


Danger Man
The Prisoner

Spouse(s) Joan Drummond (1951–2009; his death)
Children Catherine McGoohan
Anne McGoohan
Frances McGoohan

2002 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
1990 Primetime Emmy Award
1975 Primetime Emmy Award
1960 BAFTA TV Award

Marriage is a wonderful thing.
It was a place that is trying to destroy the individual by every means possible; trying to break his spirit, so that he accepts that he is No. 6 and will live there happily as No. 6 for ever after. And this is the one rebel that they can't break.
Patrick McGoohan
I would rather do twenty TV series than go through what I went through under that Rank contract I signed a few years ago for which I blame no one but myself.
Patrick McGoohan
Mel will always be Mad Max, and me, I will always be a Number.
Questions are a burden to others; answers are a prison for oneself.
But what is the greatest evil? If you are going to epitomize evil, what is it? Is it the bomb? The greatest evil that one has to fight constantly, every minute of the day until one dies, is the worse part of oneself.
Patrick McGoohan
You can't totally rebel, otherwise you have to go live on your own, on a desert island. It's as simple as that.
Patrick McGoohan