A Cultural History
It's a very young Patrick McGoohan...one of my favorite actors!
Well I never! Cheers for an interesting fact. After The Prisoner and Dangerman my only other known appearance was Ice Station Zero.
I mean Zebra, obviously.
He wrote, directed and starred in 3 episodes of Columbo over the years and won Emmys for all three, I believe. They're typically dense and convoluted McGoohanesque plots, too. He was in lots of other stuff--the warden in Escape from Alcatraz, the king in Braveheart and the elder phantom in The Phantom to name but three.
Alcatraz I should have remembered but not seen the other two yet. Now Columbo is a joy so I will keep my eye out for repeats of the McGoohan ones.
Yes, Columbo is one of those shows that just gets better the more you watch. McGoohan and Peter Falk were close friends--the former even wrote the foreword to the latter's very entertaining autobiography.