For any of you interested in the cult tv series The Prisoner or enjoying Titan Comics new series, there’s a Patrick McGoohan retrospective even taking place at Elstree next month.
Organised by The Unmutual, a The Prisoner fan web site, and Quoit Media Limited, it’s a small event in Borehamwood on the evening of 23rd June.
Patrick McGoohan is regarded as one of the finest acting talents of the 20th Century. Starting out on the stage, with critically acclaimed appearances in works such as Brand and Serious Charge, he became Britain’s highest paid television actor appearing as John Drake in ITC’s Danger Man series before he co-created, starred in, and produced The Prisoner series – a landmark in TV history, still loved, respected and examined 50 years on.
Appearing in countless films, stage plays, and television shows, Patrick McGoohan was a true TV visionary.
The iconic Elstree Studios, where Patrick McGoohan filmed some of his work, including his first ever film appearance in The Dam Busters, will play host to this very special event to celebrate the man, his work, and his legacy. The event has been approved by the McGoohan family.
Special guests, including those who worked with Patrick McGoohan, as well as those who have been inspired by his work, will take part in exclusive and interactive Q&A sessions. In addition, there will be official and exclusive screenings, signings, and other happenings, to celebrate the man and his work, including an unmissable display of original costumes, props, and memorabilia from The Prisoner, Danger Man, and McGoohan movies.
Guests include the actress Jane Merrow, a familiar face in many classic TV shows of the 1960s and 70s. Jane co-starred with Patrick in no less than three episodes of Danger Man, and later in The Prisoner. She’s is a huge admirer of Patrick, and will share her experiences in an on-stage Q&A session.
Also announced is director John Hough, who worked on The Avengers and The Champions in the 1960s, before embarking on a successful film career including directing Patrick McGoohan in the 1978 film Brass Target.
Actress Vera Day, regarded by her many fans as Britain’s Marilyn Monroe, appeared with Patrick in the classic movie Hell Drivers.
Any profits from the event will be donated to Ty Gobaith Children’s Hospice. Tickets only, there will be no ‘pay at the door’ facility.
• Not A Number – The Studio Suite, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. Saturday 23rd June 2018 at 6.30pm (doors open 5.45pm). Tickets for this very special event are limited in number, and cost £20 per ticket. Each ticket holder will receive a commemorative programme upon arrival. Order three or more tickets and receive a paperback copy of Cutting Edge – My Life in Film and Television by Eric Mival, which includes several chapters about his lifelong friendship with Patrick, absolutely free. Tickets available at: http://www.quoitmedia.co.uk/notanumber.htm
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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.