Saturday, January 10, 2009

MUSINGS ON McGOOHAN

Thanks to a link provided by my blogging buddy Medium Rob*, I checked out this story about the upcoming mini-series of 'The Prisoner' on AMC:

iFMagazine.com: Breaking News:
NO CAMEO BY McGOOHAN IN 'THE PRISONER' MINI-SERIES


THE SKINNY:
AMC made a presentation for its new six-part mini-series THE PRISONER (a remake of the classic BBC series which will debut November 2009) at the Television Critic's press tour today, and producer Trevor Hopkins says original series creator and star Patrick McGoohan was originally approached to make an appearance, but thetiming didn't work out.

"We asked McGoohan to play a cameo," says Hopkins. "He loved it and loved the casting, but he wasn't able to travel and take part of it."

I have to admit, the phrasing in that quote by Hopkins leaves me worried about McGoohan's health. I have no way of knowing how he is, one way or the other. But as he's my second favorite actor of all time (following Sir Alec Guinness), I'm wishing all the best for Mr. McGoohan.

(And my Iddiot friend Tom Ucko has pointed out to me that he's not been seen on film or TV since 1998......)

Just sending out good wishes from Toobworld Central.....

BCnU!

Toby O'B

*Rob's blog is "The Medium Is Not Enough" and you'll find the link to the left.....

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm inclined to think McGoohan turned Hopkins down (he tends to have a long history of doing that!), and this is Hopkins' way of saving face.

If McGoohan had said 'yes', wouldn't you have moved heaven and earth to make it happen? Re-write a scene, travel to him, film him in his own back yard?

Toby said...

I like that thinking; I hope you're right!