Actor Patrick McGoohan dies
Prisoner and Braveheart star Patrick McGoohan has died at the age of 80.
The Emmy award winning actor died in Los Angeles after a short illness.
The news was confirmed by his son-in-law, film producer Cleve Landsberg.
McGoohan was born in Astoria, Queens, New York to Thomas McGoohan and Rose Fitzpatrick, who were living in the United States after emigrating from Ireland to look for work.
Not long after he was born, McGoohan's parents moved back to County Leitrim, Ireland and, seven years later, they moved to Sheffield, England.
When world war two began in 1939, McGoohan was evacuated to Leicestershire.
There he attended Ratcliffe College, where he excelled in mathematics and boxing.
His first major TV appearance in the UK after staring in Danger Man, known overseas as Secret Agent.
Though McGoohan would be best known for starring in cult 1960s TV show The Prisoner and recently to a whole new band of fans by playing English King Edward 'Longshanks' in Braveheart.
Emmy-winning actor Patrick McGoohan, best known for starring in cult 1960s TV show The Prisoner, has died at the age of 80.
He died in Los Angeles after a short illness, his film producer son-in-law Cleve Landsberg said.
McGoohan played the character Six in the surreal 1960s show, filmed in the north Wales village of Portmeirion.
He won two Emmy awards for his work on TV detective series Columbo, playing different characters.