Not a Number: Patrick Mcgoohan - a Life

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In this up-to-date biography of Patrick McGoohan, this book reveals the true character of a man whose off-screen behavior matched his fiery on-screen persona. Why was he so puritanical, refusing to even kiss a woman for any part he played? Why was he so controlling over his work in The Prisoner and other productions?

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Rupert Booth is an actor and writer living in London. He co-owns the production company Wildeyes TV and is currently working on several books in his spare time. In 2004 he co-wrote, with Jon Blum, the first of Powys Media's series of Prisoner spin-off novels which was received to critical acclaim and he has been a fan of Patrick McGoohan since he first saw the series

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DAZED AND CONFUSED'...at last an in-depth exploration of a controversial character who can teach us all to say "no" at a time when we need to...' DAILY EXPRESS 'He was meant to become the first James Bond - Now a revealing new biography tells of a destructive Jekyll and Hyde persona that governed his life.' SFX ***** 'This biography of the creator of The Prisoner attempts to get behind his enigmatic mask - a compelling read that doesn't disgrace the memory of one of television's most talented stars.' TOTAL FILM 'Prickly, controlling, fiercely puritanical, the Danger Man star was no picnic to be around - this well-researched work offers compelling insights into the man who could have been Bond had he not had problems with gunplay and foreplay and whose idea of gentle encouragement on The Prisoner set was to bark "get it done!"' CRIME TIME 'Rupert Booth's penetrating biography strikes just the right note; celebrating the actor/director's remarkable talents, but not whitewashing his frequently unpleasant behaviour'

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