MARK­ING 50th AN­NIVER­SARY OF PRIS­ONER

Caernarfon Herald - - NEWS -

THE vil­lage of Port­meirion last week cel­e­brated the 50th an­niver­sary of the pop­u­lar TV se­ries filmed at the site.

It’s been 50 years since TV drama The Pris­oner first aired on Bri­tish tele­vi­sion, thrust­ing the re­sort into star­dom as the lo­ca­tion where the ac­tor Pa­trick McGoohan was im­pris­oned for the small screen.

To cel­e­brate the an­niver­sary, some of the orig­i­nal cast of the cult TV show made an ap­pear­ance in Port­meirion, in­clud­ing Peter Wyn­garde, Jane Mer­row and Fenella Field­ing. Catherine McGoohan, daugh­ter of the pro­gramme’s star Pa­trick, was also there to un­veil a statue of her fa­ther.

The ac­tor, who played Num­ber Six in the 1960s se­ries, was im­mor­talised in bronze by the French sculp­tor Tiziano.

Catherine, 65, said she was touched by the like­ness, and felt in­cred­i­bly proud of her fa­ther’s achieve­ments.

Ap­pear­ing along­side her Hol­ly­wood pro­ducer hus­band Cleve Lands­berg, she con­cluded that Port­meirion was a very mag­i­cal place that helped bring her fa­ther’s vi­sion alive.

The un­veil­ing of the bust to com­mem­o­rate the 50th an­niver­sary of cult show The Pris­oner, filmed at Port­meirion and star­ring Pa­trick McGoohan, main pic­ture

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