MARKING 50th ANNIVERSARY OF PRISONER
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