Three Dead Heroes

January 7, 2010

The past year, two thousand and nine, apart from the none too soon departure of the last administration, has been a sad year. I had some personal departures that I wont bore the world with on this page. For me it also meant the unwelcome departure of three of my theatrical heroes. Richard Todd, Patrick McGoohan and Edward Woodward, all actors who played roles of action, danger and suspense in movies of the fifties and sixties, passed away during the year. Richard Todd in ‘The Dam Busters’, Patrick McGoohan as John Drake in ‘Danger Man’ and ‘The Prisoner’, and Edward Woodward in ‘C allan’ and ‘The Equalizer’. The tiny budgets of their movies and TV series did not prevent them from keeping me utterly enthralled then and even now when Netflix delivers my latest choice.

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