I’m stunned. I’m speechless. The biggest of my three role models from sixties – in many ways, my model of how to behave politically – has died.
Owing to bad planning on the part of his Irish parents, MacGoohan was actually born in New York, during a brief and ill-conceived attempt to improve their lot in life. It failed, and they moved back to Ireland shortly thereafter. Some years later, they moved to Ireland. After University, he got in to acting as a trade.