KENNETH BRIDGEMAN 1930-2006
For the second time this month, The Unmutual Website is sad to announce the passing of another member of the "Prisoner family" of cast and crew.
Kenneth Bridgeman was set dresser on the first thirteen episodes of "The Prisoner". It was his job to literally "dress the sets", and bring an empty room or set to life (Bridgeman's work included the Green Dome interior, and Number Six's cottage, a reproduction of which is pictured, left). The visuals of the series are one of its best-remembered aspects, and this is due in no small part to the work of Kenneth, and his successor the late John Lageu, and Art Director Jack Shampan.
As well as working on The Prisoner, Ken also worked as a designer on projects such as "Straw Dogs", "Vampyres", "Billy Liar", and the Beatles' movie "A Hard Days Night". He died, at the age of 75, on Tuesday 24th January 2006. The Unmutual Website would like to express its deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of a uniquely talented man.
Thanks to SR for this news item. Image kindly lent by The Pennyfarthing Website.
News Announced 27/1/2006, Archived 10/4/2006