ORIGINAL CO-PRODUCER DIES
July 13th 2013 saw another sad passing of a member of the "Prisoner family" when Leslie Gilliat, one of the original co-producers of the series production, died at the grand old age of 96.
Leslie (pictured left with great-niece Amanda Eliasch) was a renowned producer, who began as a camera assistant, and the brother of Sidney Gilliat.
Responsible for such greats as "The Blue Lagoon" and the "St Trinians" series of films, Leslie famously did not see eye-to-eye with Patrick McGoohan on the way "The Prisoner" was heading when shooting began in Portmeirion in September 1966 and did not continue his involvement after that time.
The Unmutual Website offers its sincere sympathies to all who knew Mr Gilliat.
With thanks to Dave Lally and Leslie Glen for this news item. Photo (c) Amanda Eliasch, used with permission.