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Welcome to. Portmeirion The most famous village in the world.

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1 Welcome to

2 Portmeirion The most famous village in the world

3 Where is Portmerion?

4 Two creative men built its fame A self taught architect Sir Clough William Ellis (1883-1978) An actor Patrick McGoohan (1928-2009 ) Patrick McGoohan and Clough Williams Ellis outside the Mirror Room of the Hotel Portmeirion during the filming of The Prisoner in Spring 1967.

5 The first years The starting point, an edifice built in 1850 near the sea. First tourists in 1926. At the beginning, an uncomfortable hotel and two cottages.

6 « a refuge for lost buildings » Several constructions from 1925 to 1975

7 Portmeirion, a setting for TV series… The Danger Man, a famous British TV series in the 60’S. John Drake, a spy played by Patrick Mc Goohan Several episodes filmed in Portmeirion

8 …A mythic tv series The Prisoner First diffusion in GB and France 1967, 17 episodes

9 Portemeirion? no, THE Village For the story, an international town somewhere in the world

10 Be seeing you ! Since 1970, an annual convention for fans


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