black sails cast spotting
Ok so yesterday I was randomly rewatching a British-German mini series set during WWII that deals with The Sinking of the Laconia (which was a passenger ship torpedoed by a German U-boat and the survivors then saved by the same U-boat… it’s a wild story but true). Anyway, I first saw this years ago but when I saw it now, I noticed this lady hanging around in the background-
-and I was like, wait, what, that’s- THAT’S MIRANDA! 😱😍(aka Louise Barnes)
This two-parter was a co-production of the BBC Two with a German broadcaster and the cast is made up mostly of Brits (like Brian Cox, Andrew Buchan…) and Germans (like Ken Duken, Franka Potente…). So I was completely surprised by Louise showing up. Especially since I’d seen this before (but that was before I saw Black Sails and she’s only in this for like 3 short scenes tbf). Anyway, I figured they shot this in South Africa and yep, turns out they did.
She plays the mother of two young children. And this is about the sinking of a ship. And… well, you can figure out the rest.
Her being in it at all was a pleasant surprise though lol But I kept on watching and there was more. Lo and behold-
IT’S FUCKING LORD ALFRED HAMILTON!!! The actor plays a British general and while not as vile as Alfred Hamilton, the character’s a bit of a twat lol Typecast much? lol And he actually has, like, dialogue scenes and stuff.
But the best was still to come. Because look who I spotted later-
IT’S DUFRESNE #1!!! (aka Jannes Eiselen) The superior Dufresne 😢 RIP, man, RIP. This was both a pleasant and a sad surprise. What happened to the actor was so tragic :(
Here he’s playing an American radio operator… the Americans are all portrayed as buffoons tbh (which is kiiiinda true to how they acted in history when it comes to this particular incident though) and his character’s like the anti-Dufresne, strutting around with sunglasses and shit. It’s kinda hilarious.
Anyway that’s my random trivia broadcast of the evening, thanks for listening in :)