Category Archives: Variations on a Theme

Villains Whose Plans Didn’t Quite Come Together (Played by Patrick Malahide)

Into everyone’s life, a little rain must fall…  It’s sad but true that more than a few of the villains played by Patrick Malahide have been forced to endure the humiliation of their plans not coming together.  They can have … Continue reading

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The Dashing Gents: Rogues and Heroes

The Dashing Gents As Bonnie Tyler once said, “I need a hero; I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night.” Well, Patrick Malahide has played more than few hero roles, but, he’s also played some equally … Continue reading

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The Coppers (Played by Patrick Malahide)

Back in July we covered some of the London gangsters Patrick Malahide has played.  Well, this time around we’ll discuss the guys on the right side of the law:  The Coppers!  Mr. Malahide is just as likely to play the … Continue reading

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If Malahide Characters Went Halloweening…

It’s almost Halloween, so Fearless Admin and I decided it was time for something a little silly:  how would various Malahide characters enjoy Halloween?  Or would they?    Or would they mostly use it as an opportunity to terrorize all the … Continue reading

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Historical Figures (Played by Patrick Malahide)

Admin and I realized the other day that Patrick Malahide has played a number of historical characters in his career, with quite a bit of attention paid as to portraying them as accurately as possible.  We thought it would be … Continue reading

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London Gangsters (Played by Patrick Malahide)

Certainly Patrick Malahide has played some amazing police detectives via DS Chisholm, Inspector Alleyn and the lovely DI Brennan of “Amnesia”. But, he has also played guys who run things on the other side of the law. In this installment … Continue reading

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Our Favorite Soppy/Emotional Scenes with Patrick Malahide

In 1994, Patrick Malahide gave an interview about his work on Middlemarch  to The Independent (blogged about here).  There were a few snippets that were especially interesting to us. ‘I have,’ he says, ‘pale blue eyes. You try looking soppy … Continue reading

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Guys With Terrible Game (Played by Patrick Malahide)

It’s hard to believe, but for a gentleman who’s played all manner of cads (both Classic and Modern) in his career, Mr. Malahide has also played a few gentlemen who… let’s face it… have terrible game.  By this, we mean … Continue reading

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The Good, the Neutral, and the Evil: Part 3 – the Evil

Just in time for Halloween, Fearless Admin and I thought it was only appropriate to finish off our discussion of Mr. Malahide’s characters in terms of D&D alignments (the first and second parts are here and here, respectively) with what … Continue reading

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The Good, the Neutral, and the Evil: Part 2 – The Neutral

For our second installment describing Mr. Malahide’s characters in terms of D&D alignments (the first one is here), Fearless Admin and I will be discussing the Neutrals.   These are characters who tend to skirt the middle ground while pursuing their … Continue reading

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