Category Archives: Variations on a Theme

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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The Good, the Neutral, and the Evil: Part 1 – The Good

So, Fearless Admin and I were considering D&D alignments (yes, we are occasionally hopelessly nerdy that way – perhaps even Adorkably Nerdy) the other day.  Basically, the D&D gaming system allows a player to determine his/her character’s moral and ethical … Continue reading

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Adorkable Nerds (Played by Patrick Malahide)

Proving once again that Mr. Malahide’s characters defy categorization – or just have many facets to them – Admin and I were pondering bow ties (okay, I was  😉 ) and the characters most likely to wear them when we … Continue reading

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Nice Guys (Played by Patrick Malahide)

Fearless Admin and I recently read an interview with Mr. Malahide where he mentioned that he “usually play[s] hard-nosed bastards”.  Now granted, this is true…  he certainly has played more than a few of those, and we’ve enjoyed every single … Continue reading

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Goth Guys (Played by Patrick Malahide)

As with most of our ideas, this one sprang from a conversation Fearless Admin and I were having about Gothic characters, when we realized that a number of Mr. Malahide’s characters – more than we initially thought – shared what … Continue reading

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Officious Gits (Played by Patrick Malahide)

Once again, Fearless Admin and I have stumbled upon a common theme to many of Mr. Malahide’s characters… we’ve noticed that he sometimes plays a lot of Officious Gits, although we mean that in the most appealing and endearing way.  … Continue reading

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