Category Archives: Variations on a Theme

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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Cute Relics (Played by Patrick Malahide)

So once again, Fearless Admin and I have discovered another common theme running through a number of Mr. Malahide’s characters.  Besides Disappointed Dads, Clergymen, Cads (Classic and Modern), Forties, and Obsessed Gentlemen, we have also found that a number of … Continue reading

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