Maureen Ryan of the The Huffington Post has a really nice article on Hunted and makes some very kind (and spot-on) comments about Patrick Malahide’s brilliant performance as the frightening Jack Turner. He certainly has turned in an excellent and, IMO, a show-stealing performance so it is *fantastic* to see others have noticed how excellent his work in Hunted is.
I’ll be sure to check back on her column because after the finale airs (that is, the US version airing on Cinemax) Ms. Ryan will share some answers to questions she asked Frank Spotnitz concerning Sam, Jack (yay!) and Byzantium. I would love to learn more about Jack. He is such an intriguing character, and I am right curious to learn more about his back story. Perhaps a little light may be shed upon all that.
Below is a link to the article, some quotes and a video featuring Jack!
‘Hunted’: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Actor Gives Good Villain In Preview (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)
The drama reaches its midpoint this week; this post contains an exclusive clip from the fourth of “Hunted’s” eight episodes, which airs on Fri., Nov. 9 at 10 p.m. ET. The video doesn’t contain footage of Melissa George, who stars as Sam Hunter, an employee of a corporate espionage firm, but there’s a reason for that. George is very good in “Hunted,” but this week, I thought, why not tempt “Game of Thrones” fans (and everyone else) with some footage of Patrick Malahide playing a delicious villain? (You can watch that footage above.)
In “Hunted,” Malahide (a.k.a. “GoT’s” Balon Greyjoy) is terrific as Jack Turner, a very wealthy Londoner who aims to become even richer by winning an enormous construction contract for a dam halfway around the world. Given that billions are at stake, Jack and his cronies are doing everything they can to make sure they land the contract — and that’s where Byzantium, Sam’s employer, comes in. (Speaking of “Game of Thrones,” Sam’s cagey boss at Byzantium is played by the great Stephen Dillane, who will be known to fans of the HBO show as Stannis Baratheon.)