“Hey, what’s that over there??” 😉 It’s been a while since we’ve had a Random Malahide, and this one seems sort of appropriate for April Fool’s Day. Here’s a photo I found on a Polish site, which was taken during the filming of 1995’s “Cutthroat Island“. Mr. Malahide as Governor Ainslee is having a very refined tea with Captain Dawg (Frank Langella), while surrounded by Dawg’s merry band of pirates (they look merry, don’t they?). Ainslee’s luckless and downtrodden assistant/gofer Trotter (“Trot-TAAAHH!!“), played by Angus Wright, is on the far left. Click for a larger size.
Believe me when I say that Ainslee and Dawg are the best characters in the movie. In fact, if you were only to watch their scenes, you might be fooled into thinking it was an enjoyable romp – but unfortunately, there are rather large segments featuring Geena Davis and Matthew Modine, too, which turn the whole thing horribly Mary Sue-ish. I’m sure it all sounded great on paper, but it didn’t quite turn out that way. You can read my review to find out why. In any case, I do like the juxtaposition of the lace tablecloth, dainty tea set, and Ainslee’s foppish uniform and fashionably pale make-up with all of the ruffian pirates around him (and Trotter). 🙂