Tag Archives: John Harrison

Something Neat! A Longitude Article and Book Review

  RFodchuk recently found a smashing article promoting the 1998 “Longitude” documentary movie, Appreciation recap here.  It is an excellent adaptation, and Patrick Malahide does a fantastic job of bringing the driven and feisty John Harrison to life.  And what … Continue reading

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Favouritest Grabs Ever – Eleventh Edition

It’s been a while since we’ve taken a look at our Favouritest Grabs, so Admin and I thought it was about time – plus it gives us an excuse to look through grabs.   As always, these are scenes from Mr. … 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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Something Neat XXXI: Search for Longitude Promo Photo

I found this lovely photograph at  davidaxelrod.com .  It shows Patrick Malahide as John Harrison.  The warm tones are gorgeous and I like how intently he is staring at his scientific instruments which themselves are so beautiful as to be … Continue reading

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Something Neat XVI: The New Longitude Prize

Clockmaker John Harrison won the Longitude Prize in 1765 by developing an accurate way to find a ship’s longitude.  Patrick Malahide dramatized his feat in the Horizon special Longitude (click for blog recap & gallery).  It is an excellent documentary, … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide as John Harrison

In 1998, Patrick Malahide played John Harrison in the documentary Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude. You can read his biography via Wikipedia. This will primarily focus on Mr. Malahide’s performance. But, I will give a brief overview. In … Continue reading

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