Black Sails is one of my favourite tv programs because of my interest in pirates.
Real Pirates from Black Sails.
The program was one of my favourites because many pirates were Welsh, as were my family (Welsh not Pirates) & partly because it has some of the best looking women in any show. Notably the character Anne Bonny. Bonny was a real pirate & I wondered how many of the characters from the show were real & how many were fictional.
Many of the characters in Black Sails were fictional but the following characters that appear in Black Sails were all real pirates.
- Edward Teach aka Blackbeard.
- Jack Rackham aka Calico Jack
- Anne Bonny
- Charles Vane
- Benjamin Hornigold
- Israel Hands
- Woodes Rogers
Cast List from Black Sails.
This table shows any character who appeared in more than five episodes of Black Sails, alongside the actor or actress that played them & the number of episodes they appeared in.
|Character||Actor or Actress||Number of Episodes|
|Captain Flint||Toby Stephens||36|
|John Silver||Luke Arnold||36|
|Eleanor Guthrie||Hannah New||35|
|Max||Jessica Parker Kennedy||35|
|Jack Rackham||Toby Schmitz||35|
|Anne Bonny||Clara Paget||34|
|Billy Bones||Tom Hopper||32|
|De Groot||Andre Jacobs||30|
|Captain Charles Vane||Zach McGowan||28|
|Mr Scott||Hakeem Kae-Kazim||23|
|Captain Benjamin Hornigold||Patrick Lyster||22|
|Miranda Barlow||Louise Barnes||19|
|Woodes Rogers||Luke Roberts||18|
|Mrs Hudson||Anna Louise Plowman||14|
|Dr Howell||Alistair Moulton Black||14|
|Ben Gunn||Chris Fisher||13|
|Edward Teach (Blackbeard)||Ray Stevenson||11|
|Richard Guthrie||Sean Cameron Michael||11|
|Mrs Mapleton||Fiona Ramsay||10|
|Lieutenant Utley||Dale Jackson||10|
|Abigail Ashe||Meganne Young||9|
|Jacob Garrett||Aidan Whytock||9|
|Pastor Lambrick||Mark Elderkin||9|
|Israel Hands||David Wilmot||8|
|The Maroon Queen||Moshidi Motshegwa||8|
|Mr Soames||Adam Neil||8|
|Captain Naft||Graham Weir||7|
|Captain Chamberlain||Jason Cope||6|
|Captain Lawrence||John Herbert||6|
|Colin||Rory Acton Burnell||6|