Characters from Black Sails.

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.

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.

CharacterActor or ActressNumber 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
Joji Winston Chong 34
Billy Bones Tom Hopper 32
De Groot Andre Jacobs 30
Captain Charles Vane Zach McGowan 28
Idelle Lise Slabber 26
Dooley Laudo Liebenberg 26
Mr Scott Hakeem Kae-Kazim 23
Featherstone Craig Jackson 22
Captain Benjamin Hornigold Patrick Lyster 22
Miranda Barlow Louise Barnes 19
Woodes Rogers Luke Roberts 18
Randall Lawrence Joffe 16
Madi Zethu Dlomo 15
Kofi Andrian Mazive 15
Mrs Hudson Anna Louise Plowman 14
Logan Dylan Skews 14
Frasier David Butler 14
Muldoon Richard Wright-Firth 14
Dr Howell Alistair Moulton Black 14
Dufresne Roland Reed 13
Ben Gunn Chris Fisher 13
Joshua Richard Lukunku 13
Ellers Wilson Carpenter 12
Edward Teach (Blackbeard) Ray Stevenson 11
Richard Guthrie Sean Cameron Michael 11
Mrs Mapleton Fiona Ramsay 10
Eme Sibongile Mlambo 10
Dobbs Richard Lothian 10
Wayne Calvin Hayward 10
Lieutenant Utley Dale Jackson 10
Abigail Ashe Meganne Young 9
Jacob Garrett Aidan Whytock 9
Pastor Lambrick Mark Elderkin 9
Gates Mark Ryan 8
Israel Hands David Wilmot 8
The Maroon Queen Moshidi Motshegwa 8
Reuben Craig Hawks 8
Mr Soames Adam Neil 8
Obi Sizo Mahlangu 8
Dufresne Jannes Eiselen 7
O'Malley Karl Thaning 7
Captain Naft Graham Weir 7
Jenks Robert Hobbs 6
Captain Chamberlain Jason Cope 6
Captain Lawrence John Herbert 6
Colin Rory Acton Burnell 6
Babatunde Patrick Lavisa 6