The real-life pirates of the Caribbean violently plunder, stealing and form a surprisingly egalitarian republic in this documentary series.
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Series cast summary:
Derek Jacobi ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 2021
James Oliver Wheatley ...  Edward Thatch 'Blackbeard' 6 episodes, 2021
Sam Callis Sam Callis ...  Benjamin Hornigold 6 episodes, 2021
Tom Padley ...  Charles Vane 6 episodes, 2021
Evan Milton Evan Milton ...  Samuel Bellamy 6 episodes, 2021
Samuel Collings ...  Paulsgrave Williams 6 episodes, 2021
Miles Yekinni ...  Black Caesar 6 episodes, 2021
Jack Waldouck Jack Waldouck ...  Jack Rackham 6 episodes, 2021
Mia Tomlinson ...  Anne Bonny 6 episodes, 2021
Mark Gillis ...  Henry Jennings 6 episodes, 2021
George Watkins ...  James Bonny 6 episodes, 2021
Sinead MacInnes ...  Mary Hallet 6 episodes, 2021
Kevin Howarth ...  Woodes Rogers 6 episodes, 2021
Alexander Scott Alexander Scott ...  Captain Lawrence Prince 6 episodes, 2021
Jared Morgan Jared Morgan ...  Humphrey Morice 6 episodes, 2021
Anton Stennett Anton Stennett ...  Hendrick Quintor 6 episodes, 2021
Kevin Bedford Kevin Bedford ...  Governor Charles Eden 6 episodes, 2021
Brian Potter Brian Potter ...  Captain Francis Hume 6 episodes, 2021
Christopher Keegan ...  Stede Bonnet 6 episodes, 2021
Curtis Jago Curtis Jago ...  Captain of The Sultana 6 episodes, 2021
David K. Whiting ...  Thomas Walker 6 episodes, 2021
Moneer Elmasseek ...  Thomas Barrow 6 episodes, 2021
Nathanjohn Carter Nathanjohn Carter ...  Lieutenant Robert Maynard 6 episodes, 2021
Ross Cullum Ross Cullum ...  Captain Young 6 episodes, 2021
Richard Dee-Roberts ...  Governor Archibald Hamilton 6 episodes, 2021
Stephen von Schreiber Stephen von Schreiber ...  Governor Alexander Spotswood 6 episodes, 2021
Thomas Mailand Thomas Mailand ...  Cotton Mather 6 episodes, 2021
Charlie Jobe Charlie Jobe ...  John Julian 6 episodes, 2021
Robert Ryan Robert Ryan ...  Dr. John Howell 6 episodes, 2021
Alexander Nikolov Alexander Nikolov ...  John King as a child 6 episodes, 2021
Jonty Ward Jonty Ward ...  Charles Vane as a child 6 episodes, 2021
Richard Banks ...  Merchant Ship Captain 6 episodes, 2021
Milo Denison Milo Denison ...  Flotilla Captain 6 episodes, 2021
David McNab David McNab ...  Captain William Kidd 6 episodes, 2021
Sam Conniff Sam Conniff ...  Self - Author, Be More Pirate 6 episodes, 2021
Ed Fox Ed Fox ...  Self - Maritime Historian 6 episodes, 2021
Iszi Lawrence Iszi Lawrence ...  Self - Historian 6 episodes, 2021
Colin Woodard Colin Woodard ...  Self - Author, The Republic of Pirates 6 episodes, 2021
Jessica Cale Jessica Cale ...  Self - Editor, Dirty, Sexy History 5 episodes, 2021
George Choundas George Choundas ...  Self - Author, The Pirate Primer 4 episodes, 2021
Laura Duncombe Laura Duncombe ...  Self - Author, Pirate Women 4 episodes, 2021
Tamara Walker Tamara Walker ...  Self - Department of History, University of Toronto 4 episodes, 2021
Virginia Lunsford Virginia Lunsford ...  Self - U.S. Naval Academy 3 episodes, 2021
Rebecca Simon Rebecca Simon ...  Self - Author, Why We Love Pirates 3 episodes, 2021
Phill Webster ...  John West unknown episodes
Mark Hanna Mark Hanna ...  Self - Author, Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire 2 episodes, 2021


The real-life pirates of the Caribbean violently plunder, stealing and form a surprisingly egalitarian republic in this documentary series.

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Director Stan Griffin and Director of Photograpy Robin Fox came up with the concept to shoot rear projection instead of on location. West London Film Studios stage 2 provided the space to recreate locations in Jamaica and Nassau in 1700's for The Lost Pirate Kingdom. See more »

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Emotionally engaging, just not much of a documentary
30 March 2021 | by rogier-86785See all my reviews

The Lost Pirate Kingdom does something commendable. It tries to catch an incredibly interesting period in history; when pirates where all mighty. Emotionally, it does this very well. The stars aligned in such a way that pirates roamed the Caribbean virtually untouched, and it brought forth legend after legend, who are the clear focus of the documentary. It nails the feeling of just how extraordinary this must have been. Unfortunately, that's all it does well.

Functionally this documentary is pretty much flawed. There is too much repetition, the music is on the nose and there is so much focus on the players, that all the interesting background information, the ships, the technology, the navigation, the balance of power, the differences between the sea fairing nations... it's all pretty much completely lost. We get to spend a lot of time with (good) actors, and the (also good) narrator telling us how their characters felt, but we are left wanting. It's so thin on information, it hardly deserves the name 'documentary'.

I watched this after watching the excellent Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan. This is also a flawed documentary, that makes a few historical jumps too many, but far less so than The Lost Pirate Kingdom. I'm giving our pirates a positive 6 stars because I still think it's interesting to get a better feel for this period overall, and I got some new inspiration from it.

An emotionally engaging series sure, just not much of a documentary.

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