In the English vernacular, a successful pirate has to be “well ‘ard“.

In the book, Bottle, Rank and Dead Meat are journeyman pirates.  Like perpetual privates in the army, they are never going to make it up the chain of command, but they are very useful to have around when dirty deeds need doin’.  An’ doin’ dirty deeds is what they do best, along with cards, and drinking and – well you get the picture.

Now to play such a character in a film you would need an actor who is well ‘ard ‘imself, and who better than Vinnie Jones.  Always a hard man on the football pitch, he has now done some great work playing tough characters on film.


 I think he would make a great Bottle.  His IMDB page is here.


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