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'Black Sails' Toby Stephens: 'Pirate captains have to be feared'

Zap2it: The captain of a pirate ship must define tough guy. How do you perceive your character in "Black Sails"?Toby Stephens: It's about survival, and if you were a pirate captain, you had to be feared. They had to develop their own PR. You had to be this scary figure because otherwise you would be gobbled up by your crew or the next merchant ship that attacked. There is that underneath. And I think he's got this anger, and that is driving him as well.Zap2it: Were you schooled in pirate lore?Toby Stephens: I really knew very little, and I knew there was a golden age of piracy in terms of the Caribbean and Bermuda and the Bahamas. That only lasted a very short period of time, and it was initially encouraged by Britain because it interrupted French and Spanish trade. It was in our interest. I didn't really know the details. I didn't know beyond... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/black-sails-toby-stephens-pirate-captains-have-to-be-feared.html

Black Sails Sneak Peek: Can Captain Flint Trust His Own Men?

  On Saturday's new episode of Black Sails , John Silver smells a rat. In the exclusive first look at the episode below, Silver ( Luke Arnold ) tries to warn Captain Flint ( Toby Stephens ) about the possibly wavering loyalties of recently appointed quartermaster Billy Bones (Tom Hopper).  But will Captain Flint put much stock in the word of Silver, who's already proven to be a thief and a liar? ...   //www.tvguide.com/News/Black-Sails-Captain-Flint-Sneak-Peek-1077811.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Black Sails Season 1 Episode 4 “IV.”

Black Sails  Season 1 Episode 4 “IV.” airs on Saturday February 15, 2014 at 9 pm ET on The CW. Episode Synopsis : “IV.” – The Walrus crew suffers a disastrous undertaking; Flint receives a warning about Billy; Eleanor turns to her father for help; Vane is visited by a figure from his past. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2014/02/15/black-sails-season-1-episode-4-iv/