Blackbeard (2006 film)

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Genre Adventure, drama
Written by Bryce Zabel
Directed by Kevin Connor
Starring Angus Macfadyen
Richard Chamberlain
Theme music composer Elia Cmiral
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) H. Daniel Gross
Robert Halmi
Larry Levinson
Cinematography Alan Caso
Running time 169 minutes
(DVD version)
Production company(s) Larry Levinson Productions
Hallmark Entertainment
Original network Hallmark Channel
Original release
  • June 17, 2006 (2006-06-17)

Blackbeard is a 2006 adventure-drama miniseries based on the pirate Blackbeard, directed by Kevin Connor from a screenplay written by Bryce Zabel. It premiered on Hallmark Channel on June 17, 2006. The miniseries was shot on location in Thailand and the town of New Providence was built on a coconut plantation, and includes many factual names and places, but it is essentially a fictional story since Blackbeard's most notable exploits took place in North Carolina. The miniseries was later released in an international DVD edition re-titled Pirates: The True Story of Blackbeard, though by the writers own admission little of the screenplay was actually true.[1]


The 18th century notorious pirate Blackbeard (Angus Macfadyen) wreaks havoc on the high-seas looking for Captain Kidd's treasure. His dark presence causes controversy in the local port town of New Providence, especially among Gov. Charles Eden (Richard Chamberlain) and his adopted daughter Charlotte (Jessica Chastain), who is being wooed by Lt. Robert Maynard (Mark Umbers).


Home media[edit]

It was released on DVD by Echo Bridge Entertainment on July 11, 2006.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Zabel, Bryce. "The (True) "True Story of Blackbeard"". Movie Smackdown. Retrieved 17 July 2016.