Nathan Foad stars as Lucius in 'Our Flag Means Death' which premieres on BBC Two tomorrow night (4th January) at 10pm. The pirate comedy is directed by Oscar, Grammy and BAFTA winning filmmaker Taika Waititi and tells the true story of 18th Century landowner Stede Bonnet who gave up a successful career in law to become a 'gentleman' pirate.
Nathan's character Lucius is hired as Stede's personal scribe to diarise his pirate adventures for posterity, and is the only member of the crew who can read and write. Initially he seems ill-prepared to survive such a tough lifestyle, but his sneaky, underhand side saves his bacon on a number of occasions.
As well as directing, Taika Waititi also stars in the show as the infamous Captain Blackbeard, alongside Rhys Darby who plays Stede Bonnet.
Nathan was selected as one of Out Magazine's OUT100 last year and his portrayal as Lucius was particularly commended as “scene stealing”. The HBO comedy was described as “one of the best queer love stories on TV”. They described his portrayal of Lucius as "perhaps the most relatable. While everyone around him is a complete disaster, he sighs, rolls his eyes, draws nude portraits of other pirates, and says what we’re all thinking."
There will be a new episode of the 10-part comedy released on BBC Two every Wednesday night, and each weekly episode will also be available on BBC iPlayer. Watch the trailer.
Nathan Foad is a TV writer, comedian and actor who is available for voiceovers from Anthea Represents. Click his image for his profile page and voiceover showreel.