The Incorrigible Harriet Dumont

Pirates who’ve inspired me, part 5: Captain James Hook.


Jas. Hook, Captain of the Jolly Roger – primarily as played by Jason Isaacs in the 2003 Peter Pan. For his dashing swashbucklingness.

For his impeccable dress sense.

For his melancholy.

For his eyes, blue as forget-me-nots.

For his exclamation in battle: ”Split my infinitives!”

And yes, I did shamelessly pirate his question ”Didst thou ever want to be a pirate?”

For the scene where he plays the harpsichord, singing Toora loora loo.

And finally, for the whole gratuitous shirtless scene. Thank you for that, Messrs. Isaacs and Hogan.