Kitty Thuillier on the set of Mutiny on the Bounty with actors (from left) Gordon Jackson, Noel Purcell, Eddie Byrne and Richard Harris. Kitty’s husband, Eddie Byrne, played the character John Fryer, the ship’s sailing master. That role was later taken by Daniel Day-Lewis in the 1984 version of the story. Although lauded for its production values – a full-size replica of the ship was built in Nova Scotia for the film – Mutiny on the Bounty made a loss and cemented its star, Marlon Brando’s notoriety as a ‘difficult’ actor. MGM Studios, Hollywood, 24 March 1961.