Brian Blessed OBE

Television  includes; ‘Augustus Caesar’ in I CLAUDIUS, ‘PC Fancy Smith’ in Z CARS; ‘Porthos’ in THE THREE MUSKETEERS; ‘Pepone’ in THE LITTLE WORLD OF DON CAMILLO; ‘Spiro’ in MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS;  ‘Richard IV’ in BLACK ADDER; and ‘Squire Western’ in the BBC’s classic drama series TOM JONES.

On Film, Brian played ‘Talthybius’ in TROJAN WOMEN, ‘Vultan’ in FLASH GORDON; ‘Pedro’ in MAN OF LA MANCHA; ‘Long John Silver’ in RETURN TO TREASURE ISLAND; and ‘Lord Locksley’ in ROBIN HOOD PRINCE OF THIEVES.  In Kenneth Branagh’s HENRY V he played ‘Exeter’, in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING he played ‘Antonio’, and in HAMLET he played ‘Hamlet’s Father and the Ghost’. He played ‘Boss Nass’ in George Lucas’ STAR WARS, THE PHANTOM MENACE, ‘Clayton’ in Walt Disney’s TARZAN and ‘Leonidas’ in Oliver Stones’ ALEXANDER. More recently he played ‘Cardinal Piccolomini’ in THE CONCLAVE, ‘Lord Francisco del Ruiz’ in DAY OF WRATH, and ‘Duke Frederick/Duke Senior’ in Kenneth Branagh’s version of AS YOU LIKE IT.

Theatre includes:  ‘Old Deuteronomy’ in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS, ‘Claudius’ in HAMLET, ‘Exeter’ in HENRY V and ‘Hastings’ in RICHARD III at the RSC, ‘Maxim Gorky’ in  STATE OF REVOLUTION and ‘Sir Tunbelly Clumsey’ in THE RELAPSE at the RNT. He also played ‘Henry II’ in THE LION IN WINTER, and ‘Baron Bomburst’ in CHITTY, BANG, BANG at the London Palladium.