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Brian Blessed


Boisterous British actor Brian Blessed is known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and television. A giant of a man accompanied by an eloquent wit and booming, operatic voice, Brian was born in 1936 and grew up in the mining village of Goldthorpe in South Yorkshire. His father was a miner who wanted a better life for his son; Brian lost... See full bio »
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Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Macbeth," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Peter O'Toole and Frances Tomelty in the cast. Brian Forbes was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

B. Blessed

Height:

5' 9¾" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

(of Shakespeare) The blue planet has had its author. It would be greedy to want another.

Trivia:

At age 14, he attended the Second World Peace Congress held in Sheffield during November 1950, where he encountered Pablo Picasso, challenging him to draw something. The artist penned a dove of peace, which the young Blessed scorned before sketching a similar bird himself and presenting it to an amused Picasso. Blessed would not accept Picasso's offer of his picture, thereby unwittingly earning ... See more »

Trademark:

Booming operatic voice See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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