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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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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 »

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2 Interviews | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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B. Blessed


5' 9¾" (1.77 m)

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


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 »


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