He played Banquo in William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" in an Old Vic Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Peter O'Toole, Frances Tomelty, Clive Wood, and Dudley Sutton in the cast. Brian Forbes was director.
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5' 9¾" (1.77 m)
Did You Know?
After I was in Z Cars
(1962), the head of BBC serials took me aside and said, 'We're thinking of having a young Doctor Who
(1963) and we'd like to cast you'. But it clashed with other things.
As a reference to his loud booming voice, York University voted in 2011 to name its newly-built study centre "Brian Blessed Centre for Quiet Study".
Often plays larger-than-life characters