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He was a member of the original London cast of "Cats" back in 1981. He appeared in both the roles of "Old Deuteronomy" and "Bustopher Jones"

Brian Blessed was in the original performance of the 1980's play, "Metropolis".

Starred as "Baron Bomburst" in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium. (2002)

TV commercial for Toymaster (children's toy stores)

Played Mr Darling and Captain Hook in the Orchard Theatre production of Peter Pan - December 2003

Played in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang stage show at the London Palladium - 2003

[December 1993 - February 1994] Played Mr Darling and Captain Hook in the Guildford Yvonne Arnaud Theatre production of Peter Pan, with Toyah Willcox as Peter.

TV commercial (voice-over) for Elastoplast Silver Healing Plasters (2006)

The voice of Jean Valjean in Focus on the Family Radio Theatre's production of Les Misérables.

Radio commercial (voice) for Coca Cola driver (2008) UK

Flash Gordon (1980) DVD commentary

(May 2009) Narrator for Rick Wakeman's performances of The Six Wives of Henry V111 at Hampton Court Palace.

(September 3, 1980) 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.

(1984) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Richard III," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Antony Sher, Roger Allam, Penny Downie, Frances Tomelty, Malcolm Storry, Patricia Routledge, Harold Innocent, and Christopher Ravenscroft in the cast. Bill Alexander was director.

(1984) He played Claudius in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Roger Rees, Virginia McKenna, and Kenneth Branagh in the cast. Ron Daniels was director.

(1980) 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.

(January 1977-December 1977) He acted in the Repertoire Season at the National Theatre in London, England in Odon Von Horvath and Christopher Hampton's play, "Tales from the Vienna Woods;" Edward Albee's play, "Counting the Ways;" Thomas Bernhard's play, "The Force of Habit;" Carlo Goldoni's play, "Il Campiello;" Christopher Marlowe's play, "Tamburlaine the Great;" Tom Stoppard's play, "Jumpers;" Noel Coward's play, "Blithe Spirit;" John Millington Synge's play, "Playboy of the Western World;" Harold Pinter's play, "No Man's Land;" William Shakespeare's plays, "Hamlet," "Julius Caesar;" Ben Jonson's play, "Volpone;" Alan Ayckbourn's play, "Bedroom Farce;" Harley Granville Barker's play, "The Madras House;" Robert Bolt's play, "The State of Revolution;" Sean O'Casey's play, "The Plough and the Stars;" Samuel Beckett's play, "Happy Days;" play, "The Passion;" play, "Sir is Winning;" play, "Judgement;" Georges Feydeau's play, "The Lady from Maxim's;" William Wycherley's play, "The Country Wife;" Julian Mitchell's play, "Half-Life;" John MacKendrick's play, "Lavender Blue;" Ferenc Molnar and Frank Marcus's play, "The Guardsman;" play, "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight;" Victor Hugo's play, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame; James Kirkup's play, "The Magic Drum" (produced by Phoenix Theatre of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England); Ben Jonson's play, "Devil is an Ass" and William Shakespeare's play, "Measure for Measure," (produced by the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in Birmingham, West Midlands, England); play, "Nas Palabras," (produced by the Nuria Espert Company); Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's musical, "Don Giovanni" (produced by the Glyndebourne Opera in Glyndebourne, Wales); Franz Kafka's play, "The Metamorphosis," and Edgar Allen Poe's play, "The Fall of the House of Usher" (produced by the London Theatre Group of London, England); play "Babel's Dancer" (produced by Moving Being Company); William Shakespeare's play, "Richard III Part II and the play, "Motocar" (produced by Paine's Plough Company) and Halleschen Uber company of West Berlin, West Gergmany; with Paul Scofield, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Albert Finney, Peggy Ashcroft, Diana Rigg, John Neville, Ben Kingsley, Brian Cox, Denis Quilley, Barbara Jefford, Stephen Rea, J.G. Devlin, Beryl Reid, Elizabeth Spriggs, Ian Charleson, Joss Ackland, Cyril Cusack, Susan Fleetwood, Warren Clarke, Ronald Pickup, Tom Wilkinson, Brenda Blethyn, Michael Bryant, Kenneth Cranham, Joan Hickson, Richard Johnson, Sara Kestelman, Susan Littler, Elspeth March, Michael Medwin, Stephen Moore, John Normington, Kate Nelligan, Hugh Paddick, Paul Rogers, Jane Asher, Tony Haygarth, Fulton Mackay, Dinah Stabb, Maria Aitken, Sylvia Coleridge, Oliver Cotton, Robert Eddison, Julian Glover, Michael Gough, Michael Kitchen, Peggy Mount, Ann Way, Brenda Fricker, Christopher Good, Edward Hardwicke, Isabel Dean, Richard Pearson, and Robin Bailey in the cast.

(January 1978-December 1978) He acted in Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Lyttelton, Olivier, and Cottesloe Theatres in London, England in William Wycherley's play, "The Country Wife;" Sean O'Casey's play, "The Plough and the Stars;" Harley Granville Barker's play, "The Madras House;" Ben Jonson's play, "Volpone;" Ferenc Molnar's play, "The Guardsman;" play, "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight;" Georges Feydeau's play, "The Lady from Maxim's;" Robert Bolt's play, "State of Revolution;" Alan Ayckbourn's play, "Bedroom Farce;" Victor Hugo's play, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame;" Julian Mitchell's play, "Half-Life;" John MacKendrick's play, "Lavender Blue;" Anton Chekhov's play, "The Cherry Orchard;" Arnold Wesker's play, "Love Letters on Blue Paper;" Keith Dewhurst's play, "Lark Rise;" Henrik Ibsen's play, "Brand;" David Hare's play, "Plenty;" Odon Von Horvath and Christopher Hampton's play, "Don Juan Comes Back From the War;" William Shakespeare's play, "Macbeth;" P.L. Travers's play, "Plunder;" play, "Lost Worlds;" David Mamet's play, "American Buffalo;" play, "The Woman;" William Congreve's play, "The Double Dealer;" George Bernard Shaw's play, "The Philanderer;" play, "The World Turned Upside Down;" John Galsworthy's play, "Strife;" Harold Pinter's play, "Betrayal;" Charles Wood's play, "Has 'Washington' Legs;" and play, "Herold;" with Joss Ackland, Polly Adams, Brenda Blethyn, Judi Bowker, Michael Bryant, Ian Charleson, Patience Collier, Julie Covington, Kenneth Cranham, Andrew Cruickshank, Cyril Cusack, Timothy Davies, J.G. Devlin, Edna Dore, Avril Elgar, Lynn Fairleigh, Albert Finney, Susan Fleetwood, Paul Freeman, Brenda Fricker, Michael Gambon, John Gielgud, Brian Glover, Michael Gough, Edward Hardwicke, Nicky Henson, Bob Hoskins, Richard Johnson, Sara Kestelman, Ben Kingsley, Dinsdale Landen, Susan Littler, Daniel Massey, Mark McManus, Stephen Moore, Peggy Mount, Kate Nelligan, Hugh Paddick, Richard Pearson, Ralph Richardson, Diana Rigg, Paul Scofield, Jack Shepherd, Elizabeth Spriggs, John Standing, Robert Stephens, Dorothy Tutin, and Penelope Wilton in the cast.

(1981) He acted in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, "Cats," at the New London Theatre in London, England with Paul Nicholas, Wayne Sleep, and Elaine Paige in the original cast.

(1981) He acted in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, "Cats," at the New London Theatre in London, England with Paul Nicholas, Wayne Sleep, and Elaine Paige in the cast.

(1986) TV commercial for Escape from Atlantis board game by Waddingtons (voice-over)

(1996) TV commercial for Kellogg's All-Bran Plus (voice-over)

(1996) TV commercial for Kellogg's Rice Krispies (voice of Crackle)

(1998) TV commercial for Canderel (voice-over)

(2001) TV commercial for National Lottery Extra (voice-over)

(2006) TV commercial for The Sun newspaper(£9.50 Holidays) (voice-over)

(2009) TV commercial for National Accident Helpline (voice of shadow)

(2013) TV commercials for ASB Bank in New Zealand.

(2013) TV commercial for Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (voice-over)

(2013) Voice featured on Brian May's protest song 'Save The Badger Badger Badger'. A campaign towards a planned badger culling.

(2013) Audio Drama: Played the role of G.A. Henty in Heirloom Audio's "The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty: Under Drake's Flag." Recorded at the Soundhouse in London.

(2014) Audio Drama: Played the role of G.A. Henty in Heirloom Audio's "The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty: In Freedom's Cause." Recorded at the Soundhouse in London. (Post-Production)

(2014) TV commercial for "Hellman's Mayonnaise" (with Joe Wilkinson and Sue Barker) (UK)

(January 2001-January 2002) He acted in the Royal National Theatre repertoire season at the Cottesloe Theatre, Laurence Olivier Theatre, and Lyttelton Theatre in London, England Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical, "My Fair Lady;" John Millington Synge's play, "The Playboy of the Western World;" "The Walls" play;" Anton Chekhov's play, "The Cherry Orchard;" Harold Pinter's plays, "No Man's Land," "Remembrance of Things Past;" Yasmina Reza's play, "Life X 3;" William Shakespeare's plays, "A Midsummer's Night Dream," "The Winter's Tale," "Hamlet;" MIchael Frayn's play, "Noises Off;" Complicite's play, "Mnemonic;" "Singin in the Musical;" Robert LePage's play, "The Far Side of the Moon;" Edward Albee's plays, "Marriage Play," "Finding the Sun;" R.K. Narayan's play, "The Ramayana;" Bertolt Brecht's play, "The Good Woman of Setzuan;" Patrick Marber's play, "Howard Katz;" John Vanbrugh's play, "The Relapse;" Mark Ravenhill's play, "Mother Clap's Molly House;" Charlotte Jones's play, "Humble Boy;" Arthur Miller's play, "All My Sons;" Tim Winton's play, "Cloudstreet" (Company B Belvoir); John Osborne's play, "Luther;" "The Goodhope" play;" August Wilson's play, "Jitney;" Gregory Burke's play, "Gagarin Way;" Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's musical, "South Pacific;" and Patrick Barlow's play, "The Wonder of Sex;" with Roger Allam, Edward Baker-Duly, Patrick Barlow, Duncan Bell, Christopher Benjamin, Suzanne Bertish, Eve Best, Susie Blake, Caroline Blakiston, Willis Burks II, Sheila Burrell, Judy Campbell, Ron Cook, Oliver Cotton, Derbhle Crotty, Sorcha Cusack, Ben Daniels, Phil Daniels, Andy De La Tour, Frances De La Tour, Edward De Souza, Joe Dixon, Janine Duvitski, Peter Egan, James Ellis, Deborah Findlay, Tom Georgeson, Aden Gillett, Sheila Gish, Richard Griffiths, Diana Hardcastle, James Hazeldine, Patricia Hodge, Geoffrey Hutchings, Alexandra Jay, Alex Jennings, Karl Johnson, Lauren Kennedy, Sara Kestelman, Nicholas Le Prevost, Julie Legrand, Adrian Lukis, Simon McBurney, Martine McCutcheon, Peter McEnery, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Ben Miles, Iain Mitchell, Cherry Morris, John Normington, Bill Paterson, Trevor Peacock, Maxine Peake, Edward Petherbridge, Jonathan Pryce, James Purefoy, Philip Quast, Denis Quilley, John Ramm, Jeff Rawle, Corin Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave, Sheila Reid, Diana Rigg, David Rintoul, Patsy Rowlands, Simon Russell Beale, Mark Rylance, Nadim Sawalha, Rufus Sewell, John Shrapnel, Malcolm Sinclair, Claire Skinner, Imelda Staunton, Rebecca Thornhill, Mark Umbers, Julian Wadham, Harriet Walter, Marcia Warren, Dennis Waterman, Timothy West, and John Wood in the company.

(2000) He acted in the musical, "Hard Times," at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, England with Roy Hudd, Peter Blake, Susan Jane Tanner, Malcolm Rennie, and Ann Emery in the cast. Christopher Tookey was director.

(2002) He acted in the musical, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," at the London Palladium in London, England with Michael Ball, Emma Williams, Anton Rodgers, Nichola McAuliffe, Peter Polycarpou, Edward Petherbridge, Emil Wolk, David Ross, and David Henry in the cast. Adrian Noble was director.


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