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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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Tarzan
Tarzan Clayton
(1999)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
(1991)
Alexander
Alexander Wrestling Trainer
(2004)

Filmography

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 2018 Kingdom Come: Deliverance (Video Game) (post-production)
Lord Konrad Kyeser
 2018 Banking on Mr. Toad (pre-production)
Frederick James Furnivall
 2017 Eric and the Barbarian (Short) (post-production)
Odin
 2017 Dark Ascension (pre-production)
Guardian Paul
  Shed of the Dead (post-production)
Narrator (voice)
 2017 The Lodge (TV Series)
Walter
- No Hard Feelings (2017) ... Walter
 2004-2016 Peppa Pig (TV Series short)
Grampy Rabbit
- Playing Pretend (2016) ... Grampy Rabbit (voice)
- Grampy Rabbit's Dinosaur Park (2011) ... Grampy Rabbit (voice)
- Potato City (2011) ... Grampy Rabbit (voice)
- Grampy Rabbits Lighthouse (2010) ... Grampy Rabbit (voice)
- Grandpa Pig's Boat (2004) ... Grampy Rabbit (voice)
 2015-2016 Danger Mouse (TV Series)
Santa Claus
- Half the World Is Enough (2016) ... Santa Claus (voice, uncredited)
- The Snowman Cometh (2015) ... Santa Claus (voice)
 2016 The Harklets in Reality Capture for Cinema (Short)
Unnamed (voice)
 2015 Toast of London (TV Series)
Col. Gonville Toast
- Hamm on Toast (2015) ... Col. Gonville Toast
 2013-2015 Henry Hugglemonster (TV Series)
Eduardo Enormomonster
- Is a Fella Isabella?/Dudes' Day Off with Daddo (2015) ... Eduardo Enormomonster
- Ivory's Birthday Bash/Huggle Bubbles (2015) ... Eduardo Enormomonster
- Iron Granny/The Monster Coin (2013) ... Eduardo Enormomonster (voice)
- Carried Away/Monster in Charge (2013) ... Eduardo Enormomonster
- Grr Power/Fangs Out (2013) ... Eduardo Enormomonster
 2015 Lego Dimensions (Video Game)
Battle Arena Announcer (voice)
 2015/I Dragon (Short)
Sir Rory of Puddleton
 2014 The Seventeenth Kind (Short)
The Voice (voice)
 2014 Death Knight Love Story (Short)
Arthas, the Lich King (voice)
 2012-2013 Wizards vs. Aliens (TV Series)
Nekross King / Nekross king
- All Out War, Part Two (2013) ... Nekross King (voice)
- All Out War, Part One (2013) ... Nekross King (voice)
- Endless Night: Part 2 (2013) ... Nekross King (voice)
- Endless Night, Part One (2013) ... Nekross King (voice)
- The Thirteenth Floor, Part Two (2013) ... Nekross King (voice)
 2013 The Amazing World of Gumball (TV Series)
Santa Claus
- Christmas (2013) ... Santa Claus (voice)
- The Bumpkin (2013) ... Santa Claus (voice)
- The Watch (2013) ... Santa Claus (voice)
 2013 Sooty (TV Series)
Father Christmas
- Pranks and Presents (2013) ... Father Christmas
 2013 Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
Judge Jawbreaker (voice)
 2013 Let's Dance for Comic Relief (TV Series)
Voice Over
- The Final (2013) ... Voice Over (voice)
- Episode #5.3 (2013) ... Voice Over (voice)
- Episode #5.2 (2013) ... Voice Over (voice)
- Episode #5.1 (2013) ... Voice Over (voice)
 2013 Showreel (TV Series)
Duck
- When Jacob Met Marc (2013) ... Duck (credit only)
 2012 Santa's Blotto (Short)
Santa
 2012 Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out (TV Short)
Boss Nass (voice)
 2012 So You Want to Be a Pirate! (Video short)
The Pirate King (voice)
 2012 The Pirates! Band of Misfits
The Pirate King (voice)
 2007-2011 Doctors (TV Series)
Dominic Duvall / Micky 'Rebel' Becket
- The Devil's Daughter (2011) ... Dominic Duvall
- Rebel, Rebel (2007) ... Micky 'Rebel' Becket
 2011 Re-Evolution
Mr Finney
 2010-2011 The Legend of Dick and Dom (TV Series)
King
- Home (2011) ... King
- Beastly (2010) ... King
 2010 Fee Fi Fo Yum (TV Series)
GTV Announcer (voice)
 2010 Henry 8.0: A Tudor Holiday (TV Series)
Henry
 2010 Little Princess (TV Series)
Great Uncle Walter
- I Want My Horace (2010) ... Great Uncle Walter
 2009 Mr. Bojagi (Short)
Mr. Bojagi
 2009 Henry 8.0 (TV Series)
Henry Tudor
 2008 The Royal (TV Series)
Sir Edward Fawcett
- Pastures New (2008) ... Sir Edward Fawcett
 2008 Family Guy (TV Series)
Prince Vultan
- Road to Germany (2008) ... Prince Vultan (voice)
 2008 The Wrong Door (TV Series)
Captain Goiter
- Bondo (2008) ... Captain Goiter
- The Train Pirates (2008) ... Captain Goiter
 2008 Viking: Battle for Asgard (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 2008 Kika & Bob (TV Mini-Series)
Bob
- Waterloo (2008) ... Bob (voice)
- Vote for Bobbo! (2008) ... Bob (voice)
- The Mystery of the Pearl Necklace (2008) ... Bob (voice)
- Safari! (2008) ... Bob (voice)
- Ping-Pong for Beginners (2008) ... Bob (voice)
 2008 Agent Crush
Boris Goudphater (voice)
 2007 Back in Business
Trevor Pilkington
 2006 Mist: The Tale of a Sheepdog Puppy (TV Movie)
Sir Gregory
 2006 The Conclave
Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini
 2006 As You Like It
Duke Senior / Duke Frederick
 2006 Alexander the Great (Video documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 2006 Day of Wrath
Lord Francisco del Ruiz
 2004 Alexander
Wrestling Trainer
 2004 Rome: Total War (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 2004 448 BC: Olympiad of Ancient Hellas
Narrator (voice)
 2004 The Legend of the Tamworth Two (TV Movie)
Wild Boar (voice)
 2004 Let's Write a Story (TV Series documentary)
Dr. Batch
 2003 Devil's Harvest
Father Gabriel Norton
 2003 Winter Solstice (TV Movie)
Max
 2003 Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior (Video Game)
Constantine / The Admiral (voice)
 2003 Extreme Skate Adventure (Video Game)
Clayton (voice)
 2002 Kingdom Hearts (Video Game)
Clayton (English version, voice)
 2000 The Mumbo Jumbo
Lucifer Bounder
 2000 Day Return (Short)
Jack Barratt
 1999 King Lear
King Lear
 1999 The Greatest Store in the World (TV Movie)
Mr. Scottley
 1999 The Big Knights (TV Series)
Sir Morris (voice)
 1999 Tarzan (Video Game)
Clayton (voice)
 1999 Tarzan
Clayton (voice)
 1999 Adam's Family Tree (TV Series)
Cavalier
- A Cavalier Spirit (1999) ... Cavalier
 1998 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Captain
- Skull and Crossbones (1998) ... Captain (voice)
 1997 The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (TV Mini-Series)
Squire Western
- Episode #1.5 (1997) ... Squire Western
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... Squire Western
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Squire Western
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Squire Western
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Squire Western
 1997 Macbeth
Edward the Confessor
 1997 King Lear: A Critical Guide (Video documentary short)
King Lear
 1996 Privateer 2: The Darkening (Video Game)
Uncle Kashumai
 1996 Hamlet
Ghost of Hamlet's Father
 1996 Catherine the Great (TV Movie)
Bestuzhev
 1996 The Bruce
Edward I
 1995 Kidnapped (TV Movie)
Cluny MacPherson
 1995 Johnny and the Dead (TV Mini-Series)
William Stickers / William Sticker
- Part 4 (1995) ... William Sticker
- Part 3 (1995) ... William Stickers
- Part 2 (1995) ... William Stickers
- Part 1 (1995) ... William Stickers
 1994 Chasing the Deer
Maj. Elliot
 1994 MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis (TV Movie)
Atticus
 1993 Lady Chatterley (TV Mini-Series)
Petty Officer
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Petty Officer
 1993 Much Ado About Nothing
Antonio
 1992 Freddie as F.R.O.7.
El Supremo (voice)
 1992 Exam Conditions (TV Movie)
Mr. Carksdale
 1992 Back in the U.S.S.R.
Chazov
 1992 De terre et de sang (TV Movie)
Chatillon
 1991 Waiting for Godot
Pozzo
 1991 Prisoner of Honor (TV Movie)
Gen. Gonse
 1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Lord Locksley
 1991 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Harry Catapodis
- The Black Virgin of Vladimir (2 of 2) (1991) ... Harry Catapodis
- Riding in Rollers (1 of 2) (1991) ... Harry Catapodis
 1990 The Castle of Adventure (TV Series)
Sam
- Episode #1.8 (1990) ... Sam
- Episode #1.7 (1990) ... Sam
- Episode #1.6 (1990) ... Sam
- Episode #1.5 (1990) ... Sam
- Episode #1.4 (1990) ... Sam
 1990 Blood Royal: William the Conqueror (TV Movie)
Hereward The Wake
 1989 Henry V
Duke Thomas Beaufort of Exeter
 1989 Astérix et le coup du menhir
Caous (English version, voice)
 1988-1989 War and Remembrance (TV Mini-Series)
Gen. Yevlenko
- Part 8 (1989) ... Gen. Yevlenko
- Part 6 (1988) ... Gen. Yevlenko
 1989 Minder (TV Series)
Freddie Dyer
- The Last Video Show (1989) ... Freddie Dyer
 1989 Boon (TV Series)
Lambert Sampson
- Banbury Blue (1989) ... Lambert Sampson
 1988 Once in a Life Time (TV Movie)
Rudolf Kammerling
 1988 David Macaulay: Pyramid (TV Movie)
Ankhaf (voice)
 1987 My Family and Other Animals (TV Mini-Series)
Spiro
- Episode #1.10 (1987) ... Spiro
- Episode #1.9 (1987) ... Spiro
- Episode #1.8 (1987) ... Spiro
- Episode #1.7 (1987) ... Spiro
- Episode #1.6 (1987) ... Spiro
 1987 Crossbow (TV Series)
Gaston
- Misalliance (1987) ... Gaston
- The Pass (1987) ... Gaston
- The Impostor (1987) ... Gaston
 1986 Roland Rat: The Series (TV Series)
Ghost of Christmas Present
- Christmas Special (1986) ... Ghost of Christmas Present
- Episode #1.4 (1986)
 1986 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #4.7 (1986)
- Episode #4.5 (1986)
- Episode #4.4 (1986) ... Various
- Episode #4.3 (1986)
- Episode #4.1 (1986)
 1986 Doctor Who (TV Series)
King Yrcanos
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part Eight (1986) ... King Yrcanos
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part Seven (1986) ... King Yrcanos
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part Six (1986) ... King Yrcanos
- The Trial of a Time Lord: Part Five (1986) ... King Yrcanos
 1986 John Silver's Return to Treasure Island (TV Mini-Series)
Long John Silver
- Treasure Island (1986) ... Long John Silver
- Spanish Gold (1986) ... Long John Silver
- In Chains (1986) ... Long John Silver
- Fugitives (1986) ... Long John Silver
- The Crow's Nest (1986) ... Long John Silver
 1984 The Last Days of Pompeii (TV Mini-Series)
Olinthus
- Part 3 (1984) ... Olinthus
- Part 2 (1984) ... Olinthus
- Part 1 (1984) ... Olinthus
 1984 The Master of Ballantrae (TV Movie)
Captain Teach
 1983 The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV Movie)
Geoffrey Lyons
 1983 The Black Adder (TV Series)
King Richard IV / Richard IV, A King / Richard XII of Scotland / ...
- The Black Seal (1983) ... King Richard IV
- Witchsmeller Pursuivant (1983) ... Richard IV, A King
- The Queen of Spain's Beard (1983) ... King Richard IV
- The Archbishop (1983) ... King Richard IV
- Born to Be King (1983) ... Richard XII of Scotland
 1983 High Road to China
Suleman Khan
 1982 Cosmic Princess (TV Movie)
Mentor
 1981 The Little World of Don Camillo (TV Series)
Peppone
- Part 12 (1981) ... Peppone
- Part 11 (1981) ... Peppone
- Part 10 (1981) ... Peppone
- Part 9 (1981) ... Peppone
- Part 8 (1981) ... Peppone
 1980 Leap in the Dark (TV Series)
Thomas Myers
- Room for an Inward Light (1980) ... Thomas Myers
 1980 Flash Gordon
Prince Vultan
 1969-1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Jim Carter / Reg Sugden
- Saint Vitus' Dance (1979) ... Jim Carter
- Double Agent (1969) ... Reg Sugden
 1979 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Detective Sergeant Jack Nolan
- Lamb to the Slaughter (1979) ... Detective Sergeant Jack Nolan
 1979 The Aphrodite Inheritance (TV Mini-Series)
Basileos
- To Touch a Rainbow (1979) ... Basileos
- The Eyes of Love (1979) ... Basileos
- ...Said the Spider to the Fly (1979) ... Basileos
- Come Into My Parlour... (1979) ... Basileos
- A Friend in Need (1979) ... Basileos
 1962-1978 Z Cars (TV Series)
PC Smith / PC Fancy Smith / P.C. Smith / ...
- Pressure (1978) ... Member of Public
- That's the Way It Is (1965) ... PC Fancy Smith
- But the Crying... (1965) ... PC Fancy Smith
- Celebration (1965) ... PC Fancy Smith
- The Good Life (1965) ... PC Fancy Smith
 1978 Blake's 7 (TV Series)
Vargas
- Cygnus Alpha (1978) ... Vargas
 1977 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Narrator (uncredited)
 1977 Survivors (TV Series)
Brod
- Law of the Jungle (1977) ... Brod
 1976 The Basil Brush Show (TV Series)
Captain Hook
- Basil in Neverland (1976) ... Captain Hook
 1976 I, Claudius (TV Mini-Series)
Augustus
- Old King Log (1976) ... Augustus
- Poison Is Queen (1976) ... Augustus
- What Shall We Do About Claudius? (1976) ... Augustus
- Waiting in the Wings (1976) ... Augustus
- Family Affairs (1976) ... Augustus
 1976 Nobody's House (TV Series)
Jack Treadful
- Nobody's Perfect (1976) ... Jack Treadful
 1975-1976 Space: 1999 (TV Series)
Mentor / Dr. Cabot Rowland
- The Metamorph (1976) ... Mentor
- Death's Other Dominion (1975) ... Dr. Cabot Rowland
 1976 The Day After Tomorrow (TV Movie)
Tom Bowen
 1976 The Story of David (TV Movie)
Abner
 1975 King Arthur, the Young Warlord
Mark of Cornwall
 1975 The Great Alfred (TV Movie)
 1975 NBC Special Treat (TV Series)
Dr. Tom Bowen
- Into Infinity (1975) ... Dr. Tom Bowen
 1975 Thriller (TV Series)
Det Sgt George Briggs
- A Midsummer Nightmare (1975) ... Det Sgt George Briggs
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Guthrum
- King Alfred (1975) ... Guthrum
 1975 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Frank Kemble
- Ringer (1975) ... Frank Kemble
 1974 Notorious Woman (TV Mini-Series)
Albert Grzymala
- Resolution (1974) ... Albert Grzymala
- Sonata (1974) ... Albert Grzymala
- Prelude (1974) ... Albert Grzymala
 1974 Boy Dominic (TV Series)
William Woodcock
- Charles and Emma (1974) ... William Woodcock
- Lady Bulman Regets (1974) ... William Woodcock
- Ghost in Greenwich (1974) ... William Woodcock
- Friends of the Family (1974) ... William Woodcock
- Sermons and Snuff (1974) ... William Woodcock
 1973 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Sgt. Kite
- The Recruiting Officer (1973) ... Sgt. Kite
 1972-1973 Arthur of the Britons (TV Series)
Mark of Cornwall
- The Games (1973) ... Mark of Cornwall
- The Marriage Feast (1973) ... Mark of Cornwall
- The Prisoner (1973) ... Mark of Cornwall
- The Prize (1973) ... Mark of Cornwall
- Rolf the Preacher (1973) ... Mark of Cornwall
 1973 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Joseph Roper
- The Last Rent Dinner (1973) ... Joseph Roper
 1973 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Ted Gissing
- Lorna and Ted (1973) ... Ted Gissing
 1973 Love Story (TV Series)
Andrew
- Reflections (1973) ... Andrew
 1973 Justice (TV Series)
Tiger Lawson
- The Whole Truth? (1973) ... Tiger Lawson
 1973 Public Eye (TV Series)
Rev. William Pratt
- Egg and Cress Sandwiches (1973) ... Rev. William Pratt
 1972 Man of La Mancha
Pedro
 1972 The Venturers (TV Movie)
Harry Shannon
 1972 Horizon (TV Series documentary)
Brunel
- Rail Crash (1972) ... Brunel (voice, uncredited)
 1971 Shirley's World (TV Series)
Sir Nigel
- The Reunion (1971) ... Sir Nigel
 1971 The Trojan Women
Talthybius
 1971 Owen, M.D. (TV Series)
Bill Tulley
- I Love You, But: Part 2 (1971) ... Bill Tulley
- I Love You, But: Part 1 (1971) ... Bill Tulley
 1971 The Expert (TV Series)
Hubert Innes
- A Clear and Easy Duty (1971) ... Hubert Innes
 1971 The Last Valley
Korski
 1970 Whom God Hath Joined (TV Movie)
Brian Ridware
 1970 Brotherly Love
Jack Baird
 1969-1970 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Will / Peter
- Wine of India (1970) ... Will
- Son of Man (1969) ... Peter
 1970 Crime of Passion (TV Series)
Pierre Lombard
- Pierre (1970) ... Pierre Lombard
 1969 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series)
Jim Lawsey
 1969 Barrister at Law (TV Movie)
Tom Gardner
 1967-1969 The Avengers (TV Series)
Sergeant Hearn / Mark Dayton
- The Morning After (1969) ... Sergeant Hearn
- The Superlative Seven (1967) ... Mark Dayton
 1968 Till Death Us Do Part
Sergeant
 1968 Cold Comfort Farm (TV Mini-Series)
Reuben Starkadder
- Doom (1968) ... Reuben Starkadder
- Woodshed (1968) ... Reuben Starkadder
- Folk (1968) ... Reuben Starkadder
 1968 Mogul (TV Series)
Eddie Barnaby
- Stop It, You're Breaking My Heart (1968) ... Eddie Barnaby
 1967 The Further Adventures of the Musketeers (TV Series)
Porthos
- The Last Enemy (1967) ... Porthos
- Captured (1967) ... Porthos
- Hunted (1967) ... Porthos
- Treachery (1967) ... Porthos
- The Scaffold (1967) ... Porthos
 1966-1967 The Three Musketeers (TV Mini-Series)
Porthos
- Walk to the Scaffold (1967) ... Porthos
- Assassin (1967) ... Porthos
- The Cardinal (1967) ... Porthos
- At Night All Cats Are Grey (1966) ... Porthos
- Branded (1966) ... Porthos
 1966 The Christmas Tree
The Policeman
 1963 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Policeman
- Catspaw (1963) ... Policeman
 1962 The Valiant
 1959 Saturday Playhouse (TV Series)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

B. Blessed | Brian Blessed OBE

Height:

5' 9¾" (1.77 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Doctor Who (2005)] I think they need to re-examine his surname - 'Who' is very oriental. It's about time they had an Asian actor as the Doctor. And a female one. See more »

Trivia:

He frequently gives up his time to appear at fan conventions for different series in which he has appeared. See more »

Trademark:

Boisterous, bombastic, eccentric persona. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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