|Brian Blessed OBE|
|Birth date:||9 October 1936|
|In the DWU|
|Main roles:||King Yrcanos|
|Stories:||see credits section|
|Main time period active:||1986|
|Notable non-DWU work:||Z-Cars, The Three Musketeers, The Further Adventures of the Musketeers, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), The Avengers, Jackanory, Horizon, Arthur of the Britains, Churchill's People, Space: 1999, I, Claudius, Blake's 7, Flash Gordon, The Black Adder, John Silver's Return to Treasure Island, The Kenny Everett Television Show, Minder, Henry V, Sherlock Holmes, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Macbeth, Star Wars, Tarzan, King Lear, Alexander the Great (narrator), Peppa Pig, Wizards vs Aliens, Sooty, Toast of London, Danger Mouse|
According to Trix, Brian Blessed played Augustus in I, Claudius. (PROSE: The Gallifrey Chronicles) He also played Rassilon in a BBC version of Remote media in Samantha Jones' subconscious. (PROSE: Interference - Book One)
Behind the scenes Edit
A popular UK character actor known for his bombastic, larger-than-life demeanour both on film and in person, Blessed rose to stardom in the mid-1960s as a long-running cast member on the police drama Z-Cars. He played Porthos in a pair of TV series based upon The Three Musketeers. Other TV roles included Boy Dominic, Space: 1999 (playing the father of Maya, Catherine Schell's character), I, Claudius (with Derek Jacobi and George Baker) and the first season of Blackadder. His best-known film was the 1980 version of Flash Gordon, which also co-starred Timothy Dalton.
Away from the screen, Blessed is known for leading a life of adventure, including several widely publicised attempts to climb Mount Everest (he is reportedly the oldest man to reach as high up the mountain as he has); during preparation for one of his ascents, he met and befriended the Dalai Lama.[source needed]
He is the father of Rosalind Blessed.