Brian Blessed

Mostly Credited As: Brian Blessed
Birth Name: Brian Blessed
Date Of Birth: October 09, 1936 (Age 79)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Mexborough, Yorkshire, England
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Brian Blessed

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Henry Hugglemonster (2013)As: Eduardo Enourmonster -- [Voice]
Santa's Blessed (2012)As: Santa Claus
Wizards vs Aliens (2012)As: Nekross King (2012 - 2013) -- [Voice]
Tales of Television Centre (2012)As: Himself
The Underdog Show (2008) (2008)As: Himself
Pob (1986)As: Himself
Return to Treasure Island (1986)As: Long John Silver
The Last Days of Pompeii (1984)As: Olinthus
Blackadder (1983)As: King Richard IV of England (1983)
The Aphrodite Inheritance (1979)As: Basileos
I, Claudius (1976)As: Augustus
Boy Dominic (1974)As: William Woodcock
Cold Comfort Farm (1968)As: Reuben Starkadder
The Further Adventures of the Three Musketeers (1967)As: Porthos
The Three Musketeers (1966) (1966)As: Porthos
Z Cars (1962)As: PC "Fancy" Smith (1962-1965)
Episode Cast Credits 

Danger Mouse (2015) (2015) 
  The Snowman Cometh 01x16: (Dec/16/2015) Voiced  Santa Claus, [Featuring]

Children In Need (1980) 
  2014 - Part 3 35x03: (Nov/14/2014) Voiced  Himself (Voiceover), [Featuring]
  2014 - Part 1 35x01: (Nov/14/2014) Voiced  Himself (Voiceover), [Featuring]

Brian Cox: Space, Time and Videotape (2014) 
  Series 1, Episode 1 01x01: (Nov/09/2014) As Himself 

The Day After Tomorrow: Into Infinity (2014) 
  Series 1, Episode 1 01x01: (Nov/09/2014) As Dr Tom Bowen 

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) (2004) 
  Brian Blessed 11x02: (Aug/14/2014) As Himself 

You Saw Them Here First (2013) 
  Series 2, Episode 1 02x01: (Mar/12/2014) As Himself 

The Kumars (2014) 
  Episode 4 01x04: (Feb/05/2014) As Himself 

Sooty (2011) 
  Pranks and Presents 02x26: (Dec/01/2013) As Himself 

Was it Something I Said? (2013) 
  Episode 4 01x04: (Oct/27/2013) As Himself (Quote Narrator) 

Piers Morgan's Life Stories (2009) 
  Brian Blessed 10x03: (Oct/04/2013) As Himself 

Have I Got News for You (1990) 
  Brian Blessed, Ken Livingstone, Bridget Christie 45x02: (Apr/12/2013) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  Brian Blessed, Marcus Brigstocke, Alan Duncan 35x03: (May/02/2008) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]

Let's Dance for Comic Relief (2009) 
  Series 5, Final 05x04: (Mar/09/2013) Voiced  Announcer, [Co-Guest Stars]
  Series 5, Episode 3 05x03: (Mar/02/2013) Voiced  Announcer, [Co-Guest Stars]
  Series 5, Episode 2 05x02: (Feb/23/2013) Voiced  Announcer, [Co-Guest Stars]
  Series 5, Episode 1 05x01: (Feb/16/2013) Voiced  Announcer, [Co-Guest Stars]

This Morning (1988) 
  January 23, 2013 25x96: (Jan/23/2013) As Himself 
  March 27, 2012 24x141: (Mar/27/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  December 21, 2011 24x78: (Dec/21/2011) As Himself 
  February 6, 2007 19x106: (Feb/06/2007) As Himself 

In Confidence (2010) 
  Brian Blessed 04x01: (2013) As Himself 

12 Again (2012) 
  Series 1, Episode 6 01x06: (May/07/2012) As Himself, [Featuring]

Pointless Celebrities (2011) 
  Series 2, Episode 2 02x02: (Mar/03/2012) As Himself 

Fern Britton Meets... (2009) 
  Brian Blessed 03x04: (Dec/18/2011) As Himself 

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (2011) 
  Brian Blessed, Jenny Éclair 01x06: (Nov/01/2011) As Himself 

Fry's Planet Word (2011) 
  The Power And The Glory 01x05: (Oct/23/2011) As Himself 

Doctors (2000) 
  The Devil's Daughter 13x102: (Sep/16/2011) As Dominic Duvall 
  Rebel, Rebel 09x101: (Oct/03/2007) As Micky 'Rebel' Becket 

A Question of Sport (1968) 
  Series 40, Episode 12 40x12: (Feb/14/2011) As Himself 

Loose Women (1999) 
  Series 15, Show 50 15x50: (Nov/12/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Series 12, Show 229 12x229: (Jul/29/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Series 11, Show 119 11x119: (Jun/28/2007) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Christmas Crackers - 5 (Dec/22/2006) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Drama Trails (2010) 
  The Vice to Prime Suspect 01x07: (Oct/10/2010) As Himself 

All Star Family Fortunes (2006) 
  Brian Blessed/Rebecca Adlington 05x02: (Sep/18/2010) As Himself 

GMTV (1993) 
  August 25, 2010 18x237: (Aug/25/2010) As Himself 

All Star Mr & Mrs (2008) 
  Series 2, Episode 4 02x04: (May/23/2009) As Himself 

Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002) 
  Series 9, Episode 6 09x06: (Mar/21/2009) As Himself 
  Series 9, Episode 3 09x03: (Feb/28/2009) As Himself 

Family Guy (1999) 
  Road to Germany 07x03: (Oct/19/2008) Voiced  Prince Vultan 

The New Paul O'Grady Show (2006) 
  Series 6, Show 19 06x19: (Oct/16/2008) As Himself 
  Series 5, Show 41 05x41: (May/19/2008) As Himself 
  Series 2, Show 79 02x79: (Jan/26/2007) As Himself 

Soccer AM (1995) 
  Series 10, Episode 34 10x34: (Apr/01/2006) As Himself 

The Paul O'Grady Show (2004) 
  Series 1, Show 38 01x38: (Dec/01/2004) As Himself 

The Heaven And Earth Show (1998) 
  February 11, 2001 04x06: (Feb/11/2001) As Himself 

Fun At The Funeral Parlour (2001) 
  The Mountains of Doom 01x04: (Jan/22/2001) As Himself 

Fantasy World Cup (1998) 
  Episode 4 01x04: (Jun/14/1998) As Himself 

Pebble Mill (1991) 
  Series 5, Show 41 05x41: (Dec/15/1995) As Himself 
  Series 1, Show 9 01x09: (Oct/24/1991) As Himself 

MacGyver (1985) (1985) 
  MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis (May/14/1994) As Professor Atticus 

Summer Scene (1992) 
  Series 1, Show 15 01x15: (Jul/06/1992) As Himself 

Lovejoy (1986) 
  Riding In Rollers (1) 02x11: (Mar/17/1991) As Harry Catapodis 

Minder (1979) 
  The Last Video Show 07x04: (Jan/23/1989) As Inspector Freddie Dyer 

A Question Of Entertainment (1988) 
  Show 2 01x02: (May/01/1988) As Himself 

The Kenny Everett Television Show (1981) 
  Series 4, Show 7 04x07: (Nov/27/1986) As Various, [Special Guest Stars]
  Series 4, Show 5 04x05: (Nov/13/1986) As Various, [Special Guest Stars]
  Series 4, Show 4 04x04: (Nov/06/1986) As Various, [Special Guest Stars]
  Series 4, Show 3 04x03: (Oct/30/1986) As Various, [Special Guest Stars]

Doctor Who (1963) (1963) 
  The Trial of a Time Lord, Part Eight (Mindwarp) 23x08: (Oct/25/1986) As King Yrcanos 
  The Trial of a Time Lord, Part Seven (Mindwarp) 23x07: (Oct/18/1986) As King Yrcanos 
  The Trial of a Time Lord, Part Six (Mindwarp) 23x06: (Oct/11/1986) As King Yrcanos 
  The Trial of a Time Lord, Part Five (Mindwarp) 23x05: (Oct/04/1986) As King Yrcanos 

Breakfast Time (UK) (1983) 
  Episode 736 03x225: (Nov/11/1985) As Himself 
  Episode 296 02x47: (Mar/07/1984) As Himself 

This Is Your Life (UK) (1955) 
  Brian Blessed 24x24: (Apr/04/1984) As Himself 

Hallmark Hall Of Fame (1951) 
  The Master of Ballantrae 33x02: (Jan/31/1984) As Captain Teach 

Tales of the Unexpected (1979) 
  Lamb to the Slaughter 01x04: (Apr/14/1979) As Detective Sgt. Jack Nolan 

Z Cars (1962) 
  Pressure 13x13: (Sep/20/1978) As Member of Public, [Uncredited]

Blake's 7 (1978) 
  Cygnus Alpha 01x03: (Jan/16/1978) As Vargas 

Masterpiece (1971) 
  I, Claudius: (1) A Touch of Murder 07x11: (Nov/06/1977) As Augustus 

Survivors (1975) 
  Law of the Jungle 03x03: (Mar/30/1977) As Brod 

I, Claudius (1976) 
  Old King Log 01x13: (Dec/06/1976) As Augustus 
  Poison is Queen 01x05: (Oct/11/1976) As Augustus 
  What Shall We Do About Claudius? 01x04: (Oct/04/1976) As Augustus 
  Waiting in the Wings 01x03: (Sep/27/1976) As Augustus 

Space: 1999 (1975) 
  The Metamorph 02x01: (Sep/04/1976) As Mentor, [Starring Roles]
  Death's Other Dominion 01x05: (Nov/14/1975) As Dr. Cabot Rowland, [Starring Roles]

Thriller (UK) (1973) 
  A Midsummer Nightmare 06x06: (May/15/1976) As Det. Sgt. Briggs 

The Sweeney (1975) 
  Ringer 01x01: (Jan/02/1975) As Kemble, [Starring Roles]

Notorious Woman (1974) 
  Resolution 01x07: (Dec/15/1974) As Albert Grzymala 
  Sonata 01x06: (Dec/08/1974) As Albert Grzymala 
  Prelude 01x05: (Dec/01/1974) As Albert Grzymala 

Play of the Month (1965) 
  The Recruiting Officer 09x03: (Oct/18/1973) As Sergeant Kite 

Arthur of the Britons (1972) 
  Arthur is Dead 01x01: (Dec/06/1972) As Mark of Cornwall 

Shirley's World (1971) 
  Knightmare 01x09: (Nov/10/1971) As Sir Nigel 

Crime of Passion (1970) 
  Pierre 01x04: (Apr/06/1970) As Pierre 

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969) (1969) 
  The Ghost Who Saved the Bank at Monte Carlo 01x11: (Nov/30/1969) As Lawsey 

The Wednesday Play (1964) 
  Son Of Man 08x24: (Apr/16/1969) As Peter 

The Avengers (1961) 
  The Morning After 06x18: (Jan/29/1969) As Sergeant Hern 

The Troubleshooters (UK) (1965) 
  Stop It, You're Breaking My Heart 04x17: (Feb/19/1968) As Eddie Barnaby 
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His trademark is his deep, booming voice.

He has been a close friend of Patrick Stewart since childhood.

Despite the fact that partly due to his size and booming voice, he often plays powerful, commanding and arrogant men, according to those who know him personally, he is quite shy.

He has tried to climb Mount Everest three times but has never reached the summit.

He was on Mount Everest on May 10, 1996, when 12 climbers were killed in a sudden late-afternoon blizzard, though he himself was safe at his base camp that day.

He received an honourary degree from Sheffield Hallam University in December 2004.

He underwent cosmonaut training in Russia in 2004.

He was nearly killed while filming his death scene in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

His father was a coal miner.

He is a friend of Dame Judi Dench.

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