Brian was raised in Goldthorpe, a mining village in South Yorkshire. Following his training at the Bristol Old Vic, Brian has since carved a distinguished and varied career spanning all media.
Having played over 100 different characters in his career, His role as Prince Vultan in cult science fiction movie ‘Flash Gordon’ in 1980 a role he is still fondly remembered for to this day.
He has also made famous appearances in Doctor Who, BlackAdder and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. He has leant his unique voice to numerous parts in his career including CGI character Boss Nass in Star wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menance the villain Clayton in Disney’s Tarzan and Judge Jawbreaker in Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return.
Away from acting, he is also a published author having released nine books so far including The Turquoise Mountain: Brian Blessed on Everest which documents his remarkable ascent of the largest peak on earth becoming the oldest person to reach the 28,000 feet mark without the assistance of oxygen.
He has also embarked on numerous other expeditions including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, trekking across the North Pole and exploring the Lost World in Venezuela. His naturally adventurous nature shows no signs of ceasing and he has previously expressed an interest about travelling into space.
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