Celebrity Radio’s Brian Blessed Interview 2019…
Brian Blessed is one of the most respected actors and best known voices in British history.
He’s an English actor, writer, presenter, and comedian. He is known for his booming voice and his roles in Z-Cars, I, Claudius, Blackadder, and Flash Gordon.
Born in Yorkshire, he trained at the Bristol Old Vic.
More recently he’s become a huge animal activist and continues to direct national productions.
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On stage, he starred in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, Cats, as both Old Deuteronomy and Bustopher Jones, for the original 1981 West End theatre production.
Blessed has appeared in a number of Shakespearean roles on both stage and screen, including four of the five Shakespeare films directed by Kenneth Branagh: as the Duke of Exeter in Henry V (1989), Antonio in Much Ado About Nothing (1993), the Ghost of Hamlet’s Father in Hamlet (1996), and both Duke Frederick and Duke Senior in As You Like It (2006).
Blessed was a keen boxer in his youth and claims to have sparred with the Dalai Lama.
He has attempted to climb Mount Everest three times without supplemental oxygen, reaching heights of 28,200 feet (8,600 m) in 1993 and 25,200 feet (7,700 m) in 1996, but without reaching the summit.
Blessed is married to English actress Hildegarde Neil. They live in Windlesham, Surrey.
He married Neil in 1978. Their daughter, Rosalind, is an actress. Blessed has worked alongside Rosalind on Doctors. He owns several dogs and is a patron of the Hopefield Animal Sanctuary.
Blessed was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to the arts and charity.
Blessed is a patron of PHASE Worldwide, which works to improve education, healthcare and livelihoods in remote areas of Nepal.
Interview recorded by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 8th May 2018