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Brian Blessed is a Actor and Director British born on 9 october 1936 at Mexborough (United-kingdom)

Brian Blessed

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Birth name Brian Blessed
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 9 october 1936 (82 years) at Mexborough (United-kingdom)

Brian Blessed (/ˈblɛsɪd/; born 9 October 1936) is an English actor.

Biography

Blessed lives in Windlesham, Surrey. He married Hildegarde Neil in 1978 and his daughter from that marriage, Rosalind, is an actress. Blessed has worked alongside Rosalind on Doctors. He owns several dogs and is a patron of the Hopefield Animal Sanctuary.

On 19 January 2015, Blessed collapsed on stage during a performance of King Lear with the Guildford Shakespeare Company, in which his daughter Rosalind was also acting. He received medical attention from a doctor in the audience and returned, 20 minutes later, to the stage to complete the play. On 30 January 2015, it was announced that Blessed had been "compelled to withdraw" from the production on the advice of his heart specialist.

Best films

Tarzan (1999)
(Actor)
Henry V (1989)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Brian Blessed (43 films)

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Actor

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return, 1h32
Directed by Will Finn
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Le pays d'Oz, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Lea Michele, Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, Kelsey Grammer, Hugh Dancy, Megan Hilty
Roles Judge Jawbreaker (voice)
Rating55% 2.7523652.7523652.7523652.7523652.752365
In the Land of Oz, the Emerald City's co-leaders the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion discover that an evil Jester has stolen the broomstick of the late Wicked Witch of the West and taken control over the Flying Monkeys. With Oz's future at stake, the Scarecrow decides to use his invention called the Rainbow Mover to summon Dorothy Gale to save the kingdom again. But flying monkeys invade the castle and force the trio out the window.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 2h41
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films, Films about dragons, Children's films
Actors Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Lee Pace
Rating77% 3.8986153.8986153.8986153.8986153.898615
Thorin and his company are being pursued by Azog and his Orc party following the events of the previous film. They are ushered along by Gandalf to the nearby home of Beorn, a skin-changer who can take the form of the bear. That night, Azog is summoned to Dol Guldur by the Necromancer, who commands him to marshal his forces for war. Azog then delegates the hunt for Thorin to his son Bolg. The following day, Beorn escorts the company to the borders of Mirkwood, where Gandalf discovers Black Speech imprinted on an old ruin. This coincides with a telepathic message from Galadriel urging him to investigate the tombs of the Nazgûl. He warns the company to remain on the path and leaves them. Upon entering the forest they lose their way and are ensnared by giant spiders. Bilbo then sets about freeing the dwarves with the help of his recently acquired invisibility ring. He subsequently drops the Ring and first begins to understand its dark influence after he brutally kills a centipede-like creature to retrieve it.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, 2h49
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films, Films about dragons, Children's films
Actors Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Stephen Fry, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott
Rating78% 3.944153.944153.944153.944153.94415
Approaching his 111th birthday, the hobbit Bilbo Baggins begins writing down the full story of his adventure 60 years earlier for the benefit of his nephew Frodo. This connects The Hobbit with The Lord of the Rings movie 10 years earlier which had a similar scene. Long before Bilbo's involvement, the Dwarf king Thrór brings an era of prosperity for his kin under the Lonely Mountain, far to the East, until the arrival of the dragon Smaug. Destroying the nearby town of Dale, Smaug drives the Dwarves out of their mountain and takes their hoard of gold. Thrór's grandson Thorin sees King Thranduil and his Wood-elves on a nearby hillside, and is dismayed when they take their leave rather than aid his people, resulting in Thorin's everlasting hatred of Elves.
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!, 1h28
Directed by Peter Lord
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Political films, Children's films, Films about royalty
Actors Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant, Jeremy Piven
Roles The Pirate King (voice)
Rating66% 3.3478953.3478953.3478953.3478953.347895
In 1837, the Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant), inexpert in the ways of pirates, leads a close-knit, rag-tag group of amateur pirates who are trying to make a name for themselves on the high seas. To prove himself and his crew, the Pirate Captain enters the Pirate of the Year competition, with the winner being whoever can plunder the most. After several failed attempts to plunder mundane ships, the Pirate Captain talks with his best friend and first mate, the Pirate with a Scarf (Martin Freeman), about giving up and selling baby clothes as a living, but is convinced to try boarding the next ship they find, which happens to be the Beagle. They find no treasure but succeed in capturing Charles Darwin (David Tennant). Darwin recognizes the crew's pet Polly as the last living dodo, and implores the Pirate Captain to enter it into the Scientist of the Year competition at the Royal Society in London for a valuable prize. The Pirate Captain directs his ship to London. The Pirates disguise themselves as Girl Scouts, so that they don't get caught and executed, as Queen Victoria has a strong hatred of Pirates.
Back in Business, 1h25
Directed by Chris Munro
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Martin Kemp, Martin Kemp, Chris Barrie, Dennis Waterman, Brian Blessed
Roles Trevor Pilkington
Rating43% 2.1793652.1793652.1793652.1793652.179365
Will Spencer (Kemp) and his friend, unsuccessful actor Tom (Barrie) are former confidence tricksters who have carried out various scams, including selling London's Tower Bridge several times over. They now plan to steal a highly secret robotic Lunar Explorer and sell it to both the Chinese and Russians.
Mist: The Tale of a Sheepdog Puppy
Origin United-kingdom
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs
Actors Brian Blessed, Sandra Dickinson, Derek Jacobi, Clive Russell, Una Stubbs

One foggy night in Devon, Gail, a working border collie Herding dog, gives birth to a litter of three puppies, cozy in a barn on Borough Farm. As she lies quietly with her newborn litter, her father, Sir Gregory, walks inside, not realizing she had her puppies until he spots them curled up next to her.
The Conclave
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about religion
Actors Brian Blessed, James Faulkner, Rolf Kanies, Richard Donat, Peter Guinness, Brian Downey
Roles Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomin
Rating64% 3.2468453.2468453.2468453.2468453.246845
The plot centers around the conclave of 1458. The young Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia (later Pope Alexander VI) is going through his first papal election.
Alexander
Alexander (2004)
, 2h55
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin German
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Action, Adventure, Historical, Peplum, Romance
Themes Politique, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Political films, LGBT-related films, Films about royalty, LGBT-related film
Actors Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Connor Paolo, Jared Leto, Rosario Dawson
Roles Wrestling Trainer
Rating56% 2.801182.801182.801182.801182.80118
The film is based on the life of Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia, who conquered Asia Minor, Egypt, Persia and part of ancient India. Shown are some of the key moments of Alexander's youth, his invasion of the mighty Persian Empire and his death. It also outlines his early life, including his difficult relationship with his father Philip II of Macedonia, his strained feeling towards his mother Olympias, the unification of the Greek city-states and the two Kingdoms (Macedonia and Epirus) under the Hellenic League, and the conquest of the Persian Empire in 331 BC. It also details his plans to reform his empire and the attempts he made to reach the end of the then known world.
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, 2h16
Directed by George Lucas
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Space adventure films, Seafaring films, Monde imaginaire, Transport films, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid, Terence Stamp
Roles Boss Nass (voice)
Rating64% 3.249393.249393.249393.249393.24939
In response to taxation on trade routes in the Galactic Republic, the Trade Federation organizes a blockade of battleships around the planet Naboo. Supreme Chancellor Valorum dispatches Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi to negotiate with the Trade Federation leadership to end the blockade. Darth Sidious, a Sith Lord and the Trade Federation's secret adviser, orders Federation Viceroy Nute Gunray to kill the Jedi and invade Naboo with an army of battle droids. The Jedi flee to Naboo, where Qui-Gon saves Gungan outcast Jar Jar Binks from being killed during the invasion. Indebted to the Jedi, Jar Jar leads them to an underwater Gungan city. There the Jedi try but fail to persuade the Gungan leader, Boss Nass into helping the people of Naboo, though they are able to obtain transportation to Theed, the capital city on the surface. They rescue Queen Amidala, the ruler of the Naboo people, and escape the planet on her royal starship, which is damaged as they pass the Federation blockade.
Tarzan
Tarzan (1999)
, 1h28
Directed by Chris Buck, Kevin Lima
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un éléphant, Films about apes, L'enfance marginalisée, Musical films, Tarzan films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Rosie O'Donnell, Glenn Close, Brian Blessed, Lance Henriksen
Roles Mr. Clayton, the Gorilla Hunter (voice)
Rating73% 3.650933.650933.650933.650933.65093
In the 1880s, an English couple and their infant son escape a burning ship, ending up on land near uncharted rainforests off the coast of Africa. The couple craft themselves a treehouse from their ship's wreckage, but are subsequently killed by Sabor, a rogue leopardess. Kala, a female gorilla who recently lost her own child to Sabor, hears the cries of the orphaned human infant and finds him in the ruined treehouse. Though she is attacked by Sabor, Kala and the baby manage to escape. Kala takes the baby back to the gorilla troop to raise as her own, an act of which her mate, Kerchak, disapproves. Kala raises the human child, naming him Tarzan. Though he befriends other gorillas in the troop and other animals, including the young female gorilla Terk and the paranoid male elephant Tantor, Tarzan finds himself unable to keep up with them, so he takes great efforts to improve himself. As a young man, Tarzan is able to kill Sabor with his crude spear and protect the troop, gaining Kerchak's reluctant respect.