Brian Blessed Biography: Age, Height, Movies, Wife, Children, Net Worth

Brian Blessed , Age, Height, Movies, Wife, Children, Net Worth – British actor, Brian Blessed was born October 9, 1936, in Mexborough, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.


Name: Brian Blessed
Age: 86 Years
Wife: Ann Bomann ​(divorced)​
Hildegarde Neil ​(m. 1978)
Date of Birth: 9 October 1936
Nationality: English
Net Worth: $500,000

Brian Blessed Biography

Blessed was born to Hilda Blessed and William Blessed. He had a younger brother named Alan Blessed who died from leukaemia when he was 52 years of age.

Before enrolling in the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Blessed attended Bolton on Dearne Secondary Modern School and served his country in the RAF Regiment.

Brian Blessed Nationality

Blessed was born in Mexborough, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. He is British.

Brian Blessed Age

Blessed was born on October 9, 1936, hence he is currently 86 years of age.

Brian Blessed Family and Siblings

Blessed was born to Hilda Blessed and William Blessed. He had a younger brother named Alan Blessed who died from leukaemia when he was 52 years of age.

Brian Blessed Height and Weight

Blessed stands at a height of 5ft 9 ½ inches but his weight is unknown.

Brian Blessed Education

Blessed attended the Dearne Secondary Modern School.

Brian Blessed Career

Between 1962 to 1965, Blessed played PC “Fancy” Smith in the BBC television series Z-Cars, which was one of her earliest appearances.

He performed in an Incident at Vichy play at the Phoenix Theatre in London in 1966. He was also given the chance to replace William Hartnell as the Doctor in the BBC science fiction program Doctor Who in 1966, but he had to decline because of other commitments.

He portrayed Porthos in a BBC version of The Three Musketeers that spanned 10 episodes in 1967. In cult TV shows like The Avengers (1967, 1969) and the original Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969), Blessed has played supporting roles in lesser roles.

In the HTV television series Arthur of the Britons (1972–1973), he played King Mark of Cornwall. In the 1974 Yorkshire Television serial Boy Dominic, he played William Woodcock.

In the 1976 BBC Two drama series I, Claudius, he portrayed Caesar Augustus. In the 1978 Blake's 7 episode Cygnus Alpha, he portrayed Vargas. In the 1979 film The Aphrodite Inheritance, he portrayed Basileos.

The Joy of Bach, a 1978 documentary about Johann Sebastian Bach, featured him as host and as Bach in some segments.

Additionally, Blessed made two appearances in the British science fiction television program Space:1999. In the 1975 episode Death's Other Dominion and the 1976 episode The Metamorph, he portrayed the scientist Dr. Rowland Cabot.

Blessed portrayed Long John Silver in the ten-part television series Return to Treasure Island (1986), King Yrcanos in the Doctor Who serial Mindwarp (1986), General Yevlenko in the miniseries War and Remembrance (1988), and Lord Loxley, Robin Hood's father, in the Hollywood film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991).

Blessed played Old Deuteronomy and Bustopher Jones in the 1981 West End theatrical version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats.

On stage and in film, Blessed has played a number of Shakespearean characters, including 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). These roles are among the five Shakespeare movies directed by Kenneth Branagh.

In addition to lending his voice to the CGI character Boss Nass in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace in 1999, Blessed also provided the voice of the evil hunter Clayton in Disney's animated feature Tarzan, a role he later reprised in the video game adaptation of the movie and in the critically acclaimed Kingdom Hearts in 2002.

He created the character of Baron Bomburst for the stage musical adaptation of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in 2002, under the supervision of Adrian Noble, director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Under the alias “Banzuke Brian,” Blessed has been hosting the English-language version of the Japanese TV game show Unbeatable Banzuke on Challenge since October 2008.

He served as the narrator for the Steve Marsh and Dan Wright-starring Sky 1 series Crash Test Dummies. He provided the voices for Bob in Kika & Bob (2008) and for Grampy Rabbit in Peppa Pig (2004–present) in animated works.

Blessed's voice was recorded for use in satellite navigation products by TomTom after a Facebook campaign; he has been accessible as a voice command option since October 2010.

For Sheherazade, or The Princess, the Pirate, and the Baboon!, an album of children's stories set to Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's classical composition Scheherazade, Blessed recorded the voice of Great Sultan Shahryr in September 2010. The album also starred Rory Bremner and was released in 2011 as a chapter of Grandma Dingley's Ingeniously Musical Tales.

In the open-world medieval RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance from 2018, Blessed provided the voice for Konrad Kyeser, a German military engineer. In the 2021 base-building game Evil Genius 2: World Domination, he lent his voice to the megalomaniacal Red Ivan.

Brian Blessed Wife

Blessed is married to Hildegarde Neil.

Brian Blessed Children

Blessed has two children; Rosalind Blessed and Catherine Blessed.

Brian Blessed Religion

Blessed is believed to be Christian.

Brian Blessed Net Worth

Blessed has an estimated net worth to be about $500,000.

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