Brian Blessed

Brian Blessed

Highest Rated: 100% Henry V (1989)

Lowest Rated: 16% Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014)

Birthday: Oct 9, 1936

Birthplace: Mexborough, England, UK

Hefty, incisive character player, often bearded, an able roisterer who has mastered a pleasing variety of stalwart sidekicks, blustery authority figures and scheming rapscallions. After repertory experience which doubtless helped develop his booming, distinctive line delivery, Blessed gained fame when he joined the cast of British TV's gritty, long-running police drama, "Z Cars." Although that series would remain among Blessed's best-known work in his native land, his performances only began to garner notice in the U.S. later in the 1970s. His most fondly remembered work in this country may still be his ripely played Caesar Augustus, by turns commanding, villainous, hilarious and touching, in the acclaimed historical miniseries "I, Claudius" (1977-78). Blessed did, however, also delight as the hero's kingly father in the uproarious English comedy series, "Blackadder."

Highest rated movies

Henry V
Hamlet
Much Ado About Nothing
Flash Gordon
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Man of La Mancha
As You Like It
Alexander

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Apeman of the Amazon The Host (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 56% Shed of the Dead Narrator $38.3K 2019
No Score Yet 29% Robin Hood: The Rebellion Friar Tuck (Character) - 2018
16% 68% Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Judge Jawbreaker (Voice) $8.5M 2014
86% 62% The Pirates! Band of Misfits The Pirate King (Voice) $375.9K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wojtek: The Bear That Went to War Narrator - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Re-Evolution Mr Finney (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agent Crush Boris Goudphater (Voice) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Back in Business Trevor Pilkington (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 71% The Conclave Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 25% Day of Wrath Lord Francisco del Ruiz (Character) - 2006
36% 49% As You Like It Duke Senior / Duke Frederick (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mist: The Tale of a Sheepdog Puppy Unknown (Voice) - 2006
No Score Yet 25% Midsummer Dream Unknown (Voice) - 2005
16% 35% Alexander Wrestling Trainer (Character) $34.3M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Devil's Harvest Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mumbo Jumbo Lucifer Bounder (Character) - 2000
89% 75% Tarzan Clayton (Voice) - 1999
51% 59% Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace Boss Nass (Voice) $474.5M 1999
No Score Yet 78% The Greatest Store in the World Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet King Lear King Lear (Character),
Director
- 1998
No Score Yet 47% Catherine the Great Bestuzhev (Character) - 1996
95% 89% Hamlet Ghost (Character) $4.4M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bruce Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1996
No Score Yet 74% Kidnapped Cluny MacPherson (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 71% MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis Atticus (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chasing the Deer Maj. Elliot (Character) - 1994
90% 86% Much Ado About Nothing Seigneur Antonio (Character) $22.5M 1993
No Score Yet 38% Freddie the Frog El Supremo (Voice) - 1992
No Score Yet 48% Freddie as F.R.O.7 El Supremo (Voice) $1.1M 1992
No Score Yet 25% Back in the USSR Chazov (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 80% Prisoner of Honor Gen. Gonse (Character) - 1991
51% 72% Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Lord Locksley (Character) $165.1M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Castle of Adventure Sam (Character) - 1990
100% 89% Henry V Exeter (Character) $10.2M 1989
No Score Yet 64% High Road to China Suleman Khan (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 50% The Hound of the Baskervilles Geoffrey Lyons (Character) - 1983
84% 69% Flash Gordon Prince Vultan (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 0% The Cosmic Princess Mentor (Character) - 1975
47% 72% Man of La Mancha Pedro, the Head Muleteer (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 53% The Trojan Women Talthybius (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brotherly Love Jack Baird (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 77% The Last Valley Korski (Character) - 1970

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are? Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% QI Guest 2011-2012
No Score Yet 64% Family Guy Prince Vultan (Guest Voice) 2008
No Score Yet 100% War and Remembrance Gen. Yevlenko (Guest Star) 1988
68% 79% Doctor Who Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Detective Sergeant Jack Nolan (Character) 1979
100% 92% I, Claudius Augustus (Character) 1976
66% 86% Space: 1999 Mentor (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet 100% The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1967 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Days of Pompeii Unknown (Character)