History Creator / BRIANBLESSED

8th Sep '16 2:48:27 AM SuperSaiyanSonic
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* In 2015, he recorded a [[https://soundcloud.com/gate-lambert/gumtree-20s-radio-with-brian-blessed radio ad for Gumtree]], a UK online classifieds website. The ad claims that everything on Gumtree, including buying on selling, is easy.
-->And they hired me, '''BRIAN BLESSED''', so even HEARING this ad is easy!!
26th Aug '16 2:07:43 PM Dontfollowmeman
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** In the audiobook of his autobiography, "Absolute Pandemonium", read by Brian Blessed of course, he recounts the time he auditioned for Orson Welles. Blessed ends up doing an impression of Welles trying to subdue Blessed himself through sheer volume and presence (''"HOT... HHHOOOTTT... HHHHHHOOOOOTTTTTSPURRRRRRRRRR!!!!"''). We have reached ham critical mass. It's the ham singularity. We have found the maximum possible amount of ham.

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** In the audiobook of his autobiography, "Absolute Pandemonium", read by Brian Blessed BRIAN BLESSED of course, he recounts the time he auditioned for Orson Welles. Blessed BLESSED ends up doing an impression of Welles trying to subdue Blessed BLESSED himself through sheer volume and presence (''"HOT... HHHOOOTTT... HHHHHHOOOOOTTTTTSPURRRRRRRRRR!!!!"''). We have reached ham critical mass. It's the ham singularity. We have found the maximum possible amount of ham.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: It is said by some that the character of Destruction (a sentient personification of difficult changes who has quit his job to become an artist) from ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' is based on him. Since author Creator/NeilGaiman is [[WordOfGod one of the ones who says this]], it is perhaps true but no less unlikely. Gaiman is dead set on having Blessed play the role of Destruction in a movie adaptation.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: It is said by some that the character of Destruction (a sentient personification of difficult changes who has quit his job to become an artist) from ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' is based on him. Since author Creator/NeilGaiman is [[WordOfGod one of the ones who says this]], it is perhaps true but no less unlikely. Gaiman is dead set on having Blessed BLESSED play the role of Destruction in a movie adaptation.



* OddFriendship: Surprisingly, KeanuReeves claimed in an interview on British radio that during filming of ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing'', Blessed befriended him and taught him how to meditate. Moviegoers may attribute Reeves' [[DullSurprise performance]] to that fact -- though one wonders why in the hell '''BRIAN BLESSED''' wasn't the one taking lessons from Keanu on the subject.

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* OddFriendship: Surprisingly, KeanuReeves claimed in an interview on British radio that during filming of ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing'', Blessed BLESSED befriended him and taught him how to meditate. Moviegoers may attribute Reeves' [[DullSurprise performance]] to that fact -- though one wonders why in the hell '''BRIAN BLESSED''' wasn't the one taking lessons from Keanu on the subject.



* VitriolicBestBuds: with the late Creator/PeterOToole. Their relationship veered from fighting each other to bonding with each other over Shakespeare to fighting again to BrianBlessed playing Banquo to O'Toole's Macbeth.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was cast as Odin in Film/{{Thor}}, a part Blessed was born to play, but then AnthonyHopkins got the part instead.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: with the late Creator/PeterOToole. Their relationship veered from fighting each other to bonding with each other over Shakespeare to fighting again to BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED playing Banquo to O'Toole's Macbeth.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was cast as Odin in Film/{{Thor}}, a part Blessed BLESSED was born to play, but then AnthonyHopkins got the part instead.



** When Creator/GuillermoDelToro was to direct ''Film/TheHobbit'' movies, he wanted Blessed to play Thorin Oakenshield.

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** When Creator/GuillermoDelToro was to direct ''Film/TheHobbit'' movies, he wanted Blessed BLESSED to play Thorin Oakenshield.



* Blessed plays British adventure author G. A. Henty in Heirloom audio's adaptions of several of Henty's stories, including "Under Drake's Flag" and "With Lee in Virginia". He's a very bombastic narrator indeed! Brian Blessed's beard is a good match for Henty's too. Not that it matters much in an audio story...

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* Blessed BLESSED plays British adventure author G. A. Henty in Heirloom audio's adaptions of several of Henty's stories, including "Under Drake's Flag" and "With Lee in Virginia". He's a very bombastic narrator indeed! Brian Blessed's BRIAN BLESSED's beard is a good match for Henty's too. Not that it matters much in an audio story...



* Also with Paul Merton he appeared on ''Series/{{Room 101}}'' demonstrating that his loudness was a choice in response to newsreader and presenter Kirsty Young wanting to put unnecessarily loud people in Room 101. Blessed took the role of a whispering snooker commentator [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP11L9jRW94 for about 26 seconds]].

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* Also with Paul Merton he appeared on ''Series/{{Room 101}}'' demonstrating that his loudness was a choice in response to newsreader and presenter Kirsty Young wanting to put unnecessarily loud people in Room 101. Blessed BLESSED took the role of a whispering snooker commentator [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP11L9jRW94 for about 26 seconds]].



* In late 2009, Blessed played a time-displaced Henry VIII in the short internet series [[http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=6fa9fa57e38f0ae6&search_query=henry+8.0 Henry 8.0]].

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* In late 2009, Blessed BLESSED played a time-displaced Henry VIII in the short internet series [[http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=6fa9fa57e38f0ae6&search_query=henry+8.0 Henry 8.0]].



* He voiced Santa in the Christmas episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''. He's notably the first major guest-star voice on that series. Also notable in that Santa is rather closer to Brian Blessed in real life, being a polite (but [[BrutalHonesty brutally honest]]) gentleman even when he loses his memory and thinks he's a hobo.

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* He voiced Santa in the Christmas episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''. He's notably the first major guest-star voice on that series. Also notable in that Santa is rather closer to Brian Blessed BRIAN BLESSED in real life, being a polite (but [[BrutalHonesty brutally honest]]) gentleman even when he loses his memory and thinks he's a hobo.
19th Aug '16 4:02:53 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* BigFun: Even when playing Santa to introduce the Music Channel's 'Magic's Christmas Top 50' he manages to be a wonderful ho-ho-ham.



* BigFun: Even when playing Santa to introduce the Music Channel's 'Magic's Christmas Top 50' he manages to be a wonderful ho-ho-ham.
19th Aug '16 4:02:06 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* ChewingTheScenery: Scenery for BRIAN BLESSED is like gum. He even chewed up his [[SelfDemonstrating/BrianBlessed self-demonstrating]] [[Main/Meta article]].

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* ChewingTheScenery: Scenery for BRIAN BLESSED is like gum. He You can even chewed up see the teeth marks on his [[SelfDemonstrating/BrianBlessed self-demonstrating]] [[Main/Meta self-demonstrating article]].
19th Aug '16 4:00:36 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* ChewingTheScenery: Scenery for BRIAN BLESSED is like gum. He even chewed up his [[SelfDemonstrating/BrianBlessed self-demonstrating]] [[Main/Meta article]].
14th Aug '16 6:14:30 PM JMQwilleran
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* His voice is readily recognizable in the third and final season of ''Literature/LittlePrincess'' in which he voices Princess's high-spirited Uncle Walter.
7th Aug '16 12:49:17 PM erforce
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* He had a live-action role in the otherwise-execrable ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' spinoff ''Privateer 2: The Darkening''. [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment A certain notorious web critic]] gave it a good skewering (though he regarded the non-playable FMV bits to be fairly sound).

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* He had a live-action role in the otherwise-execrable ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' spinoff ''Privateer 2: The Darkening''.''VideoGame/Privateer2TheDarkening''. [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment A certain notorious web critic]] gave it a good skewering (though he regarded the non-playable FMV bits to be fairly sound).
28th Jun '16 6:20:18 AM Az_Tech341
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* BadassBeard

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* BadassBeardBadassBeard: As evidenced by the page's image.



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu - on his trek to the North Pole he punched a polar bear in the face!

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu - on DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: On his trek to the North Pole Pole, he punched a polar bear in the face!face.



** In real life his favorite food is cows, which he eats whole and in one gulp. (Seriously, though, he's a vegetarian and regular meditator.)

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** In real life his favorite food is cows, which he eats whole and in one gulp. (Seriously, though, he's a vegetarian and a regular meditator.)



* IntergenerationalFriendship: with KatherineHepburn (29 years older) after Trojan Women and with Kenneth Branagh (21 years younger) throught the late 1980's and 1990's.

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* IntergenerationalFriendship: with KatherineHepburn (29 years older) after Trojan Women and with Kenneth Branagh (21 years younger) throught throughout the late 1980's and 1990's.
3rd Jun '16 7:11:21 AM FigmentJedi
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** When Creator/GuillermoDelToro was to direct ''Film/TheHobbit'' movies, he wanted Blessed to play Thorin Oakenshield.
18th May '16 3:55:43 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Another according to ''{{QI}}'': his love of boxing in his youth put him him on good terms with the Dalai Lama (who liked to box in his youth, also): [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny he sparred with the Dalai Lama!]]

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** Another according to ''{{QI}}'': ''Series/{{QI}}'': his love of boxing in his youth put him him on good terms with the Dalai Lama (who liked to box in his youth, also): [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny he sparred with the Dalai Lama!]]
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