History Creator / BRIANBLESSED

18th Mar '17 9:40:57 AM skidoo23
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BLESSED's reputation for boisterousness is such that some online forums, such as Gallifrey Base (a major ''Doctor Who'' forum) are coded so that whenever his name is typed in, the website automatically renders it in ALL CAPS as done here.



In his personal life, BLESSED is almost but not quite the exact opposite of his stage persona. BLESSED is a mild-mannered and soft-spoken man, who is a vegetarian, practices meditation and spends a lot of time caring for abused animals. He is well aware of his boisterous reputation and enjoys poking fun at it on TV chat shows and in public appearances.

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In his personal life, BLESSED is almost but not quite the exact opposite of his stage persona. BLESSED is a mild-mannered and soft-spoken man, who is a vegetarian, practices meditation and spends a lot of time caring for abused animals. He is well aware of his boisterous reputation and enjoys poking fun at it on TV chat shows and in public appearances.
appearances, which is one reason why he has long been a beloved celebrity in the UK.
17th Mar '17 9:25:39 AM Thorion
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* He directed and starred in an adaptation of ''Theatre/KingLear'' where he played the title character in 1999. It clocks in at one hundred and ninety two minutes. Strangely, where most actors would be screaming their heads of during the storm scene, Brian was much quieter in comparison to even how he usually is in films.
13th Mar '17 2:17:35 PM CumbersomeTercel
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Along with [[Series/TheAvengers Diana Rigg]] and [[Series/TopGear Jeremy Clarkson]], he's from Doncaster. The fact that Doncaster is now also home to an extensive school and college for the deaf may not be coincidental.

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Along with [[Series/TheAvengers Diana Rigg]] Creator/DianaRigg and [[Series/TopGear Jeremy Clarkson]], he's from Doncaster. The fact that Doncaster is now also home to an extensive school and college for the deaf may not be coincidental.



* GentleGiant: BLESSED may be calmer than apparent. During the filming of ''Prisoner of Honor'' he reportedly managed to keep OliverReed sober by sheer force of being big and intimidating.

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* GentleGiant: BLESSED may be calmer than apparent. During the filming of ''Prisoner of Honor'' he reportedly managed to keep OliverReed Creator/OliverReed sober by sheer force of being big and intimidating.



* In an epsode of the British 1970s anthology show ''Thriller'' he gives a surprisingly quiet performance as a rural police chief helping a young woman investigate a cold murder case. [[spoiler:Turns out he is the murderer, though]].

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* In an epsode episode of the British 1970s anthology show ''Thriller'' he gives a surprisingly quiet performance as a rural police chief helping a young woman investigate a cold murder case. [[spoiler:Turns out he is the murderer, though]].



* He had a live-action role in the otherwise-execrable ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' spinoff ''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).

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* He had a live-action role in the otherwise-execrable ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' spinoff SpinOff ''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).



* He reprised as role as ''Tarzan'''s Clayton (see Western Animation) in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts''.

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* He reprised as role as ''Tarzan'''s Clayton (see Western Animation) WesternAnimation) in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts''.
19th Feb '17 8:25:19 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* MilkingTheGiantCow: If it were an actual cow, humanity would never be short of milk again.
20th Jan '17 1:02:12 PM Xtifr
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*** When filming ''Trojan Women'', he had a purely platonic relationship with the much older KatherineHepburn.

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*** ** When filming ''Trojan Women'', he had a purely platonic relationship with the much older KatherineHepburn.Creator/KatharineHepburn.
20th Jan '17 1:01:14 PM Xtifr
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* IntergenerationalFriendship: with KatherineHepburn (29 years older) after Trojan Women and with Kenneth Branagh (21 years younger) throughout the late 1980's and 1990's.

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* IntergenerationalFriendship: with KatherineHepburn Creator/KatharineHepburn (29 years older) after Trojan Women and with Kenneth Branagh (21 years younger) throughout the late 1980's and 1990's.
4th Jan '17 3:22:34 PM Divra
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* OlderThanTheyLook: Blessed is over 80, but looks at least 30 years younger.
26th Dec '16 8:44:25 PM PaulA
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Perhaps best known in America as Prince Vultan of the Hawkmen in the ''Film/FlashGordon'' movie ("GORDON'S ALIVE?!" "DIIIIIIIIIVVEEEEE!!"), he is widely regarded as one of the [[LargeHam Largest Hams]] in existence. However, he is by nature a stage actor, and his hamming is by design. As he has proven on (very) occasional films, he is actually capable of delivering a subtle and understated performance; he just usually doesn't bother (and is fully aware that people usually hire him to be larger-than-life).

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Perhaps best known in America as Prince Vultan of the Hawkmen in the ''Film/FlashGordon'' ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' movie ("GORDON'S ALIVE?!" "DIIIIIIIIIVVEEEEE!!"), he is widely regarded as one of the [[LargeHam Largest Hams]] in existence. However, he is by nature a stage actor, and his hamming is by design. As he has proven on (very) occasional films, he is actually capable of delivering a subtle and understated performance; he just usually doesn't bother (and is fully aware that people usually hire him to be larger-than-life).



* AscendedFanboy: Of ''Film/FlashGordonSerial''. As a child, he, his brother and their friends used to play "Flash Gordon", with Brian always insisting on being Vultan. Cue the ''Film/FlashGordon'' film in 1980, and guess who got to live out his boyhood dream by playing Vultan on film?

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* AscendedFanboy: Of ''Film/FlashGordonSerial''. As a child, he, his brother and their friends used to play "Flash Gordon", with Brian always insisting on being Vultan. Cue the ''Film/FlashGordon'' ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' film in 1980, and guess who got to live out his boyhood dream by playing Vultan on film?
26th Dec '16 1:48:14 PM nombretomado
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* FriendToAllLivingThings: As a vegetarian animal lover who described his late dog as a soul mate and has campaigned against the UK badger cull, BrianBlessed is certainly this.

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: As a vegetarian animal lover who described his late dog as a soul mate and has campaigned against the UK badger cull, BrianBlessed Brian Blessed is certainly this.



* GentlemanAdventurer: BrianBlessed is as famous as a mountaineer, polar explorer and potential astronaut as he is an actor.

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* GentlemanAdventurer: BrianBlessed Brian Blessed is as famous as a mountaineer, polar explorer and potential astronaut as he is an actor.



* 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 Creator/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.
21st Nov '16 7:22:00 AM Cyberlink420
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* He is the [[LargeHamAnnouncer over-the-top]] [[AnnouncerChatter commentator]] for the multiplayer battle arenas in VideoGame/LegoDimensions.
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