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* BadassBaritone: When he isn't [[LargeHam bellowing at the top of his lungs]], Brian Blessed shows that he has a pretty good singing voice, and can perform opera. His Pavarotti impression is [[url=https://youtu.be/MZW3RWBKOuw surprisingly good]].

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* BadassBaritone: When he isn't [[LargeHam bellowing at the top of his lungs]], Brian Blessed shows that he has a pretty good singing voice, and can perform opera. His Pavarotti impression is [[url=https://youtu.[[https://youtu.be/MZW3RWBKOuw surprisingly good]].


He keeps in shape by climbing up large mountains. About the only thing on Earth larger than '''BRIAN BLESSED''' is Mount Everest, which he has attempted to scale three times without ''quite'' reaching the summit each time. Indeed, he has a story about narrowly avoiding an avalanche during a climb which caused him to, quote, "rage at the mountain". Yes, BRAIN BLESSED bellowed Mt Everest itself into submission. He also had to rescue a companion who broke his leg on one occasion, halting a mere (mountain climbing terms) few hundred feet from the summit, according to that nice Mr. Creator/StephenFry, off of the telly.

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He keeps in shape by climbing up large mountains. About the only thing on Earth larger than '''BRIAN BLESSED''' is Mount Everest, which he has attempted to scale three times without ''quite'' reaching the summit each time. Indeed, he has a story about narrowly avoiding an avalanche during a climb which caused him to, quote, "rage at the mountain". Yes, BRAIN BRIAN BLESSED bellowed Mt Everest itself into submission. He also had to rescue a companion who broke his leg on one occasion, halting a mere (mountain climbing terms) few hundred feet from the summit, according to that nice Mr. Creator/StephenFry, off of the telly.


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


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

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


* BillyElliotPlot: Inverted. BLESSED's father was staunchly against his son following in his footsteps and working in the coal mine, and was deeply relieved when his son decided to try his luck on the stage.

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* BillyElliotPlot: Inverted. BLESSED's father was staunchly against his son following in his footsteps and working in the coal mine, and was deeply relieved when his son decided to try his luck on the stage.stage, and as BLESSED has said repeatedly in interviews, the mining village he grew up in was actually very interested in and tolerant of the arts, of poetry and Shakespeare in particular.


* OlderThanTheyLook: Blessed is over 80, but looks at least 30 years younger.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: Blessed is over 80, but looks at least 30 20 years younger.


* TheTeetotaler: Believe it or not, unlike many other actors of his generation, he doesn't touch alcohol. One can only imagine what would happen if he did...

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* TheTeetotaler: Believe it or not, unlike many other actors of his generation, he doesn't touch alcohol. One can only imagine what would happen if he did...alcohol, believing it to bring out the more unpleasant parts of his personality.


** Patrick Stewart wanted him to play corrupt [[https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Matthew_Dougherty Admiral Dougherty]] in [[Film/StarTrekInsurrection Star Trek: Insurrection]], a role that ultimately went to significantly quieter actor Anthony Zerbe.

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** Patrick Stewart wanted him to play the corrupt [[https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Matthew_Dougherty Admiral Dougherty]] in [[Film/StarTrekInsurrection Star Trek: Insurrection]], a role that ultimately went to significantly quieter actor Anthony Zerbe.

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** Patrick Stewart wanted him to play corrupt [[https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Matthew_Dougherty Admiral Dougherty]] in [[Film/StarTrekInsurrection Star Trek: Insurrection]], a role that ultimately went to significantly quieter actor Anthony Zerbe.


** He was approached for the role of the [[Characters/DoctorWhoSecondDoctor Second Doctor]] in ''Series/DoctorWho'' before the casting of Creator/PatrickTroughton. However, he turned down the offer due to his reluctance to commit to a long-running series. He would eventually go on to portray King Yrcanos in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp "Mindwarp"]].

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** He was approached for the role of the [[Characters/DoctorWhoSecondDoctor Second Doctor]] in ''Series/DoctorWho'' before the casting of Creator/PatrickTroughton. However, he turned down the offer due to his reluctance to commit to a long-running series.series, a decision he later said he regretted. He would eventually go on to portray King Yrcanos in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp "Mindwarp"]].


* BadassBaritone: When he isn't [[LargeHam bellowing at the top of his lungs]], Brian Blessed shows that he has a pretty powerful voice, and can sing opera.

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* BadassBaritone: When he isn't [[LargeHam bellowing at the top of his lungs]], Brian Blessed shows that he has a pretty powerful good singing voice, and can sing opera.perform opera. His Pavarotti impression is [[url=https://youtu.be/MZW3RWBKOuw surprisingly good]].


* BadassBaritone: When he isn't [[LargeHam bellowing at the top of his lungs]], Brian Blessed shows that he has a pretty deep voice.

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* BadassBaritone: When he isn't [[LargeHam bellowing at the top of his lungs]], Brian Blessed shows that he has a pretty deep voice.powerful voice, and can sing opera.


He keeps in shape by climbing up large mountains. About the only thing on Earth larger than '''BRIAN BLESSED''' is Mount Everest, which he has attempted to scale three times without ''quite'' reaching the summit each time, no doubt due to his hamminess causing an avalanche to send him tumbling down. He had to rescue a companion who broke his leg on one occasion, halting a mere (mountain climbing terms) few hundred feet from the summit, according to that nice Mr. Creator/StephenFry, off of the telly.

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He keeps in shape by climbing up large mountains. About the only thing on Earth larger than '''BRIAN BLESSED''' is Mount Everest, which he has attempted to scale three times without ''quite'' reaching the summit each time, no doubt due to his hamminess causing time. Indeed, he has a story about narrowly avoiding an avalanche to send during a climb which caused him tumbling down. to, quote, "rage at the mountain". Yes, BRAIN BLESSED bellowed Mt Everest itself into submission. He also had to rescue a companion who broke his leg on one occasion, halting a mere (mountain climbing terms) few hundred feet from the summit, according to that nice Mr. Creator/StephenFry, off of the telly.


* GentleGiant: BLESSED may be calmer than apparent. During the filming of ''Prisoner of Honor'' he reportedly managed to keep Creator/OliverReed sober by sheer force of being big and intimidating. According to his official biography, ''Absolute Pandemonium: My Louder Than Life Story'', BLESSED perceived Reed as intimidating the other people on set and [[BigGood would not put up with that]].
** 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.)

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* GentleGiant: BLESSED may be calmer than apparent. During the filming of ''Prisoner of Honor'' Honour'' he reportedly managed to keep Creator/OliverReed sober by sheer force of being big and intimidating. According to his official biography, ''Absolute Pandemonium: My Louder Than Life Story'', BLESSED perceived Reed as intimidating the other people on set and [[BigGood would not put up with that]].
** In real life his favorite favourite food is cows, which he eats whole and in one gulp. (Seriously, though, he's a vegetarian and a regular meditator.)



* MegatonPunch: [[http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-10-09/the-day-brian-blessed-punched-and-knocked-out-peter-capaldi Revealed in October 2014]] that he accidentally knocked out Creator/PeterCapaldi while filming the costume drama [[Literature/TheHistoryOfTomJonesAFOundling The History Of Tom Jones]] in 1997.

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* MegatonPunch: [[http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-10-09/the-day-brian-blessed-punched-and-knocked-out-peter-capaldi Revealed in October 2014]] that he accidentally knocked out Creator/PeterCapaldi while filming the costume drama [[Literature/TheHistoryOfTomJonesAFOundling The History Of Tom Jones]] in 1997. He also punched Harold Pinter down a flight of stairs when the playwright was at a party and challenging everyone to a fight.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: When Creator/PeterOToole offered him the chance to act opposite him in ''Theatre/MacBeth'', Brian gave him a piece of his mind... while dragging O'Toole all over his house.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: When Creator/PeterOToole offered him the chance to act opposite him in ''Theatre/MacBeth'', Brian gave him a piece of his mind... mind while dragging O'Toole all over his house.



* SirSwearsALot: Has one heck of a potty mouth, if [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBhPDxszukU this video is anything to go by...]]

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* SirSwearsALot: Has one heck of a potty mouth, if [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBhPDxszukU this video is anything to go by...by.]]



* StoutStrength: If his appearances on {{Series/QI}} are any indication, as he's pulled other panelists out of their chairs during contests of strength.

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* StoutStrength: If his appearances on {{Series/QI}} are any indication, as he's pulled other panelists panellists out of their chairs during contests of strength.



** He was approached for the role of the [[Characters/DoctorWhoSecondDoctor Second Doctor]] in ''Series/DoctorWho'' before the casting of Creator/PatrickTroughton. However, he turned down the offer due to his relucatance to commit to a long-running series. He would eventually go on to portray King Yrcanos in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp "Mindwarp"]].

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** He was approached for the role of the [[Characters/DoctorWhoSecondDoctor Second Doctor]] in ''Series/DoctorWho'' before the casting of Creator/PatrickTroughton. However, he turned down the offer due to his relucatance reluctance to commit to a long-running series. He would eventually go on to portray King Yrcanos in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp "Mindwarp"]].


* 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.

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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 off during the storm scene, Brian was much quieter in comparison to even how he usually is in films.

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