], [Editor Rob: today he can look nearer 5ft 8 than 9 I believe.  In 2013, he received the Spirit of Hammer Award at the Metal Hammer magazine's Golden Gods Awards. In person he looked 6ft 3.  He hosted a docudrama on the life of Johann Sebastian Bach called The Joy of Bach (1978), in which he also played Bach in a number of scenes. Blessed served as President of the Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) from 2007 to 2008 and presented the 2008 TRIC Awards at Grosvenor House, London.. 66kg. Please submit a correction and help us fix it. Brian Blessed's Height 5ft 8 (172.7 cm) Peak height was 5ft 9 ½ (176.5 cm) *This information was provided by Averell Thauer, 28 years old. In Blessed's first appearance on the programme, his exaggerated comic style resulted in a quick departure from the usual format, leading team captain Paul Merton to quip, "Does anyone remember what this programme used to be like?" , Blessed was a keen boxer in his youth and claims to have sparred with the Dalai Lama. Please check back soon for updates. He is famous from his real name: Brian Blessed Height: 5'9''(in feet & inches) 1.7526(m) 175.26(cm) , Birthdate(Birthday): October 9, 1936 , Age as on 2020: 83 Years 11 Months 8 Days Profession: Movies (Actor), Also working as: Writer, Father: William Blessed, Mother: Hilda Wall, School: Bolton on Dearne Secondary Modern School, Married: Yes, Children: Yes , Brian Blessed is referenced in Lara Croft's first biography under Ambitions: "...She has also however, developed a personal regard for Brian Blessed's attempts to climb Everest.  He later recounted "I was covered in blood, my shirt was covered in blood, I was wrapping her, wiping her, [saying] 'it's alright darling'.... And I was licking the baby's face.". The place of birth (POB): Mexborough, United Kingdom . Birth date and age[BOD]: October 9, 1936 . Blessed has attempted to climb Mount Everest three times without supplemental oxygen, reaching heights of 28,200 feet (8,600 m) in 1993 and 25,200 feet (7,700 m) in 1996, but without reaching the summit. (BBC) – Series 11: 2. , On 19 January 2015, Blessed collapsed on stage during a performance of King Lear with the Guildford Shakespeare Company, in which his daughter Rosalind was also acting. Height:5 ft 9 in (1.753 m) Profession: Actor, Presenter, Author, Voice Actor, Comedian Nationality:United Kingdom , Blessed went to Bolton on Dearne Secondary Modern School, completed his national service in the RAF Regiment before enrolling at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School..  Blessed participated as a master of ceremonies at the British farewell ceremony marking the handover of Hong Kong. From 2007 to 2008, he appeared in the same play as Captain Hook at the Grove Theatre in Dunstable; he reprised the role for the Christmas 2008 season at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon. He has further provided vocal links for the Sony-Award-winning Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio, and introduced advertisements for Orange mobile phones. ], [Editor Rob: today, well last year I saw him again and he walks about like a 5ft 7 man], [Editor Rob: I saw him this year again and he looks shorter than 6 years ago now. Blessed married American actress Ann Bomann and had a daughter named Catherine, but the couple later divorced. , In 2018, Blessed voiced German military engineer Konrad Kyeser in the open-world medieval RPG, Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Blessed has appeared in a number of Shakespearean roles on both stage and screen, including four of the five Shakespeare films directed by Kenneth Branagh: as 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). , On 14 August 2014, Blessed was the subject of an episode of the BBC documentary series Who Do You Think You Are?, tracing the lives of his ancestors. Heights are barefeet estimates, derived from quotations, official websites, agency resumes, in person encounters with actors at conventions and pictures/films. And his weight is unknown.  Blessed also appeared on their 2014 album "Shadows of a Broken Past". One of Blessed's earliest roles was that of PC "Fancy" Smith in the BBC television series Z-Cars, between 1962 and 1965. He delivered the health baby girl, then bit through the umbilical cord. By visiting Celeb Heights you agree to its. He played Caesar Augustus in the BBC Two drama series I, Claudius (1976) and Basileos in The Aphrodite Inheritance (1979). In 2016, Blessed was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to the arts and charity.  The same year, Blessed was nominated for the post of Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, following a campaign by graduates.  In September 2010, Blessed recorded the voice of Great Sultan Shahryār for Sheherazade, or The Princess, the Pirate and the Baboon!, an album of children's stories set to Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's classical music composition Scheherazade, co-starring Rory Bremner and released as an instalment of Grandma Dingley's Ingeniously Musical Tales in 2011. , Blessed owns several dogs and is a patron of the Hopefield Animal Sanctuary. Brian Blessed Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Body Measurements, Dating, Marriage, Relationship Stats, Family, Career, Wiki.  He is the oldest man to go to the North Magnetic Pole on foot, and has undertaken an expedition into the jungles of Venezuela, during which he survived a plane crash. At the age of 84, Brian Blessed’s height is 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) or approximately 1.78 meters or 70 inches. ", "Some are Inexplicably Followed by Brian Blessed's Stentorian Narrations of British Anti-War Poetry", "War of the Roses Details Brian Blessed DLC, Free Content and Kingmaker Gold Edition", "Brian Blessed collapses on stage – but returns to finish show", "Brian Blessed pulls out of King Lear on doctor's orders", "Union General Meeting Sees Highest Voting Numbers Since 2008", "Brian Blessed Bids to be Cambridge Chancellor", "Brian Blessed | Week 08 | Cambridge Union", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Brian_Blessed&oldid=986753050, People associated with the University of York, Officers of the Order of the British Empire, Pages containing London Gazette template with parameter supp set to y, Articles needing additional references from May 2019, All articles needing additional references, Cleanup tagged articles with a reason field from May 2019, Wikipedia pages needing cleanup from May 2019, Articles with multiple maintenance issues, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from August 2017, Wikipedia articles with BIBSYS identifiers, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Actor, writer, television presenter, singer, This page was last edited on 2 November 2020, at 20:22. , In 2011, the student union at the University of York voted to name a new study area the "Brian Blessed Centre for Quiet Study". Brian Blessed: 'All my life, 90% of men have bored the arse off me' Mark Lawson. Also in 1966, he was offered the titular role of The Doctor in BBC's sci-fi drama, Doctor Who, to take over from William Hartnell, but had to turn down due to conflicting projects. , Blessed was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to the arts and charity.  In 1989 he made an appearance in the comedy/drama Minder, as Detective Inspector Freddie Dyer of the Serious Crime Squad in the episode The Last Video Show. Well Hurt has passed on, and I met Blessed 12 years ago and he's still going, though has lost more height in the last decade.
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