Brian Blessed

Biography: Goliath-like British actor Brian Blessed gained a fan following as the original Fancy Smith in the long-running BBC TV series Z Car. Usually avoiding the dull-brute roles that actors of his girth are frequently assigned, Blessed has thrived in parts calling for wit and guile. He was seen as Prince Vultan in Flash Gordon (1980), Lord Locksley in Kevin Costner's Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), and in a brace of Kenneth Branagh-directed Shakespearean adaptations, including Henry V (1989, as Exeter) and Much Ado About Nothing (1993, as Antonio). PBS devotees will fondly recall Blessed as King Richard on Rowan Atkinson's weekly historical lampoon Blackadder, while fans of the legendary British TV series Dr. Who will remember the actor's pivotal role King Ycarnos in "The Trial of a Time Lord," which aired in 1986. Blessed is married to actress Hildegarde Neil.

Brian Blessed's Scores

Average career score: 57
Highest Metascore: 83 Henry V
Lowest Metascore: 25 Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
8 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Shed of the Dead May 17, 2019 Narrator tbd
25 Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return May 9, 2014 Judge Jawbreaker / Judge Jawbreaker 7.6
66 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Dec 13, 2013 King Dain 7.8
79 Tarzan Jun 18, 1999 Mr. Clayton, The Gorilla Hunter / Mr. Clayton, The Gorilla Hunter 7.6
51 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace May 19, 1999 Boss Nass / Boss Nass 5.2
51 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Jun 14, 1991 Lord Locksley / Lord Locksley 6.9
83 Henry V Nov 8, 1989 Exeter 7.6
42 High Road to China Mar 18, 1983 Suleman Khan tbd
58 Flash Gordon Dec 5, 1980 Prince Vultan 7.2