Brian Blessed at Althorp Literary Festival

Brian Blessed at Althorp Literary Festival
  • Althorp House, Althorp Estate, Northants, NN7 4HQ
    Althorp House
    Althorp Estate , Northants NN7 4HQ UNITED KINGDOM
  • 03/07/2016 13:00 - 03/07/2016 14:00



There is no one quite like Brian Blessed. One of this country's best known and most highly respected actors, he is also a trained undertaker, secret romantic, martial artist and mountaineer. Trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, his role as PC 'Fancy' Smith in Z Cars found him fame, since which he has enjoyed a distinguished and varied career encompassing television, film and theatre. Now this national treasure is sharing his extraordinary story, from his childhood in Yorkshire through his illustrious acting years, to his many intrepid adventures.

Brian Blessed grew up in Goldthorpe, Yorkshire, and trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. His television appearances include ZCars, Boy Dominic, I, Claudius, Cold Comfort Farm, The Little World of Don Camillo, Blackadder, My Family and Other Animals, The History of Tom Jones and Peppa Pig. His films include The Trojan Women, Flash Gordon, Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, As You Like It, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. " " " "Brian is also an explorer and mountaineer. He became the oldest man to reach the North Magnetic Pole on foot in 1999 and to reach 28,000 feet of Everest without oxygen. He is the author of Absolute Pandemonium and lives in Surrey with his wife, Hildegard Neil.