Brian Blessed is an actor whose stellar career spans over 50 years. He has made more than 200 television and film appearances, from Star Wars to Shakespeare, and played dozens of iconic roles, including voicing Grampy Rabbit in Peppa Pig. "
"Brian is also an avid explorer and mountaineer. He is the oldest man to have trekked to the magnetic North Pole and to have climbed to 28,000 feet with oxygen. As a boxer he sparred with Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali. The son of a miner, he is also a trained undertaker and once made an unlikely diplomat. "
"Now this gifted raconteur is sharing his own extraordinary account of a life lived to the full. Funny, outspoken, at times touching, Absolute Pandemonium is the entertaining story of one of Britain's best-loved actors.
Chipping Norton Theatre
24/04/2016 1:00 PM
24/04/2016 2:00 PM
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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.