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Brian Blessed To Undergo Heart Surgery

British actor Brian Blessed is set to undergo a heart operation next week (beg02Mar15) in the aftermath of his shocking stage collapse in January (15).The veteran star has been diagnosed with "severe fibrillation", a condition...

Brian Blessed Wants Speedy Outcome To Circus Animals Ban

Veteran actor Brian Blessed is urging the U.K. government to step up its efforts to fulfil a pledge to ban the use of live animals in travelling circuses.Officials in Britain announced in 2012 that they...

Brian Blessed Forced To Withdraw As 'King Lear' After On-stage Collapse

British actor Brian Blessed has been forced to withdraw from his starring role in a production of ‘King Lear’, having collapsed on-stage during a performance a couple of weeks ago. The 78 year old actor...

Brian Blessed Forced To Withdraw From King Lear On Doctors' Orders

British thespian Brian Blessed has been forced to withdraw from a production of Shakespeare's King Lear after collapsing onstage during a performance last week (19Jan15).The 78-year-old Flash Gordon star fainted and fell off a raised...

Brian Blessed, 78, Collapses On-stage While Playing King Lear

Brian Blessed, the 78-year-old veteran actor, collapsed on-stage while playing King Lear in Guildford on Monday night (January 19). The actor had begun to deliver his opening lines in Shakespeare's tragedy when he failed and...

Brian Blessed Collapses Onstage During Play

Veteran British actor Brian Blessed collapsed during a performance of King Lear on Monday (19Jan15) but returned to the stage to finish the Shakespeare play after a 20-minute rest.The 78 year old had just begun...

Brian Blessed Reveals Pain Over Estranged Daughter

Veteran British actor Brian Blessed has opened up about his emotional agony over a daughter he has not seen for almost 30 years.The Flash Gordon star's eldest daughter Cathie, from his first marriage to Ann...

Brian Blessed Reveals He Turned Down The Chance To Play Doctor Who

Legendary English actor Brian Blessed has revealed that he was once offered the role of Doctor Who by the BBC, but turned it down because of his busy schedule.The huge-voiced actor Brian Blessed could have...

'Legends Of Oz: Dorothy's Return' Knocks The Sparkle From Emerald City [Trailer]

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is released today in the USA, giving American families a new look at the classic tale of Dorothy,Toto, Kansas and the magical land of Oz in an exciting new animated...

Brian Blessed Voices Tourism Bus Guide

British actor Brian Blessed is aiming to boost tourism in England by lending his voice to an audio guide for an open-top bus tour.The 76 year old has recorded a series of voiceovers to describe...

Brian Blessed Urges Fans To Sign Petition Against Badger Cull

Veteran actor Brian Blessed has stepped up his involvement in rocker pal Brian May's campaign against a planned badger cull in their native Britain by calling on fans to sign a petition to show their...

Brian Blessed Delivers Animal Research Petition To David Cameron

British actor Brian Blessed hand-delivered a petition to David Cameron on Wednesday (24Apr13) to urge the U.K. Prime Minister to shed light on the horrors of animal testing.The 76 year old was joined by actress...

Brian Blessed To Record Voicemail Messages For Phone Company

Veteran British actor Brian Blessed has signed up to provide "bespoke voicemail messages" for customers of a U.K. cell phone company.The Flash Gordon star has teamed up with chiefs at O2 to record greetings in...

Brian Blessed Running For University Chancellor Role

Veteran British actor Brian Blessed has vowed to become a "servant" for students if he wins a vote to become the chancellor at the U.K.'s prestigious Cambridge University.The 75 year old entered the running for...

Blessed 'Flips' Over Flash Gordon Slur

Veteran British actor BRIAN BLESSED stunned diners during a business conference in London after he clashed with a guest who criticised his cult film FLASH GORDON, according to a new report.The 74-year-old star, who has...

Flash Gordon's Alive After Sony Wins Bidding War

Sony Pictures Entertainment is to take Flash Gordon to the big screen for the first time in almost 30 years after winning the rights for the character.The action hero, who debuted in a 1930s comic...

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Blessed's Advice From Pavarotti

English actor BRIAN BLESSED had it easy portraying opera singer LUCIANO PAVAROTTI on British TV talent show Celebrity Stars In Their Eyes - the tenor gave him lessons. The legendary Italian star was delighted when...

Blessed Is Action Man

British actor BRIAN BLESSED refuses to let his advancing years hinder his adventurous lifestyle, and plans to climb Mount Everest yet again after qualifying as an astronaut. The 69-year-old Flash Gordon star - who is...

Blessed Playing Depp Nemesis In Pirates 3

Veteran British actor BRIAN BLESSED will star as a villain in the second PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN sequel. The AS YOU LIKE IT star, 69, has shot scenes playing an arch enemy of CAPTAIN JACK...

Blessed To Voyage To Mars?

Veteran actor BRIAN BLESSED is being used as a "space guinea-pig" and could voyage to Mars by 2009. The AS YOU LIKE IT star, 69, is a huge fan of the Red Planet and even...

Blessed Slams Theatre

Veteran actor BRIAN BLESSED has blasted the state of contemporary theatre as "boring" and is shunning the stage until the quality of acting improves The AS YOU LIKE IT star, 69, fell in love...

Brit Blessed Reaches For The Stars

British actor BRIAN BLESSED is launching a bid to become the first celebrity in space. The giant star of STAR WARS: EPISODE ONE has already walked to the North Pole and is the oldest...

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