Brian Blessed made his debut as ‘PC “Fancy” Smith’ in the British television police procedural series ‘Z-Cars’ in 1962. He remained a part of the show till 1965. In 1966, Blessed made his film debut in the British children's adventure film ‘The Christmas Tree.’ He next appeared in television series such as ‘Ghost Squad’ (1963), ‘The Three Musketeers’ (1966-1967), ‘The Troubleshooters’ (1968), ‘Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)’ (1969), and ‘The Wednesday Play’ (1969-1970).
In 1971, Blessed appeared in 4 television series, including the children's series ‘Jackanory’ and the detective drama series ‘The Expert.’ That same year, he also starred as ‘Talthybius’ in the American-British-Greek drama film ‘The Trojan Women’ directed by Michael Cacoyannis. In 1976, he joined the cast of ‘I, Claudius,’ the television adaptation of Robert Graves' 1934 novel ‘I, Claudius’ and its 1935 sequel ‘Claudius the God.’ He portrayed the first Roman emperor ‘Caesar Augustus’ on the show. Blessed was next seen in television series like ‘Survivors’ (1977), ‘The Little World of Don Camillo’ (1981), ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ (1983), ‘The Black Adder’ (1983), ‘Doctor Who’ (1986), The Castle of Adventure’ (1990), ‘Lady Chatterley’ (1993), and ‘Adam's Family Tree’ (1999).
In 2007, he joined the cast of the British medical soap opera ‘Doctors.‘ He played the role of ‘Dominic Duvall / Micky 'Rebel' Becket’ and remained on the show until 2011. In 2010, Blessed became a part of the British preschool animated television series ‘Peppa Pig.’ He still appears on the show and voices the character ‘Grampy Rabbit.’
Apart from television, Blessed has also starred in films like ‘Alexander’ (2004), ‘The Conclave’ (2006), ‘The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists’ (2012), ‘Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return’ (2014), and ‘Shed of the Dead’ (2019). He was last seen in the 2021 American computer-animated science fantasy film ‘Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans’ directed by Johane Matte, Francisco Ruiz Velasco, and Andrew Schmidt. The film was released on Netflix and received a positive response from critics.
An adaptation of the well-known play by William Shakespeare, this drama film tells the story of the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet, who returns home to find his father murdered. Meanwhile his mother is getting married to his uncle, the very man responsible for his father’s death.
The historical drama based on Shakespeare’s play about the British monarch features young Henry who sets out in 1415 to conquer France. But Henry falters with self-doubt, and the sinking morale of his troops doesn’t help either. However, a resolute Henry emboldens his army with impassioned words and leads them into the battle of Agincourt, conquering France and winning Princess Katherine as his Queen.
After the defeat of Troy in Trojan War, Hecuba, Queen of Trojans, who has lost her son Hector, is left with ruins of her city and family. Hector’s widow, Andromache, dreads for her son Astyanax’s life, because the Greeks have ordered extermination of royal linage. Hecuba’s daughter, Cassandra suspects that she would be enslaved; whereas Helen of Troy fears possibility of execution.
On his deathbed, King Henry VIII, of England recounts his six marriages while surrounded by his courtiers and his family. He discusses his motivations for marrying Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymor, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and lastly, Catherine Parr who remained his wife and Queen consort until his death.
A nobleman, living with his daughter, niece and brother in Messina, an Italian town, is hosting a bunch of friends returning from war. The party play cupid to a couple in love for a long time. The British-American romantic comedy is based on a Shakespearean play of the same name.
Flash Gordon is a sci-fi adventure film, which revolves around a football player and his friends, who travel to the planet Mongo. They eventually have to fight a tyrant named Ming the Merciless, who plans to test the Earth with unnatural disaster.
Robin of Locksley escapes captivity by Turks and return to England. In England Robin’s father has been killed by the evil Sheriff of Nottingham who has betrayed King Richard and crowned Richard’s brother as the new king. Robin now teams up with a band of outlaws to avenge his father’s death and restore the rightful king back to the throne.
Two Jedi Knights sent to end a blockade organised by the evil Trade Federation find themselves in trouble and escape after rescuing Queen Amidala. Later, they meet Anakin Skywalker, a slave boy with strong natural powers of the Force. They now have to find a solution to trade blockade and also deal with the mysterious return of the Sith.
After leaving her husband, a young woman Hilary moves in with her brother. However, she is unaware of the fact that he is quite eccentric and unbalanced.
The movie follows Alexander the Great from his childhood and continues till his adventurous life comes to end with his death at the age of thirty two. When he becomes the King of Macedonia, he starts off an expedition to conquer the world – Persia, Egypt, Afghanistan and India. His relationships with his parents Philips and Olympias; friend Hephaistion and wife Roxana are also explored.
A young boy grows up amongst the gorillas in African wilderness after he is rescued by Kala, a gentle gorilla, who names him Tarzan. Their lives change when humans Jane Porter, her father, and hunter-guide Clayton arrive from England. Tarzan finds true love in Jane and must stop Clayton and his poachers from capturing his gorilla family.
In an attempt to win the Pirate of the Year Award, Pirate Captain and his crew must travel to Victorian London, and defeat his rivals, Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz.