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Brian Blessed

With his distinctive booming voice, larger than life character, and great sense of humour, Brian Blessed is one of Britain’s best loved actors.  Brian Blessed has climbed Everest and trekked to the North Pole, to name just a few of his amazing feats. A great raconteur, Brian brings colour and life to his after dinner speeches, and is a great addition to any event. 

‘Hearty’, ‘king-sized’ Brian Blessed, is one of the UK's most cherished theatrical and movie icons.

Born into a Yorkshire mining family, Brian left school at 14 when his father was killed in a mine, to become a plasterer.

Exceptional, delighted us with stories of his exploration. It would not have been true Brian without the Gordon's Alive rallying cry.
Deloitte LLP

Always passionate about drama, he trained at the Old Vic Theatre School, and embarked on what was to become one of the most colourful and successful careers of a generation.

The role of Old Deuteronomy in Andrew Lloyd Webber's acclaimed and long-running musical, Cats, was created by Brian and earned him a SWET nomination – and the hearts of the nation.

As a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Brian’s credits are luminous and prestigious. Claudius in Hamlet; Maxim Gorky in State of Revolution, and famously, Baron Bomburst in Chitty Chitty, Bang, Bang at the London Palladium.

Not only a theatre stalwart, but a veteran of TV as well, Brian has starred in I, Claudius; The Three Musketeers, and Aliens V Wizards for the BBC, amongst numerous other shows. He has also hosted Have I Got News for You, and played The Narrator in a Tour of Prokofiev’s Peter & The Wolf.

On the big screen he starred opposite Katherine Hepburn, Irene Papas and Vanessa Redgrave in Talthybius; played Vultan in Flash Gordon and Lord Locksley in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves with Kevin Costner.

Brian has published nine books including Nothing’s Impossible and Blessed Everest, which was born from his love of mountaineering and his insatiable desire to stand on ‘the top of the world'. He has climbed Everest and reached a height of 28,000 feet – the highest a man of his age has achieved without oxygen.

Brian has also completed a trek to the North Pole, an expedition to The Lost World in Venezuela, a climb to the summit of Mount Ararat in Turkey at 17,000 feet and has climbed Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia. There is no stopping Brian’s adventurous side, next on his agenda is to travel into space.  

Entertaining and eloquent, Brian is the ideal speaker to share his amusing stories with an after-dinner audience. 

For further information or to book Brian Blessed, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

What people said about Brian Blessed

He is fabulous and unique. Absolutely amazing - he really lit up the room and had everyone in fits of laughter. The perfect end to a packed day. So warm towards everyone. Wonderfully engaged and incredibly interesting.
CIO Connect
The evening was a complete success, the feedback from the guests has been the best we have had so far. Thought he was an inspiration
Claire, Inspace
Brian was remarkable, and the most successful presenter we have had. His overwhelming positivity gave the event something extra special
Frank Publishing
The evening was a complete success and the feedback from all the guests has probably been the best we have had so far. Many people thought he was an inspiration.
The Inspace Partnership Annual Client Dinner
Brian was lovely. He gave up his time and energy willingly and enthusiastically.
Caterham School
Brian went down an absolute storm last night! He got a standing ovation. He was a pleasure to work with.
Fran Murrells, CISI
I could not recommend Brian Blessed enough A real pleasure to sit next to and he gave his time with good grace. A true legend
Private Event
The man was awesome and produced one of the best performances we have seen in 15 years.
Yorkshire International Business Convention Harrogate
The event was a real success and Brian was a pleasure to have around and a real hit with the audience and their Royal Highnesses.
Philharmonia Orchestra, Buckingham Palace
Larger than life and hilarious.
TALK Management
Very approachable and friendly with time for all - and a delightfully eccentric approach to speech giving!
He was a lovely, genuine and delightful person. A natural raconteur, he enthralled the audience and was certainly value for money.
Spalding Gentlemen's Society
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