Brian Blessed
Born 9 October 1936
First appearance "The Foretelling"
Last appearance "The Black Seal"
Series The Black Adder
Episode count 6 Episodes

Brian Blessed (born 9 October 1936) is an English actor, known for his sonorous voice and "hearty, king-sized portrayals".

Blessed portrayed King Richard IV in The Black Adder.


  • In his autobiography, No Cunning Plan, Tony Robinson describes Blessed's performance as Richard IV as the one saving grace of the first series.[1]
  • According to Blessed, he was going to play Queenie in Blackadder II, but was unavailable.[2]

External LinksEdit


  1. Tony Robinson. No Cunning Plan, Croydon: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, 2016, p. 248
  2. The Gurdian - "Brian Blessed love online"
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