Brian Blessed

Brian Blessed, OBE is an actor, writer, television presenter, and singer, best known for his role as Prince Vultan in Flash Gordon!

Blessed is known for portraying PC “Fancy” Smith in Z-Cars, Augustus in the 1976 BBC television production of I, Claudius, Bustopher Jones and Old Deuteronomy in the 1981 original London production of Cats at the New London Theatre, Duke Thomas Beaufort of Exeter in Kenneth Branagh’s film adaptation of Henry V, Boss Nass in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and the voice of Clayton in Disney’s Tarzan.

In 2016, Blessed was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to the arts and charity.