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TV Movie: Catherine the Great (1996)

This is one of those productions which really makes me wonder how the economics of it could possibly work. Costumes are lush, the cast is frankly amazing, and it can’t have been cheap. 333 more words

A childhood hero and a "Cant!"

A belated farewell to Brian Cant, children’s television presenter and actor who spent 21 years on ‘Play School’ and whose baritone voice graced ‘Camberwick Green’, ‘Chigley’ and ‘Trumpton’. 174 more words


Brian Blessed reveals Agatha Christie confided in him about having depression when the two became friends

Brian Blessed revealed he ‘got on famously’ with Agatha Christie when they met, and the famous writer thenopened up to him about her depression.

The actor, 80, is currently directing play Spider’s Web, one of Agatha Christie’s favourite plays, and while on GMB he revealed she’d once told him exactly how she’d want the play done. 348 more words


Brian Blessed does the weather on Good Morning Britain and they need to give him a permanent job

Brian Blessed needs a permanent job on Good Morning Britain.

During his visit to the show to talk about his new play Spider’s Web, the veteran actor was asked to give an impromptu performance, and that he did. 317 more words



Oliver Stone directs this sub-Gladiator sword-and-sandal epic charting Alexander of Macedonia’s ground-breaking attempt to sob his way across Asia.

Alexander boasts an all-star cast, with Colin Farrell in the lead role, Angelina Jolie and Val Kilmer as his parents, Jared Leto as close friend (and lover?) Hephaistion, and Anthony Hopkins as Ptolemy, the film’s narrator, with small parts for Christopher Plummer and Brian Blessed. 176 more words



Brian Blessed
He deserves his name.

A3 CYGNUS ALPHA (and a bit about barren rocky landscapes.)

The generic sci-fi quarry.  Where would we be without it?    But where would you look when deciding what a planet might look like?  The answer was usually wherever was closest to us.   4,438 more words