GALLERY: Brian Blessed at 80 - a life in pictures
0 Have your say A big booming happy birthday to Brian Blessed who reaches 80 today!
He is one of Britain’s biggest and best known stars - and the Mexborough-born acting legend is marking another momentous milestone today.
Brian has appeared in a host of movies and hit TV shows and is known around the globe for his larger than life persona - a far cry from his days growing up in South Yorkshire.
The son of William Blessed, a miner at Hickleton Main and Hilda Wall, Blessed was born at Montagu Hospital in Mexborough on October 9, 1936 and attended Bolton on Dearne Secondary Modern School, but... read more
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