“It’s absolutely baffling to me why people still don’t follow the Government requirements and wear a mask – even though they know the risks of Covid-19.|
The outspoken star says he was once approached to appear in a gritty reboot and told them to "eff off".
To celebrate the re-release of this 1980 classic, we reunited stars Sam J. Jones (Flash) and Brian Blessed (Prince Vultan) for an epic Q&A, hosted by Edith Bowman.
Judi Dench said that her character in “Cats,” Old Deuteronomy, is actually transgender.In an interview with Out magazine, Dench recalled how she was forced to drop out of a stage production of “Cats” from 1981 in London’s West End.When the interviewer, who is transgender, pointed out that her character is traditionally played by a man on stage, Dench noted that the male actor Brian Blessed played the role in the 1981 production.“[It was] nerve wracking, because all I can hear is Brian Blessed all the time in the production that I wasn’t able to be in,” Dench said. “Totally unexpected, it was. I kind of call it ‘trans Deuteronomy,’ is the part for me. But it was lovely to be led about and be an aged, old cat.”Also Read: 'Cats' Poor Reception Prompts Universal to Send an 'Improved,' Updated Version to TheatersDench’s character is a wise, older cat who judges other cats in the annual Jellicle Ball. The cats have a chance to ascend to the Heaviside Layer and be reborn in a new life if they are chosen.Dench was meant to portray the characters Grizabella the Glamour Cat and Jennyanydots the Old Gumbie Cat in the 1981 production in London, but she was forced to leave the play after she snapped an Achilles tendon.“Cats” is in theaters now. Check out video of Dench’s interview via Out.Read original story Judi Dench Says Her Character in ‘Cats’ Is Trans At TheWrap
The veteran actor, now 79, has had a new £27,000 pacemaker fitted, a piece of kit which he claims now makes him feel like ‘a million dollar man’. 'Flash Gordon’ star and adventurer Blessed had the pacemaker fitted after he collapsed while on stage performing in 'King Lear’ in Guildford last year. “I saw these doctors who had this new pacemaker, which is made by Boston Scientific, who said they would come over and help fit it,” he went on.
Brian Blessed reckons that he threw away a picture sketched for him by Picasso, because he thought it was rubbish. Picasso’s ‘Women of Algiers’ sold in New York in May for £130 million, the highest price ever paid for a painting. In an interview with The Sunday Telegraph, and when asked if he’d ever learned any harsh lessons about money, the perennially good value Blessed details how he approached the painter and cubist somewhat brazenly in a gallery in Sheffield, aged 12.
Acting legend Brian Blessed caused some consternation this morning when his name started trending on Twitter. Casual observers feared the worst, assuming the ‘Flash Gordon’ star had passed away, but it was actually an appearance on Radio 4′s ‘Midweek’ with Libby Purves that had sparked the online trend. The show’s guests were discussing childbirth when the deep-voiced actor with over 150 acting credits to his name shared an incredible - apparently true - story about the time he delivered a baby in Richmond Park and severed the umbilical cord… using his teeth! Over to Brian: Brian Blessed: “Years ago, when I was in ‘Z Cars’, about 1963, I was running all over Richmond Park and a woman was having a baby under a tree and there was nobody around. She knew me from ‘Z Car’s and so was like ‘Please, I’m having a baby!’ “So I said breathe deeply, and gradually I got the baby out.” Libby Purves: “You delivered a baby in a park?!” Brian Blessed: “Yes, I delivered it in Richmond Park.