The Prince Vultan actor says the Queen watched Flash Gordon with her family every Christmas.
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.
Mike Hodges' lost gem 'Black Rainbow' is getting a re-release, so we caught up with the filmmaker to talk about his impressive back catalogue.
Flash Gordon hasn't been seen on the big screen since Brian Blessed incredulously bellowed 'Gordon's alive?!' back in 1980.
Is Mark Protosevich the screenwriter to save every one of us? Hitfix report that Protosevich himself broke the news on his personal Facebook page - and what makes it all the more exciting is that the writer also appears to confirm that the film will indeed be directed by Matthew Vaughn. The ‘Kick-Ass,’ ‘X-Men: First Class’ and ‘Kingsman: the Secret Service’ helmsman was reported to be in talks for ‘Flash Gordon’ late last year, but no official announcements had been made on the matter since.
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.