Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fun Facts About BRIAN BLESSED, The Narrator in PETER AND THE WOLF

English stage and screen actor Brian Blessed answers a few questions for us:
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Bolton-On-Dearne, South Yorkshire – near Barnsley [England].

Most memorable theatrical experience as a spectator?
When I went to see Jack and The Beanstalk with my friend Patrick Stewart, we loved the giant so much we decided to become actors!

Most memorable theatrical experience as a performer?
Playing Henry ll in The Lion In Winter at the Haymarket Theatre in Basingstoke, Hampshire [England].

Favorite local food?
Meat and Potato pie at a family friend's for dinner.

When you travel, what do you miss most about home?

My Jack Russell terrier – Misty, and my wife Hildegard, of course!

Favorite saying or slang term?
"The greatest danger in life is not to take the adventure." - George Leigh Mallory

Favorite family activity?
Walking our dogs on Sunningdale Golf Course.

If you weren't a performer, what would you want to do with your life?
A full time explorer.

If you were a woodland creature, what animal would you be?
A badger!
Hear more from Brian Blessed in person at Barnes & Noble Lincoln Triangle on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 6pm! For store address and directions:

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