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?
Hear more from Brian Blessed in person at Barnes & Noble Lincoln Triangle on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 6pm! For store address and directions: