Brian Blessed is a British theatre, television and film actor known for his sonorous voice and "hearty, king-sized portrayals". He is famous for a variety of roles, including Old Deuteronomy and Bustopher Jones in the Original London Cast of Cats, Clayton in the Disney animated film Tarzan, Boss Nass in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, and his repeated roles as King Lear.



London - 05/1981 - Old Deuteronomy / Bustopher Jones

London - 05/1982 - Old Deuteronomy / Bustopher Jones

London - 11/1982 - Old Deuteronomy / Bustopher Jones

London - 09/1983 - Old Deuteronomy / Bustopher Jones


  • Signor Antonio in Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
  • Ghost in Hamlet (1996)
  • Clayton in Disney's Tarzan (1999)
  • Boss Nass in Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
  • King Lear in King Lear (1999)
  • Pirate King in The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists (2012)

Video Games

  • Clayton in Kingdom Hearts (2002)
  • Admiral Constantine in Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior (2003)
  • Narrator in Viking: Battle for Asgard (2008)


Brian Blessed on Wikipedia