By Brian Blessed
Brian Blessed is a countrywide treasure - an actor whose stellar profession spans over fifty years with over 2 hundred television and picture appearances and dozens of iconic roles together with Porthos in The 3 Musketeers, lengthy John Silver in Return To Treasure Island, Richard IV in Blackadder, Vultan in Flash Gordon and Boss Nass in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. He was once additionally in Kenneth Branagh's Shakespeare variations of Henry V, As you're keen on It and Hamlet.
He's additionally an explorer and mountaineer - the oldest guy to have trekked to the magnetic North Pole and to have climbed to 28,000 toes with oxygen - and a boxer who has sparred with Joe Louis and Mohammad Ali. Now this proficient raconteur is sharing his impressive tale of a lifestyles lived to the entire. humorous, outspoken, now and then touching, Absolute Pandemonium is the interesting tale of 1 of Britain's best-loved actors.
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No, I was also a generous soul, spreading corporate love and goodwill to those deserving. This character trait continued years later when I personally crafted a card—there was glue stick and glitter involved—for the nice company (Uncle Tobys again—there’s a fair chance they had a photocopied picture of me up in reception with the words ‘UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES’ written somewhere on it by this stage) who distributed my favourite breakfast cereal, Oats Temptations. ’ I wrote enthusiastically and dementedly in bright green texta.
There was possibly some kind of stoner logic attached to writing a fan letter in the style of Snooki from Jersey Shore. No doubt I had pictured the right-wing twits at the Young Liberal headquarters gathering around to read with worried frowns, musing aloud that if this was the sort of halfwit fan they were attracting with their policies perhaps they should probably just rethink the whole thing, or even give up altogether. The hobby (quest? ) of writing to companies soon ebbed, no doubt much to the combined relief of the managing directors at Uncle Tobys, Sax International and Ocean Spray, and I instead wrote to new friends.
We just didn’t feel like knowing better. 56 , , You ll Be Sorry When I m Dead People our age didn’t get cancer. Grownups got cancer. Friends of parents, distant aunts, paper thin grandmothers with a plethora of pre-existing ailments. Or that one sad and strange kid from primary school who kept turning up to class, month after month, with considerably less hair and a big brave scared smile, until one day they didn’t turn up anymore and the principal said something adult in assembly about happier places and peace of mind that nobody really understood.
Absolute Pandemonium: The Autobiography by Brian Blessed