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 creating the roles of 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)