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Brian Blessed as a Dwarf

labadal
Rivendell


Oct 5 2008, 9:02pm

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I was watching the first Balckadder series (British comedy program for anyone who doesn't know) and I was thinking that Brian Blessed would be a great dwarf. Does anyone else think so? He might be a bit too charismatic though.
He is also around 70 now so he might be getting a bit old (no offense), so I guess it would be unlikely.

Yo, ho ho, to the bottle I go.
To heal my heart and drwon my woe,
Rain amy falla nd wind may blow,
but there still be many miles to go.
Sweet is the sound of the pouring rain,
And the streamrain or a rippling brook,
is a mug of beer inside this Took!


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Oct 5 2008, 9:28pm

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I loved him in Black Adder [In reply to] Can't Post

during the episodes where he plays King Harry? They're the only BA's I own... on VHS. Maybe he could be one of the nobles towards the end of the Hobbit? I can't imagine any actor turning down a role regardless of the screen time offered.


Patty
Immortal


Oct 5 2008, 9:58pm

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Well... [In reply to] Can't Post

if a substantial enough amount of screen time isn't offered, I could understand not wanting to journey all the way to NZ if you live far away. (unless you love the story like we do.)

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Elizabeth
Valinor


Oct 6 2008, 8:14am

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He's my candidate for Beorn.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 





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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Oct 6 2008, 6:32pm

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Just saw him [In reply to] Can't Post

in As You Like It (2006) and there is no way that man is 70. Maybe late 50's... or that grey (no pun intended) age of 60 where your looks can still go either way. He seemed energetic and agile, a perfect dwarf.


AlatarVinyamar
Lorien

Oct 6 2008, 10:16pm

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He must have been at least in his 40's when he did Flash Gordon and Blackadder, and both of those were '80s...


willowgreylock
Lorien


Oct 6 2008, 10:39pm

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I LOVE Brian Blessed-he was great in Flash Gordon wasn't he? as well as
Much Ado About Nothing, what am i talking about, he always great in
everything he does.

I think he would be great as Beorn too, Elizabeth. But if he were cast as Thorin,
I wouldn't be to terribly disappointed, just as long as he's in there somewhere. He's
got the perfect look, and he can act in any genre/period.


labadal
Rivendell


Oct 6 2008, 11:00pm

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he is 70ish... [In reply to] Can't Post

I looked on his biography thing and according to his date of birth he is around 70.

He could be a good Beorn, I hadn't though of that. Still I agree that he would be great as a dwarf somewhere in there.
Someone told me he tried to get the part of Gimli in LOTR but I don't know if that is true.

Yo, ho ho, to the bottle I go.
To heal my heart and drwon my woe,
Rain amy falla nd wind may blow,
but there still be many miles to go.
Sweet is the sound of the pouring rain,
And the streamrain or a rippling brook,
is a mug of beer inside this Took!


HorizonChaser
Registered User


Oct 6 2008, 11:20pm

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Yeah, Brian Blessed [In reply to] Can't Post

He's doing a guest role in one of the upcoming Doctor Who specials. I'd love to see Brian Blessed as a Dwarf or as Beorn. Not only can he act and fight, but he can sing. I saw him live on West End in "Metropolis". Brian Blessed would be a fine choice for a role in one of the Hobbit films.

Things are going to get better!!!


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Oct 7 2008, 4:33pm

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How about Richard Dreyfuss? He's one of my favs! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 




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willowgreylock
Lorien


Oct 8 2008, 4:47pm

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70ish [In reply to] Can't Post

remember 70 is the new 50! Wink


Goldberry of the river
Lorien


Oct 10 2008, 7:13pm

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Look at my signature!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

and you'll see I agree with you! He'd make an excellent dwarf!
I think he's a bit too old for Beorn. I saw him in his forties when I read it. It depends on what how GDT, PJ, Fran and Phillipa see him though.

Brian Blessed for Thorin!


Rubber John
The Shire

Oct 16 2008, 6:55pm

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On TV. [In reply to] Can't Post

I saw Brian Blessed on the TV today.

He looked GREAT and was so energetic - as if he hadn't aged a day in twenty years.


I must insist the he is at least approached for a role. He was born to be a Middle Earth Dwarf.


Goldberry of the river
Lorien


Oct 16 2008, 7:04pm

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I'm going to write to him... [In reply to] Can't Post

and tell him that many of us think he should be a dwarf! Watch this space if I hear anything back!

Brian Blessed for Thorin!

 
 

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