Tag Archives: Brian Blessed

I, Claudius. Television Review. B.B.C.4.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Derek Jacobi, George Baker, John Hurt, Brian Blessed, Patrick Stewart, Siân Phillips, Patricia Quinn, Christopher Biggins, Ian Ogilvy, James Faulkner, Simon MacCorkindale, Sheila Ruskin, Angela Morant, Graham Seed, Jo Rowbottom, Bernard Hill, Norman Rossington, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hepton, Barbara Young, John Cater, Kevin McNally.

Gerry Anderson, Creator Of Thunderbirds And Captain Scarlett, Dies Aged 83.

The world of television was today in mourning at the loss of one of the most innovative and creative individuals to have graced the medium with his presence.  Gerry Anderson, the man who produced the classic puppet series of Thunderbirds, Joe 90 and Captain Scarlett has passed on at the age of 83.

Gerald Alexander Abrahams was born in the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Obstetric Hospital in Bloomsbury and lived the early part of his life in Kilburn, London. Born of Jewish descent, the family’s ancestral name was Bieloglovski, his grandfather having fled from Eastern Europe. The family name was changed on arrival by British immigration in 1895 and was changed again by his mother who liked the sound of the name Anderson.

Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists. Film Review.

Originally published by L.S.Media. April 15th 2012.

L.S. Media Rating *****

Cast: Hugh Grant, David Tennant, Imelda Staunton, Salma Hayek, Martin Freeman, Lenny Henry, Brendan Gleeson, Brian Blessed, Russell Tovey, Ashley Jensen, Jeremy Piven.

So the truth is out, Queen Victoria was a lover of fine dining of exotic endangered animals including panda bear. Charles Darwin looked suspiciously related to his manpanzee Mr. Bobo and pirates are just as nice and thoughtful, well-spoken people who plunder their way across the high seas only because there is a shiny trophy at the end of the year. At least this is how it works in the utterly absorbing world of Aardman Animations and the world of stop-motion film.