I don't know if I've declared my love (not in a gay way, of course) for the Yeti that is Brian Blessed before. He is a lunatic. His performance in Flash Gordon should've got an Oscar, yet the blinkered Academy didn't even nominate the powerhouse performance as Voltan. He is a true British eccentric, in the best possible sense. Found this on the internet today and felt the need to share:
Also, people who try to do Brian Blessed impressions always get it wrong by shouting 'GORDON'S ALIVE!!' it's probably the one thing he doesn't shout. I'm surprised that when he went up Everest he didn't come back down again riding in a shout-instigated avalanche. Anyway, this is how it's done.
This is Sir Brian in his day job as a traffic warden:
And here he is as a snooker commentator:
He is a national treasure and should be knighted forthwith. We knight tossers like Cliff Richard instead, a bloke who made a wet day at Wimbledon even worse!