Fact: Joanna Lumley, Stephen Fry and Brian Blessed are among the celebrities who will be voicing travel announcements at railway stations in the British capital on Thursday (30Oct14) as part of the London Poppy Day charity drive.
Fact: Revered British actor Brian Blessed features on veteran rock act Hawkwind's new single, Sonic Attack. The Flash Gordon star recorded a "nightmarish radio announcement" for the track.
Fact: Queen star Brian May is refusing to give up on his campaign to stop badger culls in his native Britain - he has produced a song to promote the cause. The animal activist has also roped in his actor pal Brian Blessed to provide a voiceover on the track.
Quote: "My wife has saved them all - dogs, cats, ponies. I never have any money to scratch my a**e with - all of it goes to vets, straw and hay. It's f**king stupid... You can't sit down, if you do, you're sitting on a b**ody cat." Veteran British actor Brian Blessed's English country home and its grounds are filled with animals.
Quote: "Drinking affects the men sexually. It weakens the central nervous system - it reduces performance. Drink f**ks you up." British actor Brian Blessed, 76, has cut down on drinking to improve his sex life.
Quote: "Everytime I see Patrick he weeps; 'You're going to die on one of your expeditions.' But I feel the biggest danger in life is not taking adventure." Actor Brian Blessed admits his pal Patrick Stewart fears for his life following his Mount Everest expedition.
Quote: "The film's about a great big, bloody poof you know." Brian Blessed talks about his camp classic film FLASH GORDON.