Brian Blessed joins Wizards Vs Aliens

News Louisa Mellor
14 Sep 2012 - 15:24

Russell T. Davies' forthcoming CBBC show has gained a rollicking new cast member in Sir Brian Blessed...

It's a voice you'd recognise anywhere, a booming, projecting, thesp-y shout best known for declaiming the words "Gordon's alive?" in campy 1980 space pic Flash Gordon. It belongs of course, to Brian Blessed.

Blessed is following up his star turn as the voice of the Pirate King in Aardman's brilliantly bonkers The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists with another voice-only role, this time for Russell T. Davies' forthcoming CBBC show Wizards Vs. Aliens. Blessed is to play the Nekross King, ruler of the race of aliens who've come to Earth to drain it of its magic, unless 16-year old wizard Tom and his science-focused pal Ben can stop them.

The great bearded one told the BBC "Wizards Vs Aliens is hugely exciting and has a feeling of total originality. It is full of vision and brilliance. The earthly realistic scenes are so heartfelt and moving, and they contrast vividly with the universal feel of the Nekross King and his subjects. I find the whole concept miraculous and I am thrilled to be part of such an exciting project."

Wizards Vs. Aliens starts this autumn on CBBC.


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