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Blessed awarded with OBE

Monday June 13 2016

We Are Barnsley We Are Barnsley

BRIAN BLESSED has been awarded with an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

The actor, who grew up in Goldthorpe, has been awarded for services to the arts and charity.

"I am absolutely delighted," he said.

"It is marvellous that the son of a Yorkshire coal miner should be given such an honour.

"A huge thank you to all of the people that nominated me."

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Reply Posted by Marie Jones on Monday June 13 2016 at 14:11
Well done for received a well deserved OBE to Brian Blessed, a local lad indeed from our village , brought up here until he went to study Art and Drama in Bristol.

Reply Posted by Dean on Monday June 13 2016 at 15:49
Finally someone of worth from our area!!

Reply Posted by mark on Monday June 13 2016 at 16:01
Great news. Truly deserved.

Reply Posted by Ada on Tuesday June 14 2016 at 15:21
Great news for a great actor. If Brian hasn't been given the freedom of Barnsley, why not??? He deserves it much more than the z listers that have revived it recently?? At least we all know who he is!!!