The British Military Farewell Ceremony at HMS Tamar naval base, on June 30, 1997. Picture: AFP

Actor Brian Blessed on his Hong Kong handover, sparring with the Dalai Lama, and his plans to climb Everest again at 81

The octogenarian actor known for his booming voice recalls the rain that washed away his master-of-ceremonies script for the handover, upstaging the emperor of Japan, and getting ‘rubbed up’ on set by Katharine Hepburn

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The British Military Farewell Ceremony at HMS Tamar naval base, on June 30, 1997. Picture: AFP
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