Renaissance men and women


Please nominate the best renaissance men and women of today - those people who somehow manage to excel in multiple fields.

Rolf Harris: Music, painting, TV presenting, (he is a very bad criminal man though).


tony blackburn


Victoria Coren-Mitchell: TV presenting, writing, making me fall in love with her, poker


Kate Tempest


Dion Dublin,

Footballer, Presenter, Musical Innovator:


I barely knew 'er!


Tim Minchin: Cunt, Australian, Shit Hair, Cunt, Prick, Unfunny, Twat.


stop going on about VCM, she’s a total nerd


Goes to ‘like’. Notices who posted it… Backs away slowly


You’re right, not my type at all.


she’s got absolutely no charisma, she’s like some sort of bot


I know! Ticks all the boxes.


Brian Blessed

Blessed was a keen boxer in his youth and claims to have sparred with the Dalai Lama.

He has attempted to climb Mount Everest three times without supplemental oxygen, reaching heights of 28,200 feet (8,600 m) in 1993 and 25,200 feet (7,700 m) in 1996, but without reaching the summit.

Holds a 3rd dan in Judo

He has reached the tops of Mount Aconcagua in Argentina and Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

He is the oldest man to go to the North Magnetic Pole on foot.

Has undertaken an expedition into the jungles of Venezuela, during which he survived a plane crash.

Has completed 800 hours of space training at Star City in Russia.

In 2004, Blessed appeared on Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes, impersonating the opera singer Luciano Pavarotti.

Known for his football knowledge, he appeared as an expert and commentator on the satellite channel UKTV G2 during the 2006 World Cup.

In 2009, Blessed featured in the song “Army of the Damned” from the album Beneath the Veiled Embrace by British power metal band Pythia, reciting the poem “Suicide in the Trenches” by Siegfried Sassoon. Blessed also appeared on their 2014 album “Shadows of a Broken Past”. He had previously contributed to the song “The Joust” by Christian band Eden Burning in 1994.


her and David take intellectualism to the extreme and they really shouldn’t be encouraged


Paul Newman

Actor, maker of sauces.


Voices Grandpa Rabbit too


Kelis: Singer, Songwriter, Chef


Sounds like you might be sick of experts.


Bruce Dickinson

Heavy Metal singer/spandex wearer

Airline pilot - think he might own an airline now?

Fencer (to a high standard I think, can’t be bothered to look it up)

Author - pretty terrible “lewd” comedy type thing


Yes! Bruce is the best one yet.