Actor lends unique voice to guide UK's drivers

DONCASTER-born actor Brian Blessed is taking a new career direction - as a voice for sat nav.

Brian, 74, agreed to use his distinctive voice to become a personal map reader after 25,000 people voted on Facebook to make him a voice for the firm Tom Tom.

The fun-loving actor has filled his booming commentary with his best-known catchphrases and references to his famous roles from Flash Gordon to Disney's Tarzan.

To hear clips of Brian's voice on sat nav click the following links

Take the ferry: http://www2.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/Blessed/TakeFerry.wav

Toll charge: http://www2.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/Blessed/TollCharge.wav

U-turn: http://www2.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/Blessed/UTurn.wav

You have arrived: http://www2.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/Blessed/Arrive.wav

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