English actor Brian Blessed had it easy portraying opera singer Luciano Pavarotti on British TV talent show Celebrity Stars In Their Eyes - the tenor gave him lessons. The legendary Italian star was delighted when he was told the Shakespearean actor would portray him on the show - and was quick to offer his help. Blessed says, "It was a quick phone call. 'I hear you are doing me. I'm very pleased, honoured, I've seen your films, fantastic. Only sing the vowels, the gold will be there.' "So I sang it over the phone and he said, 'Bravo, bravo, thank you, Brian.'"