Brian Bedford, who provided the voice of Robin Hood in Disney's Robin Hood has passed away at age 80.
Mr. Bedford was born in England to a non-acting family. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, studying alongside Albert Finney and Peter O'Toole. Primarily a stage actor, he starred sporadically on British television and films until his big break in 1973- the lead voice role in Disney's Robin Hood. He made Robin Hood a dashing, lovable rogue. The film brought him his biggest audience.
The role sparked his career, getting him roles in various American movies and television shows. He was still actively working in Hollywood, making his home in Santa Barbara, California. His legendary role in Disney's Robin Hood will forever be remembered and enjoyed by children of all ages.