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Robert Powell

Robert Powell was born on June 1, 1944 in Salford, Manchester, England. In 1964, he started his acting career while attending Manchester University. In 1967, he made his film debut, and later landed his first starring role in The Italian Job (1969). Some of his well known movies include Franco Ziefirelli's "Jesus of Nazareth" (1977), Ken Russell's Tommy (1975) and Mahler (1974), the remake of The Thirty Nine Steps (1978), and the popular TV series "Doomwatch" (1970). Robert married on 29th August, 1975 to Barbara 'Babs' Lord. They now have a son and a daughter. In 1982, Robert won the Best Actor award at the Venice Film Festival for his performance in Imperative (1982). He won the best actor award at the Paris Film Festival for Harlequin (1980). For his portrayal of Jesus in Jesus of Nazareth he received best actor awards from TV Times and Italian TV Times, the international arts prize at the Fiuggi Film Festival, grand prize at the Saint-Vincent Film Festival, and a nomination as best actor from The Irish Academy of Film and Television arts. In reference to his role as Jesus in Jesus of Nazareth, Robert said, "I hope Jesus Christ will be the last in my line of sensitive young men for quite a while."

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Jun 1, 1944 In Salford, Manchester, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The British Soap Awards
Latest Project:
Series Great Crimes and Trials 2017
Known For
Poster of La Segunda Guerra Mundial en color
Poster of The Wandering Company
Poster of Countdown
Poster of Running Scared
Series The British Soap Awards Unknown 2019
Series Escape Unknown 2017
Series Great Crimes and Trials 2017
Pelicula Tales of Television Centre 2012-05-30
Series La Segunda Guerra Mundial en color Narrator 2009-09-04
Pelicula Color Me Kubrick Robert 2006-01-04
Pelicula Miss Marple:Asesinato en la vicaría Dr. Haydock 2004-12-19
Pelicula The Queen's Lost Uncle Narrator 2003-11-06
Pelicula 2002 FIFA World Cup Official Film: Seven Games From Glory Narrator 2002-06-25
Series Holby City Mark Williams 1999-01-12
Series Dalziel and Pascoe Barry Jemmerson 1996-03-16
Series Fantomcat Fantomcat 1995-09-07
Series The Legends of Treasure Island Dr. Livesey (voice) 1993-09-10
Series The Detectives Dave Briggs 1993-01-27
Pelicula The First Circle Gleb Nershin 1992-02-25
Pelicula The Golden Years 1992-01-02
Pelicula Chunuk Bair Sgt. Maj. Frank Smith 1992-04-25
Pelicula Das lange Gespräch mit dem Vogel John Barth 1992-08-20
Pelicula Il segno del comando Edward Foster 1992-03-01
Series Pebble Mill Unknown 1991-10-14
Series Canned Carrott 1990-10-03
Series Hannay Richard Hannay 1988-01-06
Pelicula D'Annunzio Gabriele D'Annunzio 1987-01-30
Series Shaka Zulú Dr. Henry Fynn 1986-10-24
Pelicula Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein 1984-12-27
Pelicula Cavernas fantasmas Rupert 'Wolf' Wolfsen 1984-11-19
Pelicula El Hombre Rompecabezas Jamie Fraser 1984-08-24
Pelicula The Wandering Company Narrator 1984-01-01
Pelicula The Hunchback of Notre Dame Phoebus 1982-02-02
Pelicula Imperative Augustin 1982-04-01
Series Countdown Unknown 1982-11-02
Pelicula The Survivor Keller 1981-07-09
Pelicula Pygmalion Higgins 1981-01-01
Pelicula Más allá de la reencarnación Gregory Wolfe 1980-03-28
Pelicula Jane Austen in Manhattan Pierre 1980-07-01
Pelicula Las cuatro plumas Jack Durrance 1978-01-01
Pelicula Los treinta y nueve escalones Richard Hannay 1978-11-04
Pelicula Mas allá del bien y del mal Paul Rée 1977-10-05
Series Jesús de Nazaret Jesus 1977-01-06
Series Looking for Clancy Frank Clancy 1975-05-24
Pelicula Tommy Captain Walker 1975-03-19
Pelicula Una sombra en el pasado Gustav Mahler 1974-04-04
Series Thriller Rook 1973-03-14
Series Crown Court Unknown 1972-10-11
Pelicula Running Scared 1972-05-01
Series The Edwardians Unknown 1972-11-21
Pelicula Asfixia Giles Cunningham 1972-12-05
Pelicula Refugio macabro Dr. Martin 1972-11-17
Series A Ghost Story for Christmas Himself 1971-12-24
Pelicula Secrets Allan Wood 1971-09-21
Series Jude the Obscure Jude Fawley 1971-02-06
Series Holocausto radiactivo Tobias Wren 1970-02-09
Pelicula The Season of the Witch 1970-01-07
Pelicula Tower of London: The Innocent Earl of Warwick 1969-07-31
Pelicula Un trabajo en Italia Yellow 1969-06-02
Pelicula El gran robo 1967-08-01
Series The Hunchback of Notre Dame Unknown 1966-03-08
Series Play of the Month Valentine 1965-10-19
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24