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Robert Powell

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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.

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.”

Born: Born: Jun 1, 1944 In Salford, Manchester, England, UK


2021: Great Crimes and Trials
2021: The British Soap Awards
2012: Tales of Television Centre
2009: World War II In HD Colour
2005: Colour Me Kubrick
2004: Agatha Christie’s Marple
2003: The Queen’s Lost Uncle
2002: Seven Games From Glory
1999: Holby City
1996: Dalziel and Pascoe
1995: Fantomcat
1993: The Detectives
1993: The Legends of Treasure Island
1992: The First Circle
1992: The Golden Years
1992: Il segno del comando
1992: Chunuk Bair
1992: The Boer War: 1899-1902
1992: Das lange Gespräch mit dem Vogel
1991: Pebble Mill
1990: Canned Carrott
1990: Romeo.Juliet
1988: Hannay
1987: Love Sins
1986: Shaka Zulu
1986: Down There in the Jungle
1984: The Jigsaw Man
1984: The Wandering Company
1984: What Waits Below
1984: Frankenstein
1982: Imperative
1982: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
1982: Countdown
1981: Pygmalion
1981: The Survivor
1980: Harlequin
1980: Jane Austen in Manhattan
1978: The Four Feathers
1978: An Audience with…
1978: Jesus of Nazareth
1978: The Thirty Nine Steps
1977: Jesus of Nazareth
1977: Beyond Good and Evil
1975: Looking for Clancy
1975: Tommy
1974: Mahler
1973: All Systems Go: Alan Garner
1973: Thriller
1972: Mrs. Warren’s Profession
1972: Running Scared
1972: Crown Court
1972: The Asphyx
1972: Asylum
1972: The Edwardians
1971: Jude the Obscure
1971: A Ghost Story for Christmas
1971: Secrets
1970: The Season of the Witch
1970: Doomwatch
1969: The Italian Job
1969: Tower of London: The Innocent
1967: Robbery
1966: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
1965: Play of the Month
1951: Hallmark Hall of Fame


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