Robert Powell

Robert Powell

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    • June 1st, 1944
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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Acting (19 Credits)

2009World War II in HD Colour as Narrator
2005Color Me Kubrick as Robert
1996Dalziel and Pascoe as Barry Jemmerson
1993The Detectives as Dave Briggs
1992The Boer War as Narrator
1986Shaka Zulu as Dr. Henry Fynn
1983The Jigsaw Man as Jamie Fraser
1982The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Phoebus
1981The Survivor as Keller
1980Harlequin as Gregory Wolfe
1978The Thirty Nine Steps as Richard Hannay
1978The Four Feathers as Jack Durrance
1977Jesus of Nazareth as Jesus
1975Tommy as Captain Walker
1974Mahler as Gustav Mahler
1972The Asphyx as Giles Cunningham
1972Asylum as Dr. Martin
1969The Italian Job as Yellow
1967Robbery as Deltic Train Guard (uncredited)


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