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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 Escape
Latest Project:
Series The British Soap Awards 2019
Known For
Poster of Frankenstein
Poster of The Jigsaw Man
Poster of Tommy
Poster of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
Series Escape Unknown 2020
Series The British Soap Awards Unknown 2019
Movie Tales of Television Centre 2012-05-30
Series Bedlam Giles Cunningham 2011-02-07
Series The Palace Robert 2008-01-14
Series Castle In The Country Rupert 'Wolf' Wolfsen 2005-02-07
Movie Ichi the Killer Fantomcat 2001-12-22
Series El Club de la Comedia Narrator 1999-09-26
Series Holby City Unknown 1999-01-12
Series Dalziel and Pascoe Barry Jemmerson 1996-03-16
Movie Desperado Unknown 1995-08-25
Series The Legends of Treasure Island Dr. Livesey (voice) 1993-09-10
Series The Detectives Dave Briggs 1993-01-27
Movie The Golden Years 1992-01-02
Movie Chunuk Bair Sgt. Maj. Frank Smith 1992-04-25
Series Pebble Mill Unknown 1991-10-14
Series Canned Carrott 1990-10-03
Series Hannay Richard Hannay 1988-01-06
Movie Love Sins Gabriele D'Annunzio 1987-01-30
Movie Shaka Zulu Dr. Henry Fynn 1986-11-24
Movie The Wandering Company Narrator 1984-01-01
Movie The Jigsaw Man Jamie Fraser 1984-08-24
Movie Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein 1984-12-27
Movie Echoes Unknown 1982-01-01
Movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame Phoebus 1982-02-02
Movie Imperative Augustin 1982-04-01
Series Countdown Unknown 1982-11-02
Movie Pygmalion Higgins 1981-01-01
Movie The Survivor Keller 1981-07-09
Movie Jane Austen in Manhattan Pierre 1980-07-01
Movie The Cricket Narrator 1980-04-18
Movie Harlequin Gregory Wolfe 1980-03-28
Movie The Thirty Nine Steps Richard Hannay 1978-11-04
Movie The Four Feathers Jack Durrance 1978-01-01
Series Jesus of Nazareth Jesus 1977-01-06
Movie Beyond Good and Evil Paul Rée 1977-10-05
Series Looking for Clancy Frank Clancy 1975-05-24
Movie Tommy Captain Walker 1975-03-19
Movie Mahler Gustav Mahler 1974-04-04
Series Crown Court Unknown 1972-10-11
Movie Asylum Dr. Martin 1972-11-17
Series The Edwardians Unknown 1972-11-21
Series Jude the Obscure Jude Fawley 1971-02-06
Movie Jude the Obscure Jude Fawley 1971-10-03
Movie Secrets Allan Wood 1971-09-21
Movie The Season of the Witch 1970-01-07
Series Doomwatch Tobias Wren 1970-02-09
Movie Tower of London: The Innocent Earl of Warwick 1969-07-31
Movie Robbery 1967-08-01
Series The Hunchback of Notre Dame Unknown 1966-03-08
Series Play of the Month Valentine 1965-10-19
Series Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Jesus 1964-09-25
Series The Mike Douglas Show Yellow 1961-12-11
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie Freaks Rook 1932-02-12