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Robert Powell

Robert Powell was born on Thursday, June 1st, 1944, five days before D-Day, on Tuesday, June 6th, 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 Zeffirelli's Jesus of Nazareth (1977), Ken Russell's Tommy (1975), and Mahler(1974), the sequel or remake of The Thirty Nine Steps (1978), and the popular TV series, Doomwatch (1970). Robert ended his bachelor life when he married Barbara "Babs" Lord, on Friday, August 29th, 1975. They are parents of two children (1 son & 1 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."

Known For


Cast Credits

The Real Jesus of Nazareth (2017)
Starring as Host (4 episodes)
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (2011)
Guest starring as Robert Powell
World War II in Colour (2009)
Starring as Narrator
Hitler's Bodyguard (2008)
Starring as Narrator (13 episodes)
Churchill's Bodyguard (2005)
Starring as Narrator
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Guest starring as Dr. Haydock
Holby City (1999)
Starring as Mark Williams
Fantomcat (1995)
Starring as Fantomcat
The Detectives (1993)
Starring as Dave Briggs (31 episodes)
Canned Carrott (1990)
Starring as Dave Briggs
Hannay (1988)
Starring as Richard Hannay (13 episodes)
Shaka Zulu (1986)
Starring as Dr. Henry Fynn/Narrator (10 episodes)
  • Episode 1x10: Part 10 (Dec 19, 1986)
  • Episode 1x09: Part 9 (Dec 12, 1986)
  • Episode 1x08: Part 8 (Dec 5, 1986)
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Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Starring as Jesus (4 episodes)
  • Episode 1x04: Part Four (Apr 10, 1977)
  • Episode 1x03: Part Three (Apr 10, 1977)
  • Episode 1x02: Part Two (Mar 27, 1977)
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Jude the Obscure (1971)
Starring as Jude Fawley
Doomwatch (1970)
Starring as Toby Wren