Image of Robert Powell

Robert Powell

1944-06-01 Salford, Manchester, England, UK

Image of 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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Tales of Television Centre 2012-05-30
Colour Me Kubrick Robert 2005-10-06
The Queen's Lost Uncle Narrator 2003-11-06
Seven Games From Glory Narrator 2002-06-25
Pride of Africa David Webb 1997-01-01
The Boer War: 1899-1902 Narrator 1992-07-01
The First Circle Gleb Nershin 1992-02-25
Das lange Gespräch mit dem Vogel John Barth 1992-08-20
Chunuk Bair Sgt. Maj. Frank Smith 1992-04-25
The Golden Years 1992-01-02
Il segno del comando Edward Foster 1992-03-01
Romeo.Juliet Romeo (voice) 1990-01-01
D'Annunzio Gabriele D'Annunzio 1987-01-30
Laggiù nella giungla Kruger 1986-01-01
Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein 1984-12-27
The Wandering Company Narrator 1984-01-01
What Waits Below Rupert 'Wolf' Wolfsen 1984-11-19
The Jigsaw Man Jamie Fraser 1984-08-24
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Phoebus 1982-02-02
Imperativ Augustin 1982-04-01
The Survivor Keller 1981-07-09
Pygmalion Higgins 1981-01-01
Harlequin Gregory Wolfe 1980-03-28
Jane Austen in Manhattan Pierre 1980-07-01
Walkabout to Hollywood Narrator 1980-02-11
The Thirty Nine Steps Richard Hannay 1978-11-04
The Four Feathers Jack Durrance 1978-01-01
Al di là del bene e del male Paul Rée 1977-10-05
Tommy Captain Walker 1975-03-19
Death to Sister Mary 1974-05-21
Mahler Gustav Mahler 1974-04-04
All Systems Go: Alan Garner Himself 1973-01-01
Lady Killer Paul Tanner 1973-01-18
The Asphyx Giles Cunningham 1972-12-05
Running Scared Tom Betancourt 1972-05-01
Asylum Dr. Martin 1972-11-17
Mrs. Warren's Profession Frank Gardner 1972-10-03
Secrets Allan Wood 1971-09-21
Season of the Witch Shaun 1970-01-07
Tower of London: The Innocent Earl of Warwick 1969-07-31
The Italian Job Yellow 1969-06-02
Robbery Deltic Train Guard (uncredited) 1967-08-01