Robert Powell

Robert Powell

Jun. 1st, 1944
Born in
Salford, Manchester, England, UK
5' 9 1/2"

Robert Powell's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Holby City (UK) TV Show
Holby City (UK)
University Challenge (UK) TV Show
University Challenge (UK)
Canned Carrott (UK) TV Show
Canned Carrott (UK)
Doomwatch (UK) TV Show
Doomwatch (UK)
The Legends of Treasure Island (UK) TV Show
The Legends of Treasure Island (UK)
Fantomcat (UK) TV Show
Fantomcat (UK)
Hannay (UK) TV Show
Hannay (UK)
Looking for Clancy (UK) TV Show
Looking for Clancy (UK)
Zodiac (UK) TV Show
Zodiac (UK)

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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 _Thirty-Nine Steps, The (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 Imperativ (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 recieved 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."

  • Married Barbara "Babs" Lord (a dancer with "Pan's People") at Goostrey Parish Church, Goostrey, near Jodrell Bank in Cheshire, on 29 August 1975.
  • Educated at The Manchester Grammar School.
  • Two children: Barney (b. 23 Nov 1977) and Kate (b. 1979).
  • Studied at Manchester University

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