Robert Powell

Highest Rated: 81% The Italian Job (1969)
Lowest Rated: 11% Batman & Robin (1997)
Birthday: Jun 1, 1944
Birthplace: Salford, Manchester, England, UK
While a student at Manchester University, Robert Powell began his professional theatrical career in 1964. The best-known of Powell's hundreds of stage roles was Tristan Tzara in the long-running Travesties. In films from 1967, Powell played the title role in Ken Russell's Mahler (1974), and later essayed the lengthy cameo part of the ill-fated Captain Walker in Russell's Tommy (1975). Powell was a prolific performer on British television in the 1970s, notably as star of the popular series Doomwatch. Still, he was a relatively unknown quantity in the states, thus was billboarded as an "unknown" and "newcomer" by some when he starred as the Son of God in the expensive, internationally produced miniseries Jesus of Nazareth (1977). This Zeffirelli-directed effort was controversial enough without Powell making the smoking-fuse public statement "I hope Jesus Christ will be the last in my line of sensitive young men for quite a while." The furor eventually died down, and Powell continued playing such important film roles as reluctant-spy Hannay in the 1979 remake of 39 Steps (later spun off into a British miniseries) In 1982, Robert Powell won the Venice Film Festival "Best Actor" award for his performance in Interactive.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Chunuk Bair Actor 2014
47% The Book of Eli Carnegie Gunman #2 $94.9M 2010
No Score Yet Pride of Africa Actor 2009
50% Color Me Kubrick Robert $37.7K 2007
No Score Yet Gladiators of World War II Actor 2007
No Score Yet Al-Ghazali: The Alchemist of Happiness Actor 2004
No Score Yet Titanic: The Story Actor 2003
No Score Yet Mudan Ting: The Peony Pavilion - A Kunju Opera Actor 2001
No Score Yet Titanic Actor 1999
No Score Yet Napoleon's Road to Moscow Actor 1999
No Score Yet The Battle of Trafalgar Actor 1999
11% Batman & Robin Ice Thug 1997
No Score Yet Treasure Island Actor 1997
No Score Yet Pride of Africa David Webb 1997
No Score Yet Mystery of Edwin Drood John Jasper 1993
No Score Yet The First Circle Gleb Nershin 1992
No Score Yet Merlin of the Crystal Cave Actor 1991
No Score Yet Max Ernst: Journey into the Subconcious Actor 1991
No Score Yet Shaka Zulu Henry Fynn 1986
No Score Yet Fonteyn and Nureyev: The Perfect Partnership Narrator 1985
No Score Yet What Waits Below Rupert "Wolf" Wolfsen 1985
No Score Yet The Jigsaw Man Jamie Fraser 1984
No Score Yet The Wandering Company Actor 1984
No Score Yet The Hunchback of Notre Dame Phoebus 1982
No Score Yet Frankenstein Actor 1982
No Score Yet The Survivor Keller 1981
No Score Yet Jane Austen in Manhattan Pierre 1980
No Score Yet Harlequin (Dark Forces) (The Minister's Magician) Gregory Wolfe 1980
No Score Yet The Thirty Nine Steps Richard Hannay 1978
No Score Yet The Word Actor 1978
No Score Yet Al di là del bene e del male (Beyond Good and Evil) Paul Ree 1977
No Score Yet The Four Feathers Actor 1977
77% Tommy Capt. Walker 1975
No Score Yet The Edwardians Actor 1974
No Score Yet Mahler Gustav Mahler 1974
67% The Asphyx Giles Cunningham 1973
60% Asylum Dr. Martin 1972
No Score Yet Spirit of the Dead Actor 1972
No Score Yet Jude the Obscure Actor 1971
No Score Yet Secrets Allan 1971
81% The Italian Job Yellow 1969


No Score Yet All Def Comedy
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No Score Yet Mystery!
Dr. Haydock
  • 2005
No Score Yet Jesus of Nazareth
Jesus Christ
  • 1977


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