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Robert Powell



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Chunuk Bair
  • Actor
2014
48% The Book of Eli
  • Carnegie Gunman #2
2010
No Score Yet Hitler's Bodyguard
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Pride of Africa
  • Actor
2009
50% Color Me Kubrick
  • Robert
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 First Circle
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Mudan Ting: The Peony Pavilion - A Kunju Opera
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Titanic
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet The Battle of Trafalgar
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Napoleon's Road to Moscow
  • 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 Word: A Musical Spectacular on the Life of Christ
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Shaka Zulu
  • Henry Fynn
1986
No Score Yet What Waits Below
  • Rupert "Wolf" Wolfsen
1985
No Score Yet The Wandering Company
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet The Jigsaw Man
  • Jamie Fraser
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 Al di là del bene e del male (Beyond Good and Evil)
  • Paul Ree
1977
No Score Yet Jesus of Nazareth
  • Jesus Christ
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
84% The Italian Job
  • Yellow
1969
No Score Yet Four Feathers
  • Actor
1930

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