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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 1 June 1944Salford, Manchester, England, UK
Height 5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ingrid Hughes, ih0661@gmail.com

Spouse (1)

Barbara Lord (29 August 1975 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (5)

Studied at Manchester University
Two children: Barney (b. 23 Nov 1977) and Kate (b. 1979).
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.
Considered for the roles of Caine, Dr.Armstong, Bukovsky and Roger Derebridge in Lifeforce (1985).

Personal Quotes (3)

I hope Jesus Christ will be the last in my line of sensitive young men for quite a while. Robert Powell, 1975
I'm only 75 per cent a person when I am not acting.
I was skinny, odd looking. As one critic said, I had a face like a haunted parking meter. To suddenly have girls jumping on you from all sides, you think 'Why me?' Then you take advantage of it but that's neither here nor there.

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