Comes from a family of stuntmen with a special association with the
James Bond films. Powell doubled for Pierce Brosnan. His elder brother,
Greg Powell, did the stunts for Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton. A generation before them, their father, Fred 'Nosher' Powell, and Uncle Dinny Powell doubled for Sean Connery's James Bond.
People always think stuntmen are fearless. But I'm scared of a lot of the stuff I do, and if I come across a stuntman who says he's fearless, I actually won't work with him, because he's got no sense of danger. For us, it's beating the fear. You get frightened of something, you go in there and you beat it. It's a nice feeling.