Robert Powell

Robert Powell

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1944-06-01 (78 years old)

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Robert Powell (; born 1 June 1944) is an English actor who is known for the title roles in Mahler (1974) and Jesus of Nazareth (1977), and for his portrayal of secret agent Richard Hannay in The Thirty Nine Steps (1978) and its subsequent spinoff television series. Other major screen roles have included Tobias "Toby" Wren in the BBC science-fiction programme Doomwatch (1970), David Briggs in the sitcom The Detectives (1993–1997) alongside Jasper Carrott, and Mark Williams in the medical drama Holby City (2005–2011).

His distinctive voice has become well known as a narrator of documentaries, especially in World War II documentaries including World War II in HD Colour, Hitler's Bodyguard, The Story of the Third Reich and Secrets of World War II.

Powell has been nominated for a BAFTA Award and won a Best Actor Award from the Venice Film Festival.

Filmography

All 94

Movies 56

TV Shows 38

Self 19

Narrator 10

Voice 1

Himself
Franco Zeffirelli - Directing from Life

Franco Zeffirelli - Directing from Life (2018)

Movie
Self - Host
The Real Jesus of Nazareth

The Real Jesus of Nazareth (2017)

TV Show
Self - Narrator
Infamous Assassinations

Infamous Assassinations (2012)

TV Show
Tales of Television Centre

Tales of Television Centre (2012)

Movie
Self - Narrator
Hitler's bodyguard

Hitler's bodyguard (2010)

TV Show
Self - Narrator
World War II in Colour

World War II in Colour (2009)

TV Show
6
Narrator / Self
International Terrorism Since 1945

International Terrorism Since 1945 (2009)

TV Show
Narrator
Great Raids of World War II

Great Raids of World War II (2006)

Movie
Self - Narrator
Churchill's Bodyguard

Churchill's Bodyguard (2005)

TV Show
Robert
Colour Me Kubrick

Colour Me Kubrick (2005)

Movie
Narrator
Napoleon 1812 - The Road to Moscow

Napoleon 1812 - The Road to Moscow (2005)

Movie
Dr. Haydock
Agatha Christie's Marple

Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)

TV Show
6.11
Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali
Al-Ghazali: The Alchemist of Happiness

Al-Ghazali: The Alchemist of Happiness (2004)

Movie
Self - Narrator
Great SAS Missions

Great SAS Missions (2004)

TV Show
Self - Narrator
BBC - Heroes and Weapons of WWII

BBC - Heroes and Weapons of WWII (2004)

TV Show
Narrator
The Queen's Lost Uncle

The Queen's Lost Uncle (2003)

Movie
Narrator
Seven Games From Glory

Seven Games From Glory (2002)

Movie
Self - Narrator
Gladiators of World War II

Gladiators of World War II (2002)

TV Show
Self - Presenter
Hitchcock: The Early Years

Hitchcock: The Early Years (1999)

Movie
The British Soap Awards

The British Soap Awards (1999)

TV Show
Self - Narrator
Secrets of World War II

Secrets of World War II (1998)

TV Show
Dr. Livesey
Treasure Island

Treasure Island (1997)

Movie
David Webb
Pride of Africa

Pride of Africa (1997)

Movie
Stunt Double
Bulletproof

Bulletproof (1996)

Movie
1
Barry Jemmerson
Dalziel & Pascoe

Dalziel & Pascoe (1996)

TV Show
6
Fantomcat
Fantomcat

Fantomcat (1995)

TV Show
Narrator
The Century of Warfare [DVD Release]

The Century of Warfare [DVD Release] (1994)

Movie
Narrator
The Century of Warfare

The Century of Warfare (1993)

TV Show
Dr. Livesey (voice)
The Legends of Treasure Island

The Legends of Treasure Island (1993)

TV Show
Narrator
The Battle of Trafalgar: Nelson's Victory

The Battle of Trafalgar: Nelson's Victory (1993)

Movie
The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1993)

Movie
Dave Briggs
The Detectives

The Detectives (1993)

TV Show
John Barth
Das lange Gespräch mit dem Vogel

Das lange Gespräch mit dem Vogel (1992)

Movie
Self - Narrator
The Boer War: 1899-1902

The Boer War: 1899-1902 (1992)

Movie
Narrator
The English Civil Wars

The English Civil Wars (1992)

Movie
Sgt. Maj. Frank Smith
Chunuk Bair

Chunuk Bair (1992)

Movie
Prof. Edward Foster
Il segno del comando

Il segno del comando (1992)

Movie
Gleb Nershin
The First Circle

The First Circle (1992)

Movie
Hernan Cortez
The Golden Years

The Golden Years (1992)

Movie
Self
Pebble Mill

Pebble Mill (1991)

TV Show
Professor Henry Higgins
Pygmalio

Pygmalio (1990)

TV Show
Cabbie
Keeping Up Appearances

Keeping Up Appearances (1990)

TV Show
7.33
Canned Carrott

Canned Carrott (1990)

TV Show
Romeo
Romeo.Juliet

Romeo.Juliet (1990)

Movie
Richard Hannay
Hannay

Hannay (1988)

TV Show
Gabriele D'Annunzio
Love Sins

Love Sins (1987)

Movie
Self
Classic Ghost Stories

Classic Ghost Stories (1986)

Movie
Self
Classic Ghost Stories

Classic Ghost Stories (1986)

TV Show
Dr. Henry Fynn
Shaka Zulu

Shaka Zulu (1986)

TV Show
6
Paolo Kruger
Down There in the Jungle

Down There in the Jungle (1986)

Movie
Victor Frankenstein
Frankenstein

Frankenstein (1984)

Movie
Rupert 'Wolf' Wolfsen
What Waits Below

What Waits Below (1984)

Movie
6
Jamie Fraser
The Jigsaw Man

The Jigsaw Man (1984)

Movie
Narrator
The Wandering Company

The Wandering Company (1984)

Movie
Countdown

Countdown (1982)

TV Show
Augustin
Imperative

Imperative (1982)

Movie
Phoebus
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982)

Movie
Keller
The Survivor

The Survivor (1981)

Movie
Professor Henry Higgins
Pygmalion

Pygmalion (1981)

Movie
Pierre
Jane Austen in Manhattan

Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980)

Movie
Gregory Wolfe
Harlequin

Harlequin (1980)

Movie
Self - Narrator
Walkabout to Hollywood

Walkabout to Hollywood (1980)

Movie
Hannay
The Thirty Nine Steps

The Thirty Nine Steps (1978)

Movie
Self
An Audience with...

An Audience with... (1978)

TV Show
Jack Durrance
The Four Feathers

The Four Feathers (1978)

Movie
Paul
Beyond Good and Evil

Beyond Good and Evil (1977)

Movie
Jesus
Jesus of Nazareth

Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

TV Show
Frank Clancy
Looking for Clancy

Looking for Clancy (1975)

TV Show
Captain Walker
Tommy

Tommy (1975)

Movie
1
Rook
Death to Sister Mary

Death to Sister Mary (1974)

Movie
Gustav Mahler
Mahler

Mahler (1974)

Movie
Brian Godfrey
Zodiac

Zodiac (1974)

TV Show
Paul Tanner / Rook
Thriller

Thriller (1973)

TV Show
Giles Cunningham
The Asphyx

The Asphyx (1973)

Movie
Paul Tanner
Lady Killer

Lady Killer (1973)

Movie
Himself
All Systems Go: Alan Garner

All Systems Go: Alan Garner (1973)

Movie
Mr. Rolls
The Edwardians

The Edwardians (1972)

TV Show
Dr. Martin
Asylum

Asylum (1972)

Movie
Crown Court

Crown Court (1972)

TV Show
Frank Gardner
Mrs. Warren's Profession

Mrs. Warren's Profession (1972)

Movie
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Shelley

Shelley (1972)

Movie
Tom Betancourt
Running Scared

Running Scared (1972)

Movie
Allan Wood
Secrets

Secrets (1971)

Movie
Jude Fawley
Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure (1971)

TV Show
Tobias Wren
Doomwatch

Doomwatch (1970)

TV Show
Earl of Warwick
Tower of London: The Innocent

Tower of London: The Innocent (1969)

Movie
Yellow
The Italian Job

The Italian Job (1969)

Movie
6
Deltic Train Guard (uncredited)
Robbery

Robbery (1967)

Movie
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1966)

TV Show
Frank Gardner / Valentine
Play of the Month

Play of the Month (1965)

TV Show
Phoebus
Hallmark Hall of Fame

Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951)

TV Show
8.33
Self - Narrator
Great Crimes and Trials

Great Crimes and Trials

TV Show
High Court Judge Watkins
Banking on Mr. Toad

Banking on Mr. Toad

Movie
Arch Druid Uisneach
Brigantia

Brigantia

Movie

Ratings

Average 5.6
Based on 213 Thousand movie and tv ratings over time
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Robert PowellRobert Powell

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1944-06-01 (78 years old)

Place of birth
Salford, United Kingdom

Citizenships
United Kingdom


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