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Also Known As: Died:
Born: June 1, 1944 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Lancashire, England, GB Profession: actor

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Intense but gentle-looking British leading actor with wide, deep-set, blue eyes and a pensive, sometimes mournful quality, prominent in international films and TV. After brief experience in repertory theater, Powell played bits in films, but fame came when he acted a leading role in the TV series "Doomwatch" (BBC, 1970-71), a semi-rip-off of "Mission: Impossible" about a high-profile and secretive group of watchdog scientists. Powell then returned to features to play prominent roles in films like the fantasy "The Asphyx" (1972). A break came when he played the title role in Ken Russell's comparatively straightforward and handsomely wrought biopic of the sensitive, tormented composer "Mahler" (1973).

Intense but gentle-looking British leading actor with wide, deep-set, blue eyes and a pensive, sometimes mournful quality, prominent in international films and TV. After brief experience in repertory theater, Powell played bits in films, but fame came when he acted a leading role in the TV series "Doomwatch" (BBC, 1970-71), a semi-rip-off of "Mission: Impossible" about a high-profile and secretive group of watchdog scientists. Powell then returned to features to play prominent roles in films like the fantasy "The Asphyx" (1972). A break came when he played the title role in Ken Russell's comparatively straightforward and handsomely wrought biopic of the sensitive, tormented composer "Mahler" (1973).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Color Me Kubrick (2006)
2.
 Mystery of Edwin Drood, The (1993) John Jasper
3.
 Chunuk Bair (1991) Frank
4.
 Romeo-Juliet (1990) Voice Of Romeo
5.
 D'Annunzio (1987) Gabriele D'Annunzio
6.
7.
 Jigsaw Man, The (1984) Jaime Fraser
8.
9.
 Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (1982) Phoebus
10.
 Imperativ (1982) Augustin
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Began acting professionally in repertory in Stoke-on-Trent
:
After his brief rep experience, went to London in connection with a stage musical which quickly flopped
1967:
Made first feature film appearances in bit parts in "Robbery" and "Far from the Madding Crowd"
1970:
Played breakthrough leading role on his TV series debut, the British drama series, "Doomwatch"
1971:
Early US TV credit, "Jude the Obscure", a six-part adaptation of Thomas Hardy's last novel which aired as a miniseries on PBS
1972:
Played one of the leading roles in the horror film, "The Asphyx", a British-US co-production
1973:
First full-fledged feature lead, playing the title role in Ken Russell's biographical film, "Mahler"
1973:
US TV-movie debut, "Lady Killer"
1977:
US TV miniseries debut, "Jesus of Nazareth", directed by Franco Zeffirelli; Powell played the title role
1977:
First film produced entirely outside the United Kingdom, "Al di la del bene e del male/Beyond Good and Evil", and Italian, French and West German co-production with English-language dialogue directed by Liliana Cavani
1978:
First feature credit produced entirely in the USA, "Secrets"
1986:
Returned to TV miniseries broadcast in the US with the syndicated "Shaka Zulu"
1990:
Narrated the PBS biography, "Pasternak", which combined newsreel footage with dramatizations in which Powell supplied the voice of the Russian author and poet
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Education

Manchester University: -
Manchester Grammar School: -

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wife:
Barbara Lord. Dancer.

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son:
Barnaby Powell.
daughter:
Katherine Powell.

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