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Daily Mail - - Life -

best known for play­ing Je­sus of Nazareth in the Seven­ties TV mini-se­ries, but Robert Powell has no re­grets that the mes­sianic role over­shad­owed his en­tire ca­reer.

‘ Ev­ery Catholic coun­try shows it ev­ery year,’ the 74year-old says. ‘It was a job. I am fully aware of my obit­u­ary — which I hope won’t be for quite some time — “Je­sus is dead.” Peo­ple say: “Do you mind?”, but how can you ob­ject? It is lovely to be re­mem­bered for some­thing.

‘Many ac­tors spend their en­tire ca­reers not be­ing re­mem­bered for any­thing. At least I am re­mem­bered for one thing.’

Blessed are the meek.

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