Since he portrayed Jesus in the 1977 film Jesus of Nazareth, Robert Powell’s images are displayed in numerous holy grottos, churches, houses, automobiles, schools, and offices around the globe to ward off evil spirits and attract good fortune.

Although Powell has screamed out on social media that he is not Jesus and that people should stop worshiping him, Powell is not the Messiah.

Instead, people ought to revere the real Jesus and give thanks to God. His is one of the social media stories that is trending the most in January 2016.

He stated: “Since 1977, I have continued to say and reiterate it to the world. I’m only a British comedian and actor; I’m not Jesus Christ. I’m sick of seeing my pictures on display in churches and other places of worship.

Simply put, I produce movies for a living. Burn my image and honestly worship the one and only God! I’m only an actress. Christ is Lord!

Jim Caviezel is another actor who has portrayed Jesus. Jim is unquestionably one of the most well-known Jesus portrayals in acting history, claims

The best-selling Christian film of all time, “The Passion of the Christ,” in which he portrayed Jesus, was directed by Mel Gibson. For his depiction of Jesus, Jim received six nominations and one prize.

He might soon join Powell in pleading with people to quit worshiping him.

The following is Powell’s Wikipedia profile:

“Robert Powell (born 1 June 1944) is an English television and film actor best known for his work as the fictional secret agent Richard Hannay and the titular role in Jesus of Nazareth (1977).

He is also well-known for playing Mark Williams in the hospital drama Holby City on BBC One and David Briggs with Jasper Carrott in the sitcom The Detectives.

Especially in World War II documentaries like World War II in HD Colour, Hitler’s Bodyguard, The Story of the Third Reich, and Secrets of World War II, his distinctive voice has become well-known in commercials and documentaries.

Powell, the son of Kathleen (née Davis) and John Wilson Powell, was born in Salford, Lancashire.

Powell received his education at Manchester Grammar School, a direct grant grammar school for boys in the city of Manchester, in North West England, where actor Ben Kingsley was a classmate, and afterwards at the Royal College of Advanced Technology in Salford.

Powell started performing while still a student. He completed a London University LLB degree course at the Manchester College of Commerce in 1963–1964, pursuing his dream of becoming a lawyer, while also taking acting classes under Trevor Nunn in the background.

In a week-long college revue of comedy sketches at the College of Commerce, he and Bernard Brandon switched roles to determine which one garnered them “the best laughs.” Jasper Carrott would subsequently complete this early comic adventure.

After that, he was hired by a Stoke-on-Trent repertory theater. His first acting role was in the Stanley Baker movie Robbery, in which he portrayed the driver of the train that was robbed.

He played one of the gang members in a small role in the original The Italian Job (1969) movie, but he had to wait a few years for his first big break, which came in the form of the character of scientist Toby Wren in the 1970 BBC science fiction series Doomwatch.

After being killed off in the final episode of the first series at his request, Powell rose to fame and became well-known. He went on to star in other BBC serials, notably the television versions of the novels Jude the Obscure and Sentimental Education (1971).

He also appeared in the 1975 television series Looking for Clancy, which was based on the Clancy novel by Frederic Mullally.

For a number of years, Powell remained a television fixture while making sporadic appearances in films like Captain Walker in Ken Russell’s Tommy adaptation and the Austrian composer Gustav Mahler in the 1974 biopic Mahler, directed by Russell (1975).

With the exception of a few early scenes during the overture with Ann-Margret, he has no lines in Tommy and is mostly seen through the eyes of his son, who is portrayed by Barry Winch (Young Tommy) and Roger Daltrey.

One of those scenes features Captain Walker in the position of the cross.

He then had a role as Jesus Christ in the 1977 film Jesus of Nazareth after a second, successful audition with Franco Zeffirelli.

The two-part television movie starred Laurence Olivier, Ernest Borgnine, Stacey Keach, Christopher Plummer, Rod Steiger, and James Mason, among other A-list actors.

Powell received the TVTimes Best Actor award for the same performance, and he was nominated for a BAFTA award for this part.

The Pan’s People dancer Babs Lord and Powell got married in 1975, just before he was set to begin filming in Morocco for Jesus of Nazareth. They welcomed their son Barney on November 23, 1977, and their daughter Kate two years later, in 1979.

Powell portrayed Richard Hannay, the main character, in the third The Thirty Nine Steps movie in 1978. It was only moderately successful, but critics praised Powell’s interpretation of John Buchan’s persona in comparison to his forerunners.

Powell returned to the part almost 10 years later in the television series simply titled Hannay, demonstrating how durable his characterization was (although the Buchan short stories on which the series was based were set in an earlier period than The Thirty-Nine Steps).

Hannay had a two-season run.

Powell starred as the titular Harlequin in the 1980 movie Harlequin, who appears to have the ability to heal the son of a prominent politician. He received the Best Actor Prize at the Paris Film Festival for this performance.

His performance in Imperativ earned him the Best Actor prize at the 1982 Venice Film Festival.

Powell then agreed to perform as an inept detective in a series of sketches for comedian Jasper Carrott, an old friend and golf buddy of his. The performances were a part of Carrott’s television series.

It was Powell’s first and only foray into this genre, but The Detectives was so well-liked that it was made into a sitcom.

Powell made his American cinema debut in What Waits Below in 1984. (as known as Secrets of the Phantom Caverns).

With football legend Henry Cele playing the titular role in William C. Faure’s well-liked miniseries Shaka Zulu from 1986, Powell narrated and co-starred. He played Sgt. Maj. Frank Smith in the 1992 New Zealand World War I movie Chunuk Bair.

He performed Dr. Livesey’s voice in The Legends of Treasure Island from 1993 to 1995.

Although Powell makes less in-person appearances these days, his unique voice may still be heard in voice-overs, commercials, and as the narrator of television shows including Great Crimes and Trials, The Century of Warfare, and World War II in HD Colour.

He has also narrated a number of audio books, including The Thirty Nine Steps, abridged editions of many of Alan Garner’s books, and several abridged novels for ‘The Talking Classics Collection’.

He recently read the Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel Love in the Time of Cholera for BBC Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime. Powell has also contributed vocals to musical productions like David Bedford’s CD The Rime of the Ancient Mariner[4] and Clive Nolan and Oliver Wakeman’s 2002 rock opera The Hound of the Baskervilles, in which he played John Watson.

Additionally, he provided narration for the rock albums The Gospels and Cost of Living by Rick Wakeman (1987).

A cutting-edge theater with his name on it debuted on October 29, 2001, at the University of Salford.

[5] He started supporting the 24:7 Theatre Festival in 2004 and is still doing so as of 2014. He started appearing regularly in the UK TV hospital drama Holby City in early 2005 and stayed there for six years before leaving to go back to the theater.

[6] On February 9, 2008, he appeared as the narrator in Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf in the North of England with the Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Natalia Luis-Bassa.

[7] He presently voices literary passages on BBC4’s The Book Quiz on a regular basis, and this winter, he will perform in Aladdin at the Malvern Theatre.

He portrayed “Ebenezer Scrooge” in Neil Brand’s BBC Radio 4 rendition of A Christmas Carol on December 20, 2014.

Other actors who have portrayed Jesus in motion pictures include:

Claude Heater, Henry Byron Warner, Christian Charles, Chris Sarandon, Max von Sydow, Jeremy Sisto, Jeffrey Hunter Cameron Mitchell, Willem Dafoe, Brian Deacon, Philip Bale, and John Rubinstein.