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  • Robert Powell is most famous for playing Jesus, in Franco Zeffirelli’s production of "Jesus of Nazareth". He is now playing on stage an egomaniacal surgeon in Richard Gordon’s "Doctor in the House".

    Doctor In The House follows the fortunes of Simon Sparrow, starting as a new medical student at the fictional St Swithin’s Teaching Hospital in London.

    When Sparrow has to leave his first choice of lodgings to get away from his landlady’s amorous daughter, he ends up with three amiable but less-than-shining fellow students as flat mates.

    Towering over them all is the short-tempered, demanding chief surgeon, Sir Lancelot Spratt (Robert Powell), who strikes terror into everyone.

    Doctor In The House was the most popular box office film of 1954 in the UK. Its success spawned six sequels and a very popular television series.

    The 68-year-old Robert is probably best known for starring as Jesus. He is currently in the role of a male nurse in UK TV Drama "Holby City".
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