Sunday, 25 December 2011

Advent Heroes - Christmas Day

I racked my brains to think of a suitable advent hero for today, then it became blatantly obvious. It is, of course, Robert Powell, who played Jesus in the fabulous Jesus of Nazareth. It is still, in my opinion, the best version of the story of Christ, and had a stellar cast. It was much better than Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ, but that may be because I like soft and fluffy Jesus better than dark and blood splattered Jesus.

Robert Powell never quite broke away from that role, but he also played a great Richard Hannay in a remake of The 39 Steps and is a fine actor. I think the only trouble I had was that it seemed a bit wrong to fancy Jesus (and still is).

So this is my chance to give Robert, the actor, his due. He has the most beautiful eyes (he had to learn not to blink to play Christ) and a lovely smile and has left us with a series that shows us how good television can be when things come together in the right way.

Merry Christmas from all the Pocketeers. We hope you've enjoyed sharing our heroes and that you have a fantastic day with the heroes in your life.


  1. Thank you Sally. It was a wonderful film. It's been a most interesting month seeing people's favourite men.
    I wish everyone a happy and peaceful time and all good wishes for 2012. Chrissie

  2. Your sentiments about the film and Robert are absolutely correct, Sally. An inspired choice.
    Robert Powell has always been a favourite (there are sooo many!) and even when he played a dippy detective in The Detectives, he was still quite fanciable - lol
    Merry Christmas everyone and a happy and peaceful new year.