July 24, 2021

44 years after the premiere of “Jesús de Nazareth”: what happened to the cast of the iconic miniseries? | TV and Show

44 years after the premiere of Jesús de Nazareth: what happened to the cast of the iconic miniseries?

44 years after the premiere of Jesús de Nazareth: what happened to the cast of the iconic miniseries?

As is a custom of every year when it is Easter, TVN broadcasts Jesus of Nazareth, a classic series that became a must-see movie this time of year.

Recall that the project was released in 1997 on Anglo-Italian television as a four-part full-length miniseries. Precisely in 1982, the public channel began to transmit it as a film divided into two blocks.

But more than four decades after the project’s premiere, the question is What happened to the actors who made up the cast. On Page 7 we tell you about it.

Let’s start with the protagonist, Robert Powell, who became an icon of cinema for this participation. After being in Jesus of Nazareth, the actor participated in several movies and series, but never managed to have a role as prominent as this.

In 2003 he decided to retire from acting, to only reduce his work to small productions or programs where his voice was required. just as it happened in the series The Bible de History Channel.

Today he is 76 years old, and he continues to be remembered around the world for his role as the Nazarene, which earned him a nomination in 1978 for ‘Best Actor’ at the BAFTA Awards.

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Another relevant role in the film is that of the Virgin Mary, played by Olivia Hussey. At the age of 26, she had to impersonate Jesus’ mother, when she was just beginning her acting career.

After being part of the project, he participated in a long list of films and series, Death on the Nile and also It. Like his colleague Powell, he left acting early.

His last works were focused on animated series, such as Pinky and the Brain; the animated series of Superman and Batman of the future. In 2003 she starred in a movie about Mother Teresa of Calcutta and in 2007 Tortilla Heaven. Today he is 69 years old, and for more than a decade he has not appeared on the screen.

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Another prominent role was that of Pedro, who was played by James Farentino. The actor managed to be part of more than 100 productions counting classics such as The end of the countdown, Blue Thunde, Evita Perón, Dinastía, ER Emergencias and several others.

Unfortunately, he passed away in January 2012, due to the aftermath of a hip fracture. Until today he is remembered as one of the most influential actors in history.

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You can also mention another iconic like Ian Holm, who gave life to Zerah, a member of the Jewish Sanhedrin. The actor passed away in 2020 from various complications due to Parkinson’s.

His participation in classics such as The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Fifth Element or Alien.

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Are there current actors of Jesus of Nazareth?

The answer is yes. From the long list of participants, we can mention Ian McShane, winner of the Golden Globe who is 78 years old today.

On Jesus of Nazareth He had the important mission of playing Judas Iscariot, which is why he became an icon at the time.

Later he participated in major productions such as The Fifth Musketeer, Shrek the Third, Kung Fu Panda, John Wick, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Navigating Mysterious Waters. His last project was precisely John Wick: Capítulo 3.

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