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Sep 20, 2015

BTG Midlands editor Steve Orme talks to actor Robert Powell, who has taken over the title role in Mike Bartlett's King Charles III from Tim Pigott-Smith for a UK tour which began in September 2015.

Powell talks about taking on the most difficult role he has ever played as well as looking back on his 50-year acting career, including his iconic TV performance as Jesus of Nazareth in 1977, an uncharacteristic 6-year run in hospital soap Holby City, playing comedy with Jasper Carrott and the loneliness of touring.

For more information about the tour of King Charles III, see the production's web site.

(Robert Powell photo credit: Steve Orme.)