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PostSubject: Joe Powell   Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:10 pm

A fine obituary to Joe Powell, aged 94, who contributed to film Zulu as Sgt Windridge:

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PostSubject: Re: Joe Powell   Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:02 pm

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"Date of Birth 21 March 1922, Shepherd's Bush, London, England, UK  
Date of Death 30 June 2016, London, England, UK  
Birth Name Joseph Augustus Powell
Joe Powell was born on March 21, 1922 in Shepherd's Bush, London, England as Joseph Augustus Powell. He is known for his work on Top Secret! (1984), The Guns of Navarone (1961) and 11 Harrowhouse (1974). He was married to Juliet and Marguerite "Clem". He died on June 30, 2016 in London.

Spouse (2) Marguerite "Clem"  (? - ?) (her death)  
Juliet  (? - ?) (her death)  
Brother of fellow stunt performer Eddie Powell."

Published his autobiography, "Life and Times of a Full Guy" in 2007.

"He served in the Grenadier Guards before volunteering for the Commandos. He served with 4 Commando and took part in several raids. These included Operation Abercrombie, the raid on Hardelot, Operation Cauldron, the attack on the Hess Battery at Varengeville, as part of the Dieppe raid.On D-Day he was photographed helping carry a wounded NCO of 4 Commando
He also saw action during Operation Infatuate at Flushing in November 1944. After the war he had a 40 year career as a stuntman and stunt advisor appearing in over 70 films. These included, Guns of Navarone, The Longest Day and Zulu."


"Sergeant Windridge: Owen!

Pte. Owen: Yes, Sergeant?

Sergeant Windridge: You've got a voice, haven't you?

Pte. Owen: Yes, baritone, Sergeant.

Sergeant Windridge: Well, get up on that hill and sing out if you see anything. You, too. And take your bandook, you dozy Welshman!"

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