Nosher Powell (born 15 August 1928 in Camberwell, London, England) is known both as an actor, sometimes credited as; Freddie Powell, Frederick Powell and Fred Powell, and as a boxer.
Powell has had an extensive, but mostly uncredited career in acting, and, in his biographyNosher!, he is described as the ultimate hard man - a boxer, bouncer, minder, a stunt man, and a force to be reckoned with.
In 1969 Powell portrayed the role of the powerful thug Lord Dorking in Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased).
Apart from his acting career, Powell was a heavyweight boxing champion in the worlds of unlicensed fighting and the professional arena. He also worked as a sparing partner for Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, Muhammad Ali among others. The last fight of his career was against Menzies Johnson. Nosher won the fight on points, over eight rounds.
According to his autobiography Nosher had a total of seventy-eight fights. Fifty-one of those fights were as a professional.
Eat the Rich is Peter Richardson's 1987 British comedy, from the team behind the popular television series, The Comic Strip Presents.The film features a number of cameos including appearances from the likes of Miranda Richardson and Nigel Planer as vile DHSS clerks, Robbie Coltrane as the ultimate yuppie, Rik Mayall as a union boss, Paul McCartney, Shane MacGowan, Jennifer Saunders, Kathy Burke, Koo Stark, Dawn French, Bill Wyman, Jools Holland, Adrian Edmondson and Lemmy.Set in and around a London restaurant named 'Bastards', the staff begin to wonder whether or not they will get away with cooking the customers. Nosher Powell plays the Home Secretary, a menacing, beer-swilling, fornicating, lovable lout who has his own no-nonsense way of dealing with trouble, usually with his fists. He's the darling of the voters, the press and the gorgeous Fiona (Fiona Richmond), a glamorous KGB agent.Alex (Alan Pellay), a disgruntled waitress at 'Bastards', falls on hard times. Subject to daily..., http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092944