Tristram Powell

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Tristram Powell
Born Tristram Roger Dymoke Powell
(1940-04-25) 25 April 1940 (age 77)
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Nationality British
Occupation Director, writer, producer
Years active 1964–present

Tristram Roger Dymoke Powell[1] (born 25 April 1940 in Oxford, Oxfordshire) is an English television and film director. He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Oxford.[2] His credits include American Friends, episodes of series five and six of Foyle's War, and adaptations of the novels The Ghost Writer[3] and Falling.

Powell is the elder son of the novelist Anthony Powell and Lady Violet Powell (née Pakenham).[3] His godfather was Robert Wyndham Ketton-Cremer, the last squire of Felbrigg Hall and a noted biographer.[4] Powell objected to the National Trust's 2017 short film about his godfather.[5]



Year Film Notes
1968 Contrasts Episode: "A Writer and his Sword - A film about Japan's best-selling novelist, Yukio Mishima"
1978 The Lively Arts Episode: "A Haunted Man"
1981 No Country for Old Men (TV)
1984 The Ghost Writer (TV)
1985 Arena Episode: "From an Immigrant's Notebook"
1987–1993 Screen Two 5 episodes
1988 Number 27
Talking Heads Episode: "Soldiering On"
1991 American Friends
1992 The Old Devils Episodes: "Love, Lust and Litre Bottles", "Rhiannon's Boys", "Clapped-Out Casanovas"
1993 Selected Exits (TV)
1995 Tears Before Bedtime 4 episodes
1997 Drovers' Gold TV mini-series
1997–1999 Kavanagh QC Episodes: "Ancient History", "Previous Convictions", "End Game"
1998 Talking Heads 2 Episode: "Nights in the Gardens of Spain"
2000 Telling Tales
Without Motive 3 episodes
2001 Anybody's Nightmare (TV)
2003 Sparkling Cyanide (TV)
2005 Falling (TV)
2005–2006 Judge John Deed Episodes: "In Defence of Others", "My Daughter, Right or Wrong"
2005–2008 Trial & Retribution Episodes: "The Lovers: Part 1", "Curriculum Vitae: Part 1", "Tracks: Part 1"
2006 The Commander Episode: "Blacklight"
2007–2008 Foyle's War Episodes: "Casualties of War", "Plan of Attack", "All Clear"
2009 Law & Order: UK Episode: "Paradise"


  1. ^ 'Powell of The Chantry' pedigree, Burke's Peerage website
  2. ^ 'Powell of The Chantry' pedigree, Burke's Peerage website
  3. ^ a b "Playhouse Off To Promising Start". Record-Journal. 16 January 1984. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Jay, Mike (Spring 2013). "Who Were the Dedicatees of Powell's Works?" (PDF). Anthony Powell Society Newsletter (50): 10. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  5. ^ Duffy, Nick (26 July 2017). "National Trust and Stephen Fry under fire for 'outing' historical figure". Pink News. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 

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