I Was Jesus

Film Cameraman Colln Case
Research Roger Stott
Producer Jim Murray


  • Colin Blakely
    Alan Dobie
    David Essex
    Frank Finlay
    Tom Fleming
    Robert Lindsay
    Mark McManus
    Kevin McNally
    Paul Nicholas

  • This film is about nine professional actors who played Jesus, the attitudes they brought to the part, the discoveries they made about him, and the insights they came away with. For some it was an eye-opener, for others just another job, and for the believers among them, an awesome responsibility.

    Radio Times April 21-27 1984.

    Frank was the first actor to play Jesus on the modern stage in Dennis Potter's play Son of Man in 1969. The documentary also features David Essex who played Jesus in the original London production of Godspell (1971).

    Frank and David would work together in the musical Mutiny! (1985). However, this wasn't the first time they had appeared together, David had one of his first screen acting roles in Assault (1971).