David Powell was a silent film actor known as a dashing leading man to many of the leading actresses of the early silver screen.
He played opposite screen beauties such as Mary Pickford, Mae Murray, Dorothy Dalton and Gloria Swanson.
A 1923 story in The Times described Powell as "one of the most distinguished as well as one of the most fortunate gentlemen of the screen."
"It is well known that worshipers of feminine screen celebrities are extremely hard to please," the article noted. "That is to say there are few men whom they will accept as worthy of their idols. For that reason a producer who wishes to convince that the heroine could really fall in love with the hero must choose the latter with no little care. David Powell has long since passed the test."