British actor David Warner has died at the age of 80. He was suffering from cancer. He worked in films ranging from films based on Shakespearean stories to science fiction cult classics. David died at Danville Hall in London. People who retire from the entertainment industry live in this place.
David often got villain characters. He played key roles in the 1971 psychological thriller Straw Dogs, the 1976 horror classic The Omen, the 1979 time-travel adventure Time After Time – He Was Jack the Ripper and the 1997 blockbuster Titanic.
RIP British actor David Warner (1942-2022), a stalwart of the horror genre, with films including Straw Dogs (1971), From Beyond the Grave (1974), The Omen (1976), The Company of Wolves (1984) and In the Mouth of Madness (1994). pic.twitter.com/eOz8Sk25UI
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David Warner took coaching at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. David became a young star of the Royal Shakespeare Company in those days. He played several roles in Shakespeare’s films, including ‘King Henry VI’ and ‘King Richard II’. The character he played in ‘Hamlet’ in 1965 for the company directed by Peter Hall was considered the finest performance of that generation.
Titanic, Time Bandits, The Omen and countless other roles – David Warner was a fantastic actor. Sad to hear of his death. pic.twitter.com/PruGfe587G
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Gregor Doran, artistic director emeritus of the RSC, said David Warner played a tortured student in ‘Hamlet’. He seemed to be the epitome of the youth of the 1960s, and was holding the radical spirit of a turbulent era.” David starred alongside Helen Mirren and Diana Rigg in Hall’s 1968 film A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Very sad to hear of David Warner’s passing, an actor with a huge legacy on stage & screen and unforgettable roles in; Morgan: A Suitable Case For Treatment, Straw Dogs, From Beyond The Grave, The Omen, Time After Time, Time Bandits, Tron, Titanic and much more. He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/sBh4VVvEfH
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) July 25, 2022
David Warner was also a great stage actor. But he was afraid to perform on stage, which was why he preferred working in TV and films for many years. He was nominated for a British Academy Film Award for the title role in Carol Reese’s Swinging London tragicomedy Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment, released in 1966.
RIP to David Warner, who, in addition to hundreds of terrific roles on film and TV, was one of TNG’s scariest villains pic.twitter.com/bQx1YqQdpx
— Zack Handlen (@zhandlen) July 25, 2022
David Warner later won an Emmy Award for his role as Roman politician Pomponius Falco in the 1981 TV miniseries Masada. He has had a stellar career in the UK and American film and TV industries.