Death of David Warner: British-Hollywood actor David Warner has died at the age of 80. He was suffering from cancer. He starred in films ranging from Shakespearean films 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 villainous roles. He starred in the 1971 psychological thriller “Straw Dogs”, the 1976 horror classic “The Omen”, the 1979 time-travel adventure “Time After Time – It Was Jack the Ripper”, and the 1997 blockbuster “Titanic”.
David Warner took coaching from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London. David then became a young star of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He played a number of roles in Shakespeare’s films including ‘King Henry VI’ and ‘King Richard II’. His performance in Hamlet for the Company directed by Peter Hall in 1965 was considered one of the greatest performances of his generation.
Best Actor of the 1960s
RSC Artistic Director Emeritus Gregor Doran said David Warner played a victimized student in ‘Hamlet’. He seemed to be the epitome of the youth of the 1960s, and captured the radical spirit of a turbulent era.” David Hall starred in the 1968 film A Midsummer Night’s Dream, alongside Helen Mirren and Diana Rigg.
Nominated for British Academy Film Award
David Warner was also a great stage actor. But he was afraid to perform on stage, which was the reason why he preferred to work in TV and film for many years. She 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.
Won Emmy Award for ‘Masada’
David Warner later won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of the Roman statesman Pomponius Falco in the 1981 TV miniseries Masada. He has had an illustrious career in the British and American film and TV industry.
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First published: 26 July 2022, 08:41 IST