David Warner

Actor, Book salesman
Gangly British stage-trained actor David Warner entered film in the early 1960s and came to attention in the title role of Karel Reisz's eccentric drama, "Morgan!" (1966), playing an unbalanced artist driven to the edge ... Read more »
Born: 07/29/1941 in Manchester, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (140)

Portovero 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pulse Pounders 2014 (Movie)

("The Evil Clergyman") (Actor)

Superstition 2014 (Movie)

Judge Padovani (Actor)

The Last Leprechaun 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Doctor Who 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Secret of Crickley Hall 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Black Death 2011 (Movie)

Abbot (Actor)

Conviction (BBCA) 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Battle for Rome 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Avatar 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ladies in Lavender 2005 (Movie)

Dr. Francis Mead (Actor)

Miss Marple: What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse 2005 (Movie)

Dr Erasmus Pea (Actor)

Bacon's Arena 2004 (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Kiss of Life 2003 (Movie)

Pap (Actor)

Straight Into Darkness 2003 (Movie)

Orphanage Teacher (Actor)

Back to the Secret Garden 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman Beyond 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Cinderella 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Men in Black: The Series 1997 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Horatio Hornblower: Retribution 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Horatio Hornblower: The Mutiny 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Planet of the Apes 2001 (Movie)

Sandar (Actor)

The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Shergar 2000 (Movie)

Garritty (Actor)

A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Babylon 5 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman: The Animated Series 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Houdini (TNT) 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Steven Spielberg Presents Toonsylvania 1997 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Wing Commander 1999 (Movie)

Tolwyn (Actor)

Perversions of Science 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Leading Man 1998 (Movie)

Tod (Actor)

Money Talks 1997 (Movie)

Barklay (Actor)

Scream 2 1997 (Movie)

Gus Gold--Drama Teacher (Actor)

Steven Spielberg Presents Freakazoid! 1995 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Titanic 1997 (Movie)

Spicer Lovejoy (Actor)

Naked Souls 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Rasputin (Hbo) 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Seven Servants 1996 (Movie)

Blade (Actor)

Signs and Wonders 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Choir 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Final Equinox 1996 (Movie)

Shilow (Actor)

Felony 1995 (Movie)

Cooper (Actor)

In the Mouth of Madness 1995 (Movie)

Dr Wrenn (Actor)

Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus 1994 (Movie)

Lord Agon (Actor)

H.P. Lovecraft's Necronomicon 1994 (Movie)

Dr Madden (Actor)

Inner Sanctum 2 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1989 - 1990, 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ice Cream Man 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tryst 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dark at Noon 1993 (Movie)

Ellic (Actor)

John Carpenter Presents Body Bags 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Quest of the Delta Knights 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Return to the Lost World 1993 (Movie)

Summerlee (Actor)

Wild Palms 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Drive 1992 (Movie)

The Driver (Actor)

The New Arrival 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Unnamable II 1992 (Movie)

Chancellor Thayer (Actor)

Code Name: Chaos 1991 (Movie)

Cleague (Actor)

Star Trek VI: the Undiscovered Country 1991 (Movie)

Chancellor Gorkon (Actor)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: the Secret of the Ooze 1991 (Movie)

Professor Jordan Perry (Actor)

The Lost World 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Blue Tornado 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mortal Passions 1990 (Movie)

Dr Powers (Actor)

The Secret Life of Ian Fleming 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Tripwire 1990 (Movie)

Josef Szabo (Actor)

Grave Secrets 1989 (Movie)

Farnsworth (Actor)

Star Trek V: the Final Frontier 1989 (Movie)

St John Talbot (Actor)

Hanna's War 1988 (Movie)

Captain Julian Simon (Actor)

Mr. North 1988 (Movie)

Dr Angus McPherson (Actor)

My Best Friend Is a Vampire 1988 (Movie)

Professor McCarthy (Actor)

Silent Night 1988 (Movie)

Baron Von Seidl (Actor)

Waxwork 1988 (Movie)

Mr Lincoln (Actor)

Charlie 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Desperado 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Office Party 1987 (Movie)

Eugene Brackin (Actor)

Hansel and Gretel 1986 (Movie)

The Father (Actor)

The Company of Wolves 1985 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

The Man With Two Brains 1983 (Movie)

Dr Alfred Necessiter (Actor)

Marco Polo 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Tron 1982 (Movie)

Sark (Actor)

The French Lieutenant's Woman 1981 (Movie)

Murphy (Actor)

Time Bandits 1981 (Movie)

Evil Genius (Actor)

S.O.S. Titanic 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Island 1980 (Movie)

Jean-David Nau (Actor)

Nightwing 1979 (Movie)

Phillip Payne (Actor)

The Concorde - Airport '79 1979 (Movie)

Peter O'Neill (Actor)

Time After Time 1979 (Movie)

Dr John Stevenson (Actor)

Holocaust -- The Story of the Family Weiss 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Silver Bears 1978 (Movie)

Agha Firdausi (Actor)

Age of Innocence 1977 (Movie)

Henry Buchanan (Actor)

Cross of Iron 1977 (Movie)

Captain Kiesel (Actor)

Providence 1977 (Movie)

Kevin Woodford (Actor)

The 39 Steps 1977 (Movie)

Edmund Appleton (Actor)

The Omen 1976 (Movie)

Jennings (Actor)

Mr. Quilp 1975 (Movie)

Sampson Brass (Actor)

Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs 1973 (Movie)

Dennis Charles Nipple (Actor)

A Doll's House 1972 (Movie)

Torvald (Actor)

The Ballad of Cable Hogue 1970 (Movie)

Joshua Sloane (Actor)

A Midsummer Night's Dream 1969 (Movie)

Lysander (Actor)

Perfect Friday 1969 (Movie)

Lord Nicholas Dorset (Actor)

The Bofors Gun 1969 (Movie)

Lance bombardier Terry Evans (Actor)

The Engagement 1969 (Movie)

Dominic Boot (Actor)

The Fixer 1968 (Movie)

Count Odoevsky (Actor)

The Sea Gull 1968 (Movie)

Konstantin (Actor)

The Deadly Affair 1967 (Movie)

King Edward (Actor)

Morgan 1965 (Movie)

Morgan (Actor)

Tom Jones 1963 (Movie)

Blifil (Actor)

A Christmas Carol (TV Show)

Actor

Cast a Deadly Spell (TV Show)

Actor

Danielle Steel's "Zoya" (TV Show)

Actor

Doctor Who: Dreamland (TV Show)

Actor

Frankenstein (Movie)

(Actor)

In the Beginning (TV Show)

Actor

Inside No. 9 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lovecraft (TV Show)

Actor

Marco Polo (TV Show)

Actor

Masada (TV Show)

Actor

Nancy Astor (TV Show)

Actor

Sweeney Todd (TV Show)

Actor

Taking Liberty (TV Show)

Actor

The American Revolution (TV Show)

Voice

The Omen Legacy (TV Show)

Actor

Three (TV Show)

Actor

Total Recall 2070 (TV Show)

Actor

Uncle Vanya (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Gangly British stage-trained actor David Warner entered film in the early 1960s and came to attention in the title role of Karel Reisz's eccentric drama, "Morgan!" (1966), playing an unbalanced artist driven to the edge by his divorce. He has worked for such distinguished directors as John Frankenheimer, Sidney Lumet, Richard Donner, Joseph Losey, Alain Resnais and--on three occasions--Sam Peckinpah ("The Ballad of Cable Hogue" 1970; "Straw Dogs" 1971; and "Cross of Iron" 1977). While highly capable of sympathetic and even poignant roles, Warner has delivered many notable performances as villains, including Jack the Ripper to Malcolm McDowell's H.G. Wells in "Time After Time" (1979), the Evil Genius in Terry Gilliam's "Time Bandits" (1983) and the sinister doctor in "Mr. North" (1988).

Relationships

Sheilah Kent

Wife
American met in 1979 when she worked as an assistant to producer Alan Carr married c. 1980

Harriet Warner

Wife
Swedish married in 1969 divorced c. 1972

Herbert Warner

Father
never married to Warner's mother separated from her in the 1950s deceased

Melissa Warner

Daughter
born c. 1981

EDUCATION

attended eight different schools before dropping out

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England 1959 - 1961
classmates included John Hurt

Milestones

2002

Returned to the London stage after more than three decades in "The Feast of Snails"

2001

Appeared as Captain Sawyer in the second set of episodes of "Horatio Hornblower" (A&E)

2001

Had featured role in Tim Burton's new adaptation of "Planet of the Apes"

2001

Made Broadway debut in revival of Shaw's "Major Barbara"

1998

Had regular role as 'The Man' who gives out assignments in The WB series "Three", a "Mod Squad" for the 1990s

1998

Once again lent his voice to animation, this time for The WB series "Steven Spielberg Presents Toonsylvania"

1997

Narrated "Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin"

1997

Second time on the decks of the doomed luxury liner in James Cameron's "Titanic", portraying Billy Zane's ruthlessly loyal valet

1997

Played drama teacher Gus Gold in "Scream 2"

1996

Co-starred in two made-for-HBO films, "Naked Souls" and "Rasputin"

1991

Portrayed Vanya in David Mamet's adaptation of "Uncle Vanya", televised as part of PBS' "Great Performances"

1991

Reprised role as Klingon chancellor in "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country"

1988

Portrayed a Klingon chancellor anxious to negotiate a peace in "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier"

1985

Second turn as Heydrich in NBC movie "SS: Portrait in Evil"

1984

Starred in TV series "Nancy Astor" (PBS)

1981

Delivered Emmy-winning turn in the ABC miniseries "Masada"

1979

Took first ride aboard the famous doomed ship in the ABC movie "S.O.S. Titantic", playing Laurence Beesley, the bachelor who flirts with Susan Saint James

1979

Played stunning Jack the Ripper in "Time After Time"

1978

Played Reinhard Heydrich in NBC miniseries "Holocaust" (American TV debut)

1977

Starred in "Clouds of Glory" series for BBC

1977

Joined all-star cast (including Dirk Bogarde, John Gielgud and Ellen Burstyn) for Alain Resnais' "Providence"

1976

Acted in Richard Donner's "The Omen"

1970

Co-starred in Peckinpah's "Straw Dogs"

1969

First of three collaborations with Sam Peckinpah, "The Ballad of Cable Hogue"

1969

Injured both heels in a fall from a window in Rome; told by doctors he may never walk again

1968

Appeared in John Frankenheimer's "The Fixer"

1968

Reteamed with Lumet for "The Sea Gull"

1967

First film with Sidney Lumet, "The Deadly Affair"

1966

Gained prominence as title character of "Morgan - A Suitable Case for Treatment/Morgan!"

1965

Played "Hamlet" in the afternoons and Andrew Aguecheek in "Twelfth Night" in the evenings at the Royal Shakespeare Company

1963

Film acting debut as Blifil in "Tom Jones"

1962

Made stage debut as Snout in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in London

1961

Founding member of the Royal Shakespeare Company

Provided the voice of 'The Lobe' for The WB animated series "Stephen Spielberg Presents Freakazoid!"

While a young teenager joined amateur dramatics company in Leamington Spa; two years later entered RADA

Born illegitimate; parents had a tumultuous relationship; was frequently "kidnapped" by one parent or the other until he finally settled with his father and stepmother

Bonus Trivia

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Regarding his infamous fall from a hotel window in Rome in 1970, David Warner told Maddy Costa of The Guardian (February 5, 2002): "People speculate: 'Drugged actor tries to kill himself, tries to fly'. But I wasn't drunk, drugged or trying to kill myself. Sam [Peckinpah] knew that. He wanted me to be in "Straw Dogs", he knew I was ill, and he said: 'Right, you'll get back in front of a camera.' He relaunched my confidence."

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