David Warner passed away at the age of 80
David Warner, an actor most remembered for his parts in the Omen, Titanic, and the Star Trek series, has passed away at the age of 80.
The actor, who was born in Manchester, passed away on Sunday, July 24, at Denville Hall, a care facility for persons working in the entertainment business, after a “cancer-related ailment.”
His family released a statement in which they expressed their “heartbreak” and remembered him as “kind-hearted, giving, and sympathetic.”
The actor David Warner passed away on July 24 at Denville Hall in the early hours of the morning after succumbing to a cancer-related illness, according to a statement. Thus, he was close to 81 years old.
Over the previous 18 months, he handled his diagnosis with his customary dignity and elegance.
It went on:
“We, his family, and friends will miss him dearly. They will remember as a kind-hearted, giving, and compassionate man, partner, and the parent whose remarkable legacy of work over the years has impacted the lives of so many.
“We are devastated.
Those left behind to grieve his demise include his dedicated partner Lisa Bowerman, his cherished son Luke and daughter-in-law Sarah, his great friend Jane Spencer Prior, his first wife Harriet Evans, and his countless gold dust friends.
David Warner had a 60-year career that included work in theatre, screen, and television. In addition to being a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, he produced more than 100 movies (RSC).
Also, he performed in several plays, including Falstaff in their 2008 Histories Cycle, Henry VI in The Wars of the Roses in the 1960s, and Hamlet.
The RSC’s artistic director emeritus, Gregory Doran, expressed his sadness over David Warner’s passing, saying: “I’m very sad to hear the news.
He was gifted, kind-hearted, and had a giving mindset.
He also portrayed Bob Cratchit in George C. Scott’s 1984 production of A Christmas Carol and Spicer Lovejoy, Billy Zane’s sidekick in James Cameron’s Titanic in 1997. One of his most well-known performances was as photographer Keith Jennings in the supernatural classic Omen in 1976.
His most recent acting role was as Admiral Boom in Mary Poppins Returns in 2018.
Warner received his education in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, after being born in Manchester in June 1941.
Moreover, he enrolled in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (Rada) in London to begin his acting career.
His first acting job was in the movie Morgan:
A Suitable Case For Treatment in 1966, in which he co-starred in with Dame Vanessa Redgrave. For this part, he received a Bafta nomination.
He won an Emmy for his performance as Roman politician Pomponius Falco in the 1980s television series Masada, starring Peter O’Toole.
Despite his popularity, Warner suffered from psoriasis-related chronic stage anxiety and preferred acting in TV and film roles to the theatre.
However, he made his stage debut again in 2001, some 30 years after his last performance, to play Andrew Undershaft in a Broadway production of George Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara.
He participated in the cast of The Once And Future King, a dramatist’s version of TH White’s fantasy novel series, which aired on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.