Acting Legend DEAD – Cancer Claims Another Victim
(WatchDogReport.org) – The entertainment world lost an icon Sunday when 80-year-old British actor David Warner succumbed to an 18-month battle with cancer. Warner spent the better part of his life on stage and screen, appearing in some of the most legendary films and television shows across several generations. According to the BBC, his family announced his death “with an overwhelmingly heavy heart.”
We're sad to report the passing of David Warner, who appeared in 'Cold War' in 2013. He was also known for playing his own incarnation of the Doctor with @bigfinish ❤️ https://t.co/0iGPZroBGM pic.twitter.com/7HTvqeUGc8
— Doctor Who (@bbcdoctorwho) July 25, 2022
Warner was an accomplished stage thespian, once referring to acting as “a means of escape” from his dysfunctional family. He played Hamlet and Henry VI for the Royal Shakespeare Company early in his career and spent time as The Doctor on the long-running BBC show “Dr. Who.” He was recognized early on with a Bafta nomination for his work opposite Vanessa Redgrave in Karel Reisz’s 1966 film “Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment,” and spent the bulk of his storied career in unforgettable roles.
Warner was the villain Lovejoy in Titanic who chased Jack and Rose into the belly of the sinking ship. He was the doomed photographer in “The Omen.” His representation of Evil in 1981’s “Time Bandits” won’t soon be forgotten, either.
The talented actor appeared in such favorite TV shows as “Penny Dreadful,” “Ripper Street,” and the original “Twin Peaks.” Warner was also a popular recurring character on several “Star Trek” episodes. Before cancer struck, he remained active, most recently portraying the eccentric Admiral Boom in 2018’s Mary Poppins Returns.
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