At the age of 80, British actor David Warner, well known for his numerous performances in science fiction and fantasy films, passed suddenly. According to the BBC, he died of a cancer-related ailment.
David Warner studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London when he was a teenager, beginning his career on stage before transitioning to film. He rose to prominence as a character actor in a slew of genre flicks. At the time of his death, he was known for more than 200 roles in films and television shows.
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As a result of his towering six-and-a-half-foot stature, he is most known for his roles as villains. Fans of the Star Trek franchise will recognize Warner from his appearances as St. John Talbot and Chancellor Gorkon in The Final Frontier and The Undiscovered Country, respectively. The iconic “Chain of Command” TNG two-parter featured Warner as the Cardassian interrogator Gul Madred, in a tense standoff with Jean-Luc Picard.
Professor Perry in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secrets of the Ooze, Jack the Ripper in Time After Time, Evil in Time Bandits, and Senator Sandar in Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes are some of Warner’s other memorable roles. He has appeared in a number of spooky films, including Waxwork, From Beyond the Grave, and The Omen (1978), in which he played photojournalist Keith Jennings.
For Big Finish’s Doctor Who: Unbound, Warner voiced an alternate incarnation of the Time Lord spanning various series of audio dramas, including Teen Titans Go!, The Amazing World of Gumball, and The Doctor: Unbound. For more such updates do follow us only on Lee Daily