A sad loss for many fans today as British actor David Warner sadly passed away at the age of 80.
Davis began his acting career in 1962 as a stage actor. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and acted in many classic Shakespeare plays such as The Tempest, Julias Caesar, Henry VI, Richard II and Hamlet.
He began appearing in films in the late 1960s and would appear in a few horror films such as 1974’s From Beyond the Grave, 1976’s The Omen (one of his most well known roles) and 1979’s Nightwing.
Some of his other notable live action roles include 1981’s Time Bandits, 1982’s Tron, 1991’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, 1997’s Titanic and the 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes.
He also appeared in multiple Star Trek films such as Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
David was also known as the “Unbound Doctor” in the Doctor Who franchise as he voiced the titular doctor in multiple radio dramas.
Outside of live action work he was also a prolific voice actor. He appeared in multiple kids cartoons from the 1990s and early 2000s. Shows like Captain Planet, Batman: The Animated Series, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Gargoyles, Freakazoid!, Toonsylvania, Batman Beyond, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, What’s New Scooby Doo?, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and many more. He was even the Narrator in Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search For Christopher Robin.
In his later years he would return to theater and ever so often appear in a film or a television show. His last on screen film role was in 2018’s Marry Poppins Returns.
David Warner passed away at his home in London after an 18 month battle with cancer.
Though gone we will still remember him for all of his achievements.
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