The actor David Warner, well-known for his appearances in countless films and TV shows, has died at the age of 80 at a Northwood care home for those in the entertainment industry.
His family announced he had passed away on July 24 of a cancer-related illness whilst staying at Denville Hall. He is survived by his partner Lisa Bowerman and his son Luke.
Mr Warner had a long and storied career, appearing on stage, in movies, television programmes, audio dramas and even video games.
Some of his most memorable roles included the villainous Spicer Lovejoy in the 1997 epic Titanic, a journalist who meets a famously grisly end in 1976 horror classic The Omen, and his recent appearance as the eccentric Admiral Boom in 2018’s Mary Poppins Returns.
He achieved critical acclaim for an untraditional turn as Hamlet in a famous 1965 production of the Shakespeare play by the Royal Shakespeare Company and attained recognition through a BAFTA nomination for 1966 comedy movie Morgan – A Suitable Case for Treatment.
Mr Warner often played the villain, appearing as the antagonist in films such as Tron, Time Bandits and The Thirty-Nine Steps.
The last piece of media he worked on before his death were several audio dramas based on the long-running BBC science fiction series Doctor Who, where he will play an alternative version of the title character.