David Warner (i)

David Warner (i)

Jul. 29th, 1941
Born in
Manchester, England, UK
6' 2

David Warner (i)'s Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Batman: The Animated Series TV Show
Batman: The Animated Series
Gargoyles TV Show
Wallander (UK) TV Show
Wallander (UK)
Freakazoid! TV Show
Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (UK) TV Show
Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (UK)
Men in Black: The Series TV Show
Men in Black: The Series
A History Of Horror With Mark Gatiss (UK) TV Show
A History Of Horror With Mark Gatiss (UK)
The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne TV Show
The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne
Toonsylvania TV Show
Hornblower: Mutiny TV Show
Hornblower: Mutiny
Wild Palms TV Show
Wild Palms
Conviction (UK) TV Show
Conviction (UK)
Hornblower: Retribution TV Show
Hornblower: Retribution
Three TV Show
Sweeney Todd (UK) TV Show
Sweeney Todd (UK)
The Battle for Rome TV Show
The Battle for Rome

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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David Warner once described his childhood as "messy". His father changed jobs often and moved from town to town. David attended eight schools and "failed his exams at all of them". His parents separated when he was a teenager and he only saw his mother again seven years later - on her deathbed. After a series of odd jobs, he was accepted at the Royal Academy Of Dramatic Arts (RADA) where he was very unhappy. After RADA, he became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and got the part of Blifil in Tom Jones (1963). With the title role in Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment (1966) and a two-year stint as Hamlet with the RSC, Warner became a star at 24.

  • Has been in 3 movies about the Titanic: _S.O.S. Titanic (1979) (TV)_ (qv); _Time Bandits (1981)_ (qv) and _Titanic (1997)_ (qv).
  • Has vertigo. Was doubled in _Time Bandits (1981)_ (qv) in the scene where the Evil Genius walks up the steps after caging the bandits, because he could not handle the drop below him.
  • Chosen by 'Tony Richardson (I)' (qv) for his role in _Tom Jones (1963)_ (qv) after the director enjoyed his performance in the play "Afore the night" (1962)
  • Became an Associate Member of RADA.
  • Is one of only 32 actors or actresses to have starred in both the original Star Trek (up to and including _Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)_ (qv)) and then in one of the spin offs.
  • By appearing in Batman: The Animated Series (_"Batman" (1992)_ (qv)), he became the first actor to play the villain Ra's-Al-Ghul. To date, he has been succeeded only by 'Ken Watanabe (I)' (qv) and 'Liam Neeson' (qv).
  • In _Time After Time (1979)_ (qv), he played John Leslie Stevenson (Jack the Ripper). In _"The Outer Limits" (1995)_ (qv) episode "Ripper", he played Inspector Langford who was investigating Dr. Jack York ('Cary Elwes' (qv)) who was suspected of being Jack the Ripper.
  • He has two roles in common with both 'David Collings' (qv) and 'Richard E. Grant' (qv). All three have played Bob Cratchit - Warner in _A Christmas Carol (1984) (TV)_ (qv), Collings in _Scrooge (1970)_ (qv) and Grant in _A Christmas Carol (1999) (TV)_ (qv) - and the Doctor from _"Doctor Who" (1963)_ (qv) - Warner in the Big Finish audio dramas "Sympathy for the Devil" and "Masters of War", Collings in the Big Finish audio drama "Full Fathom Five" and Grant in _Comic Relief: Doctor Who - The Curse of Fatal Death (1999) (TV)_ (qv) and _"Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka" (2003)_ (qv).

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