David Warner ‘Titanic’ and ‘The Omen’ actor dead at 80
David Warner, a UK character actor best known for his roles in Titanic and the omen, died Sunday from a cancer-related illness. He was 80 years old,
the veteran thespian’s family confirmed his passing with an overwhelmingly heavy heart in a statement to the BBC over the past 18 months, he approached his diagnosis with characteristic grace and dignity they wrote he will be missed hugely by us,
his family and friends and remembered as a kind-hearted Generous and compassionate man partner and father whose legacy of extraordinary work has touched the lives of so many over the years
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we are heartbroken at the time of his death, Warner was residing at Denville hall in Northwood UK, a care home for figures in the entertainment industry born in Manchester in 1041.
The dramatist is perhaps most famous for his role in James Cameron’s 1997 romantic epic Titanic, in which he portrayed Spicer Lovejoy, the villainous henchman of Billy Zane’s, Pittsburgh steel tycoon cowl Hawksley he was also known for appearing in the 1976 horror classic the omen as photographer Keith Jennings.
Who gets his head chopped off by a pane of glass. Warner addressed the iconic scene in the 2010 BBC program. A history of horror host Mark Gattis had asked Warner whatever happened to his severed head, whereupon without missing a beat, he quipped.
I lost it in the divorce Warner. He was primarily cast in villainous roles, and also appeared in tromp in 1982, little Malcolm in 1974 time bandits in 1981, the french lieutenant’s woman in 1981 the man with two brains in 1983, and the 1964 best picture winner Tom Jones. And his final credited role, the actor who starred in the 2018 sequel Mary Poppins returns, not just a force on the big screen, the brit boasted a smorgasbord of TV roles.
Including penny dreadful, ripper street star trek. The doctor who the original twin peaks in massada 1981. For which he won an Emmy for best supporting actor in a limited series or special the royal academy of dramatic art trained Warner also enjoyed an illustrious stage career, garnering widespread acclaim for his title roles in the Royal Shakespeare companies Henry the sixth and hamlet early in his career.
Warner is survived by partner Lisa Bowerman, son Luke, and daughter-in-law, Sarah has a good friend Jane Spencer Pryor. His first wife Harriet Evans, and many other friends.