Hollywood actor David Warner who was quite popular with his films like Titanic, The Omen, Richrd II, Hamlet dies at 80 suffering with cancer
MUMBAI: Hollywood actor David Warner, who played villainous supporting characters with aplomb in blockbuster films including Titanic and The Omen, passes away at 80 after suffering from cancer. The news has been shared by his family.
Reportedly, his family shared the unfortunate news ‘with an overwhelmingly heavy heart’. “Over the past 18 months he approached his diagnosis with a characteristic grace and dignity," said his family in a media statement.
Warner is survived by his partner Lisa Bowerman, son Luke.
Warner began his career onstage after studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He starred in several productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company, appearing as the title roles in “Richard II” and “Hamlet.” He also appeared in the 1968 film adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” alongside Helen Mirren, Judi Dench and Diana Rigg.
His was a prolific career that spanned more than 50 years, from horror classics to Oscar winners; from beloved animated series to a Disney musical.
Some of Warner’s most enduring roles saw him play the second banana: In “The Omen,” he wasn’t the villain but the victim, portraying a photographer threatened by the demonic child Damien. He also appeared in three of director Sam Peckinpah’s films, including the World War II ensemble film “Cross of Iron.”