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David Warner
David Warner

David Warner (born July 29, 1941 in Manchester, England) is an English actor who often plays sinister or evil characters. Image File history File links This is a copyrighted promotional photo with a known source. ... Image File history File links This is a copyrighted promotional photo with a known source. ... July 29 is the 210th day (211th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 155 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... Manchester is a major city within Greater Manchester in North West England, historically notable for being the worlds first industrialised city, and its subsequent central role in the Industrial Revolution. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... This is a partial list of English people of note and of some notable individuals born in England, alphabetically within categories: // Dame Julie Andrews (born 1935) Rowan Atkinson (born 1955) Tom Baker, (born 1934) Christian Bale, (born 1974) Mischa Barton, (born 1986) Sean Bean, (born 1959) Kate Beckinsale (born 1973... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Warner was trained at RADA, before making an impact with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where his portrayal of Hamlet quickly became famous. In 1963, he made his film debut in Tom Jones, and in 1965 starred as King Henry VI of England in the BBC production of Shakespeare's The War of the Roses cycle. Another early television role came when he starred alongside Bob Dylan in the 1963 play The Madhouse on Castle Street. A major step in his career was the leading role in Morgan: A Suitable Case For Treatment (1966), which established his reputation for playing slightly off-the-wall characters. He also appeared in The Omen (1976) as the ill-fated photojournalist, Keith Jennings. Rada is the term for council or assembly borrowed by Polish from Middle High German Rat (council) and later passed into Czech, Ukrainian, and Belarusian languages. ... Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon The Royal Shakespeare Company is a British theatre company. ... The third quarto of Hamlet (1605); a straight reprint of the 2nd quarto (1604) The Tragical History of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare and is one of his best-known and most-quoted plays. ... Tom Jones is a 1963 comedy film which tells the story of a young 18th century man who is taken into the household of a rich gentleman and grows up living a bawdy life with many women. ... Henry VI (December 6, 1421 – May 21/22, 1471) was King of England from 1422 to 1461 (though with a Regent until 1437) and then from 1470 to 1471, and King of France from 1422 to 1453. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, invariably known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world, employing 26,000 staff in the UK alone and with a budget of £4 billion. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The War of the Roses is a play cycle by William Shakespeare consisting of the history plays Richard II, Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2, Henry V, Henry VI, Part 1, Henry VI, Part 2, Henry VI, Part 3, and Richard III and the comedy The Merry Wives... Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, musician and poet who has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. ... The Madhouse on Castle Street is a British television play, broadcast by the BBC Television Service on the evening of January 13, 1963, as part of the Sunday-Night Play anthology strand. ... Morgan! (also known as Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment) is a 1966 film which tells the story of a man, obsessed with Karl Marx and gorillas, who tries to stop his ex-wife from remarrying. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Since then, he has often played villains, in films such as The Thirty-Nine Steps (1978), Time After Time (1979), Time Bandits (1981) (going all the way by playing a character named "Evil Genius") and Tron (1982), and television series such as Batman: The Animated Series playing "Ra's Al Ghul", the anti-mutant scientist Herbert Landon in Spider-Man: The Animated Series, as well as rogue agent Alpha in the animated Men in Black series and the Archmage in Disney's Gargoyles and finally The Lobe in Freakazoid. He was also cast against type as Henry Niles in Straw Dogs (1971) and as Bob Crachit in the 1984 telefilm of A Christmas Carol. In addition, he played Nazi war criminal Reinhard Heydrich in the movie SS - Portrait in Evil, and the television mini-series Holocaust. The Thirty-Nine Steps is a 1978 thriller directed by Don Sharp, starring Robert Powell as Richard Hannay, based on the novel The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan. ... Time After Time DVD Time After Time is a 1979 American film produced by Orion Pictures, starring Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, David Warner, and Charles Cioffi. ... Time Bandits (first released on July 13, 1981) is a fantasy film, produced and directed by Terry Gilliam (who created animations for Monty Pythons Flying Circus), and is one of the most famous of more than 30 theatrical features produced by Handmade Films, the London-based independent company backed... Tron is a 1982 Walt Disney Productions science fiction film starring Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn (and his counterpart inside the electronic world, Clu), Bruce Boxleitner as Alan Bradley (and Tron), Cindy Morgan as Lora Baines (and Yori) and Dan Shor as Ram. ... The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... Ras al Ghul, sometimes written Rās al Ghūl (Arabic: رأس الغول), is a DC Comics supervillain, and an enemy of Batman. ... Herbert Landon is a fictional character and super villain from Spider-Man: The Animated Series. ... The Archmage is a fictional character and villain from the Disney animated television series Gargoyles. ... Gargoyles logo Gargoyles is an acclaimed animated series created and produced by Greg Weisman that aired from October 24, 1994 to 1997. ... Freakazoid! (or Freakazoid) is an animated television show created by Warner Brothers that aired for two seasons in 1995-1997. ... Straw Dogs is a 1971 film directed by Sam Peckinpah. ... A Christmas Carol (full title: A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas) is Charles Dickens little Christmas Book first published on December 19,[1] 1843 and illustrated by John Leech. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Reinhard Heydrich as SS-Gruppenführer. ... Concentration camp inmates during the Holocaust The Holocaust was Nazi Germanys systematic genocide (ethnic cleansing) of various ethnic, religious, national, and secular groups during World War II. Early elements include the Kristallnacht pogrom and the T-4 Euthanasia Program established by Hitler that killed some 200,000 people. ...

He has appeared in movies such as Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991),Titanic (the third time he has appeared in a film about RMS Titanic), Scream 2, and more recently in independent television's adaptation of the Hornblower series (which starred Ioan Gruffudd, Warner's co-star on Titanic). He appeared in three episodes of the second series of Twin Peaks (1991). He also continues to play classical roles. In "Chain of Command", a 6th-season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, he was a Cardassian interrogator. He based his portrayal on the evil "re-educator" from 1984. His less-spectacular roles included a double-role in the campy low-budget fantasy Quest of the Delta Knights (1993) which was eventually spoofed on Mystery Science Theater 3000. He also played Admiral Tolwyn in the movie version of Wing Commander. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (Paramount Pictures, 1989; see also 1989 in film) is the fifth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Paramount Pictures, 1991; see also 1991 in film) is the sixth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Titanic is a romantic drama film written, directed and co-produced by James Cameron. ... RMS Titanic was an Olympic class passenger liner that collided with an iceberg and sank in 1912. ... Scream 2 (1997 released in 1998 in the UK) is the second part of the Scream trilogy, which was concluded by Scream 3. ... Hornblower is the umbrella title of an acclaimed series of television drama programmes loosely based on C. S. Foresters novels about the character Horatio Hornblower, a British naval officer during the Napoleonic Wars. ... Ioan Gruffudd in the 1997 movie Titanic. ... Twin Peaks was an American serial drama created by David Lynch and Mark Frost. ... Chain of Command is an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation that aired in two parts during the sixth season of the series. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... Cardassians are a spacefaring race in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... André Morell as OBrien in the 1954 BBC Television adaptation of Nineteen Eighty-Four. ... Nineteen Eighty-Four (commonly abbreviated to 1984) is a dystopian novel by the English writer George Orwell, first published by Secker and Warburg in 1949. ... Quest of the Delta Knights is a 1993 fantasy/adventure film that was infamously featured in a September 1998 episode of Mystery Science Theatre 3000. ... Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999), usually abbreviated MST3K, is an American cult television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Best Brains, Inc. ... Admiral Sir Geoffrey Tolwyn, Bt. ... Wing Commander is a 1999 science fiction film based on the Wing Commander computer game series. ...

On the "nice guy" side, he played the charismatic Aldous Gajic in Grail, a first-season episode of Babylon 5 and Chancellor Gorkon in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. He also portrayed the sympathetic character of Capt. Kiesel in Sam Peckinpah's Cross of Iron. In an episode of Lois & Clark he played Superman's deceased Kryptonian father Jor-El, who appeared to his son through holographic recordings. Grail is an episode from the first season of the science-fiction television series Babylon 5. ... Babylon 5 is an epic American science fiction television series created, produced, and largely written by J. Michael Straczynski. ... In the Star Trek universe, Gorkon (David Warner) was the Chancellor of the Klingon Empire and leader of its High Council in the late 23rd Century - from 2291 until his assassination in 2293. ... Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Paramount Pictures, 1991; see also 1991 in film) is the sixth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Cross of Iron is a 1977 film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring James Coburn, James Mason, Maximilian Schell, and David Warner. ... Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman was a live-action television series based on the Superman comic books. ... Superman is a fictional character and one of the most famous and popular comic book superheroes of all time. ... Jor-El by Joe Shuster. ...

Warner has performed in many audio plays, starring in the Doctor Who "Unbound" play Sympathy for the Devil (2003) as an alternative version of the Doctor, and in a series of plays based on ITV's Sapphire & Steel as Steel, both for Big Finish Productions. He will reprise his incarnation of the Doctor in a sequel, The Dark Palace. He also guest starred in the BBC Radio 4 Sci-Fi comedy Nebulous (2005) as Professor Nebulous' arch-enemy Dr. Klench. In all these productions Warner has worked with writer and comedian Mark Gatiss of the League of Gentlemen, and plays a guest role in the League's 2005 feature film The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse. Radio drama is a form of audio storytelling broadcast on radio. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Sympathy for the Devil is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ITV (Independent Television) is the name popularly given to the original network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. In England, Wales and southern Scotland, the network has been rebranded to ITV1 by ITV plc, the owners of... Sapphire & Steel is a British television science-fiction series starring David McCallum as Steel and Joanna Lumley as Sapphire. ... Big Finish Productions is a British company that produces audio plays released straight to compact disc, based on British cult science fiction properties. ... BBC Radio 4 is a British domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of chiefly spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ... Sci-fi is an abbreviation for science fiction. ... Nebulous is a science fiction comedy set in the year 2099 that premiered on BBC Radio 4 on 6 January till the end of the first series on 10 February 2005, written by Graham Duff and directed by Nicholas Briggs. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mark Gatiss (born October 17, 1966 in Sedgefield, County Durham, England) is an English actor and writer. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The League of Gentlemens Apocalypse is a film spin-off from the popular British television comedy series The League of Gentlemen. ...

He has also contributed voice acting to a number of computer games, most notably playing the villain Jon Irenicus in Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Morpheus in Fallout. He was also approached to reprise his role as Tron's Sark in the video game Kingdom Hearts II, but was unavailable and replaced by veteran voice actor Corey Burton. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... Joneleth Irenicus, commonly referred to as Jon Irenicus, is a fictional character in Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn, a Dungeons & Dragons computer role-playing game set in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting. ... Title screen of Baldurs Gate, the first game in the series. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sark is an evil computer program who is one of the main characters in the film Tron. ... Kingdom Hearts II ) is an RPG video game developed by Square Enix and partly published by Buena Vista Games, directed by Tetsuya Nomura, character designer of several popular games such as Final Fantasy VII. Kingdom Hearts II was first released in 2005 in Japan for the PlayStation 2. ... Corey Burton (born August 3, 1955), is a voice actor. ...

On the Cartoon Network animated television series The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, David provided the voice of Nergal, a demonic creature from the Earth's core that is obsessed with making friends. He voiced the character until 2003, when he was replaced by Martin Jarvis. Cartoon Network is a cable television network created by Turner Broadcasting which primarily shows animated programming. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, created by Maxwell Atoms, is an American animated television series that currently airs on Cartoon Network and Teletoon. ... Nergal is one of the recurring characters from the TV show The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy. ... Martin Jarvis (born August 4, 1941 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England) is an English actor. ...

On 30 October 2005 he appeared on stage at the Old Vic theatre in London in the one-night play Night Sky alongside Christopher Eccleston, Bruno Langley, Navin Chowdhry, Saffron Burrows and David Baddiel. October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The exterior of the Old Vic. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... Christopher Eccleston (born on February 16, 1964) is an English stage, television and film actor, best known as the ninth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who and other work in television, and for his roles in several high-profile low-budget films. ... Bruno Langley as Adam Mitchell in Doctor Who. ... British actor (b. ... Saffron Dominique Burrows (born January 1, 1973 in London, England) is a British actress. ... David Baddiel (born May 28, 1964, Troy, New York, USA) is an English comedian, novelist and television presenter. ...

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David Warner (actor) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (691 words)
David Warner (born July 29, 1941 in Manchester, England) is a English actor who often plays sinister characters.
David Warner is the only actor to have a major guest role as two completely different characters in two successive Star Trek movies.
David Warner voiced the character of Zarm in the animated series Captain Planet and the Planeteers, a character who sought to destroy the Earth's environment, generally favoring human development as uncontrolled technological development would ruin the environment.
Guardian Unlimited Arts | Arts features | David Warner is back in the West End (1173 words)
Acting allows Warner, a gangling figure with a thoughtful face, to submerge himself in someone else; in interviews, the part he plays to perfection is that of David Warner, actor.
Warner simultaneously started making his name in film, appearing in Tony Richardson's daft 1964 adaptation of Fielding's Tom Jones, and two years later in Karel Reisz's cult hit Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment.
Before filming began, Warner was beset by a fear of flying, but Peckinpah arranged for him to travel to Las Vegas by boat, train and car; on set, he would soothe the actor when he showed signs of agoraphobia.
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