In 1963, English character actor David Warner made his film debut in Tom Jones. Soon after, he starred alongside Bob Dylan in the 1963 TV play The Madhouse on Castle Street. A major leap in his career came when he was cast as the in the eponymous role of Morgan: A Suitable Case For Treatment (1966) opposite Vanessa Redgrave, which established his reputation for playing slightly off-the-wall characters.
Warner is a cult horror star and is very popular to fans of the genre. His early horror films include the Amicus anthology From Beyond the Grave (1973) featuring a vengeful Peter Cushing, and The Omen (1976) as the ill-fated photojournalist Keith Jennings who literally loses his head over the Devil!
Since then, he has often played villains, in films such as The Thirty-Nine Steps (1978), Time After Time (1979), Time Bandits (1981), Tron (1982), and Waxwork (1988).
Warner has also gained a cult following in sci-fi with movies such as Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Avatar, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991).
In the late 90’s Warner portrayed the villainous Spicer Lovejoy in James Cameron’s Blockbuster ‘Titanic’ (1997). In the same year, he had a brief role as Sidney’s Prescott’s drama teacher Gus in Wes Craven’s Scream 2 (1997).
Warner has also played morally dubious “nice guys” such as the vampire bat exterminator Philip Payne in Nightwing (1979); Dr. Richard Madden in Necronomicon: Book of the Dead (1994), who had to kill to live, but was by and large a nice character!; as well as the mad scientist Dr. Alfred Necessiter in The Man with Two Brains (1983) with Steve Martin.
In 1993, Warner went on to work with acclaimed horror director John Carpenter, on Body Bags (1993) and then again with In the Mouth of Madness (1994).
David recently portrayed Abraham Van Helsing in TV series Penny Dreadful, and was also in an episode of BBC Two’s Inside No. 9 “The Trial of Elizabeth Gadge”.
David Warner will be at HorrorConUK 2017 on the 13th & 14th May.
Autograph Price: £20
Photo Shoot Price: £20
All guests are advertised as appearing subject to work commitments.