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David Warner, Actor in Titanic and Omen and Voice Actor for the Main Villain of Baldur’s Gate II, has Died at the Age of 80

MOVIE NEWS – David Warner, who gave one of his most memorable performances in 1976’s The Omen and played the antagonist in Tron or the Computer Rebellion, died on Sunday. The actor was also seen in Titanic and Twin Peaks, among many others, and appeared in the 1989 and 1991 Star Trek films as two different characters.

 

The sad news was announced by the 80-year-old British actor’s family, who also said that Warner had been battling cancer. “For the past 18 months, he has borne the disease with the dignity that characterises his personality. We, his family and friends will terribly miss him. He will be remembered as a warm-hearted, generous and understanding man, companion and father whose legacy and extraordinary work has touched so many people over the years. We are heartbroken,” Warner’s family said in a statement.

Born in Manchester on July 29, 1941, Warner trained in classical acting as a student actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. From the early 1960s onwards, he played the leading roles in several of Shakespeare’s King James plays. From a young age, he also appeared in films alongside the theatre, his breakthrough role coming in the 1966 British comedy Morgan: A Medical Case, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA. The 70s and 80s were the most successful period of his career, with his most notable film of the period being The Omen. In the horror classic, he played Keith Jennings, a photographer who develops photographs of mysterious deaths.

He has also done voice-overs for several video games over the years. He voiced Jon Irenicus, the main villain in Baldur’s Gate II: Shadow of Amn (he returned in Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear in 2016), and has also worked on Star Wars: Force Commander, Privateer 2, Star Trek: Klingon Academy, Descent 3 and the very first Fallout game.

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