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David Warner

David Warner's menacing presence marks his performance in TRON as a power-hungry executive in a communications conglomerate whose alter-ego is a feared electronic warrior.

Born in Manchester, England, on July 29, 1941, Warner overcame a fractious home life and a poor academic record to become one of his country's finest dramatists.

When he was 16, he joined an amateur dramatic company in the town of Royal Leamington Spa. Intoxicated by the smell of the greasepaint, he auditioned for and was accepted into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London in 1959. In 1961 he won his first movie role when director Tony Richardson cast him as Albert Finney's younger brother in Tom Jones.

An invitation to join the Royal Shakespeare company then interrupted his screen career. From 1962-66 his noted performances included roles as Richard II, Henry VI and as Hamlet opposite Glenda Jackson's Ophelia.

Warner has since returned to the movies. Beginning with his 1966 performance in Morgan opposite Vanessa Redgrave, he has starred in such films as Straw Dogs, Cross of Iron, The Omen, Time After Time and television's Holocaust.

Warner, his wife and their child make their home in London.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

David Warner Facts

BirthdayJuly 29, 1941 (80)
BirthplaceManchester, England, United Kingdom
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is David Warner compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Last Leprechaun
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
Black Death
TRON The Original Classic
Evan Almighty
12 Monkeys
Wag The Dog
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
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