This Sunday, a familiar face of the seventh art is gone. David Warner, known for his role as Spicer Lovejoy, the terrible valet of Caledon Hockley (Billy Zane), in “Titanic” has died at 80 from cancer.
His family shared the heavy news:
“Over the past 18 months, he has approached his diagnosis with grace and dignity. He will be sorely missed and remembered as a kind-hearted, generous and compassionate man, partner and father, whose extraordinary work touched the lives of so many over the years. We are heartbroken,” they wrote in a statement to the BBC.
With more than fifty years of career, David Warner appeared in nearly 200 film or television productions. “The Curse”, “Planet of the Apes”, “The Return of Mary Poppins”, “Scream 2”, “Titanic”… the British actor has toured with the greatest.
Also very present on television, he landed a few supporting roles in “Twin Peaks”, “Arabesque”, “Doctor Who”, “Star Trek: Next Generation”, “Inspector Barnaby”, as well as historical series like “Masada”. , for which his portrayal of Roman Senator Pomponius Falco won him the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
In addition to his many appearances on the small and big screen, the actor was a regular on the boards and dubbing studios. On Broadway, he played Andrew Undershaft in “Major Barbara.” During the same years, he also obtained the title role of Shakespeare’s play “King Lear”. A well-rounded curriculum vitae that will have marked many homes.
David Warner passed away on July 24, 2022 in Northwood.