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Chosen by Tony Richardson for his role in Tom Jones (1963) after the director enjoyed his performance in the play "Afore the night" (1962) (imdb.com)

Has vertigo. Was doubled in Time Bandits (1981) in the scene where the Evil Genius walks up the steps after caging the bandits, because he could not handle the drop below him. (imdb.com)

Has played at least three different species in the Star Trek universe: a human in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989); a Klingon in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) and a Cardassian in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987). (imdb.com)

By appearing in Batman: The Animated Series ("Batman" (1992)), he became the first actor to play the villain Ra's-Al-Ghul. To date, he has been succeeded only by Ken Watanabe and Liam Neeson. (imdb.com)

Daughter: Melissa, born 1982 (imdb.com)

David Warner's limp in Straw Dogs (1971) was real. He had smashed both his heels in a fall sometime before filming began and it was a long time before he could walk normally again. Warner's name is not in the credits because, for his career's sake, he didn't want people to know about his problem. It was not for insurance reasons as it has been often written. (imdb.com)

Is one of only 32 actors or actresses to have starred in both the original Star Trek (up to and including Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)) and then in one of the spin offs. (imdb.com)

Became an Associate Member of RADA. (imdb.com)

Although he played Reinhard Heydrich, one of the key architects of the Holocaust, in both "Holocaust" (1978) (mini) and Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (1985) (TV), he is Jewish in real life. (imdb.com)

Has appeared in three different films involving time travel: Time After Time (1979); Time Bandits (1981) and Planet of the Apes (2001). (imdb.com)

He has two roles in common with both David Collings and Richard E. Grant. All three have played Bob Cratchit - Warner in A Christmas Carol (1984) (TV), Collings in Scrooge (1970) and Grant in A Christmas Carol (1999) (TV) - and the Doctor from "Doctor Who" (1963) - Warner in the Big Finish audio dramas "Sympathy for the Devil" and "Engines of Destruction", Collings in the Big Finish audio drama "Full Fathom Five" and Grant in Comic Relief: Doctor Who - The Curse of Fatal Death (1999) (TV) and "Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka" (2003) (mini). (imdb.com)

Played an ape in Planet of the Apes (2001), a character obsessed with gorillas in Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment (1966) and did a gorilla impression in The Man with Two Brains (1983). (imdb.com)

Has been in 3 movies about the Titanic: S.O.S. Titanic (1979) (TV); Time Bandits (1981) and Titanic (1997). (imdb.com)

In Time After Time (1979), he played John Leslie Stevenson (Jack the Ripper). In "The Outer Limits" (1995) episode "Ripper", he played Inspector Langford who was investigating Dr. Jack York (Cary Elwes) who was suspected of being Jack the Ripper. (imdb.com)


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