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"There were certain young actors I had trained with at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art who had always got the big parts and I was always the spear-carrier. Suddenly the roles were reversed and I couldn't understand why, and nor could they."

David Hattersley Warner (July 29, 1941 — July 24, 2022) was a British actor and voice actor with a storied career in theatre, television and film.

He played Hamlet, was the Doctor... but if you grew up in the '90s or later, you'll probably recognise his voice as that of at least one Wicked Cultured cartoon supervillain (among other roles). His voice was so distinctive that we could easily rename the Evil Brit in his honour. His acting was the epitome of Cold Ham—he could deliver the hammiest performance you've ever heard without ever, ever, raising his voice.

He famously pulled triple-duty in TRON as Edward Dillinger, his program counterpart Sark, and Big Bad MCP. His performance as Sark heavily influenced Corey Burton's Shockwave voice (so three guesses who got to voice Sark in Kingdom Hearts II when Warner himself was unavailable to reprise the role). He was also a regular in Audio Dramas from Big Finish Productions, particularly their Doctor Who titles.

He died of lung cancer on 24 July 2022, five days short of his 81st birthday.

No relation to the Australian Cricketer of the same name.

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Other films he appeared in include A Thousand Kisses Deep, Cast a Deadly Spell, Back to the Secret Garden, The Little Unicorn, My Best Friend is a Vampire and The Last Leprechaun, among many others.

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