British actor David Warner died on Sunday at the age of 80, a victim of cancer. recognized by the general public was that of Spicer Lovejoy in the epic “Titanic” (1997), the former policeman and henchman of Cal Hockley (Billy Zane) who was in charge of monitoring and sabotaging the romance between Rose (Kate Winslet) and Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio). ). However, his first major role as an actor on the big screen was in the Oscar winner for Best Picture in Tony Richardson’s “Tom Jones, Romantic and Adventurer”, in 1963. Three years later, he triumphed in Vanessa Redgrave as the protagonist of the future classic “Morgan – A Case for Treatment”, by Karel Reisz, for which he was nominated for the BAFTAs, the “Oscars” of the British Academy. “The Seagull”, by Sidney Lumet, to which followed “Desert Ballad” (1970), the first film of an important artistic collaboration with American director Sam Peckinpah, which continued in “Straw Dogs” (1973) and “The Great Battle” (1977).
David Warner, villain of "Titanic" and veteran of British cinema