David Warner News
Here you will find the log of all the selected news added to the website featuring David Warner.
Inside No. 9 Trailer And News
David will be appearing this April in one episode of the Second Series BBC comedy 'Inside No.9'. It is produced and also stars Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton who were behind 'The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen' who David has previously worked with on the feature of that series. Check out the new Trailer here.
Latest News November 2014 - David Plays Merlyn In 'The Once And Future King' A new BBC Radio Play Which Begins 9th November At 3pm On BBC Radio 4
David will feature as Merlyn in the Six-Part radio play 'The Once And Future King' for the BBC, it begins on Sunday November 9th at 3pm. You can listen what David has to say about playing Merlyn below and you can also click below to visit the BBC radio 4 site for more information on the play.
Latest News October 2014 - The Scarifyers - The King Of Winter Released On October 17th
The latest Scarifyers 'The King Of Winter' will be released on October 17th from Bafflegab Productions. Click Here or Image above to Purchase and find out more about this New Episode.
Latest News June 2014 - David Currently Appearing As Van Helsing on Sky's/Showtime "Penny Dreadful". Also New Scarifyers In the works and Appearance Schedule updated.
Viewers in the U.K on Sky Atlantic and Showtime in the U.S can see David Currently Starring As Abraham Van Helsing in The 8 part series Penny Dreadful, See the Promotional video of the latest episode and check back for more pictures from the show.
'David Warner As Abraham Van Helsing In 'Penny Dreadful'
Latest News - February 2014, Old Habits And Penny Dreadful...... Also 3 New Appearances Added.
Old Habits the short film directed by The Brothers Lynch which stars David Warner and Ronald Pickup is currently doing some rounds on the film festival circuit and was recently selected to play at the London Short Film Film Festival, you can read below a behind the scenes look written by the Brothers Lynch which they have been kind enough to send over.
Also very early news that David is involved in Penny Dreadful the new Showtime series which is to be executive produced by Sam Mendes, the only news I have from David is that he has been in Dublin, Ireland filming and thats all for now. The show is due to be be screened in the U.S in May this year, U.K date to be confirmed. Head over to the official Showtime site by clicking the image below for trailers, and blogs.
David is to feature in the Caravan trilogy (Part Three) written by Adam Thursby and Directed by Andrew Gunn. The film is currently on it's rounds at the film festivals and has been selected to screen at the Leeds Film Festival on November 21st at 6:30pm, more details can be found here. The Synopsis and pictures courtesy of Lisa Bowerman can be found below and on the rest of the site. Also Andrew Gunn the director will be sending over his memories of making the film shortly. You can also follow the film's progress and find out at this facebook link.
A genre-bending trilogy of short films written by Adam Thursby and directed by Andrew Gunn. Ian Puleston-Davies and David Warner star.
An abandoned caravan hidden in a dense forest provides the unusual setting for three dark and unpredictable character-driven short films. The Caravan Trilogy subverts expectations with its genre-bending mix of poignant emotion, visceral menace and dystopian science fiction.
Latest News April 2013-Dr Who Episode Screens This Saturday 13th April 2013 On BBC1
I spoke to David last week and he has told me his episode of Dr Who Cold War will be screened on the 13th April.
Latest News March 2013 :- Short Film The Wizard
David has recently appeared in the short film The Wizard directed by brothers Simon And Thomas Guerrier, you can read a little bit more about the film which Simon as sent over and watch it below, don't forget to like it on youtube to increase its chance of winning!
The film was made for the Hat Trick / Bad Teeth "Short and Funnies"
competition, which wanted short, comedy films of between two and five
minutes' long. Each film also needed to include a rabbit.
My brother Thomas and I have made a number of shorts before ("The
Plotters" got shortlisted in the Virgin Media Shorts competition and
is currently playing in 200+ Picturehouse cinemas round the country).
We knocked some ideas around with Adrian Mackinder - an actor and
comedy writer who we've worked with on our previous shorts. From came
the story of Merlin working in a call centre.
I suggested David Warner for the lead role, having worked with him
before on two plays for Big Finish - I've got to know him as a result
of that. We took David out for a meal to discuss the script and the
tone of the film, and he agreed to do it.
We filmed it over four or five hours on a Saturday last month, and it
all went really smoothly. Well, apart from me being told off for
giggling too much. It was also fascinating to watch David work - the
scene with the rabbit is quite different to what I had written, and a
million times better as a result. That was all down to David and Lisa
Greenwood trying out different ways of doing it.
Wizard made the shortlist in the competition, and is now vying with 10
other shorts for the grand prize. We hope, if people like it and share
it, we'll be able to do more with Merlin... Let's hope so.
Latest News :- New Interview With David Added To Site - November 12th 2012
Latest News :-The Secret Of Crickley Hall - First Episode Of The 3 Part Series Begins Sunday November 18th On BBC1
A favourite audio play of David's 'Oscar In Limbo' is to finally get a release 15 years after its production, head over to the CART Radio website where you can order this on CD and listen to a sample below.
The excellent Scarifyers series continues this December with the 3rd release which stars David Warner entitled The Thirteen Hallows. It also features the other Star of the series Terry Molloy and guest stars Gareth David Lloyd. The fantastic artwork and synopsis is below click on it to go to Producer and Directors Simon Barnard'sBafflegab's website where you can order this and previous titles of the Scarifyers.
RELEASED ON DECEMBER 3rd 2012
When a haunted chess set causes consternation at the British Chess Championships, and a horse magically materialises in Kettering Agricultural Museum, MI:13 are called to investigate.
Harry Crow (David Warner) and Professor Dunning (Terry Molloy) follow the trail of inexplicable happenings to an unremarkable terraced house in South Wales, home to the mysterious Mr Merriman (David Benson). He’s very old, and very mad; but is there more to Merriman than first appears?
Meanwhile, in the South West of England, famed archaeologist Ralegh Radford (Ewan Bailey) is on the verge of the greatest discovery of the age. Britain’s Tutankhamen, the press are calling it. But what he certainly isn’t expecting to unearth is boisterous 1400-year-old knight Glewlwyd Gafaelfawr (Gareth David-Lloyd).
As Crow and Dunning unravel an unlikely plot to resurrect Britain’s greatest-ever hero, the race is on to stop sinister forces at home and abroad from finding… THE THIRTEEN HALLOWS.
1st August 2012
Shakespeare Uncovered - Available On iPlayer
News in from David about Two exciting projects in the pipeline that will hit U.K Television screens this October and Early 2013.
The first is The Secret Of Crickley Hall which is a one off special for BBC 1 this Halloween. It is based on the bestseller by James Herbert and due to be broadcast over Halloween this year.
The second is still currently being filmed and David will be Guest Starring in the ever popular Dr Who, although David has had his voice featured as an Alternative Doctor in the Big Finish productions and more recently as the villain Lord Azlok in Dreamland the animated Dr Who, this will be the first time David has appeared in the live action version. More details on this soon!
6th June 2012
A brand new episode of the Scarifyers is now available from Cosmic Hobo Productions, titled The Horror Of Loch Ness! it also features the late Philip Madoc who starred with David many years ago in Welsh Police Detective series 'A Mind To Kill'.
STARRING DAVID WARNER, TERRY MOLLOY and PHILIP MADOC
RELEASED ON JUNE 4th 2012
ON DOUBLE CD AND DOWNLOAD, RRP £11.99
Celebrated speed ace Sir Malcolm Campbell (Alex Lowe) is carrying out speed trials on Loch Ness when a bank of fog suddenly descends. When it lifts, Sir Malcolm and his boat have mysteriously vanished...
MI:13’s Harry Crow (David Warner) and Professor Dunning (Terry Molloy) are soon shaking up the sleepy loch-side village of Inverfarigaig. Aided by kindly local GP Dr Pippin (Philip Madoc), they discover a connection to the erstwhile Laird of Boleskine and Abertarff - occultist, bon viveur and occasional nudist Aleister Crowley (David Benson).
Crow and Dunning swiftly realise that there’s more to Inverfarigaig than meets the eye: fraudulent Nessie hunters, demonic bed sheets, Caledonian witches and things that go bump in the night. Joined by Crowley, their investigations into Sir Malcolm’s disappearance will lead them into terrible danger, as an old foe threatens to unleash...
THE HORROR OF LOCH NESS.
This is the seventh adventure of THE SCARIFYERS.
Latest News April 2012- New BBC Radio Shows Starring David Warner - Titanic 100 The Myths And Legends (Listen Below) Also Shakespeare's The Tempest To Be Broadcast Sunday 6th May 8-30pm BBC Radio 3
Four hundred years after its first performance, Shakespeare's play still captivates audiences with its story of usurping brothers, monsters, magic and romance. Significantly it is also a world in which sound plays a crucial part, with Prospero's island being 'full of noises'. Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place, using illusion and skilful manipulation. A tempest brings Prospero's brother Antonio and Alonso, King of Naples to the island. Once there, Ariel and Prospero's machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio's evil cunning, the redemption of Alonso, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso's son, Ferdinand.
Sebastian...Peter Hamilton Dyer
Music written and performed by The Devil's Violin Company
Sarah Moody, Luke Carver Goss and Oliver Wilson-Dickson
Sound production by Caleb Knightley
Adapted for radio and directed by Jeremy Mortimer
Titanic 100 Myths And Legends
Radio 2 investigates the truth behind many of the stories - outrageous or otherwise - that continue to haunt the most famous ship in the world, 100 years after the accident that sent her to the bottom of the icy North Atlantic along with over 1500 souls.
Among the myths to be explored are whether Titanic was really called "unsinkable"; if it was travelling too fast in dangerous, icy waters and whether ice warnings were ignored. It also considers whether there were really too few lifeboats; and if a nearby ship really watched the tragedy unfold but refused to go to the rescue.
We also consider who the real heroes and villains were; whether the ship was carrying millions in gold bullion; and, while asking what really conspired to sing the Titanic, we consider whether it was an elaborate insurance scam that went horribly wrong.
These and other stories are investigated by leading Titanic experts including: Paul Louden-Brown, maritime historian and historical adviser to James Cameron for the film Titanic; William Blair, Head of Human History at National Museums, Northern Ireland; Susie Millar, of Titanic Tours, Belfast; Lee Lavis, Heritage Education Officer of the Lagan Legacy, which preserves Belfast's maritime past; and Trevor Beattie, the advertising expert and acknowledged Titanic expert.
David Warner narrates, an actor who's starred in three films about the maritime disaster, including James Cameron's 1997 Oscar-winner.
New Interview with David January 2012
David returns to Cinema screens worldwide for the release of Titanic 3D from April 5th
12th September 2011
We Joined The Navy 1963 - David's Screen Debut
Here is a rare picture from the first film David appeared in as 'A Sailor Painting A Ship' from 1963's We Joined The Navy.
Little Malcolm And His Struggle Against The Eunuchs 1974
This rare film featuring David Warner, which did not get a wide release in 1974 and has never been released on a home format, will be out on DVD/BLU RAY on October 24th 2011.
Listen To A9 The New Radio Play Starring David Warner Here
Article 9 of the Tokyo Judgement at the end of WWII withdrew from the Japanese constitution the state's right of belligerency. Traumatised and guilt ridden for having killed enemy soldiers in war, Bernard has to attempt to coerce his children to continue his life's work, and makes their awaiting inheritance dependent on their abandoning their present careers and dedicating their lives to the promotion of A9.
Article 9 of the Tokyo judgement. 1948:
Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes. The right of belligerency of the State will not be recognised.
Though a hugely experienced writer, Helen Cooper is new to Radio Drama.
Three of her plays: Mrs Gauguin(Almeida Theatre) Mrs Vershinin (Riverside Studios) and Three Women and a Piano Tuner (Hampstead Theatre) were nominated for The Susan Smith Blackburn Award. She wrote the screenplay for Miss Julie directed by Mike Figgis, wrote and produced a short film Station, which received two Scottish Bafta nominations and is currently working on Desiderius Ersamus, a new commission from The Royal Shakespeare Company.
Cast: A9 by Helen Cooper
Bernard Bottomly ..... David Warner
Unity ..... Rebecca Saire
Victor ..... Oliver Cotton
Claire ..... Deborah Findlay
Jools ..... Jonathan Tafler
Roger ..... Ewart James Walters
Ernest ..... Malcolm Tierney
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan.
Latest News - Four New Projects In Production For David
Mad Dogs - Series 2
Word from David that he is currently busy working on Four new projects, Three of them being audio productions and the other will see him return to British T.V screens in SKY TV's second series of Mad Dogs. More information on this below:-
David is currently filming his part for Sky TV's second series of Mad Dogs, Leftbank pictures are once more behind the second series, filming this summer, and will once again comprise 4 hour-long episodes for transmission in early 2012 with all cast optioned for a potential third series too.
The History Of Titus Groan
David has recorded his part in The History Of Titus Groan, written by Mervyn Peake, it is scheduled to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Pictured below David with producer and Director Jeremy Mortimer and cast member Luke Treadaway (Titus) also with the rest of the crew. Titus Groan is due to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and then will be available to buy.
Big Finish - Two New Dr.Who Audio Adventures
David will return for Big Finish productions for Two new Dr.Who adventures, he will feature along former Dr. Tom Baker in the episodes 'War Against The Laan' and 'The Sands Of Life. You can visit Big Finish here.
A9 Play - BBC Radio 4
David has recorded his part in a new play called 'A9' for BBC Radio 4, more information on this soon...
1st June 2011
News in from Cosmic Hobo's producer Simon Barnard that David has added his voice talents to the audio show 'The Scarifyers' Simon adds that David recorded his first episode which he has the lead role entitltled 'The Magic Circle' last week, it is currently due to be released on C.D later this year and also broadcast on BBC Radio 4 extra. More news on this release soon, for more information on Cosmic Hobo productions you can visit their website on the link.
'David and Co-Star Terry Molloy of 'The Scarifyers' Cosmic Hobo Website
23rd March 2010
David Warner returns to U.K television in ITV's popular Midsomer Murders, in the episode Death In The Slow Lane. he plays retired racing car driver Peter Fossett, you can read the press interview here and if you are in the U.K you can see the episode on ITV Player for a limited time only.
20th December 2010
One of David's current projects is an independent film 'A Thousand Kisses Deep' Title to be confirmed, the synopsis is below, more news on the released date and pictures, trailer etc coming soon..
'Mia (Jodie Whittaker) is returning home when she witnesses an old woman leap to her death from a window in her apartment block. Scattered around the body she finds photographs of herself and her former lover Ludwig (Dougray Scott). Spooked, she confronts Max (David Warner), the ageless janitor, who reluctantly allows her access to the old woman's flat. Inside Mia recognizes yet more personal items, in fact the whole flat is strangely familiar. Hurtling back to the comfort of her home, she is forced to face the man who has overshadowed her entire life, the man she must erase from her past to safeguard her future, the man she used to call her lover...to redress a terrible secret.'
15th August 2010
Albert's Memorial to be Aired Sunday 12th September
News in that Albert's Memorial form ITV productions which Stars David Warner as Frank alongside David Jason will be screened on ITV1 Sunday 12th September so don't miss it!
News in that David has completed filming on an episode of 'Midsomer Murders'
3rd August 2010
Apologies for the lack of updates in recent months, but keep checking back regular as have lots of new pictures and reviews to be added soon.
13th January 2010
More Black Death News And Pictures.
More new pictures from David's latest cinematic outing Black Death, stay tuned for an exclusive review, Revolver Entertainment has kindly invited me to an exclusive advance screening next week so look out for the review in the coming month! For now have a look at these new pictures, they are also in the publicity gallery aswell.
5th January 2010
David is Back for the new series of Wallander on BBC1 in the U.K, you can catch the last episode on BBC iPlayer here Wallander- Faceless Killers BBC iPlayer
The Next two episodes will be on Sunday 10th January and Sunday 17th January
12th December 2009
Black Death U.K release date announced, Black Death - David Warner's next Cinematic outing will be released in the U.K on Febuary 26th, there is a preview of David as the Abbot he plays in the film below. Look out for more news on this and a review upon release.
14th November 2009
You can see a short interview with David about his upcoming work on the new Dr Who animation Dreamland, Just click on the link to watch the clip at the BBC's Dr Who site.
1st November 2009
News in that David will be appearing in a new film that is scheduled for a 2010 release. Black Death stars Sean Bean and is directed by Chris Smith. More news on this soon.
31st March 2009
David Warner is currently working on 'Albert's Memorial' where he stars as Frank who is World War II veteran for ITV productions, it will co-star David Jason, air date to be announced.
Albert's Memorial: coming soon to ITV1
Sir David Jason stars in this one-off drama written by Thomas Ellice, which follows the story of three World War II veterans, Harry (Jason) and his friends Frank (David Warner) and Albert (Michael Jayston).
Albert’s dying wish is to be buried on the little hill outside Hinderburg in Germany, where he watched the Russians take position in the closing stages of the Battle for Berlin.
The notion of Harry and Frank transporting his body after his death is a crazy one, but life is short, friendship precious and, after all, the trio have known each other for more than half a century.
The plot unfolds as Harry and Frank begin a journey that will change their lives forever. With Albert’s coffin tied to the roof rack of Harry’s black cab, they embark on an adventure to honour their friend’s last wish and create Albert’s memorial.
The emotional voyage sees Frank and Harry coming to terms with the trauma of what happened all those years ago. Both skate on dangerously thin emotional ice as the events of 1945 continue to haunt them.
Little goes according to plan and, hopelessly lost in Calais, they pick up German hitchhiker Vicki (Judith Hoersch), who intuitively learns of the dark secret that has driven a wedge through the heart of their friendship.
During the bickering and reminiscing as they make their way to Germany, Harry and Frank are unappreciative of the influence and significance of Vicki until it’s too late. On reaching their destination, they assume that she has abandoned them. But it soon dawns on Frank that she has intervened significantly in their lives.