Richard Warwick

Richard Warwick (29 April 1945 – 16 December 1997) was an English actor.[1]

He was born Richard Carey Winter, the third of four sons, at Meopham, Kent, and made his film debut in Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 production of Romeo and Juliet in the role of Gregory. Subsequent films included If...., Nicholas and Alexandra and the first film by Derek Jarman, Sebastiane.

On television, he was best known for his roles in the sitcom Please Sir!, as one of the main character's teaching colleagues, and in the London Weekend Television comedy A Fine Romance, as the brother-in-law of Judi Dench's character. He also played Uncas in the television series The Last of the Mohicans (1971). His last role before his AIDS-related death was as John (the servant) in Zeffirelli's 1996 adaptation of Jane Eyre.

He died in 1997 aged 52. In an obituary, The Daily Telegraph quoted If... director Lindsay Anderson: "I never met a young actor like Richard! Without a touch of vanity, completely natural yet always concentrated, he illumines every frame of the film in which he appears."[2]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1968Romeo and JulietGregory
1968If....Wallace: Crusaders
1969The Bed Sitting RoomAllan
1970First Love (German title: Erste Liebe)Lt. Belovzorov
1970The Breaking of BumboBumbo
1971Nicholas and AlexandraGrand Duke Dmitry
1972Alice's Adventures in Wonderland7 of Spades
1975Confessions of a Pop PerformerPetal (Kipper)
1976SebastianeJustin
1978International VelvetTim
1978Mannen i skugganTornilla
1979The TempestAntonio, his brother
1982My Favorite YearTechnical Director
1984Johnny DangerouslyPrisoner
1990White Hunter Black HeartBasil Fields, British Partner
1990HamletBernardo
1992The Lost Language of CranesFrank
1996Jane EyreJohn(final film role)

References

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