Richard Warwick

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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]


Year Title Role Notes
1968 Romeo and Juliet Gregory
1968 If.... Wallace: Crusaders
1969 The Bed Sitting Room Allan
1970 First Love (German title: Erste Liebe) Lt. Belovzorov
1970 The Breaking of Bumbo Bumbo
1971 Nicholas and Alexandra Grand Duke Dmitry
1972 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 7 of Spades
1975 Confessions of a Pop Performer Petal (Kipper)
1976 Sebastiane Justin
1978 International Velvet Tim
1978 Mannen i skuggan [sv] Tornilla
1979 The Tempest Antonio, his brother
1982 My Favorite Year Technical Director
1984 Johnny Dangerously Prisoner
1990 White Hunter Black Heart Basil Fields, British Partner
1990 Hamlet Bernardo
1992 The Lost Language of Cranes Frank
1996 Jane Eyre John (final film role)


  1. ^ "Richard Warwick". BFI.
  2. ^ "Richard Warwick: actor admired by Noel Coward, Lindsay Anderson and Zeffirelli". The Daily Telegraph. London. 19 December 1997.

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