Good actor, sweet and beautiful Richard Warwick, gone too soon.
I think he deserves to be remembered and I’m sure there are still many fans of him out here! For sure in his life he knew he was much admired.
In four decades, he made lot of movies, series and plays with great directors like Derek Jarman, Lindsay Anderson, Richard Lester, Clint Eastwood…
I’m glad he started his career in Italy, in one of most famous and beautiful film on Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet”, in 1968. Then, he returned to play “Sebastiane” in Sardinia in 1976 (as a Latin soldier, Justin). How curious, he played another Italian character, Antonio, in Derek Jarman’s “The Tempest”.
I was quite young when he died, although I saw some movies with him on TV when I was a child, like “International Velvet”.
I discovered him later watching “If…” for the first time and he impressed me playing Wallace. So I wanted to know more about him and his career.
Those who worked with him told how they admired him and liked his friendship.
I bought two beautiful books about movie “IF…” and actor Rupert Webster mentioned him as “a nice chap” there.
I have also Lindsay Anderson diaries and biography. In a letter, he wrote to Malcolm McDowell, after a dinner with RW : “I’m always happy to see him again”.
Also actor David Wood has only nice words on him, as you can read in the “Sources and Thanks” page.
In his biography “The Confessions of Robin Askwith”, also actor Robin Askwith writes Richard and him became good friends after having worked both in “If…” and they went together in gigs and travels.
Other colleagues like Susan Penhaligon started a close friendship with him.
Warwick was also a good friend of the Scottish actor Ian Charleson and I was moved when I read in an article that he assisted him till the end. Unfortunately both became ill of terrible disease Aids and died. But their passion for acting lasted during last years of their life. I would like to find a photo with them working together in a play, if this ever happened.
In an interview you can find in the gallery, I read Richard had a passion for Music and Writing. He wrote a contribution for the book “For Ian Charleson: A Tribute”, where he said how much he loved Ian’s friendship and talent.
Bless them whenever they are now!
In January 2006 I started to write comments on Richard and his works on IMDb.com, so some of his fans around the world replied to me and they seemed much interested like me in information and photos on this actor, so I thought to open myself a site in tribute to him, which has changed from time to time.
In years, I collected photos, DVDs, theatrical programmes, articles and books related to his works. Here you can find some material I collected so far, thanks also to the contribution of other fans.
Write to me, if you want to say something about him, to add some new information and images or just to say “Hello”!
You can write comments on this site or by E-mail richardwarwicktribute[at]gmail.com