Richard Warwick (29 April 1945 – 16 December 1997) was an English actor.
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.”
- Sir Johnstone Kentley, Rope
- Adam, Cain, Chichester Festival Theatre
- King Lear in New York
- Duke of Suffolk, Henry VIII, Chichester Festival Theatre
- Rochester, Jane Eyre, North Bank Productions and Northampton Repertory Players
- Alan, Time and the Conways
- Cpl Clive Winton, See How They Run, Churchill Theatre Company, Ian Liston for Hiss and Boo Productions Ltd, and Theatre of Comedy
- Henry Higgins, My Fair Lady, Cheltenham Repertory Company
- Max, The Real Thing, Michael Codron Ltd
- Charles Surface, The School for Scandal, Cambridge Theatre Co.
- Joey Crutwell (After Lydia) / The Captain (Before Dawn), In Praise of Love
- Cinna; Pindarus; Dardanius, Julius Caesar, National Theatre at the Young Vic
- Tommy Owens, The Shadow of a Gunman, National Theatre at the Young Vic
- Sentry, The Dance of Death, National Theatre
- T/O Blackamoor, Love for Love, National Theatre