David Warrilow, a British actor known for his interpretation of Samuel Beckett’s works, died Aug. 17 of AIDS complications in New York City. He was 60.
He went to Paris as a young man and worked as an editor for the magazine Realities for 11 years.
While performing in a Parisian theater workshop, he met JoAnne Akalaitis and appeared with her in a production of Beckett’s “Play.”
They went on to help found Mabou Mines, an experimental company, which became Warrilow’s artistic home in New York in the 1970s.
After meeting Beckett several times in Paris, Warrilow asked him to write a play for him and Beckett sent him “A Piece of Monologue.” Warrilow appeared in its premiere in New York in 1979.
His films include Woody Allen’s “Radio Days,” “Bright Lights, Big City” and “Barton Fink.”
He lived in Paris, where he was honored as a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres.