Chris Warner’s role in Batman was the inspiration for the actor to join the film industry, but the former soldier was more than happy to take on the role of the superhero. 

Warner says that the role has given him a sense of “anger, power and a sense that this is something that is not easy to do”. 

He also had a hand in shaping the look of the Batman costume.

I didn’t realise that when I got that part, I would have to do the full cape and that would be really tough. “

And so I thought, this is what I want to do. 

I didn’t realise that when I got that part, I would have to do the full cape and that would be really tough. 

It was just so crazy, it was just crazy.”

Warner was born in Nottingham in 1969 and spent his childhood at the Wirral and then at Rochdale, where he also grew up. 

In the early 1970s, Warner became a member of the Royal British Legion, where the majority of his time was spent in training. 

During this time he met and married actor Jessica Rabbit. 

His first role came in the 1979 film Night of the Living Dead, when he played the titular character, a member a group of zombie-like creatures. 

A decade later, Warner had a role in the film The Mask, when, as a child, he played a clown, as well as his own alter ego, Batman. 

The actor was also involved in a number of films over the years, including Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which was directed by Joe Johnston and featured a number by his friend Steven Spielberg. 

But, after he became an adult, Warner realised that he could no longer pursue acting. 

He eventually moved to England, but not before he had been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. 

After being nominated for his portrayal of a detective in 2002, Warner went on to win a Golden Globe for his work in The Mask. 

However, the actor admits that he never considered acting professionally again. 

“[It was] just too far away,” he says. 

Since then, Warner has been working on a number films, including his latest, Wonder, in which he plays a teenage boy who discovers a strange ability to use the powers of magic. 

At the time of writing, Wonder is still in the early stages of production and Warner has not revealed what role he will play in the upcoming film. 

You can read more about Chris Warner in the BBC Sport section of the website.