Warwick Davis

Last updated on the 26 March 2024 by Evandrus

Warwick Davis

Mini Biography

Born: 3 February 1970, Epsom, Surrey, England.

Warwick Davis began his acting career at the age of 11 when he was cast as the Ewok Wicket in the film “Return of the Jedi” (1983). He went on to play several other roles in the “Star Wars” franchise, including Weazel in “Solo: A Star Wars Story” (2018).

In addition to his work in the “Star Wars” universe, Davis has appeared in several other films, including “Willow” (1988), “Leprechaun” (1993), and “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” (2001), where he played the role of Professor Flitwick.

Davis is also known for his work on television, including the BBC series “Life’s Too Short” (2011-2013), which he co-created and starred in. He has also appeared in several episodes of “Doctor Who” and “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”

Outside of acting, Davis is a passionate advocate for people with dwarfism. He is the founder of Little People UK, a charity that provides support and information to people with dwarfism and their families.

Davis has been married to his wife Samantha since 1991, and they have two children together. In 2014, he was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for his services to drama and charity.

 

Suggested viewing

 

Life’s Too Short (2011)

Life's Too Short

Bftv 8.5 / IMDb 7.5

“Life’s Too Short” is a mockumentary series created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. It follows the life of Warwick Davis, a fictionalised version of himself, as he faces the challenges of being a dwarf in the entertainment industry. The show humorously explores Davis’ struggles, successes, and his quest for fame and acceptance.

Top cast: Warwick Davis, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Shaun Williamson, Rosamund Hanson, Les Dennis, Kiruna Stamell, Jon Key, Matthew Holness.

Willow (1988)

Willow (1988)

Bftv 8.0 / IMDb 7.2

“Willow” is an epic fantasy film directed by Ron Howard. The story revolves around Willow Ufgood, a young farmer who embarks on a perilous journey to protect a baby from an evil queen. Along the way, he encounters a diverse group of allies and battles mythical creatures to fulfill his destiny and restore peace to the land.

Top cast: Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Jean Marsh, Patricia Hayes, Billy Barty, Pat Roach, Gavan O’Herlihy, David J. Steinberg.

An Idiot Abroad (2010)

Warwick Davis An Idiot Abroad poster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 8.3

“An Idiot Abroad” is a hilarious travel documentary series starring Karl Pilkington, an ordinary guy with a unique perspective. Sent by his friends Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, Karl embarks on global adventures, encountering bizarre customs and cultures. With his wit and ignorance, he unwittingly becomes an accidental tourist, providing endless entertainment.

Top cast: Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Warwick Davis (S3).

Full filmography (@Wikipedia)

 

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