Who is Warwick Davis?
Warwick Ashley Davis aka Warwick Davis is an English actor, comedian, film-maker, and television presenter. He played the title character in Willow (1988) and the Leprechaun film series (1993–2003), several characters in the Star Wars film series (1983–2019), most notably the EwokWicket, and Professor Filius Flitwick and Griphook in the Harry Potter film series (2001–2011).
Davis starred as a fictionalised version of himself in the sitcom Life’s Too Short (2012–2013). He has also presented the ITV game shows Celebrity Squares (2014–2015) and Tenable (2016–2021).
Warwick Davis Biography, Wikipedia
Davis was born 3 February 1970 in Epsom, Surrey, the son of Susan J. (Pain) and Ashley Davis, an insurance worker. He has a younger sister. He was educated at Chinthurst School and later the City of London Freemen’s School.
Davis was born with spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita, a rare form of dwarfism. When Davis was 11, his grandmother heard a radio advertisement calling for people who were 4 feet (120 cm) tall or shorter to be in Return of the Jedi. To Davis, who was a fan of the Star Wars films, it was a dream come true. During the filming of Return of the Jedi, Mark Hamill himself bought Davis every Star Wars action figure that he did not already own.
Warwick Davis Wiki, Bio, Age, Profession, Net worth, Wife & More
|Real Name||Warwick Ashley Davis|
|Profession||Actor, comedian, film-maker, and television presenter|
|Wife’s Name||Samantha Burroughs (m. 1991)|
|Children’s Name||Annabelle Davis, Harrison Davis, Lloyd Davis|
|Age||52 Years Old|
|Height (Approx.)||1.07 m (3 ft 6 )|
|Date of Birth||3 February 1970|
|Birthplace||Epsom, United Kingdom|
|School Name||Chinthurst School and City of London Freemen’s School.|
|Father’s Name||Ashley Davis|
|Mother’s Name||Susan J.|
|Source of Income||Actor, comedian, film-maker, |
and television presenter
|Net Worth||$10 million|
Warwick Davis Career
Davis was originally cast as an extra Ewok, but when Kenny Baker, who was originally going to be Wicket, fell ill, George Lucas picked Davis to be the new Wicket after seeing how he carried himself as an Ewok. In 1987, Davis was called to Elstree Studios near London to meet with Ron Howard and George Lucas to discuss a new film project called Willow, which was written with Davis specifically in mind.
He also played a leprechaun in the 1998 family film A Very Unlucky Leprechaun. Davis returned to the Star Wars universe, playing four roles in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Davis played the role of Professor Filius Flitwick in the Harry Potter film series. In addition to playing Flitwick, Davis played the role of the goblin Griphook in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, despite the role being played previously by Verne Troyer.
In November 2016, Davis began presenting the daytime ITV game show Tenable. The show returned for further series in 2017 and 2018. Davis also appeared in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, released December 2016, as the rebel fighter Weeteef Cyubee and that was also his first Star Wars role with a blaster. In the Star Wars franchise Davis has played more characters than any single actor to date.
- Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) – Wicket
- Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984) – Wicket
- Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985) – Wicket
- Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) – Wald, Weazel, Yoda (walking shots), a street trader on Tatooine
- Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) – Wollivan
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) – Weeteef Cyu-Bee
- Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017) – Wodibin, Thamm (voice), Kedpin Shoklop
- Star Wars: Rebels (2017) – Rukh (voice)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) – Weazel, DD-BD, W1-EG5, WG-22
- Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019) – Wicket, Wizzich Mozzer
Warwick Davis Personal Life, Family
Davis is married to Samantha, the daughter of Davis’ business partner Peter Burroughs and the sister of actress Hayley Burroughs. Davis met the Burroughs family while filming Willow, where Samantha and Peter had minor roles as Nelwyn villagers. They have two children, Annabelle and Harrison. Their daughter, Annabelle Davis, stars in the CBBC show The Dumping Ground as Sasha Bellman.
Unlike most people with dwarfism who have a condition called achondroplasia (70.65%), Davis’ dwarfism is caused by an extremely rare genetic condition called spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita (SED). Davis’ wife, Samantha, has achondroplasia, and their two children have SED. As a result of medical issues, the couple’s first son, Lloyd, died shortly after birth. Davis is co-founder of Little People UK, a charity that provides support to people with dwarfism and their families.
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What is Warwick Davis’ height?
Warwick Davis is 3 ft 6 inches.
What is Warwick Davis disabilities?
Warwick Davis has a condition called achondroplasia.
How is Warwick Davis short?
Warwick Davis’ dwarfism is caused by an extremely rare genetic condition called spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita (SED).