Born in 1970 with a rare genetic condition, Warwick Davis is, at 3’6”, what he describes as “ever so slightly below average height”.
His short stature has put him in the frame for several high profile character roles in big Hollywood films, making his debut as Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi before roles in Willow, Leprechaun, the film version of Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Ray and as Professor Flitwick in all eight of the Harry Potter films. On television, he played Reepicheep the Mouse and Glimfeather the Owl in the BBC’s Narnia adaptations and appeared as himself in the Ricky Gervais series Extras.
Off screen, he and his father-in-law Peter Burroughs run Willow Personal Management, which represents over a hundred small actors.
Now he’s written his autobiography, Size Matters Not, which is published on April 22 by Aurum Press. It’s available from our bookselling partner, Amazon.co.uk:
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