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Overview (3)

Born in Epsom, Surrey, England, UK
Birth NameWarwick Ashley Davis
Height 3' 6" (1.07 m)

Mini Bio (1)

English actor Warwick Davis was born in Epsom, Surrey, England, the son of Susan J. (Pain) and Ashley Davis, an insurance broker. Davis was born with the condition spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital (SED), which caused his dwarfism. He was educated at City of London Freemen's School. When he was 11 years old, his grandmother heard a radio appeal for people under four feet tall to appear in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). A huge Star Wars fan, Davis auditioned successfully and was cast as an extra, playing an Ewok. Kenny Baker was cast as lead Ewok Wicket, but fell ill so George Lucas chose Davis to replace him. The film was a smash hit, and Davis went on to reprise his role as Wicket in further TV projects - The Ewok Adventure (1984) and Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985).

Davis next big role came with a part specifically written for him, as the titular hero in Willow (1988). Other successes followed with roles in such projects as Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1989) and two distinctly different film series - the 'Harry Potter' and 'Leprechaun' film series. In 2006, he appeared in a cameo role in Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's hit sitcom Extras (2005), which led to the pair writing a series specifically for Davis, the comic mockumentary Life's Too Short (2011).

Davis, along with his father-in-law Peter Burroughs, is also the director of an acting agency for very short and tall actors called Willow Management. He is married to Samantha Davis and they have a son and a daughter.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Samantha Davis (29 June 1991 - present) ( 3 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Frequently plays non-human characters

Trivia (22)

Was 2' 11" tall when Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) was filmed.
Warwick's grandmother heard a radio announcement calling for people under 4 feet in height to try out for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). She took him, then 2-foot-11, to the audition. He was originally cast as a background Ewok, but his role was expanded during filming as he impressed the filmmakers, and when Kenny Baker fell ill, Warwick was chosen to take his place in the key role of the first Ewok met by Princess Leia.
Portrayed Wicket Wysrti Warrick the Ewok in three films: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983); The Ewok Adventure (1984) and Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985).
Daughter, Annabelle, was born in 1997.
Met his wife Samantha Davis when she was an extra on the set of Willow (1988).
Son, Harrison, was born in 2003.
Runs Willow Personal Management, "The biggest agency for short actors in the world".
Cast as the body of Marvin the Paranoid Android in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), while Marvin's voice was provided by Alan Rickman. Coincidentally, both actors play characters in the Harry Potter film series.
Davis said in his audio commentary for Willow (1988) that the question he gets asked most frequently by fans is "What was it like to work with Val Kilmer?". Davis said he has very fond memories of working with Val, describing him as having a great, "wacky" sense of humor and being very passionate and dedicated to the job.
First name is pronounced "Warrick".
First son, Lloyd, died shortly after birth in September 1991.
Brother-in-law of actress Hayley Burroughs.
Son-in-law of actor Peter Burroughs.
With his leading roles in Willow and the Leprechaun series, at 3'6 he is one of Hollywood's shortest leading actors, if not the world's shortest leading actor.
He has appeared in two different adaptations of C.S. Lewis's 1951 fantasy novel "Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia": Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1989) and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008). He played Reepicheep in the former and Nikabrik in the latter.
Shooting for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) continues through August. [May 2006]
Attended The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention in Helsingborg, Sweden [October 2009]
Filming ends for Leprechaun 6: Back 2 Tha Hood (2003) and work begins on trying to get a limited theatrical release. [October 2003]
Currently appearing on Celebrity Scissorhands - A charity hairdressing show - on BBC3 in the UK [November 2007]
In 2014, Eric Potts directed Philip King's "See How They Run" for a UK touring production featuring short actors by Warwick Davis's Reduced Height Theatre Company, where Davis also portrayed The Reverend Lionel Toop. The fine cast of this acclaimed production also included Rachel Denning as Penelope Toop, Francesca Mills as Ida the Maid, Francesca Papagno as Miss Skillon, Phil Holden as Lance-Corporal Clive Winton, Raymond Griffiths as The Intruder, Jon Key as The Bishop of Lax, Jamie John as The Reverend Arthur Humphrey, and Peter Bonner as Sergeant Towers.
He owned a line of Star Wars action figures as a kid. When he was cast in "Return of the Jedi", Mark Hamill bought Warwick a set of action figures that wasn't in his collection.

Personal Quotes (1)

I love the slapstick element. I don't think we see enough of that in comedy, so it was fun to have that opportunity. My life is quite physical anyway. When you are three-foot-six you kind of have to climb stuff now and again, and you find yourself in quite precarious situations just to manage in what is quite a big world.

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