After playing the mouse Reepicheep in two of C.S.Lewis' Narnia tales for TV, Warwick's acting career took on a very different turn when
Warwick Davis was born in Epsom, Surrey in 1970. He began his remarkable acting career when he was 11, after his grandmother heard a radio announcement asking for people under 4' tall to audition for a part in Star Wars.
So successful was the film, that two more, based on the Ewoks, were made for TV - The Caravan of Courage (1984) and The Battle for Endor (1985), with Warwick reprising his role as 'Wicket Wyrsti Warrick' in both.
Warwick with Val Kilmer in Willow
12 year old Warwick in his Wicket costume
he put on horrifying make-up and green suit
with striped tights and buckled shoes, for the film, Leprechaun (1993). It became so popular with younger audiences and teens in America, that four sequels were made, each with Warwick Davis, as the evil leprechaun, in the starring role.
Warwick's association with writer George Lucas continued in 1987 when Lucas wrote the
Warwick is married to Samantha Burroughs, whose father Peter has also appeared in Return of the Jedi and Willow. Peter and Warwick (who is 3' 6" tall) also run Willlow Personal Management ('the biggest agency for short actors in the world').
Warwick is much in demand for theatre roles, especially pantomimes like Snow White!
Amidst all the wizardry of Harry Potter, Warwick also appeared in the film version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) as the body of Marvin the paranoid android, with Alan Rickman providing his voice!
won the part of the leading Ewok, Wicket, and appeared in Return of the Jedi (1983). He was only 2'11" tall at that time!
In 1997, George Lucas invited Warwick to appear in Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace. Warwick had no
Warwick Davis has just completed a Walt Disney film version of another C.S. Lewis tale Prince Caspian (2008). In this he plays the part of Nikabrik, the black dwarf.
for an epic film called Willow, and with Davis in mind to play the leading role. Although only 3' tall Willow proves to be the biggest of heroes when he fulfills his destiny of protecting a baby princess and delivering her to safety. Val Kilmer
was Warwick's co-star in the film.
less than four small roles in this including Wald, Weazel and Watto, who cheers for the villainous Sebulba in
the film's podracing sequence. He was also honoured to play the famous Jedi Master, Yoda,
in scenes where the character has
In 2001, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone took the film world by storm as the first of J K Rowling's Harry Potter books to make it onto the big screen. Warwick played two characters in the film, Professor Filius Flitwick (the Charms professor of Hogwarts) and also the Goblin Bank Teller. As the professor, he has a big scene where he teaches the 'Wingardium Leviosa' spell with feathers.
Warwick went on to reprise the role of Flitwick in the sequel, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), but the part is reduced to a background character.
Flitwick is not in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), but Warwick Davis was given a small part as the conduc
eared in Harry Potter & the Goblet of
This same character app-
Fire (2005), but this timeidentified as "Professor Flitwick"! The younger looking Flitwick made an apppearance in Harry Potter and theOrder of the Phoenix (2007), where he
is seen in a chorus class in the
Great Hall. He plays Flitwick again in the latest film in the series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2008).
In 2007 Warwick appeared as a contestant in the reality show Celebrity Scissorhands for BBC's Children In Need. He was one of eight celebrities who train to become hairstylists!
Warwick Davis in Willow
in Prince Caspian
Warwick Davis as Nikabrik
Warwick Davis as Wicket in Return of the Jedi
Warwick Davis as Reepicheep in
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Warwick Davis as the evil Leprechaun
Warwick Davis as Weazel
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Warwick as the Goblin Bank Teller
Warwick Davis as Professor Flitwick in
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Professor Flitwick teaches a spell in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
WarwickDavis as Professor Flitwick in
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Warwick Davis as Acorn in
Warwick Davis as Marvin in
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Warwick, Samantha and family
In Celebrity Scissorhands
Warwick signed this photo for me at Collectormania in Coventry
I first met Warwick Davis at the NEC in November 2004 when he signed a photo of Wicket for me.
I really enjoyed seeing him again at Coventry in 2008, and this time he signed a Willow photo for me.
He is so friendly and easy to talk to and he was very helpful in making sure I got a good picture with him. He kept joking about 'autofocus' with my dad who was taking the photo!
This link will take you to Warwick's official website
conductor of the Hogwarts chorus, but identified in the credits only as "Wizard".
Click on a name below to take you to that page