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Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis is known as an English actor, television presenter, writer, director and producer. He is most famous for playing the title characters in Willow and the Leprechaun film series.

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Background

The popular English actor Warwick Davis was born in Epsom, Surrey, England as the child of Susan J. (Agony) and Ashley Davis. His father worked as an insurance agent. Davis was brought into the world with the condition known as spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia inherent (SED), which was the cause of his dwarfism. He was taught his education at the City of London Freemen's School

Career

When he was 11 years of age, his grandma heard a radio commercial for individuals under four feet tall to show up in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. Since he was an enormous Star Wars fan, Davis tried out and was given a role as an extra, playing an Ewok. Kenny Baker was originally given the role as lead Ewok Wicket, yet fell to sickness so the director, George Lucas picked Davis to replace him in the lead role.

As a little person, Warwick has scored many notable roles in cinema. Besides his work on Willow, Leprechaun, and Star Wars, he was also given the role of Professor Filius Flitwick and Griphook in the Harry Potter films.

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Last Modified : Mar 13 2019