Warwick Davis is an English actor, television presenter, director, producer and writer. He is popular for playing characters in the leprechaun franchises, Willow , Life Is Too Short , and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi , in which he portrayed the famous Ewok Wicket. He has also appeared in every Harry Potter film, playing different roles each time.
The veteran actor suffers from a very rare hereditary condition called congenital spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia that causes dwarfism. Although his condition causes him great pain and makes it difficult to integrate into society, Warwick has managed to make tons of lemonade from the lemons that life gave him. He’s very open about his struggles and grateful for all his accomplishments. Davis believes that the worst tragedies of his life have only made him stronger. His life is an interesting story.
Age, early life and background information
The actor was born Warwick Ashley Davis on 3. February 1970 in Surrey, England. He was diagnosed with a rare form of dwarfism. The condition was so serious that his doctors didn’t expect him to make it past his teenage years. He was the first in his family to suffer from the disorder. Warwick attended Chinthurst School for his early education before transferring to the City of London Freemen’s School. Because of his size, he had trouble getting along with his classmates and had to make extra efforts to avoid being bullied at school.
Warwick’s foray into acting began when his grandmother heard an ad on the radio asking for people under five feet tall to audition for roles in the Star Wars film Return of the Jedi. Warwick, who was only 11 at the time, was a huge fan of the franchise and being in the film was the best thing that ever happened to him.
He has had a role playing Ewok which later became a blockbuster hit. It opened up more opportunities for him in the film industry. His next major role was as the film’s eponymous protagonist, Willow. He was also cast in the television adaptation of The Chronicles of Narnia entitled Prince Caspian , The Voyage of the Dawn Betrayer , as well as The Silver Chair , Zoro , and Goblin Returning to Star Wars, Davis played three different roles in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
Lovers of the Harry Potter film series may recognize him as Professor Filius Flitwick and the goblin Griphook. Warwick had a role in the 2004 indie film Skinned Deep , as the character named Pilates. He also starred in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Warwick Davis then played a fictionalized version of himself in the Ricky Gervais film Life’s Too Short. Some of his other projects include Spamalot , Star Wars: The Force Awakens , Star Wars: The Last Jedi , and Solo: A Star Wars Story.
The actor has also served as a television host and producer on several shows including Durable , Eugenius! , and See how they run
Warwick Davis has built a famous actingcareer over the years, accumulating fame and fortune along the way. Currently, his net worth is estimated to be around $5 million. This number is expected to increase over the years.
Warwick Davis’ wife, children and family life
The actor is the son of Susan and Ashley Davis. His father, a man of average height, worked for an insurance company. The actor wasn’t his parents’ only child, he has one sibling, a younger sister named Kim. The actor admits his father helped him find his confidence and escape the crushing depression that could have followed him anywhere. If he had grown up normally, he would have considered becoming an insurance broker like his father.
Warwick is married to Samantha, the daughter of his business partner and fellow midget actor Peter Burroughs. The couple met on the set of Willows, where Samantha played a minor role. His wife also suffers from a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia.
Unfortunately, her genetic make-up made it difficult for her to have children at first. Their first child, Lloyd, died shortly after birth from the deadly mix of achondroplasia and the SED gene, which he inherited from both parents. They lost another child named George in the same way, and Samantha suffered two miscarriages before their union was blessed with a daughter named Annabelle.
Luckily that child survived, as did the fourth child, a son they named Harris. Annabelle is also a performer like her parents. She stars in a CBBC show called Dumping Place
The family live happily together in their beautiful home and aren’t shy about appearing on the red carpet together.