Warwick Davis is the actor who portrayed Grettir, the gatekeeper to the lands of the Fisher King in the episode "The Eye of the Phoenix" in Series Three of BBC's Merlin. He is also widely known for playing Professor Flitwick in the Harry Potter film series and for playing the title character in the movie Willow.
In 1983, he was cast as Wicket the Ewok in George Lucas' Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. In 1988, he portrayed Willow Ufgood, the main protagonist in the film Willow. He had two roles in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, where he played the Rodian Wald and a human (seen with Watto during the Podrace). In 2005, he appeared in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as Marvin the Paranoid Android. The character was voiced by Alan Rickman.
He appeared in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, portraying Nikabrik the dwarf, in which Predrag Bjelac also appears. Coincidentally, Davis also appeared in the 1989 TV miniseries Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader acting Reepicheep the mouse.
Davis has also played Professor Flitwick and the goblin, Griphook, in the Harry Potter film series.
In 2006, Davis guest-starred in an episode of the comedy series Extras, in an episode in which Daniel Radcliffe, played himself, performed a spoof of Harry Potter; Davis (also appearing as himself) played a magical creature in the spoof.
He also played the Leprechaun in the four Leprechaun films.
Warwick Davis is also notable for starring himself in the 2011 TV series Life's Too Short.
Behind the scenesEdit
- The second "w" in his first name is silent.
- His grandmother heard an announcement on the radio calling for people under 4 feet in height to audition for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. He went and auditioned and recieved a role as an ewok. When actor Kenny Baker got a bad case of food poisoning on the day they were to film Wicket meeting Princess Leia for the first time, Warwick role was made into the main ewok character Wicket, the lead Ewok.
- Met wife, Samantha, on the set of "Willow." She was an extra.
- At the age of 11, he was only 2'11"