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The world worries about disability more than disabled people do.

The world worries about disability more than disabled people do.

Nothing's better than coming away from a film when people don't even recognize you, because you've undergone a total transformation. ---->>>

I've found that it's actually more of a disability to be tall than short. I have no problem fitting into plane toilets etc, and the adaptations made for wheelchair users - such as the lowering of bank machines - work for me as well. ---->>>

There's nothing better than going to the movies and going into another world, and forgetting about everything that's happening outside.

There's nothing better than going to the movies and going into another world, and forgetting about everything that's happening outside.

I do a lot of public speaking and presentations and I'll always start with a self-deprecating joke to make everybody feel comfortable with my size because there can be hang-ups and anxieties. ---->>>

I would like to play an average guy. I would have loved to play opposite John Candy in a movie. That was my dream for a long time, and sadly, now I can never realize that. But I'd like to do comedy. ---->>>

When I go from a role with heavy prosthetic makeup, which I've done quite a bit of as well, and then do a role where I'm not wearing any, I have to be conscious of toning everything down. Because when you're wearing prosthetic makeup, of course, you have to really move your face a lot more to convey things through the makeup. ---->>>

I find vacuuming very therapeutic, but I hate ironing. I usually have no shirt on while ironing, because I'm ironing it, and I end up burning my chest. ---->>>

It's interesting to see what people are saying about me. I like keep up with the latest rumors! A while back there was a rumor that I was going to do a film with Demi Moore about the takeover of Commodore computers!

It's interesting to see what people are saying about me. I like keep up with the latest rumors! A while back there was a rumor that I was going to do a film with Demi Moore about the takeover of Commodore computers!

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.

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.

My parents armed me with an amazing sense of humor, and it's what you need when, well, it's what anyone needs in this world. ---->>>

As you get older, you can suffer from painful hips, and our joints wear a lot quicker than for people of average height. ---->>>

I don't want to be just somebody short who happens to act. I hope my legacy will be Warwick Davis, Actor. ---->>>

In a costume, you need very exaggerated body language - as you say, sort of mime-type skills. ---->>>

My dad instilled in me a great sense of humor. I wasn't bullied at school because my outward attitude was confident, and that helps. ---->>>

But things such as 'Harry Potter', all I can do is shape my character, seek the director's approval on that, and basically take it from there. Professor Flitwick in 'Harry Potter', I kind of defined how I saw him from reading the book, and luckily that matched up with the director's vision. ---->>>

I mean, I would say I get five or six e-mails every day from people asking, "Is there going to be a Leprechaun 6?' It's probably the most asked question besides, 'Is there going to be a Willow II?' ---->>>

I run Willow Management, which is the biggest agency for other short actors. We look after performers who are either under five feet and over seven feet tall. ---->>>

I wouldn't say one is easier or more difficult, but when you're inside a costume and a mask, you have to endure heat - and, often, difficulty seeing. The vision is not very good in a mask. And you have to cope with that, as well as trying to think about this character. ---->>>

If you just did a horror tone throughout an entire movie you almost, as an audience, can get a little bit used to it. But if you're laughing one minute and, you know, somebody's doing something quite horrific the next minute, it's a little more shocking. ---->>>

If you stood me in a costume next to a computer graphic of the same-looking character, I think there would be a difference. And many movie fans I've spoken to would rather see an actor in a costume than CG. ---->>>

To me that's part of my working day, and I would never refuse a job where I'm under several hours of makeup, because as an actor, I enjoy performing. It's about the creation of the character and the art to me, not about being comfortable and how long it all takes. ---->>>

When I go from a role with heavy prosthetic makeup, which I've done quite a bit of as well, and then do a role where I'm not wearing any, I have to be conscious of toning everything down. ---->>>

When I was born in 1970 with a rare genetic disorder called spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita (SED), medical science wasn't what it is today and my mum and dad were treated terribly by the medical profession.

When I was born in 1970 with a rare genetic disorder called spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita (SED), medical science wasn't what it is today and my mum and dad were treated terribly by the medical profession.

As a film actor, you don't often get that opportunity to meet with your audience and take your applause on stage. ---->>>

I don't crave fame. I mean, it's nice to be recognized. It is useful. ---->>>

I wouldn't change a thing about my family. ---->>>

I'm an actor, and when I close the door at home I'm kind of off-duty. ---->>>

My parents are both average size. For them to have a child who was very, very different and very, very small must have been incredibly hard. ---->>>

My wife is short, and my two kids are also small. ---->>>

People who are short, they're often portrayed as the victim. ---->>>

So, I think I'd be grateful for the next job. I always am. And I always consider everything I do to be the last thing I do. ---->>>

Very obsessed fans do ask actors to attend their weddings. ---->>>

When you do films that have multiple sequels, you develop a character for a film. ---->>>

You've got to love acting and that's true for me. I love the idea of getting on stage and getting in front of a camera. ---->>>

And I feel that filmmakers ought to be careful with the use of 3D. Because if you look back over the decades, you see that 3D has come and gone for I don't know how many years now. ---->>>

The way people deal with me - they'll go overboard in trying to be politically correct and make a mess of it. Everyone's so worried about what they're saying to everyone else, that they don't talk very much. ---->>>

When I came up with the character of Wicket for 'Return Of The Jedi', which was my first film, I was a kid of 11 years old, and I basically was playing a very young Ewok. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: 02-03, 1970
Birthplace: Epsom, Surrey, England
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Occupation: Actor

Warwick Ashley Davis (born 3 February 1970) is an English actor, television presenter, writer, director and producer He played the title characters in Willow and the Leprechaun film series, the Ewok Wicket in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and Professor Filius Flitwick and Griphook in the Harry Potter films (wikipedia)