David Walliams

David Walliams was a comedian and dramatic actor best known for his sketch comedy work with longtime partner Matt Lucas on "Little Britain" (BBC 2003-06) and other series, as well as his altruistic personality, which ... Read more »
Born: 08/20/1971 in Surrey, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (28)

Billionaire Boy 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

EastEnders (UK) 1984 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Partners In Crime 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Big School 2001 - 2002, 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2009, 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Britain 2001 - 2006, 2008 - 2009, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Little Britain USA 2001 - 2006, 2008 - 2009, 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Pudsey: The Movie 2014 (Movie)

Pudsey (Voice)

Justin and the Knights of Valour 2013 (Movie)

Melquiades (Voice)

The Look of Love 2013 (Movie)

Vicar Edwyn Young (Actor)

Come Fly With Me 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Doctor Who 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dinner for Schmucks 2010 (Movie)

Mueller (Actor)

Marmaduke 2010 (Movie)

Anton Harrison (Actor)

Black Books (UK) 2001 - 2002, 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Graham Norton Show 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Run, Fat Boy, Run 2008 (Movie)

Man in Bakery (Actor)

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 2008 (Movie)

Bulgy Bear (Voice)

Stardust 2007 (Movie)

Sextus (Actor)

Hustle 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stoned 2006 (Movie)

Accountant (Actor)

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story 2006 (Movie)

Parson (Actor)

Virgin Territory 2006 (Movie)

Cart Pusher (Actor)

2005 Brit Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Attachments 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Clancy's Kitchen 1995 (Movie)

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Capturing Mary (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Partners In Crime 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

David Walliams was a comedian and dramatic actor best known for his sketch comedy work with longtime partner Matt Lucas on "Little Britain" (BBC 2003-06) and other series, as well as his altruistic personality, which included extensive work with the charities Comic Relief and Sport Relief. Born David Williams, he changed his surname to Walliams at the beginning of his career after learning that a David Williams was already registered in Britain's Actors' Equity union. He was born in the southwest London borough of Merton and raised in the Surrey village of Banstead. While studying at the National Youth Theatre, he met his close friend and future creative partner Matt Lucas. After studying drama at the University of Bristol, Walliams and Lucas put together a live comedy act full of bizarre characters and toured extensively, with several performances at the high-profile Edinburgh Festival. The comedy duo starred in the music industry spoof "Rock Profile" (UK Play/BBC Two 1999-2000) before hitting the jackpot with the 2003 mega-hit "Little Britain" (BBC 2003-06), which spawned several memorable characters. After a short-lived American spin-off, "Little Britain USA" (HBO 2008), the duo starred in "Come Fly With Me" (BBC 2010-11), a reality show parody set in a small rural British airport. While Lucas struck off on his own via his supporting role in the comedy hit "Bridesmaids" (2011), Walliams crossed over into the film industry himself, co-starring in films like the farce "Dinner for Schmucks" (2010), starring Paul Rudd and Steve Carell, and Michael Winterbottom's dark comedy "The Look of Love" (2013). He next teamed with fellow comedian Catherine Tate for the sitcom "Big School" (BBC 2013-14) before starring in the mystery drama "Partners In Crime" (BBC 2015), based on a pair of novellas by Agatha Christie. Later that year, Walliams returned to his sketch comedy roots with the series "David Walliams and Friends" (BBC 2015- ).

Relationships

Lara Stone

Wife
Began dating in 2009 Walliams proposed in Los Angeles Married at Claridge's Hotel in London Trial separation announced Walliams filed for a decree nisi on September 9, 2015, which became final six weeks later.

Alfred Walliams

Son
Son of David Walliams and Lara Stone

Milestones

2015

Starred in BBC One mystery drama "Partners in Crime," based on a pair of novellas by Agatha Christie

2013

Starred opposite Catherine Tate in BBC sitcom "Big School"

2013

Co-starred in Michael WInterbottom's "The Look of Love"

2012

Became a judge on "Britain's Got Talent"

2010

Co-starred in Jay Roach's "Dinner for Schmucks"

2010

Co-starred with Matt Lucas on BBC One's "Come Fly With Me"

2008

Co-starred with Matt Lucas on HBO's "Little Britain USA"

2006

Co-starred in Michael Winterbottom's "A Cock and Bull Story"

2003

Co-starred with Matt Lucas on "Little Britain"

1999

Co-starred on BBC Two sketch series "Rock Profile"

Bonus Trivia

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On his sexuality: "I think it's all about falling in love with the person and that is overlooked, really. I hate it when people 'confess' or 'reveal' their sexuality and also things can change for people over the years. So it is about the person but I also think it goes beyond that. You don't just fall in love with someone's body, do you? You fall in love with someone's soul and heart and brain." -- Radio Times (UK), August 5, 2013

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Walliams was outspoken about his diagnosis with bipolar disorder.

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As part of the British charity event Sport Relief, Walliams swam the English Channel on July 4, 2006, raising over one million pounds for the charity. On March 7, 2008, he swam the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain to Morocco for Sport Relief. On September 5-12, he swam the length of the River Thames, raising over two million pounds but contracting an intestinal disease and injuring a disc in his back so badly that he underwent spinal surgery in 2013.

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As a stunt for the Comic Relief charity on March 5-6, 2011, Walliams undertook "24-hour Panel People," in which he hosted or guested on 19 episodes of British "panel shows" such as "Never Mind the Buzzcocks" and "They Think It's All Over" over the course of 24 hours.

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