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Hi! Believe it or not, I'm a world famous actor. No really, I am. Hey! Don't put the book back! Let me explain ...You may not recognise my name or my face for that matter but it's very likely you've seen me at work. I've managed to cram quite a bit into my thirty-year acting career. In fact I've helped put more bums on cinema seats than Will Smith or Tom Hanks. Who else can say that they've helped destroy a Death Star? Defeated an evil sorceress? Taught magic to Harry Potter? Become a Jedi Master? Reluctantly hitchhiked across the galaxy in search of the answer to the Ultimate Question? Or embarked (six times, no less) on a psychotic killing spree as a gold-obsessed leprechaun? I've also performed in a jazz club with the late, great Ray Charles, been kicked in the head by Ricky Gervais (twenty-three times) and have successfully navigated the Peterborough one-way system on more than one occasion. You may also have noticed that, at three-foot-six, I am ever so slightly below average height. My genes are arranged in a vaguely peculiar manner, which means I have a disorder that no one can pronounce (spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita go on, try!) and very few people understand. This has thrown up its own trials and tribulations particularly when my wife and I tried to start a family but also in an everyday kind of way surviving a supermarket shopping trip, getting into fights with drunks, that sort of thing. So, without further preamble except to add that George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Val Kilmer, Ron Howard, Ricky Gervais (amongst others) have chipped in I urge you, discerning reader, to read on and discover what life is like when it really is too short. At the very least, George Lucas will finally explain why there really is no underwear in space and who wouldn't want to know that? Warwick A. Davis made his screen debut as Wicket the Ewok in 1983's Return of the Jedi. His extremely rare condition has led to a career as the world's leading little actor. He also runs Willow Management, an agency representing actors below five feet and above seven, and lives in Peterborough with his wife, Sam and their two children, Annabel and Harrison. www.warwickdavis.co.uk
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"He's destroyed a Death Star, defeated an evil sorceress, taught magic to Harry Potter, become a Jedi Master and embarked on a psychotic killing spree as a gold-obsessed leprechaun. And now Warwick Davis has written a great autobiography." -- Norwich Evening News
'...a warm and classy biography of an actor who at just 3 feet 6 inches has proved he is an actor of significant stature.'
-- Ben Keenan of Waterstone's, Bury St. Edmunds, Bury Free Press
`In the ways that really count, he is a giant' --Daily Mail
`A must for film fans' --News of the World
`Davis' showbiz anecdotes entertain, and his more personal family tales are sincerely moving' --Empire
'A hugely entertaining memoir with contributions from George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Val Kilmer, Ron Howard, and Ricky Gervaise among others.' --Yorkshire Evening Post, 16 April 2010
'Warwick writes with humour and humanity about his condition.' --Manchester Evening News, 14 May 2010
'at times both side-splittingly funny and touching, Warwick's is an engaging tale' --News of the World, 18 April 2010
'Warwick has starred in some of the most diverse films in the history of cinema and in this wonderful book he writes about most of them in his own unique and often hilarious style.' --Bury Free Press Series, 16 July 2010
'What really shines through in the book, aside from a slightly mischievous sense of humour, is the confidence Warwick was given by his parents, and the healthy attitude he has to his height.' --Peterborough Evening Telegraph, 30 April 2010
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Book Description Aurum Press Ltd, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1845135318