Size Matters Not
Warwick A. Davis

Size Matters Not

At three-foot-six, it’s clear that Warwick Davis packs more talent and experience per square inch than much of Hollywood. Collectively, the films he’s been in to-date have grossed over $6.75billion worldwide, currently making Warwick the eighteenth highest grossing actor in the world, just above Cate Blanchett (19) and Ben Stiller (20).

It all started in1981, when Warwick was just eleven-years-old. His gran told him about a radio announcement calling for people below four feet to appear in the new Star Wars film, Return of the Jedi. Warwick, then two-foot-eleven, popped down to Elstree Studios and was delighted to be given a minor role as an Ewok - but his acting so impressed George Lucas that the director recast the amazed eleven-year-old as Wicket, one of the film’s lead creature characters.

It was the beginning of an extraordinary career. Since then, Warwick has helped destroy a Death Star, defeated an evil sorceress, taught magic to Harry Potter, safeguarded the Philosopher’s Stone, become a Jedi Master, reluctantly hitchhiked across the galaxy in search for the answer to the Ultimate Question, tried to assassinate Prince Caspian, embarked on a psychotic killing spree as a gold-obsessed leprechaun (six times, no less) and performed in a jazz club with the late, great Ray Charles.

Warwick has acted alongside countless big and small screen legends, from Harrison Ford to Val Kilmer and from a pre-Friends Jennifer Anniston to BAFTA-winning Ricky Gervais in Extras. He’s worked with some of the world’s most famous directors, including Oscar-winning Ron Howard along with legend and long-time friend George Lucas, playing key roles in family favourites, Oscar-winning epics, bizarre cult movies as well as several hit TV dramas in the UK and the USA.

Besides many exclusive interviews and contributions from some world-famous names and a unique insider’s perspective of the making of some of the world's best-loved films over the past three decades, readers will discover how Warwick turned his rare genetic condition (spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita) to his advantage; how he met and fell in love with his actress wife, Samantha while filming with David Bowie and how their children plan to follow in their parents’ footsteps. Size Matters Not is a sometimes touching, often hilarious and always inspirational story of the life of one of the UK’s most successful actors, a story which will delight and surprise readers of all ages.

Book Details:

  • Author: Warwick A. Davis
  • Published Year: 2010
  • Rights Sold
    • UK: Aurum
    • US: John Wiley

Warwick A. Davis

British actor Warwick Ashley Davis’ roles have taken the veteran actor from his roots in Surrey, England, to galaxies far, far away, to the magical world of J.K. Rowling’s Hogwarts, and to C.S. Lewis’ fantastical land of Narnia in a career spanning almost three decades.Collectively, the films he’s been in to-date have grossed over $6.75billion worldwide, currently making Warwick the eighteenth highest grossing actor in the world.Warwick (born 3 February 1970) is probably best known for his roles as the title character in the classic adventure movie Willow (1988, nomi...
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Book Reviews

  • "  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."
    Bury Free Press
  • "In the ways that really count, he is a giant."
    Daily Mail
  • "...at times both side-splittingly funny and touching, Warwick's is an engaging tale...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
  • "Warwick writes with humour and humanity about his condition."
    Manchester Evening News
  • "A warm account of honeymooning on George Lucas’s ranch (Davis and his almost-as-tiny wife slept in the children’s room) being kicked in the head by Ricky Gervais and living in constant fear of Irish people who want to touch him for good luck."
    Reader’s Digest
  • "  …the majority of Size Matters Not is resolutely light-hearted in tone and it makes for an easy read."
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  • "... one of the most delightful books I've read in some time. It's a fast read, but I can wholeheartedly recommend it to any Topless Roboteer, and would suggest it would make a fine gift for any movie-loving nerd in your life.  "
    Topless Robot