Warwick Davis – IMETASTAR Interview

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Warwick will be appearing in Panto at Milton Keynes Theatre from December 6th until January 12th. He will be playing the role of Prof in Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, alongside Jennifer Ellison as The Wicked Queen, Kev Orkian, Kate Stewart and Shaun Dalton.

Imetastar: Warwick, which panto have you not appeared in that you’d like to be in?

Warwick: Ooh, because I was in the other one that I wanted to be in

Imetastar: Which was?

Warwick: Peter Pan! What other pantos are there – let’s quickly go through them… Cinderella, Dick Whittington, I’ve done Aladdin

Imetastar: Have you done Beauty and The Beast?

Warwick: No. I know Beauty and The Beast would be nice because I could play Lumiere. I love Lumiere, he’s a good character. Let’s think, but yes I think probably Cinderella – an ugly sister would be fun! Definitely an ugly sister

Imetastar: Which has been your absolute favourite film role to date?

Warwick: Oh my world. I suppose thinking back now I was 11 years old and I was in Star Wars. To me I can’t get away from the fact that that was the most amazing experience that any 11 year old could possibly get. To be there next to his on screen heroes in the shape of Hans Solo AKA Harrison Ford. That’s how I saw them – I saw them as the characters, I could never get past that. For sheer impact on me that was it, that was the one – Star Wars

Imetastar: Which actor or actress have you most enjoyed working with?

Warwick: Oh goodness me, Steve Coogan! Can I say a few? Ricky and Stephen, Karl even. He doesn’t fit into the actor/actress category but moaning git category – Karl lol. All the actors in Harry Potter, Michael Gambon was wonderful – he’s got so many great stories and such a wicked sense of humour. I mean the list just goes on – Les, Keith and Shaun from Life’s Too Short..

Imetastar: My daughter wants to know which is the most famous person’s number you have in your phone?

Warwick: I have Johnny Depp’s phone number – I’m sure she’d want that, how old is your daughter?

Imetastar: She’s only 7!

Warwick: Oh well, she wouldn’t want that then lol but yes Johnny Depp is the biggest name I suppose

Imetastar: You founded Willow Management in 1995 representing actors under 5ft and since 2004 over 7ft – which clients do you have the most of?

Warwick: We have more clients under 5ft. Actors over 7ft are quite a rare find and there tends not to be as much work for them either, which is probably why we don’t see as many on our books. A lot of them have regular jobs and have decided not to be actors

Imetastar: Have you had any major success stories?

Warwick: People have done really well. We’ve had people in West End Shows. I hope to build on that success next year with a tour of the ‘Reduced Height Theatre Company’, which is a company I’ve set up purely to showcase the talent there is amongst short actors. I’ll be in the play that we’re going to do ‘See how they run’ and we’re going to tour it nationally from next February until next May. It’s a great play, a farce, set in the 1940’s, so lots of mistaken identities, vicars, prisoners of war, it’s a fun fun thing


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