David Walliams is an English comedian, actor, talent show judge, author, presenter and an activist. He is well known for his partnership with Matt Lucas on the BBC1’s award-winning sketch show Little Britain. Being one the UK’s most loved TV personalities and writers, combined with his experience of performing is making him a great fit as an event and award host and as a presenter. Since 2012 he has been one of the judges alongside Simon Cowell at ITV’s show ‘Britain’s Got Talent’.
After the sensation of Little Britain David has proved himself as a dramatic actor in BBC2's, Capturing Mary with Dame Maggie Smith, in BBC1's Agatha Christie series Partners in Crime, as Frankie Howerd in the biopic Rather You Than Me for BBC4, and on the stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land starring alongside Sir Michael Gambon. He received the Comedy Award at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for his performance as Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Michael Grandage.
His film credits also include The Look of Love, directed by Michael Winterbottom, Great Expectations directed by Mike Newell, Dinner for Schmucks with Steve Carell and Paul Rudd and directed by Jay Roach, Run Fat Boy Run directed by David Schwimmer and starring Simon Pegg, and Stardust directed by Matthew Vaughn.
The enduring popularity of David’s stories extends to both stage and screen. In 2014 David established King Bert Productions with Miranda Hart, Jo Sargent and Conor McCaughan with the aim of delivering original comedy, outstanding drama and unique entertainment programmes across global markets. King Bert has produced over twenty-five programmes to date including the 2017 television adaptation of Grandpa’s Great Escape for the BBC starring David alongside Sir Tom Courtenay and Jennifer Saunders. David also appeared in the Sky One adaptation of his novel, Ratburger shown Christmas 2017. The Boy in the Dress, Billionaire Boy and Gangsta Granny have also been adapted into TV comedy-dramas.
On this day, David is one of the most popular children’s book writers. In 2017, with his most recent book ‘Bad Dad’ he was the biggest selling Children’s book author, by achieving more than 92k sales in four days – David’s biggest ever launch! He stayed at the top of the chart from July for 100 weeks, beating his rivals by over 20 weeks and led Sunday Times bestseller charts four times and beating the other children’s book authors from all time. Bad Dad was the coveted Christmas number one, a spot David has secured for three years in a row.
David is a trustee of Comic Relief, a charity he has personally raised £8.5m for - he most remarkably swam the English Channel in 2006 and the River Thames in 2011 to raise awareness for the charity. David is also an Ambassador for the children’s charity, Make A Wish. Due to David’s generous support of Comic Relief and other charities he was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in Summer 2017 as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
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