Updated: May 30, 2022
Birthday: 20th August
David Walliams is an English comedian, actor, writer, and television personality. He is best known for his work with Matt Lucas on the BBC sketch comedy series Little Britain (2003–2007) and Come Fly With Me (2010–2011). Since 2012, Walliams has been a judge on the television talent show competition Britain's Got Talent on ITV. He is also a writer of children's books, having sold more than 37 million copies worldwide.
From 2013 to 2014, he wrote and starred in the BBC One sitcom Big School. In 2015, he starred as Tommy Beresford in the BBC drama series Partners in Crime, and wrote and starred in his own sketch comedy series Walliams & Friend. Walliams has won the award for Best TV Judge for his work on Britain's Got Talent at the 2015, 2018 and the 2020 National Television Awards.
Walliams began writing children's novels in 2008 after securing a contract with the publisher HarperCollins. His books have been translated into 53 languages, and he has been described as "the fastest-growing children's author in the UK", with a literary style compared to that of Roald Dahl. Some of his books have been adapted into television films, which he has also appeared in, including Mr Stink (2012), Gangsta Granny (2013) and Billionaire Boy (2016).
BAFTA AWARD NOMINATIONS: 2 WINS: 1
2005 - WINNER: Best Comedy TV Performance - LITTLE BRITAIN
2004 - Best Comedy TV Performance - LITTLE BRITAIN
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WATCH DAVID WALLIAMS THIS WEEK
Britain's Got Talent
Saturday 28th May, ITV, 8:00pm
Wednesday 30th May - Friday 3rd June, ITV, 8:00pm
Ant and Dec host the 15h series of nationwide talent search, which sees a wide variety of acts, from comedians to contortionists, singers to spoon players, compete for the chance to win £250,000 and a coveted slot at the Royal Variety Performance. Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams are once again on hand to judge this week's applicants, and each of them has the chance to put their favourite contestant straight through to the live semi-finals by awarding them the Golden Buzzer.
Wednesday 1st June, CBBC, 9:05am
Walliams stars in his own TV Movie take of one of his most popular books.
It'll Be Alright on the Night
Wednesday 1st June, ITV, 11:05pm
Walliams provides narration to these comedy clips of things going wrong on TV
Jack and the Beanstalk: Ever After Ever
Thursday 2nd June, Sky Showcase & Sky Max, 3:00pm
Walliams plays the giant in this family film made for Sky.
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FILM: Pudsey the Dog: The Movie (2014)
Walliams provides the voice of Pudsey the Dog - the Britain's Got Talent winner in this family comedy - starring Pudsey!
What's your favourite David Walliams performance?
Make sure you are booked in for this week's DRAMA CLASSES
We're running a David Walliams inspired Summer this year at Mix Up Theatre with our Summer Camps
Mix Up Theatre provide drama classes Online for anyone aged 12-18 (can be based anywhere!)
and in-person drama classes for ages 3-18 throughout Scotland.