Warwick Davis is a well-known English Actor and Television Presenter who is known for the portrayal of Wicket in Star Wars Episode IV: Return of the Jedi. He played the titular role in the film Leprechaun, which was the debut film for actress Jennifer Aniston. The film was a big success and was followed by five sequels with Warwick remaining as the title character in all of its movies. Continue reading to know more about the life, career, and net worth of Warwick Davis in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Warwick Ashley Davis was born on February 3, 1970, in Epsom, Surrey, England to Ashley Davis and Susan. He was born with Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital (SED), a rare form of dwarfism. Warwick attended the Chinthrust School and the City of London Freemen’s School. When Warwick was 5, his grandmother heard a radio announcement which said, actors, less than 4 feet needed for The Return of the Jedi film. Davis attended the audition and got selected to play an Ewok.
Warwick Davis is married to Samantha who played a minor role in the film Willow. Samantha is the daughter of Peter Burroughs, Davis’ business partner. Samantha is also affected by dwarfism and the couple’s first two children Lloyd and George died soon after their birth. They now have two children who also have SED. His daughter Annabelle Davis is also an actress who stars in the TV show The Dumping Ground.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Davis, who was cast one among the Ewoks in The Return of the Jedi got the opportunity to play Wicket as the actor who was intended for the role fell ill. George Lucas was impressed by the behavior of Davis as an Ewok, and he immediately cast him in the role.
In 1987, he starred in the film Willow which received a premiere before the Princess and Prince of Wales. He then acted in the BBC TV’s adaptation of The Chronicles of Narnia venturing into television. In 1993, he played the titular role in the film Leprechaun with Jennifer Aniston and reprised the role in five of its sequels.
Davis then went on to act in films like The Harry Potter series, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. From 2014-2015 he hosted the game show Celebrity Squares on ITV and is currently presenting the game show Tenable since 2016.
Net Worth & Earnings
He once said that the salary he got for acting in The Return of Jedi was 10 pounds a day. But it was three decades back. After the fame, he attained through his meticulous hard work and performance; his salary experienced a hike which has made him a millionaire right now. His net worth is estimated to be $10 million taking into consideration the films and television shows he has done so far.
Warwick Davis is a living example for the fact that nothing is an obstacle in life if you really have the desire to achieve.