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David Walliams

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David Walliams

English comedian, writer, children's author, and actor, known for his partnership with Matt Lucas on the TV sketch show Little Britain and its predecessor Rock Profile add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1971.

Countries: United Kingdom (74%), United States (13%), Ireland (5%)

Main connections: Little Britain, Matt Lucas, Catherine Tate

Linked to: Pet Shop Boys, University of Bristol, Comic Relief, Daily Mirror

 

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David Walliams was born in 1971 add something


1987

Comic Relief - Other Comic Relief singles include George Michael's cover of the 1987 song "True Faith" by New Order and the Take That song "Happy Now" featuring Take That and Fake That consisting of David Walliams, James_Corden, John Bishop, Alan Carr and Catherine Tate


1989

The story has a strong resonance with Anne Fine's 1989 book Bill's New Frock add something

 

Walliams studied drama at the University of Bristol from 1989 to 1992, one year below Simon Pegg add something


1990

In the late 1990s, playing minor roles in sketches such as "The Club", Walliams and Lucas played grotesque caricatures of various rock musicians in the series "Rock Profile" and in the spoof documentary series "Sir Bernard's Stately Homes" add something


1994

He went on to be "The Lift" on the first series of the CBBC gameshow "Incredible Games" in 1994 add something


1995

After leaving university, his first job was writing for "The Ant & Dec Show", a children's show that aired on CBBC from 1995 to 1997 add something


1998

In 1998 he wrote and starred in "Barking", a late night sketch show broadcast on Channel 4 and featuring a host of unknown stars such as Catherine Tate, Peter Kay and Mackenzie Crook add something

 

Alfie Allen - Allen's first professional appearance was in a one-off Channel 4 comedy, "You Are Here" in 1998, co-written by Matt Lucas and David Walliams

 

Rhys Thomas (comedian) - In 1998 Thomas starred in "Shooting Stars and The Fast Show Live" at the Hammersmith Apollo, sketch show "Barking" for Channel 4 alongside Mackenzie Crook, Catherine Tate, Peter Kaye and David Walliams

 

Catherine Tate - In 1998 she wrote and starred in "Barking", a late night sketch show broadcast on Channel 4 and featuring a host of, back then, unknown stars such as David Walliams, Peter_Kay and Mackenzie Crook


1999

He appeared with "The League of Gentlemen"'s Mark Gatiss, who wrote and appeared in "Doctor Who" parodies "The Pitch of Fear", "The Web of Caves" and "The Kidnappers" for BBC Two's "Doctor Who" Night" in 1999 add something

 

Mark Gatiss - Gatiss wrote and performed the comedy sketches "The Web of Caves", "The Kidnappers" and "The Pitch of Fear" for the BBC's "Doctor Who" Night" in 1999 with "Little Britain's" David Walliams, and played the Master in the "Doctor Who Unbound" play "Sympathy for the Devil" under the name "Sam Kisgart", a pseudonym he later used for a column in "Doctor Who Magazine"


2000

Sally Rogers - In 2000, she starred as Yvonne in the cult BBC2 drama series "Attachments", where she worked with David Walliams


2001

In 2001 he was one of the leads in "Cruise of the Gods" add something


2003

From 2003 to 2005, Walliams co-wrote and co-starred in three series of the BBC TV character sketch show "Little Britain" with Matt Lucas add something

 

In 2003 he appeared in "EastEnders" and "Marple" add something

 

The pair are best known for "Little Britain", which ran from 2003 to 2009 on the BBC in the UK and from 2008 onwards on HBO in the USA. Among the characters Walliams played were Emily Howard, a deluded "transvestite", Ray McCooney, an insane Scottish hotel owner, and Sebastian Love, an "aide de camp" to the Prime Minister on whom Love has a huge crush add something


2005

In 2005, Walliams starred in the video for Charlotte Hatherley's single "Bastardo" along with Simon Pegg, Lucy Davis and Lauren Laverne add something


2006

A successful live stage show of the series, "Little Britain Live", was produced in 2006 add something

 

Although initially tipped as a contender for the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year poll for 2006, he failed to make the final shortlist of 10 contenders add something

 

In 2006, he made an appearance in the film "A Cock and Bull Story" add something

 

In July 2006 he became Patron of 'Cardiac Risk in the Young add something

 

On 4 July 2006 he swam the English Channel for the charity Sport Relief add something

 

Matt Lucas made a documentary of this, entitled "Little Britain's Big Swim", which is on the DVD. On 6 November 2006 he won the Mirror's "Pride of Britain" award for the Most Influential Public Figure as he raised more than £1 million swimming the channel for the charity Sport Relief add something


2007

In 2007, he returned to non-comedy television, garnering excellent reviews for his portrayal of a suave and dangerous manipulator in Stephen Poliakoff's "Capturing Mary" as well as appearing in the film "Virgin Territory" add something

 

In September 2007, Walliams appeared in the comedy film "Run, Fat Boy, Run" add something

 

Little Britain - In 2007, Matt Lucas and David Walliams announced that there would be no more of the British "Little Britain", but they taped an American continuation of the show entitled "Little Britain USA", which featured both returning characters from the British series as well as new American characters


2008

A spin-off series produced in the USA by HBO, "Little Britain USA", followed in 2008 add something

 

In early 2008 Walliams signed a contract with HarperCollins to publish two children's books add something

 

On 7 March 2008, Walliams, along with James Cracknell, swam the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain to Morocco, again for Sport Relief add something

 

On 26 August 2008 he made his stage debut at the Gate Theatre in Dublin opposite Michael Gambon in Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land", in front of an audience that included Pinter himself add something

 

The debut novel, "The Boy In The Dress", illustrated by Quentin Blake, was released worldwide on 1 November 2008 add something

 

Frankie Howerd - The relationship was explored in 2008 in a drama for BBC4, "Rather You Than Me", starring David Walliams and Rafe Spall

 

Funny or Die - Funny or Die UK, launched on September 23, 2008, was a UK specific version of Funny or Die. The patrons of the site were Little Britain stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams, in place of Will Ferrell


2009

A number of seasonal and charity specials followed, up to 2009 add something

 

In 2009, Walliams began dating Dutch model Lara Stone add something

 

In November 2009 came "Mr Stink", again illustrated by Quentin Blake, about a 12-year-old girl who meets a tramp and helps look after him add something

 

Lara Stone - Stone began dating the British comedian David Walliams in September 2009


2010

In 2010, Walliams appeared alongside Paul Rudd and Steve Carell in the comedy "Dinner for Schmucks" add something

 

The book was awarded the Children's award in the inaugural People's Book Prize in 2010 add something

 

The characters from "Little Britain", played by Walliams and Lucas, appeared in a 2010 UK television advertising campaign for the Nationwide Building Society add something

 

The first episode was the third most watched programme of Christmas Day 2010, and the most watched comedy of the year add something

 

On 20 January 2010, it became known that they were engaged add something

 

In March 2010 Walliams and a group of celebrities cycled an end-to-end journey through the UK, raising over £1 million for Sport Relief add something

 

On 16 May 2010, the couple were married at central London 's Claridge's Hotel add something

 

He is the narrator of "Are You Having a Laugh- TV and Disability", which was shown on BBC 2 on 25 June 2010 add something

 

On 28 October 2010 he published his third book "Billionaire Boy", illustrated by Tony Ross add something

 

Russell Howard - For Sport Relief 2010 he took part in the BT Sport Relief Million Pound Bike Ride with David Walliams, Jimmy_Carr, Fearne Cotton, Miranda Hart, Patrick Kielty and Davina McCall

 

Sally Rogers - In one of her first roles after "The Bill", she appeared in Matt Lucas and David Walliams' new comedy show "Come Fly with Me", which debuted on the BBC on Christmas Day 2010

 

Matt Lucas - On Christmas Day 2010, the BBC began showing Matt Lucas and David Walliams' new series, "Come Fly with Me"


2011

In early 2011, he hosted new panel show "Wall of Fame" on Sky1 add something

 

In March 2011, he undertook "24 Hour Panel People", in which he took part in back to back recordings of various panel show formats over the course of 24 hours to raise money for Comic Relief add something

 

In September 2011, David won the Lincolnshire Young People's Book award in the 9-11 year old category with his book, Mr Stink add something

 

Between 5 and 12 September 2011 Walliams swam the length of the River Thames in aid of Sport Relief add something

 

His fourth book, 'Gangsta Granny' was released in October 2011 and again illustrated by Tony Ross add something

 

Paul King (director) - He directed Matt Lucas and David Walliams' 2011 airport mockumentary "Come Fly With Me"

 

River Thames - In 2011 comedian David Walliams swam the from Lechlade to Westminster Bridge and raised over £1 million for charity

 

Miranda Hart - The following day, 27 December, she was a team member on "Big Fat Quiz 2011", a quiz about the events of that year presented by Jimmy Carr, appearing alongside David Walliams

 

Rupert Grint - In January 2011, Grint made a cameo appearance in BBC popular comedy show "Come Fly with Me" starring comedy duo Matt Lucas and David Walliams

 

David Schwimmer - On January 1, 2011, Schwimmer guest-starred on the British comedy series "Come Fly With Me" starring Matt Lucas and David Walliams, whom he directed in "Little Britain USA"

 

Roisin Conaty - In March 2011, she took part in David Walliams' "24 Hour Panel People" for Comic Relief, which was streamed live on the BBC


 

At the 2012 National Television awards, David won the Landmark Achievement award, for his television career and achievements for Sport Relief add something

 

Walliams joined the judging panel for series 6 of "Britain's Got Talent" for 2012 add something

 

In September 2012, Walliams released his fifth novel for children, "Ratburger" add something

 

In October 2012 his autobiography, "Camp David", was released as a hardback and ebook add something

 

In December 2012, he was award the "Children's Book of the Year" by the National Book awards for "Ratburger" add something

 

In December 2012, the couple announced that Stone was pregnant with their first child add something

 

Mr Stink, Walliams' second children's book, has been made into a one-off TV show, and aired on 23 December 2012 on BBC1 at 6:30 pm add something

 

Britain's Got Talent - On 2 January 2012, it was announced that Alesha Dixon and David Walliams would replace McIntyre and Hasselhoff for the sixth series

 

Michael Grandage - Between December 2012 and February 2014 they will produce "Privates On Parade" with Simon_Russell_Beale; John Logan's new play "Peter and Alice" with Judi Dench and Ben_Whishaw; Daniel Radcliffe in "The Cripple of Inishmaan" by Martin McDonagh; and two Shakespeares, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with Sheridan Smith and David Walliams, followed by "Henry V" with Jude Law


2013

On 6 May 2013, Stone gave birth to a baby boy add something

 

From 16 August 2013, Walliams will play Mr. Church in new BBC One sitcom "Big School", starring alongside Catherine Tate add something

 

From 16 August 2013, Walliams will play Mr. Church in new BBC One sitcom "Big School", starring alongside Catherine Tate add something

 

It has been confirmed that David's next children's book will be called Demon Dentist, which will be released in September 2013 add something

 

It will be aired on 26 December 2013 and stars Joanna Lumley, Robbie Williams and Miranda Hart add something

 

P. G. Wodehouse - In 2013 the BBC produced Blandings featuring a host of British TV heavyweights such as Jennifer Saunders, Timothy Spall, Mark Williams and David Walliams

 

Steve Speirs - In 2013, Steve played PC McClintock in the Christmas TV film "Gangsta Granny", an adaptation of the book written by David Walliams

 

Catherine Tate - She will star alongside with David Walliams and Philip Glenister in BBC One's Big School in 2013

 

Alesha Dixon - She returned to "Britain's Got Talent" on 13 April 2013, alongside fellow judges David Walliams, Simon_Cowell and Amanda Holden, in the first auditions episode

 

Sheridan Smith - From September to November 2013 she starred alongside David Walliams in a West End production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream", as part of Michael Grandage's season of plays at the Noel Coward Theatre

 

Miranda Hart - In December 2013, Hart appeared in David Walliams' film adaptation of his book "Gangsta Granny"

 

Julia McKenzie - On 26 December 2013, McKenzie appeared as the title character in the film adaption of David Walliams' book Gangsta Granny


2014

David co-hosted the 2014 Sport Relief telethon add something

 

In March 2014 Walliams narrated a s://www add something

 

In August 2014, Walliams was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to "The Guardian" opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue add something

 

On 25 September 2014, Walliams released his seventh children's novel, "Awful Auntie" add something


2015

In 2015, coinciding with the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie's birth, Walliams will star in "Partners in Crime" as Tommy Beresford in two three-part stories of The Secret Adversary and N or M- add something

 

However, it was reported in March 2015 that the couple had split add something

 

It was reported on 4 March 2015 that following 5 years of marriage the pair had decided to try a trial separation, after 'drifting apart' add something

 

In June 2015, it was announced that "Big School" would not be returning for a third series add something

 

In September 2015, Walliams began filming for his upcoming BBC sketch show "David Walliams and Friends", which will star Joanna Lumley and Morgana Robinson add something

 

On 9 September 2015, Walliams filed for divorce from Stone, citing "unreasonable behaviour" add something

 

In addition to his writing credits for his Sketch Shows and adaptions of his novels, it was announced in November 2015 that he would be co-writing an animated feature with filmmaker Edgar Wright for Dreamworks Animation add something

 

Catherine Tate - For Comic Relief 2015, Tate appeared as a nun with David Walliams as Lou Todd and Stephen Hawking in the Andy Pipkin role

 

Britain's Got Talent - On 27 September 2015, all four judges signed for the tenth series, meaning Walliams and Dixon both return for their fifth series on the panel, while Holden and Cowell both return for their tenth series

 

Edgar Wright - In November 2015, it was announced that Wright would direct and co-write with David Walliams a DreamWorks Animation film centered on "the concept of shadows"


2016

In July 2016, it was announced the it would be titled "Shadows" and be released in 2019 add something

 

The show return edfor a full series in November 2016 add something

 

In December 2016, Walliams will present the "Royal Variety Performance" and a Christmas special episode of "Blankety Blank", both shows for ITV. add something

 

Walliams will host the final of New York comedy show Thrills and Spills in late-December 2016 add something

 

Paul McKenna - In 2016, McKenna backs children's fairytales app GivingTales in aid of Unicef together with Sir Roger Moore, Stephen Fry, Ewan McGregor, Dame Joan Collins, Joanna Lumley, Sir Michael Caine, David Walliams and Charlotte Rampling

 

Charlotte Rampling - In 2016, Rampling backs children's fairytales app, GivingTales in aid of Unicef together with Sir Roger Moore, Stephen Fry, Ewan McGregor, Dame Joan Collins, Joanna Lumley, Sir Michael Caine and David Walliams

 

Catherine Tate - In January 2016, Tate played the role of Sapphire in the one-off comedy show "Billionaire Boy", written by David Walliams

 

Paul McKenna - In October 2016, McKenna read Hans Christian Andersen's "It's Quite True" for the children's fairytales app GivingTales in aid of UNICEF, together with Sir Roger Moore, Stephen Fry, Ewan McGregor, Dame Joan Collins, Joanna Lumley, David Walliams and Charlotte Rampling

 

Shirley Bassey - In December 2016, Bassey starred in a 60-minute BBC broadcast hosted by David Walliams


2017

In 2017, Walliams guest presented five episodes of "The Nightly Show" for ITV. His book, Ratburger, will be made into a one-off drama for Sky1 add something

 

Jeff Bergman - He was announced as the host of the 2017 final , replacing David Walliams

 

Sheridan Smith - In December 2017, Smith starred as evil step-mum, Sheila in the television adaptation of David Walliams' children's book, "Ratburger"


2018

On Thursday 18th January 2018, Walliams hosted the President's Club annual charity fundraising dinner add something

 

The event was featured in a Financial Times article on 23rd January 2018, where Maddison Marriage, an under-cover jounalist for the Financail Times who attended the event, explained "Over the course of six hours, many of the hostesses were subjected to groping, lewd comments and repeated requests to join diners in bedrooms elsewhere in the Dorchester add something

 

On Thursday 18 January 2018, Walliams hosted the President's Club annual charity fundraising dinner add something

 

The event was featured in a Financial Times article on 23 January 2018, where Maddison Marriage, an undercover journalist for the Financial Times who attended the event, explained "Over the course of six hours, many of the hostesses were subjected to groping, lewd comments and repeated requests to join diners in bedrooms elsewhere in the Dorchester add something

 

" On 24 January 2018, Walliams made statements on Twitter about his involvement in the event, in two separate "tweets": "Last Thursday night I hosted the Presidents Club annual charity fundraiser add something

 

Walliams' latest children's novel, "The Ice Monster", was published in November 2018 add something


2019

Walliams' latest children's novel, "Fing", was published in February 2019 add something

 

Guy Chambers - In 2019, it was announced that Chambers and Williams would be working on the music for "The Boy in the Dress" at the Royal Shakespeare Company, adapted from the David Walliams book for the stage by Mark Ravenhill

 

Mark Ravenhill - In 2019, it was announced that Ravenhill will adapt "The Boy in the Dress" by David Walliams for performance by the Royal Shakespeare Company