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Name: David Walliams
DOB: 20 August 1971
Birth Place: Banstead, Surrey, United Kingdom
Claim to fame: Little Britain funnyman and actor
- David went to the same school as Fatboy Slim and Ray Mears
- In July 2006 he swam the English Channel for the charity Sport Relief
- David has made cameo appearances in Neighbours, Eastenders and Marple
- He is 6' 3" tall
Off-kilter comedian and Little Britain star David studied drama at the National Youth Theatre, where he met his future comedy BFF Matt Lucas. The pair both studied drama at Bristol University alongside Walliam’s future pal and co-star Simon Pegg.
His first TV appearance was as The Lift, that’s right, he played a lift, in the CBBC kid’s gameshow Incredible Games in 1994. He’s gone on to star in just about every cult British comedy series, including Vic and Bob’s Bang Bang, It’s Reeves and Mortimer and Black Books, playing terrifying conceptual artist Vulva in an episode of Spaced.
He teamed up with Matt Lucas to write and star in the smash hit comedy sketch show Little Britain from 2003. Three series, one-off specials, live tours and a US version all followed and the pair became major comedy stars.
Alongside comedy, David has taken on serious acting roles, treading the boards in a Harold Pinter play, playing Frankie Howard in a TV biopic, and starring in the period drama Capturing Mary, as well as Hollywood movies Run, Fat Boy, Run and Dinner for Schmucks alongside Steve Carell.
David has also published a series of critically-acclaimed children’s books, including The Boy in the Dress and Mr. Stink, illustrated by Roald Dahl’s illustrator of choice, Quentin Blake.
Establishing himself as something of a ladykiller with a penchant for glamour models, David dated Patsy Kensit, Abi Titmuss, Emily Scott and Geri Halliwell before marrying Dutch model Lara Stone in May 2010.