Warwick Davis on “Life’s Too Short”, his new play, and “Star Wars”

In a new interview from This is Local London, Warwick Davis talks about a number of his past and future roles. His career got quite a boost, he says, when he took part in Life’s Too Short, the comedy written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant in which Warwick played a fictionalized version of himself.

“Ever since doing that, my career has really taken off in television and different areas. That wasn’t the real me, but people got to know me a bit more than they had previously, and then doing An Idiot Abroad they really got to know me.”

Warwick recently finished the West End production of Spamalot. His next project is a revival of the 1940s comedy See How They Run, which will be presented by The Reduced Height Theatre Company, a company created by Warwick himself for short actors. On producing such a play, Warwick says,

“I started to think of the other actors I know, and I thought they have not had the opportunities I have. They have gone through drama school and trained and never really been challenged. There is some work out there, but it[‘s] normally playing aliens in sci-fi – which I have done as well.”

The interviewer goes on to ask whether Warwick will be involved in the new Star Wars trilogy. He has previously appeared in both The Return of the Jedi and The Phantom Menace. Warwick says he doesn’t know yet but would definitely like to.

“I’m friends with people in the art department, and I said, ‘make sure you draw lots of little characters’ […] Whether or not there will be Ewoks I don’t know, but it would be good just to have a cameo in there and have my foot in all three of the trilogies. For old times’ sake.”

See How They Run will be touring across England and Wales from February 19 to May 10. To see the tour schedule and get tickets, click here.

Catherine Lai

I have been a fan of Harry since 2000, a fan of MuggleNet since 2005, and a MuggleNet team member since 2013. I believe in the power of stories to bring people together, and nothing does that quite like Harry Potter. I live in Toronto, Canada.