David Walliams, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


David Walliams

English comedian, writer and actor

Date of Birth: 29-Jul-1971

Place of Birth: London Borough of Merton, England, United Kingdom

Profession: screenwriter, actor, writer, comedian, author, television presenter, stage actor, children's writer, novelist, television actor, film actor, autobiographer

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About David Walliams

  • David Edward Williams (born 20 August 1971), known professionally as David Walliams, is an English comedian, actor, writer, and television personality.
  • He is best known for his partnership with Matt Lucas on the BBC One sketch comedy shows Little Britain (2003-2007) and Come Fly With Me (2010).
  • Since 2012, he has been a judge on the ITV talent show Britain's Got Talent.
  • He is also a writer of children's books, having sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. Walliams was born in the London Borough of Merton and grew up in Surrey.
  • He was educated at Reigate Grammar School in Reigate, before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Drama) from the University of Bristol.
  • He began performing with the National Youth Theatre in the 1990s, where he met his comedy partner Matt Lucas.
  • From 2003 to 2007, Walliams co-wrote and co-starred in three series of the BBC sketch show Little Britain alongside Lucas.
  • The programme first aired on BBC Three before moving to the more mainstream BBC One, being deemed a critical success and hit with viewing figures. Since 2012 Walliams has been a judge on the ITV talent show Britain's Got Talent alongside Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and Simon Cowell.
  • In 2015, 2018, and 2019, he was recognised at the National Television Awards as Best Judge for his involvement in the series.
  • Walliams wrote and starred in two series of the BBC One sitcom Big School, playing the role of chemistry teacher Keith Church.
  • In 2015, he starred as Tommy Beresford in the BBC series Partners in Crime based on the Tommy and Tuppence novels by Agatha Christie.
  • His other acting credits include scenes in the Stephen Poliakoff film Capturing Mary in 2007. 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.
  • Seven of his books have been adapted into television films.
  • Walliams was awarded an OBE, for his services to charity and the arts, in 2017.
  • His charity work includes swimming the English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar and River Thames, raising millions of pounds for the BBC charity Sport Relief.

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