Today's letter from the Editor
Today's Matrices
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Recruitment Genius: Web Marketing Specialist

Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: One of the UK's leading Renewable Energy compa...

Ashdown Group: Data Warehouse & Business Intelligence Co-ordinator

£35000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Required skills include SQL querying, SSRS, u...

Ashdown Group: C#.Net Developer - C#, ASP.Net, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, CSS

£30000 - £35000 per annum: Ashdown Group: C#.Net Developer - C#, ASP.Net, HTML...

Argyll Scott International: Senior Business Analyst- Insurance

Negotiable: Argyll Scott International: Senior Business Analyst - Insurance ...

Page 3 Profile: Warwick Davis, actor

Size isn’t everything, right?

When it comes to Warwick Davis, certainly not. After appearing in Star Wars at age 11, he’s played a series of high-profile roles, including Professor Flitwick in Harry Potter and the titular hero in 1988 film Willow. Now, he’s set to resurrect classic TV quiz show Celebrity Squares.

Featuring particularly uncool famous people?

Uh, no. Broadcast in the early 1970s and then again in the 1990s, the programme was originally hosted by Bob Monkhouse. The name derived from the set’s centrepiece: a three-by-three wall of boxes, each containing a celebrity.

Davis, question master supreme!

The jury’s out on whether we have the next Magnus Magnusson on our hands - Davis has remained tight-lipped about the reason behind the announcement - but one thing is certain: he’s a talented chap. He got into acting when his grandmother heard a radio appeal for short people to appear in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi – and ended up being cast as lead Ewok Wicket.

And these boxes of celebrities?

Imagine a noughts and crosses grid. Contestants have to guess which of the ’slebs will correctly answer Davis’s questions, make a line of three and voilà!

He’s no stranger to the, uh, small screen, is he?

He became a household name when Ricky Gervais cast him as a  megalomaniacal version of himself in sitcom mockumentary Life’s Too Short. According to Gervais, the programme was “a cross between Extras, Curb Your Enthusiasm and One Foot in the Grave, but with a dwarf”. While of Davis, he said: “Pound for pound, Warwick Davis is one of the funniest men I know.”

Any other achievements of note?

Victory in the 2013 Comic Relief celebrity episode of The Great British Bake Off, no less! All this acting business aside, he makes a mean lemon berry gâteau…

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Career Services

Day In a Page

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game
There's a Good Girl exhibition: How female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising

In pictures: There's a Good Girl exhibition

The new exhibition reveals how female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising
UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover - from advent calendars to doll's houses

UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover

It worked with cupcakes, doughnuts and macarons so no wonder someone decided to revamp the humble biscuit
Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

It's no surprise that the building game born in Sweden in 2009 and now played by millions, has imitators keen to construct their own mega money-spinner
The King's School is way ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology

Staying connected: The King's School

The school in Cambridgeshire is ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology. Richard Garner discovers how teachers and pupils stay connected
Christmas 2014: 23 best women's perfumes

Festively fragrant: the best women's perfumes

Give a loved one a luxe fragrance this year or treat yourself to a sensual pick-me-up
Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition

Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund

The Ox celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition
Billy Joe Saunders vs Chris Eubank Jnr: When two worlds collide

When two worlds collide

Traveller Billy Joe Saunders did not have a pampered public-school upbringing - unlike Saturday’s opponent Chris Eubank Jnr
Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Drifting and forgotten - turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Our partner charities help veterans on the brink – and get them back on their feet
Putin’s far-right ambition: Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU

Putin’s far-right ambition

Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU
Tove Jansson's Moominland: What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?

Escape to Moominland

What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?