David Edward Williams OBE is an English comedian, actor, writer, and television personality. He is best known for his work with Matt Lucas on the BBC sketch comedy series Rock Profile and Little Britain. Walliams is also a writer of children’s books, having sold more than 37 million copies worldwide. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to charity and the arts.
About David Walliams in brief
David Edward Williams OBE is an English comedian, actor, writer, and television personality. He is best known for his work with Matt Lucas on the BBC sketch comedy series Rock Profile and Little Britain. Walliams is also a writer of children’s books, having sold more than 37 million copies worldwide. His charity work includes swimming the English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar and River Thames, raising millions of pounds for the BBC charity Sport Relief. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to charity and the arts. In 2015, he starred as Tommy Beresford in the BBC drama series Partners in Crime. He has won the award for Best TV Judge for his. work on Britain’s Got Talent at the 2015, 2018 and 2019 National Television Awards. In 2005, he, Simon Pegg, Lucy Davis and Lauren Laverne starred in the video for Charlotte Hatherley’s single. “Bastardo’’. In 2007, he returned to non-comedy television, garnering positive reviews for his portrayal of a suave and dangerous manipulator in Stephen Poliakoff’s Capturing Mary. In 2010, he appeared with Paul Rudd and Steve Carell in the comedy Dinner for Schmucks. He played the strange mole-like alien Gibbis in the sixth series of Doctor Who, in the episode ‘The God Complex’ in 2011. In 2012, he narrated Are You Having a Laugh? TV and Disability on BBC Two, and the ITV2 series Top Dog Model.
He appeared in two episodes of the series Blandings as an efficiency expert hired to serve as Lord Emsworth’s secretary. In 2014, he created and co-wrote The Tourister, which he also starred in along with Catherine Tate and Stephen Hawking. In June 2015, it was announced that Big School would not be returning for a third series. In March 2014,Walliams narrated a short video for the charity, Electrical Safety First, featuring the character Charley from the Charley Charley Says educational films. He also starred as a nun in the film Pip, along with Stephen Hawking and Catherine de la Tour. In April 2012 WalliamS appeared in an episode of ITV’s Perspectives programme entitled “The Genius of Dahl”. He changed his stage name from David Williams when he joined college Equity, as there was already a member named David Williams. He performed in the Big Finish Productions Doctor Who audio play Phantasmagoria, written by Mark Gatiss in 1999. In 2013, he presented a documentary on James Bond, entitled David Wallliams: My Life with James Bond. He starred in two series of the BBC One sitcom Big School, playing the role of chemistry teacher Keith Church. In the series Big School, he also co- wrote and starred as Catherine de La Tourister in the series The Big Tourister. The series also featured Catherine Tate, Andy Todd and Andy Todd.