David Walliams

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  • Birth Name: David Edward Williams
  • Birth Place: Merton, London, England
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Changed his last name from Williams to Walliams after discovering that there was already a David Williams in the actor's trade union.
  • Met Little Britain co-creator Matt Lucas when they both attended the National Youth Theater. The pair debuted on stage together in 1995 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
  • Swam across the English Channel in 2006 and the Strait of Gibraltar in 2008, both feats for charity. 
  • Was stalked by an obsessed fan over a four-year period, who was later sectioned under the Mental Health Act in 2008.
  • Has written numerous children's books including The Boy in the Dress (2008), Mr Stink (2009), Billionaire Boy (2010) and Gangsta Granny (2011).
  • During his judging of the show Britain's Got Talent in 2015, he was voted the nation's favourite television judge.

Awards

  • 2015, National Television Awards — TV Judge: Winner
  • 2017, National Television Awards — TV Judge: Nominee

Relationships

  • Alfred Walliams — Son
  • Lara Stone — Ex-wife
  • Kathleen Williams — Mother
  • Peter Williams — Father
  • Julie Williams — Sister

College

  • University of Bristol, Bristol, England (BA in Drama, 1992)

Details

  • Birth Name: David Edward Williams
  • Birth Place: Merton, London, England
  • Profession: Actor

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