Fast Facts

  • Changed his last name from Williams to Walliams after discovering there was already a David Williams in the actor's trade union.
  • Met Little Britain co-creator Matt Lucas when both attended the National Youth Theater. The pair debuted on stage together in 1995 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
  • Swam across the English Channel and the Strait of Gibraltar for charity. 
  • Is the author of the children's book The Boy in the Dress (2008).
  • Was stalked by an obsessed fan over a four-year period. The woman was later committed to a psychiatric hospital.


  • 2015, National Television Awards — TV Judge: Winner


  • Peter Williams — Father
  • Julie — Sister
  • Lara Stone — Wife
  • Kathleen Williams — Mother


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


  • Birth Name: David Williams
  • Birth Place: Banstead, Surrey, England
  • Profession: Actor
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