X

Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

David Walliams Biography

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

Fast Facts

  • Changed his last name from Williams to Walliams after discovering that there was already a David Williams in the actors' 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, was voted the nation's favorite television judge
  • Named an Officier of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen's 2017 Birthday Honours

Relationships

  • Peter Williams -- Father
  • Kathleen Williams -- Mother
  • Julie Williams -- Sister
  • Alfred Walliams -- Son