David Walliams Biography

David Walliams (David Edward Williams) was born on 20th August 1971 in London Borough of Merton, United Kingdom. He is a comedian, actor, talent-show judge and author.

David Walliams Early Life – David Walliams Childhood

David Walliams was born in Merton, London. He is the son of Peter Williams, a London Transport engineer, and Kathleen Williams, a lab technician, and grew up in Banstead, Surrey.

Walliams was educated at Collingwood Boys’ School in Wallington, and Reigate Grammar School in Surrey, where he was a contemporary of Robert Shearman. From 1989 to 1992, he studied at the University of Bristol, where he resided at Manor Hall and graduated with Bachelor of Arts (Drama). During university holidays in 1990, Walliams performed with the National Youth Theatre, where he met future comedy partner and friend Matt Lucas.

David Walliams Age

He was born on 20th August 1971 in London Borough of Merton, United Kingdom.

David Walliams Parents

He is the son of Peter Williams, a London Transport engineer, and Kathleen Williams, a lab technician.

David Walliams Family

His parents are Peter Williams a London Transport engineer, he died in 2008 due to an aggressive form of liver cancer. His mother is Kathleen Williams, a lab technician.

David Walliams Wife

In 2009 he began dating Dutch model Lara Stone.On 20 January 2010, they announced their engagement. They got married on 16th May 2010 and ere married at central London’s Claridge’s Hotel. On 9 September 2015, Walliams filed for divorce from Stone, citing “unreasonable behaviour”. The couple were granted a decree nisi the next day, making the marriage null and void six weeks after the date of filing.

David Walliams Divorce

On 9 September 2015, Walliams filed for divorce from Stone, citing “unreasonable behaviour”. The couple were granted a decree nisi the next day; the marriage was formally dissolved six weeks after the date of filing.

David Walliams Kids – David Walliams Child

In December 2012, the couple announced that Stone was pregnant with their first child and on 6 May 2013, Stone gave birth to their son, Alfred Williams.


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David Walliams Sister

He has a sister, Julie Williams.

David Walliams Contact – David Walliams Address

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David Walliams Awards

Walliams was given a special award in recognition of his sporting efforts for charity. On 6 November 2006, Walliams won the Pride of Britain Award for “The Most Influential Public Figure” as he raised more than £1.5 million swimming the channel for the Sport Relief charity. In July 2006, he became Patron of ‘Cardiac Risk in the Young’.

In September 2011 Walliams won the Lincolnshire Young People’s Book Award in the 9-11-year-old category with his book, Mr Stink. At the 2012 National Television Awards, Walliams won the ‘Landmark Achievement Award’, for his television career and achievements for Sport Relief. In December 2012 he won the Specsavers National Book Awards “Children’s Book of the Year” for Ratburger.

In December 2013 he won the Specsavers National Book Awards “Children’s Book of the Year” for Demon Dentist. In December 2014 he won the Specsavers National Book Awards “Children’s Book of the Year” for Awful Auntie. Awful Auntie also won the 2014 Specsavers National Book Awards “Audiobook of the Year”. Walliams won the award for Best TV Judge at the 2015 National Television Awards.

David Walliams Books

  • 2011: Gangsta Granny
  • 2012: Ratburger
  • 2008: The Boy in the Dress
  • 2009: Mr Stink
  • 2014: Awful Auntie
  • 2010: Billionaire Boy
  • 2013: Demon Dentist
  • 2015: Grandpa’s Great Escape
  • 2016: The World’s Worst Children
  • 2017: The World’s Worst Children 2
  • 2015: The Bear Who Went Boo!
  • 2016: There’s a Snake in My School! (Read Aloud by David Walliams)
  • 2017: The World of David Walliams
  • 2017: Blob
  • 2012: Camp David
  • 2006: Inside Little Britain
  • 2015: Mr Mingin: (Mr Stink in Scots)
  • 2017: Untitled Picture
  • 2017: Bad Dad
  • 2004: Little Britain: The Complete Radio Series
  • 2015: Hipo Cyntaf Ar y Lleuad, Yr / the First Hippo on the Moon
  • Mamie gangster
  • 2005: Little Britain
  • 2013: The World of David Walliams 3 Book Collection (The Boy in the Dress, Mr Stink, Billionaire Boy)
  • 2013: The World of David Walliams 4 Book Collection (The Boy in the Dress, Mr Stink, Billionaire Boy, Gangsta Granny)
  • 2014: The First Hippo on the Moon
  • 2013: The Slightly Annoying Elephant (Read Aloud by David Walliams)
  • 2015: The Queen’s Orang-Utan (Read Aloud by David Walliams)
  • 2004: Little Britain: The Complete Scripts and Stuff

David Walliams Children’s Books

  • 2008: The Boy in the Dress
  • 2009: Mr Stink
  • Boy 2010: Billionaire
  • 2011: Gangsta Granny
  • 2012: Ratburger
  • 2013: Demon Dentist
  • 2014: Awful Auntie
  • 2015: Grandpa’s Great Escape
  • 2016: The World’s Worst Children
  • 2016: The Midnight Gang
  • 2017: “Bad Dad”

David Walliams Audio Books

  • Bad Dad
  • Ratburger
  • The World of David Walliams CD Story
  • The Boy in the Dress
  • Mr.Stink
  • Billionaire Boy
  • Gangsta Granny
  • Demon Dentist
  • Grandpa’s Great Escape
  • The Midnight Gang
  • The World of David Walliams: Bumper
  • Awful Auntie
  • The World’s Worst Children

David Walliams Book Movies

  • The Boy in the Dress
  • Mr Stink
  • Billionaire Boy
  • Gangsta Granny
  • Ratburger
  • Demon Dentist
  • Awful Auntie
  • Grandpa’s Great Escape
  • The World’s Worst Children
  • The Midnight Gang
  • The World’s Worst Children 2
  • Bad Dad

David Walliams Movies

  • 2010: Dinner for Schmucks
  • 2014: Pudsey the Dog: The Movie
  • 2007: Stardust
  • 2012: Great Expectations
  • 2010: Marmaduke
  • 2008: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • 2013: The Look of Love
  • 2007: Capturing Mary
  • 2007: Run Fatboy Run
  • 2013: Gangsta Granny
  • 2005: A Cock and Bull Story
  • 2005: Stoned
  • 2012: Room on the Broom
  • 2013: Justin and the Knights of Valour
  • 2007: Virgin Territory
  • Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than Me
  • 2012: Mr Stink
  • 1999: Plunkett & Macleane
  • 2011: The Itch of the Golden Nit
  • 1997: Dennis Pennis R.I.P.
  • 2002: Cruise of the Gods
  • 1997: Clancy’s Kitchen
  • 2003: Hello Friend
  • 2009: Journey of the Childmen: The Mighty Boosh on Tour
  • 2016: Revolting Rhymes Part Two
  • 2010: The One Ronnie
  • 2007: When a Man Falls in the Forest
  • 2016: Billionaire Boy
  • 1998: Humdrum
  • Daniel and Abraham

David Walliams TV Shows

  • Since 2007: Britain’s Got Talent
  • 2003 – 2005: Little Britain
  • Since 2015: Walliams & Friend
  • 2010 – 2011: Come Fly with Me
  • Since 1985: EastEnders
  • 2013 – 2014: Big School
  • 2008: Little Britain USA
  • 2015: Partners in Crime
  • Since 1979: Blankety Blank
  • 1999 – 2009: Rock Profile
  • 1996 – 1997: Mash and Peas
  • 1998 – 1999: Sir Bernard’s Stately Homes
  • 2011 – 2012: The Royal Bodyguard
  • 2000: The Strangerers
  • 2004 – 2007: Samantha oups!
  • 1994 – 1995: Incredible Games
  • 1987 – 2007: French and Saunders
  • 1993 – 1998: Games World
  • 2000 – 2002: Attachments
  • 2000 – 2002: Time Gentlemen Please
  • Since 1998: Alexei Sayle’s Merry-Go-Round
  • 2002 – 2005: Look Around You
  • Since 1996: Asylum
  • 2012: Top Dog Model
  • 2005: Monkey Trousers
  • 2011: Wall of Fame
  • Since 2001: World of Pub
  • 2001: Baddiel’s Syndrome
  • Since 2002: Ted and Alice
  • 1999: Boyz Unlimited
  • 2008: New Hero of Comedy
  • 2016: Revolting Rhymes Part Two
  • 2011: Zie Ze Vliegen
  • Since 2004: Barking!
  • 2001: High Stakes

David Walliams Interview

Source: BBC UK

What was the inspiration for Mr Stink?

David Walliams: Well I suppose the starting point was ‘how much could you love somebody that really really stank?’ A friend of mine told me a story about how they used to see an old lady on their way to school, and her mum stopped to give her a lift and she really smelt, so they never gave her a lift again. That got me thinking…

Had you intended for Mr Stink to be adapted for TV?

David Walliams: I had only hoped. The good thing is when you’re adapting your own book is that you can make improvements. One of the things I did was to create more suspense. There’s a really big element we have in the TV version that we didn’t have in the book is that Mr Stink’s smell is something that you can actually see. It’s a special effect and it has powers of its own. It’s almost a character in itself and that’s one of the main reasons the show will be in 3D.

Did you enjoy adapting Mr Stink with Simon Nye?

David Walliams: I hadn’t worked with Simon before. He is a writer I really admire and of course he has a long list of brilliant comedy credits, most famously Men Behaving Badly. He made a load of brilliant brilliant changes and brought in a lot of humour that I had missed. So I was delighted.

Were you tempted to play the role of Mr Stink yourself?

David Walliams: No because I don’t think I’m a good enough actor. Hugh Bonneville is one of the nation’s favourite actors, especially because of the success of Downton, and he has proved himself to be as equally brilliant at drama as he is at comedy. There’s not many actors you can say that about. Twenty Twelve showed he was a master of comedy and most of the rest of his work shows he’s a great dramatic actor, so we were really lucky to get him. I’m sure he’s the reason many people will watch. Downton Abbey is bigger than X Factor.

Did you enjoy playing the Prime Minister?

David Walliams: When Quentin Blake did the illustrations for the book he told me he made the PM have the very worst aspects of Tony Blair and David Cameron wrapped up together. He’s a Prime Minister who is much stronger on presentation than content and he wants to use Mr Stink as a photo opportunity to make himself look good. Obviously the real Prime Minister would never do anything like that! I had a bit of fun. I’m not doing an impression of David Cameron, because I can’t do impressions anyway and I don’t want to make it overtly political because I feel all politicians are ultimately as bad as each other.

Tell us about the rest of the cast.

David Walliams: I know both Sheridan and Johnny a bit and they are both highly skilled comic actors. And Sheridan has proved herself recently to be a great dramatic actress as well. She’s the girl of the moment. And Johnny’s background is as a comedian and he’s really really funny. But also he’s got one of those faces where you really feel for him and you really love him.

I’m delighted with the children who play Chloe and Annabelle – Nell Tiger Free and Isabella Blake-Thomas. Nell who plays Chloe has one of those faces that when you see her on screen you really care for her. She’s got that quality on screen that you can’t bottle. Ultimately a lot of the emotional impact of the story rests on her shoulders. She’s got to be brilliant and fortunately she is.

Isabella proved herself to be really fun in Just William and Annabelle is really a comic part so she is perfect for that.

David Walliams: Raj is in all my books and I always wanted Harish Patel to play him. I knew him from Run Fat Boy Run, which I was in briefly, and he was hysterically funny. I was actually really star struck meeting him as he’s such a gem.

What made you cast Pudsey as Duchess?

David Walliams: I was instrumental in getting Pudsey. I’ve worked before with animals and so often you’re told ‘don’t worry the dog’s definitely going to do this’ and it never does. So I saw Ashleigh and Pudsey do three routines in Britain’s Got Talent and the dog never put a paw wrong. And he’s really lovable. – a lot of people will tune in to see Pudsey. Pudsey’s the most famous dog in England so he’s the dog we want in our film.

What will you be watching at Christmas?

David Walliams: What I look forward to are the treats that aren’t on at any other time of year. You often get some real gems like the Borrowers. While the book Mr Stink was aimed at children the TV version is very much aimed at families. The great thing about Christmas TV is that you tend to watch it all together and so it’s got to be something that has a broad appeal.

What are you expectations for the TV version of Mr Stink?

David Walliams: Well I hope it will make you laugh and make you cry. There is an emotional aspect to the story especially in the hands of these brilliant actors. At the read-through I had tears in my eyes listening to Hugh read the scripts. So hopefully it will have that effect and I think at Christmas you feel like you want to watch something which has emotional impact, don’t you?

The message of Mr Stink is to treat other people with kindness, whoever they are. It’s quite metaphorical and it’s a good one for Christmas. At Christmas if you’re lucky enough to be surrounded by your family, you are made aware about those people who don’t have that for whatever reason. Personally I can’t help feeling a sense of guilt for having a fortunate life and also a desire to help other people. So I think that’s the message of the book.

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