Size Matters Not: The Extraordinary Life and Career of Warwick Davis

Size Matters Not: The Extraordinary Life and Career of Warwick Davis

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The life and times of Warwick Davis, star of Ricky Gervais's forthcoming sitcom, Life's Too Short

Actors work their entire careers hoping to achieve the kind of cult movie hero status that Davis achieved at the age of eleven playing Wicket W. Warrick, the lead Ewok in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. In this lively and down-to-earth memoir, Davis offers personal stories on the making of some of the most popular films of the last few decades—including the Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Leprechaun movie franchises, among many others—and shares the unique perspective of life as experienced by someone with a one-in-a-million genetic condition.

  • The real life of the man who helped destroy a Death Star, saved a princess, defeated an evil sorceress, taught magic to Harry Potter, became a Jedi Master, and embodied a mass murdering, gold-obsessed leprechaun—the one and only Warwick Davis
  • Warwick Davis's honest look at the highs and lows of life as an actor and pop culture icon, from his screen debut in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi to his starring role in Ricky Gervais's forthcoming sitcom, Life's Too Short
  • Includes behind-the-scenes stories, from sweltering inside a furry Ewok costume and filling in for R2-D2 to sliding down a glacier at Mach 2 with Val Kilmer and getting kicked in the face by Ricky Gervais (again and again)
  • Features a foreword by George Lucas, who has been friends with Davis for almost three decades

Both refreshingly frank and highly entertaining, this book will help you see what life is like when it really is too short.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470914663
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 1,098,044
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Warwick A. Davis made his screen debut as Wicket the Ewok in 1983's Return of the Jedi. His extremely rare condition has led to a career as the world's leading little actor. He also runs Willow Management, an agency representing actors below five feet and above seven feet in height, and lives in Peterborough, England, with his wife, Sam, and their two children, Annabelle and Harrison.

Table of Contents

Foreword by George Lucas xi

Prologue Expecting Someone Taller xiii

One E Eetee, Eetee Chiutatal Bok Ootu Ootu Chuu-Ock 1

Two An Ewok Is Born 17

Three Just Me and Princess Leia 35

Four The Caravan of Courage 51

Five Return of the Ewok 65

Six Starman in My Caravan 75

Seven Skating for Spielberg 83

Eight Heroes Come in All Sizes 99

Nine Oh, Rats! 135

Ten Hiii-Hoooooooo! 145

Eleven Willow’s Shotgun Wedding 161

Twelve Lep in the Hood 181

Thirteen Love and Biscuits 205

Fourteen Annabelle 215

Fifteen The Little Menace 221

Sixteen The Half Monty 243

Seventeen Guess Who’s Back? 255

Eighteen Pottering About 265

Nineteen Luck of the Irish 279

Twenty For the Love of Cheese 295

Twenty-One Paranoid Android 303

Twenty-Two A Little Extra 321

Twenty-Three My Wonderful World 347

Epilogue The Moral of the Story 365

Beyond the A New Beginning 369


A Small Tribute 389

Acknowledgments 391

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Size Matters Not: The Extraordinary Life and Career of Warwick Davis 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wasn't Warwick Davis also in the Harry Potter films as Griphook the goblin and Professor Flitwick?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the guy that played the ewok that princess leia met in the empire strikes back. He's really funny, too!!