Part actor, part sports superman, David Walliams has created the biggest success in recent BBC comedy history, Little Britain.
Most of Walliams' significant work has been created with Matt Lucas, his writing and performing partner.
They inhabited a huge collection of nightmare characters in Rock Profile, and after detouring in the country-house comedy Sir Bernard's Stately Homes created Little Britain on Radio 4 and BBC 2.
Of the huge range of utter weirdoes played by Walliams on the show, the most endearing is Sebastian Love, the aide of Anthony Head's Blairesque PM, utterly in love with his boss and jealous of anyone touching him.
Acting on film and TV must take second place to the huge success of a broadcasting and live-tour phenomenon such as Little Britain.
Walliams has however fitted in a lot around his comedy schedule, with appearances in Attachments, Black Books, Hustle and Spaced as well as films like A Cock and Bull Story, Shaun of the Dead and Virgin Territory.
Currently developing his own sitcom, Home, Walliams' biggest recent story outside Little Britain is unquestionably his Channel swim, which he achieved in an astounding 10hrs 34mins and put himself in the top 50 such swims in history.
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