David WalliamsEnglish comedian. Born 20 August 1971
David Walliams Biography (Wikipedia)
David Walliams OBE (born David Edward Williams; 20 August 1971) is an English comedian, actor, writer, and television personality. He is best known for his work with Matt Lucas on the BBC sketch comedy series Rock Profile (1999–2000, 2009), Little Britain (2003–2007, 2020), and Come Fly With Me (2010-2011). Since 2012, Walliams has been a judge on the television talent show competition Britain's Got Talent on ITV. He is also a writer of children's books, having sold more than 37 million copies worldwide.
Walliams played the role of Greville White in the Stephen Poliakoff film Capturing Mary (2007). He wrote and starred in two series of the BBC One sitcom Big School (2013–2014), playing the role of chemistry teacher Keith Church. In 2015, Walliams starred as Tommy Beresford in the BBC series Partners in Crime, and wrote and starred in his own sketch comedy series Walliams & Friend.
Walliams began writing children's novels in 2008 after securing a contract with the publisher HarperCollins. His books have been translated into 53 languages, and he has been described as "the fastest growing children's author in the UK", with a literary style compared to that of Roald Dahl. Some of his books have been adapted into television films. Walliams was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to charity and the arts. His charity work includes swimming the English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar and River Thames, raising millions of pounds for the BBC charity Sport Relief.
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