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Warwick Davis

Kirsty Young's castaway is the actor Warwick Davis, who chooses the eight records he would take with him to a desert island.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the actor Warwick Davis.

His career began thanks to his grandmother who heard a radio advert calling for short people to be in the latest of George Lucas's Star Wars films.
He played his first role as an Ewok in Star Wars when he was 11 years old and found himself on set with his childhood heroes. Since then he's worked on all the Harry Potter films, appeared in TV sitcoms, documentaries, horror movies, quiz shows and Christmas pantomimes.

Born with Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia Congenita (SED), a rare disorder of bone growth which results in dwarfism, the view of his doctors was that he'd be wheelchair bound and unlikely to live beyond his teens. Now in his mid-forties, he is married with two children of his own.

Producer: Sarah Taylor.

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45 minutes

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Fri 17 Jun 2016 09:00

Music Played

  • John Williams

    Main Title (The Story Continues)

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • Return of the Jedi: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
    • RCA Victor.
  • White Plains

    When You Are a King

    • My Baby Loves Lovin’.
    • Deram.
  • Jean-Michel Jarre

    Oxygène Part IV

    • The Essential Jean-Michel Jarre.
    • Polydor.
  • Club Nouveau

    Lean On Me

    • Life, Love & Pain.
    • Warner Bros..
  • Phil Collins

    A Groovy Kind Of Love

    • Buster – The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
    • Virgin Records Ltd..
  • Paul Young

    Every Time You Go Away

    • The Essential Paul Young.
    • Sony.

    • Jon Hopkins

      Monsters Theme

      • Monsters (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
      • Double Six Records.
  • Monty Python

    Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life

    • Monty Python Sings.
    • Virgin Records.

    The Guinness Book of Records


    Pen & paper


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Warwick Davis
Producer Sarah Taylor


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