What is the net worth of Warwick Davis?
Warwick Davis is an English actor and television presenter who has a net worth of $10 million. Davis has amassed a number of film credits throughout his career, starting with Star Wars at the age of 11. He is also known for his role as Professor Filius Flitwick in the “Harry Potter” franchise. In terms of television roles, he has appeared in shows such as ‘Life’s Too Short’, ‘Celebrity Squares’ and ‘Tenable’. Davis is the highest-grossing supporting actor of all time, largely due to his appearances in the “Harry Potter” and “Star Wars” films.
Warwick Ashley Davis was born on February 3, 1970 in Epson, Surrey, England. Davis was born with spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia, which is considered a rare form of dwarfism. This disorder is not the same as “normal” dwarfism. At the age of 11, Warwick’s grandmother heard a radio advertisement for a casting call catering to people who were under four feet tall. The audition was for Return of the Jedi.
By the time he auditioned for Return of the Jedi, Warwick was already a huge Star Wars fan. Originally cast as an Ewok extra, Davis felt it was a dream come true to be a part of the sci-fi franchise he loved so much. However, Warwick was given an even bigger role in the film as he was cast as the new ‘Wicket’. This particular Ewok is the one that Leia and Luke interact with during several scenes in Return of the Jedi.
Davis was given this opportunity because the original actor who went on to play “Wicket” became ill during filming. Noticing how natural Davis appeared in his Ewok costume, George Lucas cast him as the new “Wicket”. This would prove to be the catalyst for Warwick’s acting career. Among other things, Davis stood out in his Ewok costume, cocking his head to the side whenever he saw something odd—something he’d seen his dog do. After “Return of the Jedi,” Warwick reprized his role as Wicket in TV movies such as “Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure” and “Ewoks: The Battle for Endor.”
Davis’ next major role was in “Willow” opposite Val Kilmer. The film was produced by George Lucas and Warwick played the lead role. While Davis’ performance was praised by critics, the film itself received mixed reviews due to a “generic” storyline. However, it received two Academy Award nominations. After “Willow,” Warwick appeared in television series such as “The Chronicles of Narnia,” “Prince Caspian,” “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” “The Silver Chari” and “Zorro.”
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In 1993, he played the role of the villain in the horror film “Leprechaun”. The film also starred Jennifer Aniston and spawned five sequels. Davis also played a more family-friendly spirit in “A Very Unlucky Leprechaun.” In 1999, Warwick returned to the Star Wars franchise with 1999’s Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, playing a total of four roles, including Yoda in some scenes.
Davis’ next major role was Professor Filius Flitwick, which he played in the various “Harry Potter” films. He also played the leprechaun Griphook in two of the films. Throughout the 2000s, he also appeared in TV series such as “Extras”, “Life’s Too Short” and “Celebrity Scissorhands”. Other film roles during this period included ‘Skinned Deep’, ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’, ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian’ and others. In terms of stage work, he also starred in the pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and the musical Spamalot.
In 2015, Davis returned to the Star Wars universe again, appearing in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” In 2016, he became the host of the show “Tenable”. That year, he booked another role in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” He finally came full circle reprising his role as Wicket in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” This means that Davis has played more characters in Star Wars films than any other actor in history.
While most dwarfism is caused by achondroplasia, Davis suffers from a much rarer condition known as congenital spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia (SED). Warwick suffers from joint problems and painful hips as a result of these disorders.
Davis and his wife Samantha have one child together, Annabelle Davis. Annabelle has also pursued a career in entertainment and stars in ‘The Dumping Ground’. Unfortunately, the couple’s first two children died after birth from a fatal combination of SED and achondroplasia (Samantha has this of the following disorders).
Warwick is the co-founder of Little People UK, a charity for families dealing with dwarfism.
Warwick has a number of properties, most of which are located in England. He was once ‘kicked out’ of his London home after being harassed by fans who found out his address. Another problem arose in connection with his home in Peterborough. After moving from London to this more secluded area in 2013, he ran into another problem with the local population after his caravan was stolen. This prompted him to build a 6-foot wall around his property to deter future thieves.
Unfortunately, he needed permission from the council before he could build this wall. Locals have criticized the plans, claiming it was “too harsh” and out of keeping with the architecture of the surrounding area. Because of this, Warwick had to change their plans and create a Weldmesh fence combined with hedges and gates. Those secondary plans were approved.
He originally listed his Peterborough property for £455,000, which included a three-bedroom house at the time. Soon enough, Davis tore down the house and built a much more expansive seven-bedroom residence that includes a theater, recording booth, and elevator. This residence is reportedly worth £7 million.