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Saturday 14 December 2019

Warwick: New TV show not like work

Warwick Davis said Life's Too Short was not like work
Warwick Davis said Life's Too Short was not like work

Warwick Davis has said making his new sitcom Life's Too Short with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant is so fun it's not like work.

The Office and Extras duo have written and directed the observational comedy - which will air on BBC2 in October - starring Warwick as himself in an exaggerated look at his life as dwarf actor.

Warwick revealed: "They're terrific. Ricky wants me to say he's a genius - he is ingenious."

He went on: "Both of them are brilliant. The most brilliant directors, fabulous writers.

"We're just having such fun working on the project as well. It's kind of not like a job, we go in and have some fun for a few hours and create entertaining television hopefully."

The 41-year-old Willow star appears in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows II as both good guy Professor Flitwick and evil goblin Griphook.

He said: "That is great, when you get to play two characters and they're at opposite ends of the emotional spectrum.

"And what's great playing two characters is when one dies the other one's still alive in the movie, so that's always good as well.

"But Griphook was an amazing character to play. When I read the seventh book I thought 'If they make this movie I so wanna play Griphook'. 'Cause we never knew if we were going to get all the way through them.

"And I was fortunate to be asked to do it and David Yates and I had a really great time creating him and I'm hoping the audience will enjoy him as a character."

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