Size Matters Not

  • by Warwick Davis
  • Narrated by Gideon Emery
  • 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"Hi! Believe it or not, I'm a world famous actor. No really, I am. Let me explain…. You may not recognize my name - or my face for that matter - but it's very likely you've seen me at work. I've managed to cram quite a bit into my 30-year acting career. In fact, I've helped put more bums on cinema seats than Will Smith or Tom Hanks. Who else can say that they've helped destroy a Death Star? Defeated an evil sorceress? Taught magic to Harry Potter? Become a Jedi Master? Reluctantly hitchhiked across the galaxy in search of the answer to the Ultimate Question? Or embarked (six times, no less) on a psychotic killing spree as a gold-obsessed leprechaun?
"I've also performed in a jazz club with the late, great Ray Charles, been kicked in the head by Ricky Gervais (23 times), and have successfully navigated the Peterborough one-way system on more than one occasion. You may also have noticed that, at three-foot-six, I am ever so slightly below average height. My genes are arranged in a vaguely peculiar manner, which means I have a disorder that no one can pronounce (spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita - go on, try!) and very few people understand. This has thrown up its own trials and tribulations - particularly when my wife and I tried to start a family - but also in an everyday kind of way: surviving a supermarket shopping trip, getting into fights with drunks, that sort of thing.
"So, without further preamble - except to add that George Lucas, Carrie Fisher, Val Kilmer, Ron Howard, Ricky Gervais (amongst others) have chipped in - I urge you, discerning listener, to download and discover what life is like when it really is too short. At the very least, George Lucas will finally explain why there really is no underwear in space - and who wouldn't want to know that?"
—Warwick Davis

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Sincere and heart-warming

After going on a "Leprechaun" bender with friends, we really came to appreciate the relentless enthusiasm and commitment of Warwick Davis to his character, despite the absurdity and decreasing sanity of the franchise. I was vaguely aware that Davis had had a few other A-list movie roles and after discovering that he's been in all of my favorite movies, I couldn't *not* read his auto-biography!

And it was even better than I had expected. Mr. Davis' writers voice is kind, direct, unpretentious and full of natural wonder. As he describes his entry into the world of acting the listener can't help but be swept away by his enthusiasm and excitement. All of the behind-the-scenes descriptions of Star Wars are a delight and before long you find yourself really rooting for him and enjoying such a splendid career unfolding for such a hardworking actor.

Davis shares his obstacles and challenges as an actor and as a little person without candy coating, yet rarely voices an unkind word about his colleagues - a real class act.

The behind-the-scenes stories about Leprechaun were almost as funny as the films themselves. And the post-epilogue story about his last day on set of Harry Potter was so heart-warming. I imagine it's rare for an actor to also be a talented storyteller, so this memoir far exceeded my expectations.

Recommended for fans of any sci-fi / fantasy / comedy-horror in which Warwick Davis has acted. A treat both as a fan of Warwick Davis' work and the films he helped bring to life.
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- Eleanor

Insightful glance into a talented acti's life

Davis shares his triumphs and heart aches. He is engaging, even arresting, in his performance. Worthwhile and entertaining read. Reommended.
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- Michael Parker

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-15-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.