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