(February 3, 1970-) is an English actor who would be the king of Hey, It's That Guy!
if not for the fact that he does most of his work under costumes and special effects makeup. Since his debut playing Wicket W. Warrick in Return of the Jedi
at the age of twelve and his Star-Making Role
at the age of eighteen, he has gone on to play roles in many major franchises, including two different versions of The Chronicles of Narnia
and he played three different characters
over the course of the Harry Potter
films. In The Nineties
, he starred in his own series of slasher films
, which may come as a surprise to fans who discovered him through his more family-friendly roles.
He stars in Ricky Gervais
' 2011 series Life's Too Short
He's 3'6", and co-founded a talent agency
that specializes in representing performers on the extreme ends of the height spectrum.
He's also recently founded his own theatre company, the Reduced Height Theatre Company
as an opportunity for short actors to get away from the panto and sci fi and fantasy roles they usually get Type Cast
in and prove their acting chops in the classical roles they usually don't play. They are currently touring the UK with a production of the classic farce See How They Run
- Star Wars: He got his start as Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi, and then later played multiple costumed aliens (along with an uncostumed cameo as part of the Podrace audience) in The Phantom Menace. He will return for The Force Awakens, though it is unlikely that he will be playing Wicket again.
- Willow as Willow Ufgood, a role that George Lucas created specifically for him after being impressed by his performance in Return of the Jedi.
- Labyrinth as a member of the Goblin Corps.
- The Leprechaun series as the Leprechaun.
- Harry Potter as Professor Filius Flitwick in every film of the series (except Deathly Hallows, Part 1), a goblin bank teller in the first film, and Griphook in the final two.
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as the body of Marvin the Depressed Android. (Alan Rickman played the character's voice.)
- The Chronicles of Narnia as Reepicheep and Glimfeather in the 1980s BBC miniseries, and as Nikabrik in the 2000s film series.
- Merlin as Grettir the Bridge-Keeper, a quintessential example of a One-Scene Wonder.
- Doctor Who as Porridge, the Emperor of an entire galaxy who goes undercover to enjoy freedom and excitement for a while.
- In 2013 he guest-hosted Have I Got News for You.
- Himself in Ashens And The Quest For The Game Child; he's the man behind the Silver Skull's mask. Considering the Silver Skull is abnormally tall, Stuart Ashen is rather surprised at this development.