Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

I Never Quite Know What'ss Next. Life'next. Life's Never Boring ; Warwick Davis, 44, Has Featured in Some of the Most Successful Movies of All Time, Including Star Wars and Harry Potter Films. Fresh from Starring in Panto at Manchester's Opera House, He Talks to ROGER CROW about Narrating New TV Series Planet's Got Talent; Fronting Celebrity Squares and Returning to That Galaxy Far, Far Away

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

I Never Quite Know What'ss Next. Life'next. Life's Never Boring ; Warwick Davis, 44, Has Featured in Some of the Most Successful Movies of All Time, Including Star Wars and Harry Potter Films. Fresh from Starring in Panto at Manchester's Opera House, He Talks to ROGER CROW about Narrating New TV Series Planet's Got Talent; Fronting Celebrity Squares and Returning to That Galaxy Far, Far Away

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What's the most unusual thing you've seen while narrating Planet's Got Talent? I HAVEN'T done all of them yet so I haven't got the full spectrum in my mind, but the most odd one was someone who could eat straws - he could put 243 straws in his mouth.

Now I don't know what he was thinking when he thought it was a good idea to go on a talent show with that, and how do you discover you can do that? A long wait for a meal perhaps.

Who has been your favourite Britain's Got Talent contestant? PAUL POTTS. He was an ordinary guy that just had this brilliant talent. Had it not been for the show, he would never have been discovered. That's a good example of what the show is capable of.

You were successful in the Star Wars and and W Harry Potter films, but these days your career is stratospheric... IT IS interesting, yeah. My days are very varied at the moment, let's just put it that way. I never quite know what's next. That's what's exciting about being a performer; the phone can ring and there's another opportunity. I'm thrilled the opportunities are so varied and there are new challenges. It's never boring.

Life's Too Short proved you have a gift for comedy. Do you ever fancy doing stand-up? WELL I dabble in it. I've often been asked to do Channel 4's Comedy Gala, and I do the opening with Alan Carr, and then they go: 'Will you introduce an act?'.

The first time I did it, I went out there and thought, 'I'm just going to try a bit of stand-up; I've got 15,000 people as an audience and I've got all these other brilliant comedians going out and doing their thing - I'll have a go at this'.

I did five minutes and it really went well. It's so exciting because it's one of the most terrifying things you can do, and what was interesting, some of these comics who I admire and have been in the business for years, they are visibly anxious about going out there. It's not my full area of expertise yet, but I kind of enjoy it. As long as you speak about what you know, it works really well.

I've got kind of a unique perspective on the world, and also it's great to throw in material that isn't related to me being short as well, though that's a bit of a curveball, and that's what people don't expect. …

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