David WalliamsDavid Edward Williams (born 20 August 1971), known professionally as David Walliams, is an English comedian, actor, writer and television personality. He is best known for his partnership with Matt Lucas on the BBC sketch comedy series ''Rock Profile'' (1999–2000, 2009), ''Little Britain'' (2003–2007) and ''Come Fly With Me'' (2010). Since 2012, Walliams has been a judge on the television talent show competition ''Britain's Got Talent'' on ITV. He is also a writer of children's books, having sold more than 25 million copies worldwide.
Walliams played the role of Greville White in the Stephen Poliakoff film ''Capturing Mary'' (2007). He wrote and starred in two series of the BBC One sitcom ''Big School'' (2013–2014), playing the role of chemistry teacher Keith Church. In 2015, Walliams starred as Tommy Beresford in the BBC series ''Partners in Crime'', and wrote and starred in his own sketch comedy series ''Walliams & Friend.''
Walliams began writing children's novels in 2008 after securing a contract with the publisher HarperCollins. His books have been translated into 53 languages, and he has been described as "the fastest growing children's author in the UK", with a literary style compared to that of Roald Dahl. Some of his books have been adapted into television films including ''Mr Stink'' (2012), ''Gangsta Granny'' (2013), ''Billionaire Boy'' (2016), ''Ratburger'' (2017) and ''Grandpa's Great Escape'' (2017). Walliams was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to charity and the arts. His charity work includes swimming the English Channel, Strait of Gibraltar and River Thames, raising millions of pounds for the BBC charity Sport Relief. Provided by Wikipedia
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