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Dog Named David

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Mobile, AL-based option CCM duo Puppy Named David teamed performers/guitarists Andy Cloninger and John Wallace; debuting with It’s Alright, they came back in 1999 with Globe Traveler and middle-2000 saw the discharge of Acoustic Dog.

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Full Name Dog Named David
Music Songs World Traveler, How Can I Believe, Fully Yours, Legacy of Time, Red Riding Hood, Write My Own Song, Heavenly Rain, He Drives On, Wish I'd Known, Swing Low, Everybody's Beautiful, When the Rains Came, War Machine, No Freedom, Run Me Down, River of My Compromise, World Is Round, It's Alright, Circus, Trouble, In My Own Hands, Time Capsule, I Feel, Dance, Too Young, Drifting, What I Need, Set Me Free, Sleeping Beauty, Runaway Train, Pieces
Albums Acoustic Canine, World Traveler, It's alright


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#Fact
1 From 5 to 12 September 2011 swam the length of the River Thames (140 miles) and raised more than £2m for Sport Relief. In the process, he saved a dog from drowning in the river.
2 On 7 March 2008 alongside James Cracknell, swam the 12 miles (19 km) Strait of Gibraltar from Spain to Morocco, again for Sport Relief. He successfully completed the swim in just over 4½ hours.
3 In 2014, he attended the wedding of Elton John to his husband David Furnish.
4 At the Duke of York Theatre, London, performing in Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land", with Michael Gambon and David Bradley. [December 2008]
5 Friend Matt Lucas served as best man at his wedding to Lara Stone (May 2010).
6 Wrote the children's novels "The Boy in the Dress" (2008), "Mr. Stink" (2009), and "Billionaire Boy" (2010.) A musical adaptation of "Mr. Stink" by Matthew White and Matt Brind is scheduled to debut in London in May 2011.
7 Fell in love with the city Sydney when he was touring for his show Little Britain Live. He is (as of December 2008) looking at buying a Summer home there and he is considering getting either permanent Australian residence or Australian citizenship.
8 A big fan of Pet Shop Boys and Nick Cave. Cave's "The Boatman's Call" is one of his favourite albums.
9 Was an usher at comedian/actor Rob Brydon's wedding to TV producer Claire Holland.
10 His father's side of the family are related to the 'Dunbar Sisters (Boormans)' who did stage acting in America during the late 19th century after leaving London.
11 Is a huge fan of James Bond. He loves to read the series of books and watch the series of films.
12 Comic actor Steve Martin is one of his biggest influences.
13 On 4th July 2006, starting from a beach near Dover, successfully swam the 21 miles across the English Channel in 10 hours 30 minutes. He did this to help raise money for Sport Relief.
14 Has two nephews, Ben and Joe
15 First started acting at Reigate Grammar School in Surrey
16 Educated at Reigate Grammar in Surrey.
17 His father, Peter, is a Civil Engineer for London Transport, while his mother, Kathleen Williams, is a laboratory technician.
18 Raised in Surrey.
19 Studied Drama at Bristol University.
20 Has an older sister, Julie.
21 His surname is Williams, but changed it to Walliams for the Actor's Equity.
22 Has acting experience with the National Youth Theatre, where he met comedy partner Matt Lucas.
23 His best friend is comedian Jimmy Carr.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Land of Sometimes pre-production The Guardian of the Electric Volcano
Walliams & Friend 2015-2016 TV Series Various
Billionaire Boy 2016 TV Movie Mrs. Trafe
Partners in Crime 2015 TV Series Tommy Beresford
GivingTales 2015 Video Game Narrator - The Little Mermaid (voice)
The Boy in the Dress 2014 TV Movie Referee
Big School 2013-2014 TV Series Mr. Church
Pudsey the Dog: The Movie 2014 Pudsey The Dog (voice)
Gangsta Granny 2013 TV Movie Mike
Justin and the Knights of Valour 2013 Melquiades (voice)
Blandings 2013 TV Series Baxter
The Look of Love 2013 Reverend Edwyn Young
Room on the Broom 2012 TV Short Frog (voice)
Mr. Stink 2012 TV Movie Prime Minister
Great Expectations 2012 Mr. Pumblechook
The Greatest Footie Ads Ever 2012 TV Movie Lou
The Royal Bodyguard 2012 TV Series Sir Ambrose Hamilton
Doctor Who 2011 TV Series Gibbis
The Itch of the Golden Nit 2011 Short Golden Nit (voice)
Come Fly with Me 2010-2011 TV Series Melody Baines Moses Beacon Buster Bell ...
The One Ronnie 2010 TV Movie Various Characters
Dinner for Schmucks 2010 Müeller
Marmaduke 2010 Anton Harrison
Rock Profile 1999-2009 TV Series Lee Howard Donald Pete Doherty ...
Little Britain USA 2008 TV Series Various Roles
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 2008 Bulgy Bear (voice)
Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than Me 2008 TV Movie Frankie Howerd
Comic Relief Does Little Britain: Live 2007 Video Various Characters
Virgin Territory 2007 Cart Pusher
Capturing Mary 2007 TV Movie Greville White
The Bluetones: Blue Movies 2007 Video Record Company Boss (Mudslide Video)
Run, Fatboy, Run 2007 Man in Bakery
Stardust 2007 Sextus
Neighbours 2007 TV Series Lou Todd
Hotel Babylon 2007 TV Series Adrian Tintagel
Little Britain: The Video Game 2007 Video Game Various Characters (voice)
Little Britain 2003-2006 TV Series Various Roles / Jason / Sebastian / ...
Little Britain: Live 2006 Video Various Characters
Little Britain: The Game 2006 Video Game Various Characters
Marie Antoinette 2006 Hairdresser (uncredited)
Pet Shop Boys 'I'm with Stupid' 2006 Video short
Alan Partridge Presents: The Cream of British Comedy 2005 Video Mr. Thomas
Waking the Dead 2005 TV Series Bell
Stoned 2005 Accountant
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story 2005 Parson
Look Around You 2002-2005 TV Series Bournemouth / Man with 'The Bum'
Samantha, oups! 2004 TV Series Actor (2007)
Agatha Christie's Marple 2004 TV Series George Bartlett
French and Saunders 2004 TV Series
The All Star Comedy Show 2004 TV Movie Various Roles
Shaun of the Dead 2004 News Reporter (voice, uncredited)
Hustle 2004 TV Series Dress Shop Manager
EastEnders 2003 TV Series Ray
Casualty 2003 TV Series Jon Fielding
Hello, Friend 2003 Short Friend
Cruise of the Gods 2002 TV Movie Jeff 'Lurky' Monks
George Eliot: A Scandalous Life 2002 TV Movie John Chapman
The Bill 2002 TV Series Ben Fletcher
Time Gentlemen Please 2002 TV Series Marcel
Ted and Alice 2002 TV Mini-Series Shane
Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) 2001 TV Series Browning
World of Pub 2001 TV Series Dr. Seuss
High Stakes 2001 TV Series Stephen Clay
Baddiel's Syndrome 2001 TV Series James Bourne
Fun at the Funeral Parlour 2001 TV Series Cobra
Black Books 2000 TV Series Customer
Attachments 2000 TV Series Jake Plaskow
The Strangerers 2000 TV Series Rats
The Kidnappers 1999 TV Short David
The Pitch of Fear 1999 TV Short Sydney Newman
The Web of Caves 1999 TV Short Chief alien
Spaced 1999 TV Series Vulva
Coming Soon 1999 TV Movie Grame Cunliffe
Sir Bernard's Stately Homes 1999 TV Series Anthony Rodgers
Bang, Bang, It's Reeves and Mortimer 1999 TV Series Various
Plunkett & Macleane 1999 Viscount Bilston
You Are Here 1998 TV Movie Murray Moffatt
Barking 1998 TV Series Various Roles
Alexei Sayle's Merry-Go-Round 1998 TV Series Newsagent
Dennis Pennis R.I.P. 1997 Video Anthony Cream Jnr. / Merlin Boast
It's Ulrika! 1997 TV Movie Various Roles
Clancy's Kitchen 1997 Awards Show Host
Seven Sins: Wrath 1997 TV Short David Walliams
Shooting Stars 1996 TV Series Soft Alan
Asylum 1996 TV Series Cockney Film Star
Mash and Peas 1996 TV Series Gareth Peas / Various Roles
Games World 1994 TV Series Lesley
Incredible Games 1994 TV Series Sam the Lift (voice)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shadows 2019/I announced
Walliams & Friend TV Series 6 episodes, 2015 - 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
David Walliams Celebrates Dame Shirley Bassey 2016 TV Movie writer
Billionaire Boy 2016 TV Movie adaptation by / based on the book by / novel / writer
Comic Relief: Behind the Bond 2015 TV Movie
Comic Relief: National Treasures 2015 TV Movie
The Boy in the Dress 2014 TV Movie based on the book by / written by
Big School 2013-2014 TV Series writer - 12 episodes
Gangsta Granny 2013 TV Movie based on the book by
Mr. Stink 2012 TV Movie based on the book by
Come Fly with Me 2010-2011 TV Series written by - 6 episodes
The One Ronnie 2010 TV Movie written by
Little Britain USA 2008 TV Series written by - 6 episodes
Comic Relief Does Little Britain: Live 2007 Video
Little Britain: The Video Game 2007 Video Game
Little Britain 2003-2006 TV Series written by - 23 episodes
Little Britain: Live 2006 Video written by
David Walliams: My Life with James Bond 007 2006 TV Movie documentary written by
What Does Britain Mean to You? 2004 Video documentary short
Rock Profile 1999-2001 TV Series written by - 26 episodes
The Kidnappers 1999 TV Short
The Pitch of Fear 1999 TV Short
The Web of Caves 1999 TV Short
Sir Bernard's Stately Homes 1999 TV Series written by - 6 episodes
Boyz Unlimited 1999 TV Series additional material / co-creator
You Are Here 1998 TV Movie
Barking 1998 TV Series writer
Asylum 1996 TV Series written by - 6 episodes
Mash and Peas 1996 TV Series written by - 9 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Partners in Crime 2015 TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Come Fly with Me 2010-2011 TV Series associate producer - 6 episodes
The One Ronnie 2010 TV Movie executive producer
Little Britain USA 2008 TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Britain's Got Talent 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Britain's Got More Talent 2015 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Big School 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Million Pound Bike Ride: A Sport Relief Special 2010 TV Movie documentary thanks
The Friday Night Project 2007 TV Series thanks - 1 episode
Making 'Little Britain' Too 2004 TV Movie documentary thanks
Shaun of the Dead 2004 thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top Gear 2005 TV Series Himself
'Little Britain' Night 2005 TV Movie Himself
The South Bank Show 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Little Documentary 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Live 8 2005 TV Special documentary Lou Todd
Britain's 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Victoria Wood's Making of Acorn Antiques: The Musical! 2005 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05 2005 TV Special Himself
CD:UK 2005 TV Series Himself
Brit Awards 2005 2005 TV Special BRITs25 - The Best Song Award
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2004 TV Special Himself - Contestant
Making 'Little Britain' Too 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
The British Comedy Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Himself
The Variety Club Showbusiness Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Himself - Winner: Comedy Award
Late Review 2004 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The National Television Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
The Real Little Britain 2004 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
From Bard to Verse 2004 TV Series Himself
NME Awards 2004 2004 TV Movie Himself
The BAFTA TV Awards 2004 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Skip to the End 2004 Video documentary Himself
What Does Britain Mean to You? 2004 Video documentary short Various Characters
The British Comedy Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself
Coogan's Runner 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do 2003 TV Special Ruth Madoc (segment "Blankety Blank")
Brit Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Eminem
RI:SE 2002 TV Series Himself
The Ralf Little Show 2002 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
Full Mountie 2000 TV Series Himself / Tony Rodgers
Top of the Pops 1994 TV Series Himself - Audience Member
Revolting Rhymes Part Two 2016 TV Special Tall Sister / Jack's Mother (voice)
Bob Monkhouse: The Last Stand 2016 TV Movie Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Revolting Rhymes Part One 2016 TV Special Rex, Twig Pig, Bystander (voice)
Blankety Blank 2016 TV Series Himself - Presenter
David Walliams Celebrates Dame Shirley Bassey 2016 TV Movie Himself - Host / Various
The Royal Variety Performance 2016 2016 TV Movie Himself - Host
When Phillip Met Prince Philip: 60 Years of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Last Leg 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown 2016 TV Series Himself
Britain's Got More Talent 2012-2016 TV Series Himself
Britain's Got Talent 2012-2016 TV Series Himself - Judge
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em 2016 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2016 TV Series Himself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2005-2016 TV Series Himself
The Nation's Favourite Bond Song 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator
Bring the Noise 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
The Graham Norton Show 2009-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
One Big Night for Children in Need 2015 TV Movie Himself
Comic Relief: National Treasures 2015 TV Movie Himself
Shakespeare Uncovered 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Backchat 2015 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
A League of Their Own 2012-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Skavlan 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Daily Mirror: The Pride of Britain Awards 2013 TV Special Himself
This Morning 2004-2013 TV Series Himself
Sunday Brunch 2013 TV Series Himself
David Walliams: Snapshot in Time 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2009-2012 TV Series Himself
Strictly Come Dancing 2011-2012 TV Series Himself - Audience Member
Daybreak 2012 TV Series Himself
The Royal Variety Performance 2012 2012 TV Movie Himself - Host
Loose Women 2008-2012 TV Series Himself
Pride of Britain Awards 2012 TV Special Penguin Keeper
Celebrity Exposed: The Photography of Richard Young 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Pau!l 2012 TV Series Himself
Perspectives 2012 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter
The Jonathan Ross Show 2011-2012 TV Series Himself
David Walliams' Big Swim 2012 Documentary
The Secret Policeman's Ball 2012 TV Movie Himself
National Television Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
National Television Awards: The Party 2012 TV Special Himself
Catherine Tate: Laughing at the Noughties 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
The One Show 2010-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Live Interviewee / Himself
The X Factor 2010-2011 TV Series Himself - Audience Member
Doctor Who Confidential 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Breakfast 2004-2011 TV Series Himself / Himself - Actor and Comedian / Himself - Writer & Actor / ...
Chris Moyles Quiz Night 2009-2011 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Wall of Fame 2011 TV Series Himself - Host
Comedy Britain 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Blue Peter 2011 TV Series Himself
David Walliams' Awfully Good 2011 TV Series Himself - Presenter
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2011 TV Series Himself
BBC's Comic Relief's 24 Hour Panel People Mock the Week 2011 TV Movie Himself
24 Hour Panel People 2011 TV Mini-Series Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2009-2011 TV Series Himself - Host
Come Fly on the Wall 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself / Various Characters (uncredited)
The Biggest Schmucks in the World 2011 Video short Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2011 TV Special Himself - Contestant
Paul O'Grady Live 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
MaDiWoDoVrijdagShow 2010 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
The Rob Brydon Show 2010 TV Series Himself
Are You Having a Laugh? TV and Disability 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
Sport Relief 2010 2010 TV Special Himself
The Million Pound Bike Ride: A Sport Relief Special 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
First Light Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Himself
8 Out of 10 Cats 2005-2010 TV Series Himself
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
The Paul O'Grady Show 2006-2009 TV Series Himself
Pride of Britain Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Lou
Xposé 2008-2009 TV Series Himself
Journey of the Childmen: The Mighty Boosh on Tour 2009 Documentary Himself
Comic Relief 2009 2009 TV Special Carol Beer / Mrs Grace
Richard & Judy's New Position 2008 TV Series Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2002-2008 TV Series Himself
Comedy Connections 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
New Heroes of Comedy 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Graham Linehan: Funny Business 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
The National Television Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Andy
'Little Britain' Down Under 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Friday Night Project 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest Host
Perfect Night In 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter
The Dame Edna Treatment 2007 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
Happy Birthday Elton! From Madison Square Garden, New York 2007 TV Movie Himself
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One 2007 TV Special Himself
Dawn French's Boys Who Do Comedy 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2006 TV Special Himself - Contestant
The British Comedy Awards 2006 Live 2006 TV Special Himself
Richard & Judy's Christmas Books 2006 TV Movie Himself
David Walliams: My Life with James Bond 007 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
The National Television Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton 2006 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show 2006 TV Series Himself
Parkinson 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
The F Word 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Annually Retentive 2006 TV Series Himself
Sport Relief 2006 2006 TV Movie Himself
Little Britain's Big Swim 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Richard & Judy 2003-2006 TV Series Himself
Pet Shop Boys: A Life in Pop 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Up Late with Rylan 2016 TV Series Himself - Judge, Britain's Got Talent
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Judge
The Destinations of Doctor Who 2012 TV Movie documentary Gibbis (uncredited)
The Wright Stuff 2011 TV Series Himself
Wall of Fame 2011 TV Series Himself - Host
The Rob Brydon Show 2010 TV Series Himself
Farewell 'The Bill' 2010 TV Movie documentary Ben Fletcher (uncredited)
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2009 TV Series Himself - Presenter
Mollie Sugden: A Tribute 2009 TV Movie documentary Liz
Almost Famous II 2009 TV Movie documentary
The Comedy Map of Britain 2008 TV Series documentary Various
50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases 2008 TV Movie documentary Various (uncredited)
Comedy Connections 2007 TV Series documentary Sebastian Love
The Story of Light Entertainment 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary
The Paul O'Grady Show 2006 TV Series Neil Tennant

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Most Popular TV Judge Britain's Got Talent (2007)
2012 TV Landmark Award National Television Awards, UK In recognition of his swimming challenges in aid of Sport Relief
2006 Special Recognition Award National Television Awards, UK For his swim across the English Channel.
2006 TV Quick Award TV Quick Awards, UK Best Comedy Show Little Britain (2003) · Matt Lucas
2005 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Comedy Performance Little Britain (2003) · Matt Lucas
2005 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Comedy Programme or Series Award Little Britain (2003) · Geoff Posner
· Matt Lipsey
· Matt Lucas
2005 Golden Rose Rose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival Best Male Comedy Performance Little Britain (2003) · Matt Lucas
2004 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Comedy Programme or Series Award Little Britain (2003) · Matt Lucas
· Myfanwy Moore
2004 British Comedy Award British Comedy Awards Best TV Comedy Actor Little Britain (2003) · Matt Lucas
2004 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Comedy Performance Little Britain (2003) · Matt Lucas
2003 British Comedy Award British Comedy Awards Best TV Comedy Newcomer Little Britain (2003)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Comedy Programme Mr. Stink (2012) · Declan Lowney
· Jo Sargent
· Mark Freeland
2011 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Comedy Programme Come Fly with Me (2010) · Adam Tandy
· Paul King
· Matt Lucas
2011 British Comedy Award British Comedy Awards Best Sketch Show Come Fly with Me (2010) · Matt Lucas
2007 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Comedy Programme Little Britain (2003) · Matt Lucas
· Matt Lipsey
· Geoff Posner
2006 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Comedy Programme or Series Little Britain (2003) · Matt Lucas
· Geoff Posner
· Declan Lowney
2006 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Comedy Performance Little Britain (2003) · Matt Lucas
2005 British Comedy Award British Comedy Awards Best TV Comedy Actor Little Britain (2003) · Matt Lucas
2005 Emmy International Emmy Awards Best Performance by an Actor Little Britain (2003)
2004 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Comedy Performance Little Britain (2003)


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1 We sort of expect to see men in women's clothes. It's part of our culture. The key thing is, it has to be done quite badly.
2 I don't think I'm a good enough actor. Hugh Bonneville is one of the nation's favorite actors, especially because of the success of Downton, and he has proved himself to be as equally brilliant at drama as he is at comedy. There's not many actors you can say that about. Twenty Twelve showed he was a master of comedy and most of the rest of his work shows he's a great dramatic actor, so we were really lucky to get him. I'm sure he's the reason many people will watch. Downton Abbey is bigger than X Factor.
3 Well I suppose the starting point was 'how much could you love somebody that really really stank?' A friend of mine told me a story about how they used to see an old lady on their way to school, and her mum stopped to give her a lift and she really smelt, so they never gave her a lift again. That got me thinking...
4 I hadn't worked with Simon (Simon Nye) before. He is a writer I really admire and of course he has a long list of brilliant comedy credits, most famously Men Behaving Badly. He made a load of brilliant brilliant changes and brought in a lot of humor that I had missed. So I was delighted.
5 I haven't put much effort into my personal life and blithely believe it will turn out all right in the end.
6 Ricky Gervais would have you believe otherwise, but Sacha Baron Cohen is the most successful British comedian in the world.
7 I don't have a fear factor. Well, not much of one. And I'm willing to risk quite a lot - as a comedian, you're always risking a lot. You're risking failure, especially if you're improvising and going on TV shows trying to make comedy out of thin air. That is quite a risky business.
8 I have always liked shows that have laughter in them.
9 We sit in a room for months trying to think of funny things.
10 I'm terribly attention-seeking. It's very different once you get all this attention, though. Because then you want to control it. And you can't exactly.
11 When I want comfort food, I buy Maltesers. I like all chocolates, but especially those. You can eat them, and because they're so light, you can convince yourself that they are not actually that fattening.
12 The most used piece of kit in my kitchen is my saucepan. I use it every morning to cook my porridge in. The least used piece of equipment? I'd say a food mixer. I've never used it, I don't really know what they're for.
13 I would recommend that anyone who wants to do comedy on TV to do radio first.
14 I don't get recognized much, and am very happy with that. The fans I have met have all been delightful.
15 When you are doing endurance swimming you just need to take in as many carbs as possible to put on as much weight as you can. Basically you can eat whatever you want, which can be quite fun. Everything is guilt-free.
16 I was quite fat as a kid. And swimming is a sport you can enjoy whatever size you are. If you're fat, running is a pain. I'm not really built for running.
17 It's easier not to make a particular joke in case it offends. But every joke will offend someone, and I've always believed that the audience is bigger than one person. The danger is that things will become bland.
18 Sometimes you meet people who can't swim. And I always think: 'Oh my God, that's extraordinary.' For me, it's always been a treat... I just feel really happy in the water.
19 I'm not a political thinker, but I've just always thought of myself as a Labour supporter. I was a great fan of Tony Blair. He sent me a letter before I swam the Channel to wish me luck.
20 There's a sort of magic and music to comedy. Some words, some numbers even, are funnier than others. A Caramac bar, for instance, is funnier than a Milky Way.
21 I have a pathological fear of being on my own. When I'm with my own thoughts, I start to unravel myself, and I start to think really dark thoughts, self-destructive thoughts.
22 I can't see why anyone would want to be in politics because you get so much criticism.
23 There's something about being a comedian that means you have to not be scared of failing because failing is part of the process.
24 I've noticed that once you leave London you do kind of become a bit more famous. People in London are a bit too cool for school. It's not so unusual to see someone from London in the street. But outside of London people are a bit more excited to see you and come out and support you.
25 I've done panel shows, which I enjoy, and on those you're recording half-an-hour of TV and sometimes they film for two hours. But with 'Britain's Got Talent,' you're on camera for eight hours, with a large theatre audience watching - and in between you're being filmed for ITV2 as you eat your lunch.
26 I love wearing drag.
27 Children's books are often seen as the poor relation of literature. But children are just as demanding as adult readers, if not more so. I should know. I'm a children's writer myself.
28 My favorite restaurant of all time is Mildreds on London's Lexington Street. It's a little vegetarian restaurant and is really fun and healthy, too. It was the first place I went to in London and really liked. That was 20 years ago, and it is still my favorite.
29 People think writing a children's book is something you could do in an afternoon but it's actually really hard.
30 I know somebody from university who's called Phil Collins, and I think there's something terribly unfortunate about sharing a name with somebody who either is famous or becomes famous.
31 I know some of my parents' friends think 'Little Britain' is in incredibly poor taste. But swimming the Channel? You can't really say anything negative about that, can you? There's nothing better than making your parents happy. The glee on my father's face that day was amazing.
32 Social satire has been around since people have been around.
33 It can be difficult to be subtle and not cartoony in prosthetics. But when you see characters like Bubbles and Desiree from 'Little Britain' on screen, it makes all the hard work worth it. It's such fun watching those transformations.
34 It's a weird thing because I've been single at the time when I've been successful. That's good and bad. Good, because you meet lots of people, bad because your privacy is infringed, so it's harder to develop things.
35 I don't think comedy is necessarily an attack. It's finding humor in life. I don't think if you're making a joke about something you're automatically demeaning it.
36 I thrive off the company of others, I love being sociable.
37 Definitely I love women, I love being around women, I find them incredible and intoxicating, and I've never had that feeling I get with women with a man.
38 I was depressed as a child. I found it hard to make friends. My favorite thing was locking myself in the bathroom and practicing comedy routines.
39 Reality always outstrips fiction. Whatever you make up, something more incredible always pops up in real life.
40 I don't have a lot to share with other men. My heart sinks when I get into a taxi and someone starts talking to me about football.
41 When I was a child I devoured every book I could get my hands on. I loved losing myself in colorful and dramatic stories - and my absolute favorite was 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.' Everything about it electrified me, and when I re-read Roald Dahl's books as an adult it surprised me.
42 I haven't traditionally been a family entertainer.
43 I just want to be happy, have kids, enjoy my life, help others and create some good work.
44 It's important when you're married not to forget those things you used to do when you were trying to get her to marry you. You can't send flowers and buy gifts then, when you're married, say, 'Right, get my tea on'. That doesn't go down well. So you've got to keep that level of interest going.
45 I still enjoy my life, and I feel like I've achieved enough things that if I never did anything again, I'd feel confident that I'd still have made my mark in some way. But maybe the self-loathing bit is the element that makes you strive for more. Makes you strive to be better.
46 I was born in 1971, and Tom Baker was sort of my obsession as a kid and that's why we got him to do the voice over for 'Little Britain' because I was actually obsessed with Tom Baker.
47 TV has lost a lot of its self-confidence as its power has been eroded by the internet.
48 All human life can be found in an airport.
49 The one good thing about our school was the Cadets; I chose to be in the Navy, purely for the sailor's outfit. A pity we had to give them back.
50 I used to have a silk dressing gown an uncle bought in Japan and when I came downstairs in it, my dad used to call me Davinia. There was never embarrassment about that kind of thing. My sister used to dress me up a lot. She thought I was a little doll.
51 I was the kind of person who got bullied and loved the attention of it.
52 I had a very happy childhood, but I wasn't that happy a child. I liked being alone and creating characters and voices. I think that's when your creativity is developed, when you're young. I liked the world of the imagination because it was an easy place to go to.
53 I've just swum the length of the Thames. I feel quite tired.
54 I love telling stories. I love the intimacy between the writer and reader. When you write sketches it's over in two minutes. When you write a book the characters have to have a bit of emotional depth.
55 I don't know what I'll be like when I'm 60. I already have the traits of a retired gentleman.
56 I still love Flash Gordon (1980) because it's the anti-Star Wars [Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)]: camp, fun, very sexy (although I only realised that as an adult!)
57 Roald Dahl got me hooked on reading. What started as an idle choice in a library because I liked chocolate has turned into a lifelong love. I've had the pleasure of going to Roald Dahl's house, meeting his widow, leafing through the manuscript of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I even got to work with his favourite illustrator, Quentin Blake, on two of my own stories. Children's books are still a guilty pleasure. I love the beautiful illustrations, the magical worlds, the fantastical journey they take you on.
58 I've always been drawn to talented people.
59 I love the idea of someone who's not prepared to compromise to fit into society. That's why my first children's book, The Boy in the Dress, is about how it's OK to be different.
60 I was obsessed with the film Flash Gordon (1980). I still am. I had the sticker album, I collected the cards in Weetabix packets and my mum bought me the single when I got into secondary school. Yes, I even wrote to Jim'll Fix It (1975) asking to meet Brian Blessed, who played Prince Vultan.
61 Doctor Who (1963) was my favourite TV show and Tom Baker cast a huge spell over me as a child. I used to watch it with my dad and spent hour upon hour in the playground dissecting that week's cliffhanger - "How on earth will the Doctor get out of this one?" The Doctor is a great role model because he uses his mind rather than his fists to win. It's such a British institution because it celebrates eccentricity, not good-looking action heroes. I read all the novelisations. Later in life when Tom Baker released his autobiography I queued up to have my copy signed. I couldn't believe it when he agreed to do the voice-over for a tiny radio pilot that Matt Lucas and I were doing called Little Britain. For him, it was just another voice-over job; for me it was magic. It turns out he really is quite otherworldly - you wonder if he has come from another planet! We'd keep the tapes running between his lines because he tells the most hilarious, poetic stories. You don't know if they're true or not but they're always brilliantly entertaining. The awe that you have for your childhood heroes never leaves you.
62 [on Peter O'Toole] He was hugely entertaining. The greatest company. A legend on screen and off.
63 On his role in Virgin Territory (2007) (in which he makes a cameo at the beginning): I have done a few cameos in movies and quite enjoyed it - other than this one. I did this part because I liked Hayden Christensen. I do this scene in the start of the film. I'm playing the cart pusher. All I was thinking as I was doing that was: 'What am I doing?' It was terrible, that's the way my mind works. It's terrible.

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1 His books are usually set around Christmas time.
2 Includes the character of Raj, the Indian shop keeper in his World of Walliams books.
3 Often dresses up in women's clothing.

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