Warwick Davis was clearly thrilled to receive a 2018 National Diversity Award tonight for his work on behalf of Little People UK. Winning Celebrity of the Year, he dedicated his award to Little People UK.
‘I dedicate this award to the members of #LittlePeopleUK, individuals with dwarfism throughout the UK & the world… you are all #PositivelyUnique.’
I’m delighted to be the recipient of a #NationalDiversityAward. It’s a great privelige to be able to make a difference in society & I dedicate this award to the members of #LittlePeopleUK, individuals with dwarfism throughout the UK & the world… you are all #PositivelyUnique. pic.twitter.com/TwYfLCaXLj
— Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis) September 14, 2018
Warwick Davis is an actor, television presenter, writer, director and producer. He played the title characters in Willow and the Leprechaun film series, the Ewok Wicket in Return of the Jedi and Professor Filius Flitwick and Griphook in the Harry Potter films. Warwick, who has spoken out about the importance of diversity in the TV and film industry has fronted shows to challenge perceptions about dwarfism.
Along with his wife Samantha, Warwick co-founded Little People UK in 2012 to offer friendship and support to people with dwarfism, their families and friends, and help to build a positive future for those individuals. Since its inception, Little People UK has become a registered charity and an essential resource for the social, medical and financier needs of the little people community in the UK. To date it’s attracted 200 members, along with the support of highly respected surgeons.
Congratulations to Warwick – aka the hardest working man in showbusiness – for this very well deserved award.