Why Professor Flitwick from Harry Potter Looks So Familiar?

Why Professor Flitwick from Harry Potter Looks So Familiar?
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This actor starred in many cult movies.

Professor Flitwick can be seen in the background throughout the Harry Potter franchise, he is a professor of wizardry at Hogwarts and the head of the Ravenclaw house.

If you thought you had seen him somewhere else, it is because the actor has a diverse and varied filmography. It is unlikely that anyone would have known about actor Warwick Davis had it not been for his grandmother.

When he was 11 years old, she heard on the radio about the casting in the movie Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. Movie creators were looking for people who were less than 4 ft tall.

For Warwick, a Star Wars fan, being part of the cast of the movie was a dream that was destined to come true.

The movie was released in 1983. Subsequently, the actor appeared in the spin-offs of Star Wars – Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventures and Ewoks: The Battle for Endor.

In 1987, Davis received an offer he could not refuse. He was invited to a meeting by George Lucas and Ron Howard to discuss a new project – the movie Willow, the script was written directly for Warwick.

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He got the lead role of the young magician Willow Ufgood. The movie was nominated for two Oscars and five Saturn Awards.

Later, Davis was invited to television and participated in the filming of the TV series Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

After many years he appeared again in the film adaptation, but this time in the big movie The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

In 1993, Warwick starred in the horror movie Leprechaun, playing the main villain. Critics' opinion was skeptical, but it was commercially successful. As a result, Leprechaun received six sequels.

An equally important project in the creative biography of the actor was a miniseries based on the work of Jonathan Swift Gulliver's Travels. Davis played the dwarf Grildrig. It was nominated for two Emmy Awards.

However, Warwick Davis is more familiar to most viewers from the Harry Potter saga, especially since he played three roles: Professor Filius Flitwick, the Gringotts Bank teller, and the goblin Griphook.

Although it is extremely difficult to recognize him under the tons of makeup.