David Walliams was born on 20 August 1971 and raised in Surrey, England. It was while studying drama at Bristol University that he first met Matt Lucas with whom he formed his most enduring and significant professional relationship. They started together on the London stand-up circuit before making it onto TV with the 1999 series Rock Profiles, which was followed by the multi-award winning, comedy milestone, Little Britain.
Walliams has however fitted in a lot around his comedy schedule, with other appearances on television in Black Books, Hustle and Spaced as well as international films such as A Cock and Bull Story, and is the author of a number of children’s books.
Alongside his television and film appearances, Walliams is also known for his charitable achievements, notably for Comic Relief and Sport Relief, for which he has swum the English Channel as well as the Gibraltar Strait – and recorded a series of TV panel shows, past and present, for a straight 24 hours in front of a live studio audience.
Born on the 5th March 1974 and raised in Middlesex, England, Matt Lucas began his comedy career at the age of 18, performing on the London stand-up circuit. He was soon spotted by UK comedian Bob Mortimer, and rose to fame as the giant drumming baby George Dawes on Vic Reeves and Mortimer’s surreal quiz show Shooting Stars.
Lucas is best known for creating and starring in the award winning sketch show Little Britain alongside David Walliams. Having met at the University of Bristol, the pair went on to work together on various TV projects, most notably the spoof interview series Rock Profiles, before hitting the big time with Little Britain.
With its array of grotesque characters, including Lucas's chav teenager, Vicky 'yeah but no but' Pollard, his misanthropic Fat Fighter Marjorie Dawes, and his allegedly wheelchair bound Andy 'I want that one' Pipkin, the show spawned a generation of playground catchphrases and represented a slice of British society at the start of the 21st century.
Lucas has also starred in BBC Three’s comedy series Krod Mandoon and The Flaming Sword of Fire as evil dictator Chancellor Dongalor, as well as appearing in CGI guise as twins Tweedledum and Tweedledee in the hit 2009 international film Alice in Wonderland and voicing a gnome in Gnomeo and Juliet.