David Walliams is a popular author from England, who is famous for writing his works based on the Children’s Books and humor genres. Apart from being a noteworthy author, David is also popular as an actor, comedian, activist, and television personality. He is mostly known for the partnership that he has with Matt Lucas on the sketch shows called Little Britain, Come Fly With Me, and Rock Profile, all of which are telecast on BBC One. Author David was born on 20 August 1971 in Surrey, The United Kingdom as David Edward Williams. The show Little Britain was one of the most popular shows and has won many awards. This show was the one that set up the television career of author David and made him popular. He made his writing debut with the children’s novel titled ‘The Boy in the Dress’. This book opened to the extreme popularity and acclaim after its publication in the year 2008. Since then, author David has developed a reputation for himself as a successor of Roald Dahl. Since the year 2012, author David has been working as a judge on the talent show called Britain’s Got Talent on ITV.
Other than that, he has also written a played an important role in a couple of seasons of the BBC One show called Big School. In this television series, he has played the character of a chemistry teacher named Keith Church. In the year 2015, author David starred in the BBC series called Partners in Crime and played the role of Tommy Beresford. This series is based on the novels written by author Agatha Christie and author David considers himself lucky enough to land a role in the adaptation of the novels written by his ideal writer. Being a writer of children’s books, he has sold over 12.5 million printed copies of his books throughout the world. Most of his books have also been translated into more than 46 foreign languages all over the world. Because of his growing popularity in such a short period of time, author David has been described by as the fastest growing author of children’s books in The United Kingdom. On many occasions, the literary style of author David has been compared with the likes of Roald Dahl.
David was born in London to Peter Williams and Kathleen. His father was a transportation engineer in London while his mother used to work as a lab technician. Author David spent most of his growing years in Banstead, Surrey. He completed his schooling from the Collingwood Boys’s School, located in Wallington. He was also a student of the Reigate Grammar School, located in Surrey, where he used to be Robert Shearman’s contemporary. Between the years 1989 and 1992, author David studied at the Bristol University. During that time, he used to reside at the Manor Hall and later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama in the year 1992. It was during the university holidays in the year 1990 that David met with his future comedy partner named Matt Lucas while performing at the National Youth Theater. After joining the actors’ union Equity, he changed his name from Williams to Walliams because there was already a person with the name David Williams in the union.
One of the earliest novels written by author David Walliams was titled as ‘Billionaire Boy’. This book was released by the Harper Collins publishers in the year 2010. The story of this novel appears to be an extraordinary and touching description from author David, who had already faced success with his previous novels called Mr Stink and The Boy in the Dress. As these two novels were very much successful, much more was expected from author David with the novel, Billionaire Boy. The central plot of the book revolves around a boy named Joe, who seems to have a number of reasons to be extremely happy in his life. In fact, there are about a billion reasons behind his happiness, according to him. Everyone in the town knows that he has enormous wealth and therefore he is one of the richest boys in the city.
With the help of the huge amount of money that Joe has to his name, he has developed a private cinema, his personal bowling alley, and also his own butler, who is also believed to be an orangutan. With all these things happening in his life, he has become the wealthiest 12 year old boy in the whole city. However, Joe does not seem to be happy rather. The reason is that even though he has billions of pounds, he does not have even a single friend with whom he can play. Soon, someone comes into his life, who appreciates Joe for being himself and not because of his money. But still a problem exists as Joe is about to learn that as soon as money gets involved, nothing remains as it used to be. Joe has always heard his elders, saying that the best things in life always come for free, but if he does care about them, he is definitely going to all of them.
The previous novel proved to be extremely hilarious and was followed by another stunning and hilarious novel written by author David Walliams, titled as ‘Gangsta Granny’. This novel was published by the Children’s Books section of the Harper Collins publishers in the year 2011. The story of this book is very much moving and went on to become one of the best sellers and fastest growing children’s book in the country. On the whole, the book tells the story of acceptance and prejudice, silly words, funny lists, etc. It shows each and every hallmark of author David, which are depicted in his previous successful novels. The main protagonist of the novel is named as Ben. He becomes very much bored after being made to stay along with his grandmother at her house. He finds her to be the most boring grandma of all. Ben even believes that his grandmother does not anything other than playing Scrabble and eating cabbage soup. However, there are several things that she has hidden from him and the rest of the world. Ben’s grandmother once used to be an international jewel thief. All her life, she has been making plans and plots to rob the Crown Jewels, but hasn’t succeeded yet. Now, she needs the help of Ben to accomplish her mission. If Ben comes about these truths of her grandmother, he will become totally devastated and shocked.Book Series In Order » Authors » David Walliams