‘Little Britain’ has become Britain’s best-loved sketch comedy since ‘The Fast Show’ – at this year’s BAFTAs it won Best Comedy Series or Programme and was nominated for the Best Comedy Performance Award. It has already gone from cult cool to the kind of quotable success that comedy classics are made of.
The characters from ‘Little Britain’ are already household names: Daffyd, the only gay man in his village (and that’s the way he wants to keep it); Jason, the teenage boy with an unhealthy attraction to his best friend’s granny; Marjorie Dawes as the terrifying FatFighters group leader; Emily Howard, the rubbish transvestite; Bernard Chumley, the ageing theatre actor with a suspicious need to rid himself of his sister; and, of course, Vicky Pollard as the incomparably incoherent young offender.
The show has made stars of Matt Lucas – who appeared as overgrown baby George Dawes on BBC Two quiz ‘Shooting Stars’ – and David Walliams, previously seen on the comedy-drama ‘Attachments’ and spoof show ‘Rock Profiles’, alongside Lucas.
Both stars will help create the Little Britain script book, writing new exclusive material and plenty of unique additional features throughout. We will produce a lavish, colour book – illustrated throughout – that will make this book an instant classic.
About the author
Since beginning his publishing career in 2008, David Walliams has taken the children’s literary world by storm. His sixth book DEMON DENTIST was published in September 2013 and went straight to number one in the bestseller charts.
Previous bestsellers RATBURGER and GANGSTA GRANNY were also immediate number one hits, and the paperback of GANGSTA GRANNY dominated the UK charts in 2013, remaining at number one for a colossal 22 weeks.
David is currently the fastest growing children’s author in the UK. Following the Christmas 2012 success and BAFTA nomination of the BBC adaptation of his second book, MR STINK, starring Hugh Bonneville, GANGSTA GRANNY was aired in 2013 over Christmas. Walliams’ books have achieved unprecedented critical acclaim and it comes as no surprise that countless broadsheet reviewers have compared him to his all-time hero, Roald Dahl.
David is well known for his work with Matt Lucas. Together they created Little Britain, which has won numerous international awards including three BAFTAs and is now shown in over 100 countries. David and Matt followed Little Britain with the hugely popular spoof airport documentary series Come Fly With Me.
David has also proven himself as a dramatic actor, with acclaimed roles in Stephen Poliakoff’s Capturing Mary for BBC2, as Frankie Howerd in the biopic Rather You Than Me for BBC4, and on the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land starring alongside Sir Michael Gambon and in Michael Grandage’s version of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Noël Coward Theatre in 2013. In September 2011 David swam 140 miles from Gloucestershire to Westminster raising £2.5 million for Sports Relief. David has also proved popular in his role as a judge on TV talent show Britain’s Got Talent, where he found inspiration for one of the characters in his bestselling novel RATBURGER.