Born on 20th August 1971 in Surrey, David Williams is the son of Peter and Kathleen, an engineer and laboratory technician respectively. He joined the National Youth Theatre, which is where he met future comedy partner, Matt Lucas, and later studied at the University of Bristol.
David starred in the video of the HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_Les” o “Fat Les” Fat Les song ‘ HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vindaloo_(single)” o “Vindaloo (single)” Vindaloo’ in 1998, the unofficial anthem for the HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England_national_football_team” o “England national football team” England football team at the World Cup. Guest appearances include stints in shows such as ‘EastEnders’, ‘Casualty’, ‘Marple’ and ‘Spaced’, though he is best known for his work alongside Matt Lucas on the sketch show ‘Little Britain’. The comedian has also turned his hand to serious roles and appeared in the critically acclaimed ‘Capturing Mary’ in 2007 and also starred opposite Michael Gambon in his stage debut in Harold Pinter’s ‘No Man’s Land’.
In 2006 he swam the English Channel to raise money for the charity Sport Relief, and raised over £1 million. He trained for the event at the same time as touring with the live ‘Little Britain’ stage show. He received a special award from Sports Personality of the Year to honour his achievements. In 2008 David again took to the water for Sport Relief and swam the Strait of Gibraltar.
David signed a contract with HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HarperCollins” o “HarperCollins” HarperCollins in 2008 to publish two children’s books. The first, ‘The Boy in the Dress’ was illustrated by Quentin Blake and was released in November 2008. It is the story of a young neglected boy, searching for a female role model.
David has been linked to a number of eligible women including Lisa Snowdon, Patsy Kensit and the model Emily Scott.