Warwick Davis brings his wife Samantha and children to the screening of Disney+ series Willow as he reprises his role 34 years on
Warwick Davis is reprising his role as Willow Ufgood 34 years on for a new Disney+ series.
And the actor, 52, brought his wife Samantha, 51, along with his daughter Annabelle, 25, and son Harrison, 19, to a screening at The Magic Castle in Hollywood on Monday night.
The family cosied up for a group shot as they walked the red carpet together.
He’s back! Warwick Davis brought wife Samantha (second from left) and children Annabelle and Harrison to the screening of Disney+ series Willow at The Magic Castle in Hollywood on Monday. as he reprises his role 34 years on
Throwback! Ron Howard’s 1988 original film – which was heavily inspired by The Lord of the Rings – amassed $137.6M at the global box office despite dismal reviews
Warwick and his ‘soulmate’ Samantha actually met as teenagers on the set of Willow and have been married for 31 years.
Samantha, aged 16 when they met, and daughter of co-star Peter Burroughs had a role as an extra in the film and the pair fell in love, dating for four years before getting married in 1991.
Warwick was born with Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita (SED), a rare genetic form of dwarfism, which has been inherited by both Annabelle and Harrison.
In the teaser. Willow tells his group: ‘We must go beyond the edge of our world into the unknown. Our true enemy is still out there, rounding the forces of evil, and the only thing standing in its path is us’
‘Madmartigan lives on!’ As for Val Kilmer – who played the mercenary swordsman Madmartigan – he might not appear in the first season of Willow, but he’s still ‘a huge part of this’
Long-term loves: Warwick and Samantha at their wedding in 1991
Sam has achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism.
The news series shows Warwick warning his friends of an impending threat in their fantastical lands.
In the teaser trailer, he says: ‘We are the world’s best hope against the evil coming to destroy us all!’
The stars: (L-R) Jonathan Kasdan, Warwick Davis, Amar Chadha-Patel, Tony Revolori, Ellie Bamber, Erin Kellyman, Dempsey Bryk, and Ruby Cruz
Davis and Ellie Bamber were pictured together at the special influencer screening of Willow
Posing for snaps: Warwick looked smart in a pink shirt and jeans on the night
Warwick previously discussed how filming the original movie at the tender age of 17 and the mental toll it took on him.
He said: ‘The only reason I got through it before, for me, was down to Ron Howard the director and Val Kilmer [who played Madmartigan],’ the actor said.
‘Because between the both of them, they didn’t let me feel the pressure of this.
‘Nowadays, to head up and be the title character of a movie, I would feel the pressure of that. But at 17 I was just like, ‘Well this is quite a laugh this.’
Willow premieres on November 30 on Disney+.
New toy! Last Saturday, Disney+ unveiled the first full trailer for its Willow sequel, in which Warwick Davis wields a flamethrower as the titular character Willow Ufgood
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Warwick Davis and family at Disney+ series Willow as he reprises his role 34 years on
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