Warwick’s roles have taken the veteran actor from his roots in Surrey, England, to galaxies far, far away, to the magical world of J.K. Rowling’s ‘Hogwarts’, and to C.S. Lewis’s fantastical land of Narnia in a career spanning over two decades.
Warwick began his career purely by chance as a boy in 1981. His grandmother heard a radio announcement calling for people under four feet tall to appear in the new ‘Star Wars’ film, ‘Return of the Jedi’. Warwick’s gestures were so characteristic of George Lucas’ vision of an Ewok, that he was recast as ‘Wicket’, who became one of the film’s lead creature characters. After the huge success of the third ‘Star Wars’ epic, Lucas made two Ewok movies for ABC television,’The Ewok Adventure and ‘Ewoks: Battle for Endor’, with Warwick reprising his role as ‘Wicket’ in both projects.