I was born on the 26th of November 1958. I was one of a twin which at the time, my mother, Dorothy, was blissfully unaware of. It was at this time I was diagnosed with my condition, Diastrophic Dysplasia. I am actually one of four children.

At the age of only 12 I lost my father, he died at the early age of 35 due to lung cancer. At the time, I was a real 'daddy's boy' and I took this particularly hard.

During 1982 my first acting role came along. A colleague had seen an advertisement in the Sun newspaper asking for little people who would be interested in being 'extras' in a film we now know as the blockbuster 'Star Wars - Return of the Jedi'.

Like most people at that time I was an avid Star Wars fan so when I received the call (and after confirming it was not a prank) it was straight off to London for me to attend the audition. The rest is history as they say, that was the first film where I played a Ewok which led on to having an agent and then starring in Labyrinth, Willow, and my latest film was Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter) where I played Gringott.

And for now I'll finish on a little known fact, I was in the 'Chronicles of Narnia' where I played a Hedgehog! You see, size can be everything!