David Edward Walliams (born Williams; 20 August 1971) is a comedian, writer, children's author and actor, known for his partnership with Matt Lucas on the TV sketch show Little Britain and its predecessor Rock Profile. More recently he and Lucas wrote and starred in Come Fly with Me. Walliams portrayed comedian Frankie Howerd in the BBC4 TV film Rather You Than Me. In August 2008 he made his stage debut at the Gate Theatre in Dublin opposite Michael Gambon in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, in front of an audience that included Pinter himself. The production transferred to London later in the year. In 2010, Walliams appeared alongside Paul Rudd and Steve Carell in the comedy Dinner for Schmucks. Walliams joined the judging panel for series 6 of Britain's Got Talent for 2012. In September 2013 he will be appearing as Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream (with Sheridan Smith) as part of the Michael Grandage Season at the Noel Coward Theatre.