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Warwick Davis Named Celebration Europe Celebrity Host

One of the most beloved Star Wars alumni is now confirmed as Star Wars Celebration Europe's Celebrity Host: Warwick Davis, who began his acting career with the role of Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi, will oversee the show's biggest events at Celebration Stage when Celebration Europe hits Messe Essen, Germany, from July 26-28. With Davis joining a growing lineup of guests -- including The Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni -- this promises to be one of biggest Star Wars events ever.

An established film and television actor, Davis is known for roles in other Lucasfilm productions, including Ewoks: Battle for Endor and Caravan of Courage, and for portraying the title character in the cult classic Willow, making its Blu-ray debut March 12. He returned to the galaxy far, far away for the Star Wars prequels, with several roles in The Phantom Menace.

Outside of the realms of Star Wars, Davis has had scores of roles on stage, television, and the big screen. This year, look for Davis in the movie Jack the Giant Slayer, as well as the upcoming An Idiot Abroad 3, a comedy television series for Sky that follows his adventures as he travels the world with Karl Pilkington. Davis is in the core cast of the Harry Potter movies as Filius Flitwick and the goblin Griphook, and portrayed Nikabrik in Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian. He is a cult favorite as the evil title character in six Leprechaun films. Davis appeared alongside David Bowie in Labyrinth, with Jamie Foxx in the multi-award-winning film Ray, and alongside Ricky Gervais in TV's Extras, and as the lead in Life's Too Short.

Davis is a published author as well, with the release of his autobiography Size Matters Not. Warm-hearted and humorous, the book recounts tales from his life both on and off screen.

Buy your tickets now for Celebration Europe, and be sure to keep an eye on the Star Wars Blog, to get an inside look at the planning and development of this highly-anticipated event.