Warwick Davis pays tribute to soap star daughter Annabelle as she makes her Hollyoaks debut as Lacey


Warwick Davis pays tribute to soap star daughter Annabelle as she makes her Hollyoaks debut as Lacey

Warwick Davis paid tribute to his daughter Annabelle on Wednesday as she made her Hollyoaks debut.

The actress, who was born with Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita (SED), a rare genetic form of dwarfism, made her first appearance on the Channel 4 soap this week as Lacey.

Showing his support, Warwick, 52, penned on Twitter: ‘Shout out to my daughter, @AnnabelleLDavis who debuts in the British Soap, @Hollyoaks tonight. Never seen the show but will be watching tonight!’

Proud dad: Warwick Davis paid tribute to his daughter Annabelle on Wednesday as she made her Hollyoaks debut

She is believed to be the first Hollyoaks actor with dwarfism. 

Lacey and new pal Rayne, played by Jemma Donovan, will be moving into a shared house with Romeo ( Owen Warner ), Prince (Malique Thompson Dwyer), and Nadira (Ashling O’Shea).

Lacey is fiercely loyal and a great friend who brings the calm and common sense, whilst best friend Rayne brings the chaos. 

Driven, forthright and funny, Lacey is a budding paralegal and will interview for a position at Dee Valley Law, but will she manage to keep her cool when she’s under James’ scrutiny.

New role: The actress, who was born with Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita (SED), a rare genetic form of dwarfism, made her first appearance on the Channel 4 soap this week as Lacey

New role: The actress, who was born with Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita (SED), a rare genetic form of dwarfism, made her first appearance on the Channel 4 soap this week as Lacey

Sweet: Warwick, 52, showed his support for Annabelle on Twitter

Sweet: Warwick, 52, showed his support for Annabelle on Twitter

Talking about joining the Channel 4 soap, Annabelle, 25, said: ‘I’m so excited for you to meet Lacey! She’s fun, career driven, training to be a Lawyer and now looking for a job. Fingers crossed she gets it… 

‘I’ve had a great time filming with the Hollyoaks gang and look forward to what Lacey gets up too.’

Annabelle also appeared on This Morning and said: ‘I’ve done a few days filming so far. It’s very different filming a soap to doing films because it’s much faster, whereas there’s lots of time on films between scenes. 

Amazing: She is believed to be the first Hollyoaks actor with dwarfism

 Amazing: She is believed to be the first Hollyoaks actor with dwarfism

She added: ‘No two days are the same at Hollyoaks’

Annabelle is best known for her role as ‘Sasha Bellman’ in ‘The Dumping Ground’, and ‘Mims Ufgood’ in the new TV series ‘Willow’.

In addition, Annabelle is a proud ambassador of Little People UK.

The actress’ father is tenable star Warwick Davis, who is best known for his role in Harry potter.

Warwick was born with Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita (SED), a rare genetic form of dwarfism, which has been inherited by both Annabelle and Harrison.

Annabelle and her brother Harrison have inherited their father’s condition and are both aspiring actors, having also appeared in Harry Potter.

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.

Sam has achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism.

Hollyoaks airs every weeknight at 7PM on E4, and 6:30PM on Channel 4

Family: Annabelle and her brother Harrison have inherited their father's condition, Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita (SED), and are both aspiring actors, having also appeared in Harry Potter

Family: Annabelle and her brother Harrison have inherited their father’s condition, Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita (SED), and are both aspiring actors, having also appeared in Harry Potter

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