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THE Little Britain star, David Walliams, visited Wavering Down House over Christmas to visit the former home of Frankie Howerd, the Carry On comedian he will be playing in a

THE Little Britain star, David Walliams, visited Wavering Down House over Christmas to visit the former home of Frankie Howerd, the Carry On comedian he will be playing in a new series.The Little Britain star visited Wavering Down House over Christmas to visit the former home of Frankie Howerd, the Carry On comedian he will be playing in a new series.David visited the sleepy village over Christmas with Rafe Spall, famed for his role in Hot Fuzz, who will play Frankie's partner Dennis Heymer. The duo visited Dennis and Frankie's former nurse Chris Burn to chat about the characters they will play in 'Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than Me.'The video also shows David in the attic of Wavering Down, trying on Frankie's wig and coat. He is seen doing impressions of the comedian during a photo shoot, dressed in a Roman toga as Frankie did in Up Pompeii. David Walliams, aged 36, studied at Bristol University before teaming up with Matt Lucas to write the smash hit BBC series, Little Britain. He is famed for his roles as Sebastian, the Prime Minister's faithful right-hand man, Ray McCooney, who lives in a fantasy medieval world in Scotland, and Emily Howard, the rubbish transvestite, in the hit sketch show. Hot Fuzz fans will recognise Rafe from his role as DC Andy Cartwright in the 2007 film, which was shot in nearby Wells. Filming for the Frankie Howerd series has already begun and on the video Rafe can be seen dressed in costume for a scene outside a London clinic Frankie used to attend. Although parts of the series will be shot at the house in Webbington Road, the majority will be filmed in London and the Maldives, where Dennis and Frankie owned a house. Chris Burn said: "When David and Rafe came to stay we had a really great time. They ate boiled ham in raspberry juice, which David took home in a doggy bag for his mum."* Video footage filmed by Kings of Wessex student Joseph Taschimowitz, aged 17.


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