Warwick Davis wants Tom Cruise to play him in a biopic of his life.

The 44-year-old actor - who was born with an extremely rare form of dwarfism know as SED - joked that if a movie was ever made about his life they would need to find a vertically-challenged star such as the 'Mission: Impossible' actor, who is just five foot six, to portray him.

Quizzed on who he had in mind, Warwick said: ''Someone short. Maybe Ronnie Corbett... or Tom Cruise.''

The 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' star also spoke about the difficulties reduced-height actors experience in the film and TV industry and the reason behind him making a documentary about his theatre company.

He told Radio Times magazine: ''I love theatre and I've always wanted to do a straight play. The trouble is, more often than not casting directors and producers can't see past somebody's physical appearance.

''They can't see the skill and the performance that the actor brings. So it was about levelling the playing field. We reduced the height of the set so that when you see the show, you forget that we're short performers and you see the play for the performance itself. It worked.''