Dwarfs who met playing Grouchy in Snow White now living their own fairytale

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A couple who met while starring as dwarfs in Snow White have told how they are now “living their own fairytale" as they prepare for a magical family Christmas.

Laura Phillips said husband Nathan was playing Grouchy – but they wed and now have two boys Nathan, seven, and Jax, two, both with dwarfism.

The 31-year-old, who is 4ft 1in, said: “All my boyfriends in previous relationships had been average height.

“I remember messaging my auntie and saying, ‘I really like this guy… he’s little as well.’

“He was playing Grouchy in the panto, but he was actually kind and funny and we immediately hit it off. And here we are now – two kids, a dog, a home.”

The couple went on to film together in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – both playing goblins at Gringotts bank.

And this Christmas, Laura is once again appearing in Snow White, this time as Smiler in a production in Sunderland.

She said: “We love being a little family and wouldn’t change it for the world. When I was younger people would laugh and stare, but the world has changed so much for the better and that makes me so happy.

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“People now recognise us in the street and wave and stop for a chat. I feel a bit like a local celeb. I love answering people’s questions. It’s nice to know they are interested and want to learn and improve their understanding of dwarfism.”

She added: “We’re just a normal family really. The only thing that’s different about us is that we’re little, and that doesn’t bother us.

“There’s no way we’d want to be an average height. I wouldn’t change a thing.”

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