David Thewlis

David Thewlis

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1963-03-20 (59 years old)

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Biography

David Wheeler (born 20 March 1963), better known as David Thewlis (), is an English actor, director, screenwriter, and author. Thewlis rose to prominence when he starred in the film Naked (1993), for which he won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor. His most commercially successful roles have been Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter franchise (2004–2011) and Sir Patrick Morgan / Ares in Wonder Woman (2017). Other film roles include Total Eclipse (1995), James and the Giant Peach (1996), Dragonheart (1996), Seven Years in Tibet (1997), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), War Horse (2011), The Theory of Everything (2014), Anomalisa (2015), and I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020). He will appear in Enola Holmes 2 (2022) and Avatar 3 (2024). Thewlis' most notable television roles are Cyrus Crabb in the miniseries Dinotopia (2002), V. M. Varga in the third series of Fargo (2017), the voice of the Shame Wizard in the animated sitcoms Big Mouth (2017–present) and Human Resources (2022–present), and Christopher Edwards in the miniseries Landscapers (2021). His performance in Fargo earned him nominations for an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a Critics' Choice Award. His most recent role is John Dee in the Neil Gaiman-produced Netflix drama The Sandman (2022).

Personal Life

Thewlis was married to Welsh actress Sara Sugarman from 1992 until their divorce in 1994. He then had a brief relationship with English actress Kate Hardie. He was in a relationship with English actress Anna Friel from 2001 until late 2010. Their daughter, Gracie, was born on 9 July 2005 and later became an actress. Thewlis married French designer Hermine Poitou on 5 August 2016. The couple live in Sunningdale, Berkshire.

Early Life

Thewlis was born David Wheeler in Blackpool on 20 March 1963, the son of Maureen (née Thewlis) and Alec Raymond Wheeler. Both parents worked at his father's shop. He has an older sibling and a younger sibling. As a teenager, he played in a rock band called QED and played lead guitar with a punk rock band called Door 66. He was educated at Highfield High School in Blackpool's Marton area. He later enrolled in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, graduating in 1984.

Filmography

All 107

Movies 88

TV Shows 19

Self 4

Voice 2

Director 1

Peylak
Avatar 3

Avatar 3 (2024)

Movie
Boss Man
The Amazing Maurice

The Amazing Maurice (2022)

Movie
Grail
Enola Holmes 2

Enola Holmes 2 (2022)

Movie
7.75
John Dee
The Sandman

The Sandman (2022)

TV Show
4.33
Lionel St. Swithens
Human Resources

Human Resources (2022)

TV Show
Christopher Edwards
Landscapers

Landscapers (2021)

TV Show
Self (archive footage)
Val

Val (2021)

Movie
Vic
Rare Beasts

Rare Beasts (2021)

Movie
Ares
Zack Snyder's Justice League

Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)

Movie
7.86
Father
I'm Thinking of Ending Things

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

Movie
7
Mike
Eternal Beauty

Eternal Beauty (2020)

Movie
Jim
Guest of Honour

Guest of Honour (2020)

Movie
Monsieur Claude Trepagny
Barkskins

Barkskins (2020)

TV Show
7
Lawrence Hatfield
The Feed

The Feed (2019)

TV Show
Self (archive footage)
Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal (2018)

Movie
Rodney Hallworth
The Mercy

The Mercy (2018)

Movie
1
Ares
Justice League

Justice League (2017)

Movie
6.33
Self - Readings by
Harry Potter: A History Of Magic

Harry Potter: A History Of Magic (2017)

Movie
8
Shame Wizard (voice)
Big Mouth

Big Mouth (2017)

TV Show
6.54
Sir Patrick / Ares
Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman (2017)

Movie
6.79
Self
None of Them Are You: Crafting Anomalisa

None of Them Are You: Crafting Anomalisa (2016)

Movie
Michael Stone
Anomalisa

Anomalisa (2015)

Movie
5.6
Kenneth Raines
Regression

Regression (2015)

Movie
5.6
Inspector Goole - The Inspector
An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls (2015)

Movie
Leslie Payne
Legend

Legend (2015)

Movie
6.33
Duncan
Macbeth

Macbeth (2015)

Movie
2.67
Sargeant Major Bradley
Queen & Country

Queen & Country (2015)

Movie
Dennis Sciama
The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything (2014)

Movie
7.09
Mickey Finn
Stonehearst Asylum

Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

Movie
V.M. Vargas
Fargo

Fargo (2014)

TV Show
5.85
Norman
Separate We Come, Separate We Go

Separate We Come, Separate We Go (2013)

Movie
Nick Davies
The Fifth Estate

The Fifth Estate (2013)

Movie
6
Joby
The Zero Theorem

The Zero Theorem (2013)

Movie
10
The Frog
RED 2

RED 2 (2013)

Movie
7
Lyons
War Horse

War Horse (2011)

Movie
8.67
Michael Aris
The Lady

The Lady (2011)

Movie
William Cecil
Anonymous

Anonymous (2011)

Movie
4
Remus Lupin
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

Movie
6.53
Pablo
The Organ Grinder's Monkey

The Organ Grinder's Monkey (2011)

Movie
Actor
How to Get a Head in Sculpture

How to Get a Head in Sculpture (2011)

Movie
Jordan
London Boulevard

London Boulevard (2010)

Movie
4
Jim McCann
Mr. Nice

Mr. Nice (2010)

Movie
Remus Lupin
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

Movie
6.59
Chuck
Athena

Athena (2010)

Movie
Remus Lupin
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

Movie
6.48
Dr. Blake
Veronika Decides to Die

Veronika Decides to Die (2009)

Movie
Father
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)

Movie
7.26
Martin Frost
The Inner Life of Martin Frost

The Inner Life of Martin Frost (2007)

Movie
6
Remus Lupin
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

Movie
6.44
Keith Jennings
The Omen

The Omen (2006)

Movie
6
Joe Jennerson / Harry Jennerson
The Street

The Street (2006)

TV Show
5
Roy Washburn
Basic Instinct 2

Basic Instinct 2 (2006)

Movie
6
Wingfield
The New World

The New World (2005)

Movie
1.5
Jonathan
All the Invisible Children

All the Invisible Children (2005)

Movie
Hospitaler
Kingdom of Heaven

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

Movie
4.8
Remus Lupin
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Movie
6.48
Mr. Twister
Little Wolf's Book of Badness

Little Wolf's Book of Badness (2003)

Movie
Robert Doniger
Timeline

Timeline (2003)

Movie
Harry Sankey
Cheeky

Cheeky (2003)

Movie
Cyrus Crabb
Dinotopia

Dinotopia (2002)

TV Show
4
Cyrus Crabb
Dinotopia 1 The Outsiders

Dinotopia 1 The Outsiders (2002)

Movie
Man
D.I.Y. Hard

D.I.Y. Hard (2002)

Movie
Cyrus Crabb
Dinotopia

Dinotopia (2002)

TV Show
6
Hamilton Mattress
Hamilton Mattress

Hamilton Mattress (2002)

Movie
Charlie's Dad
Goodbye Charlie Bright

Goodbye Charlie Bright (2001)

Movie
Clov
Endgame

Endgame (2000)

Movie
Freddie Mays
Gangster No. 1

Gangster No. 1 (2000)

Movie
2
Judas Iscariot
The Miracle Maker

The Miracle Maker (2000)

Movie
Nesbit
Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?

Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (2000)

Movie
Dealer
Love Story

Love Story (1999)

Movie
Dan Starkey
Divorcing Jack

Divorcing Jack (1998)

Movie
Knox Harrington
The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski (1998)

Movie
5.8
Jason Kinsky
Besieged

Besieged (1998)

Movie
Peter Aufschnaiter
Seven Years in Tibet

Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

Movie
4
Santini
American Perfekt

American Perfekt (1997)

Movie
Douglas
The Island of Dr. Moreau

The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

Movie
6
King Einon
DragonHeart

DragonHeart (1996)

Movie
4.64
Earthworm (voice)
James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach (1996)

Movie
6.89
Pearce
Restoration

Restoration (1995)

Movie
10
Paul Verlaine
Total Eclipse

Total Eclipse (1995)

Movie
6.25
Director
Hello, Hello, Hello

Hello, Hello, Hello (1995)

Movie
Oswald Martin
Dandelion Dead

Dandelion Dead (1994)

TV Show
Jerry Barker
Black Beauty

Black Beauty (1994)

Movie
1
James Jackson
Prime Suspect 3

Prime Suspect 3 (1993)

Movie
Johnny
Naked

Naked (1993)

Movie
4
Mike Bence
Frank Stubbs Promotes

Frank Stubbs Promotes (1993)

TV Show
Franz
The Trial

The Trial (1993)

Movie
Detective
Damage

Damage (1992)

Movie
6
Crematorium Attendant
Black and Blue

Black and Blue (1992)

Movie
Locksmith / Tom Miller
Afraid of the Dark

Afraid of the Dark (1991)

Movie
Terry
Journey to Knock

Journey to Knock (1991)

Movie
Tim Shanks
Filipina Dreamgirls

Filipina Dreamgirls (1991)

Movie
Tony
Skulduggery

Skulduggery (1991)

Movie
James Jackson
Prime Suspect

Prime Suspect (1991)

TV Show
5.33
Nicola's Lover
Life Is Sweet

Life Is Sweet (1990)

Movie
Doctor
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1990)

TV Show
6
Kevin Deakin
Resurrected

Resurrected (1989)

Movie
A Bit of a Do

A Bit of a Do (1989)

TV Show
Ringe
Vroom

Vroom (1988)

Movie
Clive
The Short & Curlies

The Short & Curlies (1988)

Movie
Deep Red Instant Love

Deep Red Instant Love (1988)

Movie
George Braddle
Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit (1987)

Movie
Joey
Road

Road (1987)

Movie
Valentine Park

Valentine Park (1987)

TV Show
Only Fools and Horses

Only Fools and Horses (1981)

TV Show
5.67
Oswald Martin
Dandelion Dead

Dandelion Dead

TV Show
Hades
KAOS

KAOS

TV Show

Ratings

Average 6.39
Based on 9.16 Million movie and tv ratings over time
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Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1963-03-20 (59 years old)

Place of birth
Blackpool, United Kingdom

Relationships
Sara Sugarman (1992-01-01 - 1993-01-01), Anna Friel (2001-01-01 - 2010-01-01)

Citizenships
United Kingdom

Also known as
데이빗 듈리스, Дэвид Тьюлис, David Wheeler, 大卫·休里斯


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