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David Thewlis


David Thewlis was born David Wheeler in 1963 and lived with his parents above their combination wallpaper and toy shop in Blackpool during his childhood. Originally he came to London with his band Door 66, however he changed his plans and entered Guildhall School of Drama. He had minor roles in films and TV until he took the main role in Naked (... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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  Anomalisa (filming)
Michael
 2015 Regression (post-production)
Professor Kenneth Raines
 2014 Stonehearst Asylum
Mickey Finn
 2014 Queen and Country
Bradley
 2014 Family Guy (TV Series)
British Father
- Chap Stewie (2014) ... British Father (voice)
 2013 RED 2
The Frog
 2012 Separate We Come, Separate We Go (Short)
Norman
 2011 War Horse
Lyons
 2011 The Organ Grinder's Monkey (Short)
Pablo
 2010 World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (Video Game)
Lord Darius Crowley
 2007 The Street (TV Series)
Joe Jennerson / Harry Jennerson
- Episode #2.1 (2007) ... Joe Jennerson / Harry Jennerson
 2007 The Inner Life of Martin Frost
Martin Frost
 2005 All the Invisible Children
Jonathan (segment "Jonathan")
 2003 Cheeky
Harry Sankey
 2003 Little Wolf's Book of Badness (Short)
Mr. Twister (voice)
 2002 Hamilton Mattress (TV Short)
Hamilton Mattress (voice)
 2002 D.I.Y. Hard (Short)
Man
 2002 Dinotopia (TV Mini-Series)
Cyrus Crabb
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Cyrus Crabb
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Cyrus Crabb
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Cyrus Crabb
 2000 Endgame (TV Movie)
Clov
 1999 Love Story (TV Short)
Dealer
 1995 Restoration
John Pearce
 1994 Dandelion Dead (TV Mini-Series)
Oswald Martin
 1993 Prime Suspect 3 (TV Series)
James Jackson
 1993 Frank Stubbs (TV Series)
Mike Bence
- Striker (1993) ... Mike Bence
 1993 Naked
Johnny
 1993 The Trial
Franz
 1992 I Bet It Will Rain (Short)
 1992 Damage
Detective
 1991-1992 Screen One (TV Series)
Crematorium Attendant / Tim Shanks
- Black and Blue (1992) ... Crematorium Attendant
- Filipina Dreamgirls (1991) ... Tim Shanks
 1992 Swords at Teatime (Short)
Michael
 1991 Afraid of the Dark
Locksmith / Tom Miller
 1987-1991 Screenplay (TV Series)
Terry / Joey
- Journey to Knock (1991) ... Terry
- The Road (1987) ... Joey
 1991 Shrinks (TV Series)
Terry Slater
- Episode #1.5 (1991) ... Terry Slater
 1990 Life Is Sweet
Nicola's Lover
 1990 Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (TV Mini-Series)
Doctor
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... Doctor
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Doctor
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Doctor
 1989 Skulduggery (TV Movie)
Tony
 1989 Resurrected
Kevin Deakin
 1988 The Short & Curlies (TV Short)
Clive
 1988 Little Dorrit
George Braddle
 1988 Erasmus Microman (TV Series)
Isaac Newton
- Newton (1988) ... Isaac Newton
 1988 Vroom
Ringe
 1985 Up the Elephant and Round the Castle (TV Series)
The Mugger
- A Taxing Problem (1985) ... The Mugger
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
Jim Dench
- Radio Pictures (1985) ... Jim Dench
- Picture Friend (1985)
 1985 Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series)
Stew
- It's Only Rock and Roll (1985) ... Stew
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Other Works:

[2002] DVD commentary with Mike Leigh and Katrin Cartlidge for the movie Naked (1993). See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

David Thlewis

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

The lifestyle I have now, and the opportunities I have had, are all down to Mike [Leigh] getting me on board in Naked. After Cannes, my agent told me to get the next flight to LA. He was right. I had a part in Prime Suspect 3 by the end of the week.

Trivia:

Banned from entering China because of his role in Seven Years in Tibet (1997). See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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