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David Thewlis Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 20 March 1963Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Birth NameDavid Wheeler
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

David Thewlis was born David Wheeler in 1963 in Blackpool, Lancashire, to Maureen (Thewlis) and Alec Raymond Wheeler, and lived with his parents above their combination wallpaper and toy shop 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 (1993). The film won him several awards including the New York Critics Award. He has since been in many other films including DragonHeart (1996), Restoration (1995), Black Beauty (1994) and recently took the part of Professor Remus John Lupin in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). He has lived with the British actress Anna Friel since 2001.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Steffie

Spouse (2)

Sara Sugarman (April 1992 - 1994) (divorced)
Kate Hardie (? - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (9)

Banned from entering China because of his role in Seven Years in Tibet (1997).
He and his ex-girlfriend, Anna Friel, became The Faces Of Mulberry in Spring 2002.
Was originally considered for the role of Professor Quirrell in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001). He later got the role of Professor Lupin in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004).
Graduated from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England in 1984.
Turned down the role of Simon Gruber in Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995), which was later given to Jeremy Irons.
During the filming of The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996), he fell off a horse and broke his leg.
Because he had such a bad experience working on The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996), he vowed never to see the final product. He skipped the opening premiere.
He was in a relationship with actress Anna Friel from 2001 - 2010. They have a daughter, Gracie Ellen Mary Thewlis, born on July 9, 2005.
He'd been considered for the role of Montgomery in The Island of Dr Moreau (1996) then as filming was due to start he was cast as Douglas replacing Rob Morrow who'd dropped out.

Personal Quotes (1)

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.

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