David Thewlis


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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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Naked Johnny
(1993)
The Omen Keith Jennings
(2006)
Wonder Woman Sir Patrick
(2017)

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  Human Resources (TV Series) (filming)
Shame Wizard
- Episode #1.1 ... Shame Wizard (voice)
 2024 Avatar 3 (post-production)
Peylak
 2022 The Amazing Maurice (post-production)
Boss Man (voice)
 2021 Landscapers (TV Mini Series) (post-production)
Christopher Edwards
- Episode #1.4 (2021) ... Christopher Edwards
- Episode #1.3 (2021) ... Christopher Edwards
- Episode #1.2 (2021) ... Christopher Edwards
- Episode #1.1 (2021) ... Christopher Edwards
 2021 The Sandman (TV Series) (post-production)
John Dee
- Episode #1.11 (2021) ... John Dee
- Episode #1.10 (2021) ... John Dee
- Episode #1.9 (2021) ... John Dee
- Episode #1.8 (2021) ... John Dee
- Episode #1.7 (2021) ... John Dee
 2018-2020 Big Mouth (TV Series)
Shame Wizard
- The Funeral (2020) ... Shame Wizard (voice)
- Girls Are Angry Too (2019) ... Shame Wizard (voice)
- The Department of Puberty (2018) ... Shame Wizard (voice)
- Smooch or Share (2018) ... Shame Wizard (voice)
- Dark Side of the Boob (2018) ... Shame Wizard (voice)
 2020 Barkskins (TV Series)
Monsieur Claude Trepagny
- The Black Sun (2020) ... Monsieur Claude Trepagny
- Bees in a Bottle (2020) ... Monsieur Claude Trepagny
- The Wobble (2020) ... Monsieur Claude Trepagny
- Buttermilk (2020) ... Monsieur Claude Trepagny
- The Law of Two (2020) ... Monsieur Claude Trepagny
 2019 The Feed (TV Series)
Lawrence Hatfield
- Episode #1.10 (2019) ... Lawrence Hatfield (credit only)
- Episode #1.9 (2019) ... Lawrence Hatfield (credit only)
- Episode #1.8 (2019) ... Lawrence Hatfield (credit only)
- Episode #1.7 (2019) ... Lawrence Hatfield (credit only)
- Episode #1.6 (2019) ... Lawrence Hatfield
 2019 Eternal Beauty
Mike
 2019 Guest of Honour
Jim
 2019 Rare Beasts
Vic
 2018 The Mercy
Rodney Hallworth
 2017 Justice League
Ares
 2017 Fargo (TV Series)
V.M. Varga / Robot
- Somebody to Love (2017) ... V.M. Varga
- Aporia (2017) ... V.M. Varga
- Who Rules the Land of Denial? (2017) ... V.M. Varga
- The Law of Inevitability (2017) ... V.M. Varga
- The Lord of No Mercy (2017) ... V.M. Varga
 2017 Wonder Woman
Sir Patrick
 2015/I Regression
Kenneth Raines
 2015 An Inspector Calls (TV Movie)
The Inspector
 2015 Anomalisa
Michael Stone (voice)
 2015/I Legend
Leslie Payne
 2015/I Macbeth
Duncan
 2014 Sunday Roast (Short)
Dick Puck
 2014 The Theory of Everything
Dennis Sciama
 2014 Stonehearst Asylum
Mickey Finn
 2014 Queen & Country
Sargeant Major Bradley
 2014 Family Guy (TV Series)
British Father
- Chap Stewie (2014) ... British Father (voice)
 2013 The Fifth Estate
Nick Davies
 2013 The Zero Theorem
Joby
 2013 RED 2
The Frog
 2012 Separate We Come, Separate We Go (Short)
Norman
 2011 War Horse
Lyons
 2011 The Lady
Michael Aris
 2011/I Anonymous
William Cecil
 2011 The Organ Grinder's Monkey (Short)
Pablo
 2010 London Boulevard
Jordan
 2010 Athena (Short)
Chuck
 2010 Mr. Nice
Jim McCann
 2009 Veronika Decides to Die
Dr. Blake
 2007 The Street (TV Series)
Joe Jennerson / Harry Jennerson
- Twin (2007) ... Joe Jennerson / Harry Jennerson
 2007 The Inner Life of Martin Frost
Martin Frost
 2006 The Omen
Keith Jennings
 2006 Basic Instinct 2
Roy Washburn
 2005 The New World
Wingfield
 2005 All the Invisible Children
Jonathan (segment "Jonathan")
 2005 Kingdom of Heaven
Hospitaler
 2003 Timeline
Robert Doniger
 2003 Cheeky
Harry Sankey
 2003 Little Wolf's Book of Badness (Short)
Mr. Twister (voice)
 2002 D.I.Y. Hard (Short)
Man
 2002 Dinotopia (TV Mini Series)
Cyrus Crabb
- Part 3 (2002) ... Cyrus Crabb
- Part 2 (2002) ... Cyrus Crabb
- Part 1 (2002) ... Cyrus Crabb
 2001 Hamilton Mattress (TV Movie)
Hamilton Mattress (voice)
 2000 Endgame (TV Movie)
Clov
 2000 Gangster No. 1
Freddie Mays
 2000 The Miracle Maker
Judas Iscariot (voice)
 1999 Love Story (TV Short)
Dealer
 1998 Besieged
Jason Kinsky
 1998 Divorcing Jack
Dan Starkey
 1998 The Big Lebowski
Knox Harrington
 1997 Seven Years in Tibet
Peter Aufschnaiter
 1997 American Perfekt
Santini
 1996 The Island of Dr. Moreau
Douglas
 1996 DragonHeart
Einon
 1996 James and the Giant Peach
Earthworm (voice)
 1995 Restoration
Pearce
 1995 Total Eclipse
Paul Verlaine
 1994 Dandelion Dead (TV Mini Series)
Oswald Martin
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... Oswald Martin
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Oswald Martin
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Oswald Martin
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Oswald Martin
 1994 Black Beauty
Jerry Barker
 1993 Prime Suspect 3 (TV Mini Series)
James Jackson
- Part 2 (1993) ... James Jackson
- Part 1 (1993) ... 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
- 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
 1989 A Bit of a Do (TV Series)
Paul Simcock
- The Registry Office Wedding (1989) ... Paul Simcock
- The Crowning of Miss Frozen Chicken (U.K.) (1989) ... Paul Simcock
- The Charity Horse-Racing Evening (1989) ... Paul Simcock
- The Angling Club Christmas Party (1989) ... Paul Simcock
- The Dentist's Dinner Dance (1989) ... Paul Simcock
 1988 Vroom
Ringe
 1987-1988 Valentine Park (TV Series)
Max
- Swarm! (1988) ... Max
- Heroes and Villains (1988) ... Max
- A Rose by Any Other Name (1988) ... Max
- Who's Minding the Marigolds? (1988) ... Max
 1988 Erasmus Microman (TV Series)
Isaac Newton
- Newton (1988) ... Isaac Newton
 1987 The Short & Curlies (TV Short)
Clive
 1987 Little Dorrit
George Braddle
 1986 The Singing Detective (TV Mini Series)
Second Soldier
- Who Done It (1986) ... Second Soldier
- Lovely Days (1986) ... Second Soldier
 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
 1985 Only Fools and Horses (TV Series)
Stew
- It's Only Rock and Roll (1985) ... Stew
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Alternate Names:

David Thlewis

Height:

6' 2½" (1.9 m)

Spouse:

Sara Sugarman  (divorced)

Children:

Thewlis, Gracie Ellen Mary

Parents:

Thewlis, Maureen | Wheeler, Alec Raymond
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Personal Quote:

It wasn't the greatest script in the world, but not many people can say they've played a wicked king in a swashbuckling Arthurian special-effects monster movie. See more »

Trivia:

Graduated from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England in 1984. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height

Star Sign:

Pisces

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