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David Thewlis


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 6 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Naked
Naked Johnny
(1993)
The Theory of Everything
The Theory of Everything Dennis Sciama
(2014)
Anomalisa
Anomalisa Michael Stone
(2015)

Filmography

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 2017 The Mercy (post-production)
Rodney Hallworth
 2017 Justice League
Ares
 2017 Fargo (TV Series)
V.M. Varga
- 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 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)
 2010 Mr. Nice
Jim McCann
 2009 Veronika Decides to Die
Dr. Blake
 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
 2006 The Omen
Keith Jennings
 2006 Basic Instinct 2
Det. 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)
 2002-2003 Dinotopia (TV Series)
Cyrus Crabb
- Car Wars (2003) ... Cyrus Crabb
- LeSage (2003) ... Cyrus Crabb
- Night of the Wartosa (2002) ... Cyrus Crabb
- The Big Fight (2002) ... Cyrus Crabb
- The Matriarch (2002) ... Cyrus Crabb
 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 Short)
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 L'assedio
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
Edward Douglas
 1996 DragonHeart
King Einon
 1996 James and the Giant Peach
Earthworm (voice)
 1995 Restoration
John Pearce
 1995 Total Eclipse
Paul Verlaine
 1994 Black Beauty
Jerry Barker
 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
 1993 Prime Suspect 3 (TV Mini-Series)
James Jackson
- Part 2 (1993) ... James Jackson
- Part 1 (1993) ... James Jackson
 1993 Frank Stubbs Promotes (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 A Bit of a Do (TV Mini-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
 1989 Resurrected
Kevin Deakin
 1988 The Short & Curlies (TV Short)
Clive
 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
 1988 Vroom
Ringe
 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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Other Works:

He acted in the Royal National Theatre repertoire season at the Laurence Olivier Theatre, Cottesloe Theatre and Lyttelton Theatre all in London, England in Alan Bennett and Kenneth Grahame's play, "The Wind in the Willows;" David Hare's plays, "Racing Demon," "Murmuring Judges;" Dario Fo's play, "The Resistible Rise of Arturo ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

David Thlewis

Height:

6' 2½" (1.9 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't worry. I'm more stoical. Of course I have insecurities. I fear getting older. I fear death and illness. I'm not prone to depression, but I get depressed because everybody gets depressed. Suddenly I'm away from my family or doing a job I'm not enjoying. See more »

Trivia:

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). See more »

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