David Thewlis

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David Thewlis
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Thewlis in 2008
David Wheeler

(1963-03-20) 20 March 1963 (age 60)
Blackpool, England
Years active1985–present
  • (m. 1992;div. 1994)
  • Hermine Poitou
    (m. 2016)
Partner(s) Anna Friel

David Wheeler (born 20 March 1963), better known as David Thewlis ( /ˈθjlɪs/ ), is an English actor. He is known as a character actor and has appeared in a wide variety of genres in both film and television. He has received the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor and nominations for two BAFTA Awards, Golden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.


Thewlis made his film debut in Little Dorrit (1987) and acted in the Mike Leigh films Life is Sweet (1990) and Naked (1993), winning the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor for the latter. He then appeared in films such as Black Beauty (1994), Restoration (1995), James and the Giant Peach (1996), Dragonheart (1996), and Seven Years in Tibet (1997). He became more widely known to film audiences for his roles as Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter franchise (2004–2011) and Ares / Sir Patrick Morgan in Wonder Woman (2017). Other film roles include Kingdom of Heaven (2005), The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), War Horse (2011), The Theory of Everything (2014), Anomalisa (2015), I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020), and Enola Holmes 2 (2022).

Thewlis' most notable television roles include V. M. Varga in the third series of FX's Fargo (2017), the voice of the Shame Wizard in the Netflix animated sitcoms Big Mouth (2017–present) and Human Resources (2022–present), Christopher Edwards in the HBO miniseries Landscapers (2021), and John Dee in the Netflix drama series The Sandman (2022). His performance in Fargo earned him nominations for an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a Critics' Choice Award.

Early life

Thewlis was born David Wheeler in Blackpool on 20 March 1963, [1] the son of Maureen (née Thewlis) and Alec Raymond Wheeler. [2] [3] His parents ran a toy and wallpaper shop. [2] [3] 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. [4] 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. [5]



He changed his surname to Thewlis, his mother's maiden name, after attempting to register with the actors' union and discovering that his birth name was already being used by someone else. His first professional role after doing so was in the play Buddy Holly at the Regal in Greenwich [5] and in a commercial for Kellogg's Bran Flakes. In theatre, Thewlis has starred in Sam Mendes The Sea at the Royal National Theatre, Max Stafford-Clark’s Ice Cream at the Royal Court, The Ruffian on the Stairs/The Woolley at Farnham, and The Lady and the Clarinet at the King's Head Theatre.

He went on to play small roles in high-profile series such as BBC's Only Fools and Horses in 1985 and The Singing Detective in 1986, before being offered a more significant part in Alan Clarke's Road and in the sitcom ITV's Valentine Park in 1987. That same year Thewlis made his film debut in Little Dorrit.

His first big-screen leading role was opposite Clive Owen in the little-seen Vroom directed by Beeban Kidron in 1988, and he then starred in Paul Greengrass's anti-Falklands drama Resurrected in 1989, playing a presumed-dead soldier who returns to Britain. He also collaborated with Mike Leigh on Life Is Sweet in 1990, in which he played Jane Horrocks' character lover, licking chocolate sauce off her naked body. He continued playing low-key supporting roles in films such as Damage in 1992, directed by Louis Malle and The Trial in 1993 directed by David Hugh Jones.

Thewlis's breakout role was 1993's Naked , as the main character, Johnny, a homeless, highly intelligent, embittered, rambling street philosopher, for which Thewlis was established as one of the great actors of his generation and named Best Actor by the National Society of Film Critics (United States), the London Film Critics Circle, the Evening Standard, the New York Film Critics' Circle and the Cannes Film Festival. That same year, he appeared on television as a sexual predator named James Jackson in Prime Suspect 3 , opposite Helen Mirren and Ciarán Hinds.

During the 1990s, Thewlis appeared in a variety of films, mostly fantasy and period, including Restoration (1995), Black Beauty (1994), Total Eclipse (1995) with Leonardo DiCaprio, The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996), Dragonheart (1996), and Seven Years in Tibet (1997), opposite Brad Pitt. He was nominated for a British Independent Film Award for Divorcing Jack (1998), and played Clov in a television film of Samuel Beckett's Endgame (2000). Notable appearances also include Bernardo Bertolucci's Besieged (1998), the Coen brothers The Big Lebowski (1998), and Paul McGuigan's Gangster No. 1 (2000), opposite Paul Bettany and Malcolm McDowell.

He auditioned for the role of Quirinus Quirrell in the Chris Columbus directed film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone , but the part went to Ian Hart. Despite missing out on the first film, he was cast in 2004 as Professor Remus Lupin in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban . He did not have to audition as he was director Alfonso Cuarón's first choice for the role. [6] Thewlis reprised the role in four other films in the series.

He appeared as an SS Commandant of a Nazi death camp and father of the main character in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas , which was well received. Other credits include Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Terrence Malick's The New World (2005), and The Omen (2006).

Thewlis played the late Dr Michael Aris, husband of Nobel Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma, with Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh as Suu Kyi, in the biopic The Lady directed by Luc Besson. In 2012, he received an International Festival of Independent Cinema Off Plus Camera Award. In the same year, he also played in Separate We Come, Separate We Go , directed by Harry Potter co-star Bonnie Wright.

In June 2015, Thewlis was reported to be filming scenes for a Donald Crowhurst biopic, The Mercy , on the beach at Teignmouth, Devon, playing Donald Crowhurst's press agent, Rodney Hallworth, while Colin Firth is playing Donald Crowhurst. [7] He also starred in Regression , a thriller released in autumn 2015. In September 2015, Thewlis starred as Inspector Goole in Helen Edmundson's BBC TV adaptation of J. B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls . In October 2015, he played King Duncan in the film Macbeth .

Thewlis portrayed Ares in Wonder Woman (2017), the DC Comics film featuring the character of the same name. [8] [9] He briefly reprised his role as Ares in Justice League (2017). That same year, he appeared as V. M. Varga, the main antagonist of the third season of Fargo . His performance was critically acclaimed, [10] [11] [12] and earned him nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award, Critics' Choice Television Award and Golden Globe Award as a supporting actor.

He's voiced the Shame Wizard in the Netflix animated sitcoms Big Mouth (2017–present) and its spin-off Human Resources (2022–present).

Thewlis starred in the Netflix film I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020), the HBO miniseries Landscapers (2021), and the Netflix drama series The Sandman (2022), Enola Holmes 2 (2022) and voiced in The Amazing Maurice (2022).


Thewlis directed Hello, Hello, Hello in 1995, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Short Film. He also wrote, directed and starred in the feature Cheeky (2003). [13]


Thewlis's black comedy novel set in the art world, "The Late Hector Kipling", was published by Simon & Schuster in 2007. [14] His second book, "Shooting Martha", was published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 2021. [15]

Personal life

Thewlis was married to Welsh director and actress Sara Sugarman from 1992 until 1994. He then had a relationship with the English actress Kate Hardie for 3 years.

He was in a relationship with the English actress Anna Friel from 2001 until late 2010. [16] [17] Their daughter, Gracie, was born on 9 July 2005. [18] [19]

Thewlis married the French designer and artist Hermine Poitou on 5 August 2016. [20] [21] They live in Sunningdale, Berkshire. [22]



The Short and CurliesCliveShort film
Little Dorrit George Braddle
1989 Resurrected Kevin Deakin
SkulduggeryTonyTelevision film
1991 Life Is Sweet Nicola's Lover
Afraid of the Dark Locksmith / Tom Miller
1992Swords at TeatimeMichaelShort
Damage Detective
1993 The Trial Franz
Naked Johnny
1994 Black Beauty Jerry Barker
1995 Total Eclipse Paul Verlaine
Restoration Pearce
Hello, Hello, Hello-Short film
Writer, director
1996 James and the Giant Peach EarthwormVoice role
DragonHeart Einon
The Island of Dr. Moreau Douglas
1997 American Perfekt Santini
Seven Years in Tibet Peter Aufschnaiter
1998 The Big Lebowski Knox Harrington
Divorcing Jack Dan Starkey
Besieged Jason Kinsky
1999 Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? Nesbit
Love StoryDealerVoice role, short
2000 The Miracle Maker Judas Iscariot Voice role
Gangster No. 1 Freddie Mays
2001 Endgame ClovTelevision movie
Goodbye Charlie Bright Dad
Hammilton MattressHammilton MattressVoice role, television movie
2002D.I.Y. HardManShort
2003CheekyHarry SankeyWriter, director
Little Wolf's Book of BadnessMr. TwisterVoice role, short
Timeline Robert Doniger
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Remus Lupin
2005 Kingdom of Heaven Hospitaler
All the Invisible Children JonathanSegment: "Jonathan"
The New World Wingfield
2006 Basic Instinct 2 Roy Washburn
The Omen Keith Jennings
2007 The Inner Life of Martin Frost Martin Frost
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Remus Lupin
2008 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Father
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Remus Lupin
Veronika Decides to Die Dr. Blake
2010 Mr. Nice Jim McCann
London Boulevard Jordan
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Remus Lupin
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
The Lady Michael Aris
Anonymous William Cecil
War Horse Lyons
The Organ Grinder's MonkeyPabloShort
2012 Separate We Come, Separate We Go NormanShort film
2013 RED 2 The Frog
The Fifth Estate Nick Davies
The Zero Theorem Joby
2014 The Theory of Everything Dennis Sciama
Stonehearst Asylum Mickey Finn
Queen and Country Sargeant Major Bradley
Sunday RoastDick PuckShort film
2015 Regression Kenneth Raines
Legend Leslie Payne
Macbeth Duncan
Anomalisa Michael StoneVoice role
An Inspector CallsThe InspectorTelevision Movie
2017 Wonder Woman Sir Patrick
Justice League Ares Cameo
2018 The Mercy Rodney Hallworth
2019 Rare Beasts Vic
Guest of Honour Jim
Eternal Beauty Mike
2020 I'm Thinking of Ending Things Father
2022 Enola Holmes 2 Grail
The Amazing Maurice Boss ManVoice role
2024 Avatar 3 Dagger-14-plain.pngPeylakFilming
Dagger-14-plain.pngDenotes works that have not yet been released


1985 Up the Elephant and Round the Castle The MuggerEpisode: "A Taxing Problem" (non-speaking)
Only Fools and Horses StewEpisode: "It's Only Rock and Roll"
1986 The Singing Detective Second SoldierMiniseries
1987–1988Valentine ParkMax12 episodes
1989 A Bit of a Do Paul Simcock6 episodes
1990 Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit DoctorMiniseries
1991ShrinksTerry SlaterEpisode 1.5
Screen One Crematorium Attendant /Tim Shanks2 episodes
ScreenplayJoey / Terry2 episodes
1993 Frank Stubbs Promotes Mike BenceEpisode: "Striker"
1994 Dandelion Dead Oswald MartinMiniseries
1995Summer SeasonJim Dench1 episode
2002 Dinotopia Cyrus CrabbMiniseries
2007 The Street Harry Jennerson / Joe JennersonEpisode: "Twins"
2014 Family Guy British FatherVoice role, Episode: "Chap Stewie"
2017 Fargo V. M. Varga / Robot10 episodes
2018–present Big Mouth Shame WizardVoice role, 13 episodes
2019 The Feed Lawrence Hatfield6 episodes
2020 Barkskins Monseiur Claude Trepagny8 episodes
2021 Landscapers Christopher EdwardsMiniseries
2022–2023 Human Resources Lionel St. SwithensVoice role, 14 episodes
2022 The Sandman John Dee Co-starring; 4 episodes
TBA Kaos Dagger-14-plain.png Hades Filming; Regular role
TBAThe Artful DodgerDagger-14-plain.png Fagin Post-production; Main role

Video games

2010 World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Lord Darius Crowley

Awards and nominations

1993 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Naked Won
Evening Standard British Film Award Best Actor Won
London Film Critics' Circle British Actor of the Year Won
National Society of Film Critics Best Actor Won
New York Film Critics Circle Best Actor Won
1995 BAFTA Award Best Short Film
(shared with Helen Booth and James Roberts)
Hello, Hello, HelloNominated
1998 British Independent Film Award Best Performance by a British Actor in an Independent Film Divorcing Jack Nominated
2006 Golden Raspberry Award Worst Supporting Actor Basic Instinct 2 / The Omen Nominated
2007 Monte-Carlo Television Festival Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actor – Drama Series The Street Nominated
2008 British Independent Film Award Richard Harris Award for Outstanding Contribution to British FilmWon
2009 Scream Award Best Ensemble
(shared with the entire cast)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Won
2010 Evening Standard British Film Award Peter Sellers Award for Comedy London Boulevard Nominated
2011 Scream Award Best Ensemble
(shared with the entire cast)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Nominated
2012 Gold Derby Film Awards Best Ensemble Cast
(shared with the entire cast)
2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Theory of Everything Nominated
2015CinEuphoria AwardsBest Supporting Actor - International Competition Queen and Country Nominated
2016 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction
(shared with Jennifer Jason Leigh)
Anomalisa Won
2017 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Fargo Nominated
Critics' Choice Television Award Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries Nominated
Golden Globe Award Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Nominated
Gold Derby Television Awards Best TV Movie/Miniseries Supporting ActorNominated
2019Gold Derby TV Decade AwardBest TV Movie/Miniseries Supporting ActorNominated
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Actor in a Canadian Film Guest of Honour Nominated
2020 Indiana Film Journalists Association Best Supporting Actor I'm Thinking of Ending Things Nominated
2021Faro Island Film FestivalGolden Carp Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance
(shared with the entire cast)
Chlotrudis AwardBest Supporting ActorNominated
2022 BAFTA Award Best Actor Landscapers Nominated

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