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David Thewlis

David Thewlis


3/20/1963, Blackpool, Lanchasire, England, UK

Birth Name

David Wheeler


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David 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…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • David graduated from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London England.

    • David has been married once. It was to Sara Sugarman in 1992, they divorced in 1993.

    • David stands 6' 4" (1.93 m) tall.

    • With girlfiend Anna Friel, David became The Faces Of Mulberry for Spring 2002.

    • David wrote the film: Hello, Hello, Hello (1995).

    • David said that he really only listed to older music, such as the Beatles, until co-star Daniel Radcliffe introduced him to more progressive punk types of bands.

    • It has already been announced that David will reprise his role as Professor Remus Lupin in the film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

    • David played Simon & Garfunkel in the clubs and bars of Blackpool to earn his Equity Card.

    • David's first documented professional acting job after school was in a Kellogg's Bran Flakes commercial.

    • In 1993, David won the award for best actor (in Naked) at the New York Film Critics Circle.

    • At the Cannes Film Festival in 1993, David won the award for best actor (in Naked).

    • At the National Society of Film Critics Awards in 1994, David won the award for best actor (in Naked).

    • At the London Critics Circle Film Awards in 1994, David won the award for British actor of the year (for Naked).

    • At the Evening Standard British Film Awards in 1994, David won the award for best actor (in Naked).

    • David was nominated in 1996 for the BAFTA Film Award for best short film for Hello, Hello, Hello.

    • At the British Independent Film Awards in 1998, David was nominated for Best Performance by a British Actor in an Independent Film in Divorcing Jack.

    • David also starred in Sam Mendes' The Sea at the Royal National Theatre, Max Stafford-Clark's Ice Cream at the Royal Court, Buddy Holly at the Regal in Greenwich, Ruffian on the Stairs/The Woolley at Farnham, and Lady and the Clarinet at the Kings Head.

    • David 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).

    • David has one child, a daughter named Gracie. She was born at London's Portland Hospital and weighed 7lb 4oz on 9 July 2005. (With Friel).

    • David was banned from entering China because of his role in Seven Years in Tibet (1997).

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