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Also Known As: David Wheeler Died:
Born: March 20, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Blackpool, England, GB Profession: actor, screenwriter, poet, guitarist

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Actor David Thewlis has pursued his creative passions all his life. As a true artist, Thewlis has delved deeply into forms of expression other than the one that has earned him a living. Born in Blackpool, England, Thewlis spent a happy childhood filling diaries with "words and sentences and p ms"-his first foray into an artistic life. Thewlis then explored music by playing in a punk band called Door 66. When the time came to decide his future, Thewlis chose to attend the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and graduated in 1985. It was while in school that Thewlis turned to acting.

Actor David Thewlis has pursued his creative passions all his life. As a true artist, Thewlis has delved deeply into forms of expression other than the one that has earned him a living. Born in Blackpool, England, Thewlis spent a happy childhood filling diaries with "words and sentences and p ms"-his first foray into an artistic life. Thewlis then explored music by playing in a punk band called Door 66. When the time came to decide his future, Thewlis chose to attend the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and graduated in 1985. It was while in school that Thewlis turned to acting.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Hello Hello Hello? (1998) Director
2.
  Hello, Hello, Hello (1995) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Regression (2015)
2.
 Macbeth (2015)
3.
4.
 Eliza Graves (2014)
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6.
 Red 2 (2013)
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8.
 Anonymous (2011)
9.
 London Boulevard (2011)
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Grew up in Blackpool, England
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Played lead guitar with a punk band based in Manchester
1984:
First professional performing job in a Kellogg's Branflakes commercial shot in Miami (Thewlis's first trip to the U.S.)
1987:
Acted in Mike Leigh's comic short film "The Short and Curlies"
1988:
Played a bit part as the "second soldier" on the PBS musical mystery miniseries "The Singing Detective"
1988:
Feature acting debut in "Vroom"
1989:
Had first leading role in "Resurrected"
1991:
Made first feature with Leigh, "Life Is Sweet"
1991:
First leading TV role which aired on U.S. television, "Filipina Dreamgirls" (BBC/A&E)
1993:
Offered a bravura performance in "Naked," directed by Mike Leigh
1995:
Wrote and directed short film "Hello Hello Hello?"
1995:
Cast as French poet Paul Verlaine to Leonardo DiCaprio's Arthur Rimbaud in "Total Eclipse"
1996:
Voiced the Earthworm in the stop-motion animated film "James and the Giant Peach"
1996:
Acted alongside Marlon Brando in the remake of "The Island of Dr. Moreau"
1997:
Portrayed expedition leader Peter Aufschnaiter in "Seven Years in Tibet"
1998:
Had featured role in the Coen brothers' "The Big Lebowski"
1998:
Starred opposite Thandie Newton as a quirky pianist-composer in the love story "Besieged," a chamber drama directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
2000:
Provided the voice of Judas Iscariot in the British animated biblical drama "The Miracle Maker" (aired on ABC in the U.S.)
2000:
Co-starred in the violent crime thriller "Gangster No. 1"
2000:
Appeared in TV production of Samuel Beckett's "Endgame"; screened at film festivals before airing on Irish and British TV in 2001
2002:
Was featured in the ABC miniseries "Dinotopia"
2003:
Helmed the film "Cheeky"
2003:
Starred in the sci-fi adventure "Timeline," based on the novel by Michael Crichton
2004:
Cast as Professor Lupin in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," directed by Alfonso Cuarón
2005:
Starred in Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven," about the 12th-century Crusades
2005:
Cast in the Terrence Malick-scripted drama "The New World," about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers
2006:
Reprised the role originally played by David Warner in the remake of "The Omen"
2007:
Reprised the role of Professor Lupin in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," directed by David Yates
2008:
Played the SS officer Ralf in "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas"
2009:
Reprised the role of Professor Lupin in David Yates directed "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," the sixth film in the series
2010:
Returned to play Lupin in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," directed by Yates
2011:
Final screen turn as Lupin in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"; again directed by Yates
2011:
Co-starred with Rhys Ifans and Vanessa Redgrave in the drama "Anonymous"
2011:
Cast in the WWI-set drama "War Horse," directed by Steven Spielberg; film was based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo and the 2007 stage adaptation of the same name
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Education

Guildhall School of Music and Drama: London , England - 1985

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wife:
Sara Sugarman. Actor, director. Married in April 1992; separated in 1995; divorced.
companion:
Fairuza Balk. Actor. Met during filming of "Island of Dr. Moreau"; no longer together.
companion:
Cozi. Singer. Japanese; dating in 1997.
companion:
Kate Hardie. Actor. No longer together.
companion:
Anna Friel. Actor. Living together as of 2001.
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father:
Alec Wheeler. Shopkeeper.
mother:
Maureen Wheeler. Shopkeeper.

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