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Born: March 20, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Blackpool, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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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 CuarĂ³n
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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