Thewlis, David Biography

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David Wheeler
20 March 1963, Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
6' 3"
David Thewlis 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 roles in films and TV until he took the main role in _Naked (1993)_ (qv). The film won him several awards including the New York Critics Award. He has since been in many other films including _DragonHeart (1996)_ (qv), _Restoration (1995)_ (qv), _Black Beauty (1994)_ (qv) and recently took the part of Professor Remus John Lupin in _Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)_ (qv). He has lived with the British actress 'Anna Friel' (qv) since 2001.

-   'Sara Sugarman' (qv) (April 1992 - 1994) (divorced)

-   'Kate Hardie (I)' (qv) (? - ?) (divorced)

-   Banned from entering China because of his role in _Seven Years in Tibet (1997)_ (qv).

-   He and his ex-girlfriend, 'Anna Friel' (qv), became The Faces Of Mulberry in Spring 2002.

-   Was originally considered for the role of Professor Quirrell in _Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)_ (qv). He later got the role of Professor Lupin in _Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)_ (qv).

-   Graduated from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England in 1984.

-   Turned down the role of Simon Gruber in _Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)_ (qv), which was later given to 'Jeremy Irons' (qv).

-   During the filming of _The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)_ (qv), he fell off a horse and broke his leg.

-   Because he had such a bad experience working on _The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)_ (qv), he vowed never to see the final product. He skipped the opening premiere.

-   He was in a relationship with actress 'Anna Friel' (qv) from 2001 - 2010. They have a daughter, Gracie Ellen Mary Thewlis, born on July 9, 2005.

-   Author: The Late Hector Kipling (Hardcover)

-   [2002] DVD commentary with 'Mike Leigh (I)' (qv) and 'Katrin Cartlidge' (qv) for the movie _Naked (1993)_ (qv).

-   The lifestyle I have now, and the opportunities I have had, are all down to Mike [Leigh] getting me on board in Naked. After Cannes, my agent told me to get the next flight to LA. He was right. I had a part in Prime Suspect 3 by the end of the week.

-   "The Independent" (UK), 5 April 2006, Iss. 6074, pg. 40-41, by: Geneviève Roberts, "Love on instinct"

-   "Empire" (UK), November 1998, Iss. 113, pg. 64-65, by: Simon Braund, "Mr. Unconventional"

-   "Total Film" (UK), January 1998, Iss. 12, pg. 31, by: Garth Pearce

-   "Premiere" (UK), 1997, Vol. 5, Iss. 3, pg. 74-77, by: Holly Millea, "The book of David"

-   "The Independent Arts & Books" (UK), 1 October 2010, Iss. 7479, pg. 10 - 11, by: Chris Sullivan, "The punk who got Naked to become an acting wizard"

-   "Telegraph Magazine" (UK), 25 August 2007, pg. 44 - 49, by: Harriet Lane (text) Nigel Shafran (photography), "A Funny Thing Happened..."

-   "Playboy" (USA), November 1994, Vol. 41, Iss. 11, pg. 143, by: Bruce Williamson, "Sex In Cinema 1994"

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