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David Thewlis

1963-03-20 Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK

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David Wheeler (born 20 March 1963), better known as David Thewlis, is an English actor and filmmaker. 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 season 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.


Avatar 3 Peylak 2025-12-19
The Amazing Maurice Boss Man / Rat King (voice) 2022-12-16
Enola Holmes 2 Grail 2022-11-04
Rare Beasts Vic 2021-05-21
Val Self (archive footage) 2021-07-23
Zack Snyder's Justice League Ares 2021-03-18
Eternal Beauty Mike 2020-08-21
I'm Thinking of Ending Things Father 2020-08-28
Guest of Honour Jim 2020-07-09
Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal Self (archive footage) 2018-08-21
The Mercy Rodney Hallworth 2018-02-09
Wonder Woman Sir Patrick / Ares 2017-05-30
Justice League Ares 2017-11-15
Harry Potter: A History Of Magic Himself 2017-10-28
None of Them Are You: Crafting Anomalisa Self 2016-06-07
Macbeth Duncan 2015-09-22
Legend Leslie Payne 2015-09-09
An Inspector Calls Inspector Goole - The Inspector 2015-09-13
Queen & Country Sargeant Major Bradley 2015-01-07
Anomalisa Michael Stone (voice) 2015-12-30
Regression Professor Kenneth Raines 2015-10-01
The Theory of Everything Dennis Sciama 2014-11-26
Stonehearst Asylum Mickey Finn 2014-10-23
The Fifth Estate Nick Davies 2013-10-11
RED 2 The Frog 2013-07-18
Separate We Come, Separate We Go Norman 2013-10-25
The Zero Theorem Joby 2013-09-20
How to Get a Head in Sculpture Self 2011-02-23
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Remus Lupin 2011-07-12
The Organ Grinder's Monkey Pablo (voice) 2011-06-06
The Lady Michael Aris 2011-11-30
War Horse Lyons 2011-12-25
Anonymous William Cecil 2011-10-21
London Boulevard Jordan 2010-11-10
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Remus Lupin 2010-11-17
Mr. Nice Jim McCann 2010-10-07
Athena Chuck 2010-04-21
Veronika Decides to Die Dr. Blake 2009-05-16
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Remus Lupin 2009-07-15
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Ralf Hoess 2008-05-07
The Inner Life of Martin Frost Martin Frost 2007-10-11
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Remus Lupin 2007-07-08
Basic Instinct 2 Roy Washburn 2006-03-29
The Omen Keith Jennings 2006-06-06
The New World Wingfield 2005-12-25
Les enfants invisibles Jonathan (segment "Jonathan") 2005-09-01
Kingdom of Heaven Hospitaler 2005-05-03
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Remus Lupin 2004-05-31
The Magic Touch of Harry Potter Himself 2004-06-11
Cheeky Harry Sankey 2003-09-08
Timeline Robert Doniger 2003-11-26
Hamilton Mattress Hamilton Mattress (voice) 2002-01-01
D.I.Y. Hard Man 2002-09-30
Goodbye Charlie Bright Charlie's Dad 2001-05-11
Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? Nesbit 2000-03-10
Gangster No. 1 Freddie Mays 2000-06-09
The Miracle Maker Judas Iscariot 2000-03-31
Endgame Clov 2000-09-10
The Big Lebowski Knox Harrington 1998-03-06
L'assedio Jason Kinsky 1998-02-05
Divorcing Jack Dan Starkey 1998-10-01
American Perfekt Santini 1997-06-11
Seven Years in Tibet Peter Aufschnaiter 1997-09-12
The Making of 'DragonHeart' Self 1997-01-14
James and the Giant Peach Earthworm (voice) 1996-04-12
The Island of Dr. Moreau Douglas 1996-08-23
DragonHeart King Einon 1996-05-31
Total Eclipse Paul Verlaine 1995-11-03
Restoration John Pearce 1995-12-29
Black Beauty Jerry Barker 1994-07-29
Naked Johnny 1993-09-14
The Trial Franz 1993-06-18
Damage Detective 1992-12-02
Black and Blue Crematorium Attendant 1992-09-27
Filipina Dreamgirls Tim Shanks 1991-09-15
Afraid of the Dark Locksmith / Tom Miller 1991-10-10
Skulduggery Tony 1991-06-29
Journey to Knock Terry 1991-09-17
Life Is Sweet Nicola's Lover 1990-11-15
Resurrected Kevin Deakin 1989-03-12
Deep Red Instant Love 1988-01-01
Vroom Ringe 1988-11-11
Little Dorrit George Braddle 1987-12-11
Road Joey 1987-10-07
The Short & Curlies Clive 1987-12-01