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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, director, screenwriter, and author. Thewlis rose to prominence when he starred in the film Naked (1993), for which he won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor. His most commercially successful roles have been Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter franchise (2004–2011) and Sir Patrick Morgan / Ares in Wonder Woman (2017). Other film roles include Total Eclipse (1995), James and the Giant Peach (1996), Dragonheart (1996), Seven Years in Tibet (1997), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), War Horse (2011), The Theory of Everything (2014), Anomalisa (2015), and I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020). He will appear in Enola Holmes 2 (2022) and Avatar 3 (2024). Thewlis' most notable television roles are Cyrus Crabb in the miniseries Dinotopia (2002), V. M. Varga in the third series of Fargo (2017), the voice of the Shame Wizard in the animated sitcom Big Mouth (2017–present), and Christopher Edwards in the miniseries Landscapers (2021). His performance in Fargo earned him nominations for an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a Critics' Choice Award.


Avatar 3 Peylak 2024-12-18
Enola Holmes 2 Grail 2022-11-04
The Amazing Maurice Boss Man / Rat King (voice) 2022-12-16
Val Self (archive footage) 2021-07-23
Rare Beasts Vic 2021-05-21
Zack Snyder's Justice League Ares 2021-03-18
Guest of Honour Jim 2020-07-09
I'm Thinking of Ending Things Father 2020-08-28
Eternal Beauty Mike 2020-08-21
Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal Self (archive footage) 2018-08-21
The Mercy Rodney Hallworth 2018-02-09
Justice League Ares 2017-11-15
Harry Potter: A History Of Magic Himself 2017-10-28
Wonder Woman Sir Patrick / Ares 2017-05-30
None of Them Are You: Crafting Anomalisa Self 2016-06-07
An Inspector Calls Inspector Goole - The Inspector 2015-09-13
Legend Leslie Payne 2015-09-09
Macbeth Duncan 2015-08-16
Regression Professor Kenneth Raines 2015-10-01
Queen & Country Sargeant Major Bradley 2015-01-07
Anomalisa Michael Stone (voice) 2015-12-30
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
The Zero Theorem Joby 2013-09-20
Separate We Come, Separate We Go Norman 2013-10-25
The Organ Grinder's Monkey Pablo (voice) 2011-06-06
How to Get a Head in Sculpture Self 2011-02-23
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Remus Lupin 2011-07-07
The Lady Michael Aris 2011-11-30
Anonymous William Cecil 2011-10-21
War Horse Lyons 2011-12-25
Mr. Nice Jim McCann 2010-10-07
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Remus Lupin 2010-10-06
London Boulevard Jordan 2010-11-10
Athena Chuck 2010-04-21
Veronika Decides to Die Dr. Blake 2009-05-16
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Remus Lupin 2009-07-07
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Ralf Hoess 2008-05-07
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Remus Lupin 2007-06-28
The Inner Life of Martin Frost Martin Frost 2007-10-11
Basic Instinct 2 Roy Washburn 2006-03-29
The Omen Keith Jennings 2006-06-06
Les enfants invisibles Jonathan 2005-09-01
The New World Wingfield 2005-12-25
Kingdom of Heaven Hospitaler 2005-05-03
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Remus Lupin 2004-05-31
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
The Miracle Maker Judas Iscariot 2000-03-31
Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? Nesbit 2000-03-10
Gangster No. 1 Freddie Mays 2000-06-09
Endgame Clov 2000-09-10
The Big Lebowski Knox Harrington 1998-03-06
Divorcing Jack Dan Starkey 1998-10-01
L'assedio Jason Kinsky 1998-02-05
American Perfekt Santini 1997-06-11
Seven Years in Tibet Peter Aufschnaiter 1997-09-12
James and the Giant Peach Earthworm (voice) 1996-04-12
The Island of Dr. Moreau Edward Douglas 1996-08-23
DragonHeart King Einon 1996-05-31
Restoration John Pearce 1995-12-29
Total Eclipse Paul Verlaine 1995-11-03
Black Beauty Jerry Barker 1994-07-29
Naked Johnny 1993-09-14
The Trial Franz 1993-06-18
Prime Suspect 3 James Jackson 1993-12-19
Damage Detective 1992-12-02
Black and Blue Crematorium Attendant 1992-09-27
Skulduggery Tony 1991-06-29
Filipina Dreamgirls Tim Shanks 1991-09-15
Afraid of the Dark Locksmith / Tom Miller 1991-10-10
Journey to Knock Terry 1991-09-17
Life Is Sweet Nicola's Lover 1990-11-15
Resurrected Kevin Deakin 1989-03-12
Vroom Ringe 1988-11-11
The Short & Curlies Clive 1988-09-29
Deep Red Instant Love 1988-01-01
Road Joey 1987-10-07
Little Dorrit George Braddle 1987-12-11