Search a film or person :
FacebookConnectionRegistration
David Thewlis is a Actor, Director and Writer British born on 20 march 1963 at Blackpool (United-kingdom)

David Thewlis

David Thewlis
If you like this person, let us know!
Birth name David Wheeler
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 20 march 1963 (55 years) at Blackpool (United-kingdom)

David Thewlis (né Wheeler; born 20 March 1963) is an English actor. His most commercially successful role to date has been that of Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter film series. Other notable performances include the films Naked (for which he won the Best Actor award at Cannes Film Festival), Dragonheart, Kingdom of Heaven, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, The Theory of Everything and Macbeth, in which he played King Duncan. He has also done voice work in the films James and the Giant Peach (1996) and The Miracle Maker (2000).

Biography

In 1992, Thewlis married director Sara Sugarman; they divorced in 1994. He then had a brief relationship with Bill Oddie's daughter Kate Hardie. In 2001, he began a relationship with actress Anna Friel, whom he met on a flight to Cannes. They have one child together. Friel and Thewlis ended their relationship in late 2010, after almost a decade.

Thewlis owns a converted Victorian ballroom in Clerkenwell. He is often mistaken for fellow actor Rhys Ifans: "Twice a week, people come up to me and say, 'You were great in Notting Hill.' The public seem to think we are the same person." His ex-partner, Friel, has been in a relationship with Rhys Ifans since 2011.

Best films

Wonder Woman (2017)
(Actor)
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
(Actor)
War Horse (2011)
(Actor)
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
(Actor)
The Theory of Everything (2014)
(Actor)
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
(Actor)

Usually with

Eddie Marsan
Eddie Marsan
(5 films)
J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
(5 films)
Bonnie Wright
Bonnie Wright
(6 films)
David Heyman
David Heyman
(6 films)
Jason Isaacs
Jason Isaacs
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of David Thewlis (59 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

Untitled Donald Crowhurst film
Directed by James Marsh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Adventure
Actors Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Andrew Buchan, Ken Stott, Simon McBurney
Roles Rodney Hallworth
Rating60% 3.0005453.0005453.0005453.0005453.000545
1968. Donald Crowhurst, un homme d’affaires anglais, passionné par la voile, est au bord de la faillite. Pour sauver son entreprise et vivre l’aventure dont il rêve depuis toujours, il décide de participer à la première course à la voile en solitaire pour remporter le grand prix. Soutenu par sa femme et ses enfants, il se lance alors dans cette incroyable odyssée à travers les mers du monde. Mais mal préparé et face à lui-même, Crowhurst rencontre très vite de graves difficultés…
The Mercy
The Mercy (2018)

Directed by James Marsh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Andrew Buchan, Ken Stott, Simon McBurney
Roles Rodney Hallworth
Rating60% 3.0005453.0005453.0005453.0005453.000545
1968. Donald Crowhurst est un homme d’affaires anglais, passionné par la voile. Pour sauver son entreprise de la faillite, il décide de participer au Golden Globe Challenge, un tour du monde en solitaire. Il souhaite ainsi remporter le grand prix. Avec le soutien de sa femme et ses enfants, Donald va donc se lancer dans cette incroyable aventure. Cependant, peu préparé, il va très vite devoir faire face à de graves difficultés.
Wonder Woman, 2h21
Directed by Patty Jenkins
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Feminist films, Films based on mythology, Politique, Superhero films, Political films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Lucy Davis, Danny Huston
Roles Sir Patrick Morgan / Ares
Rating74% 3.747583.747583.747583.747583.74758
Vivant à Paris où elle travaille au musée du Louvre, Diana Prince reçoit de la part de Bruce Wayne une photographie la montrant au front lors de la Première Guerre mondiale aux côtés de Steve Trevor et ses amis. Elle se remémore alors sa jeunesse sur l'île de Themyscira, parmi les Amazones, qu'elle a quittée pour affronter Arès, le dieu de la guerre, et devenir Wonder Woman.
Justice League, 2h
Directed by Zack Snyder, Joss Whedon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Batman films, Superman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jared Leto, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller
Roles Ares
Rating64% 3.2479153.2479153.2479153.2479153.247915
Alimenté par sa foi restaurée en l’humanité et inspiré par l’acte désintéressé de Superman (alias Clark Kent ou Kal-El), Batman, de son vrai nom Bruce Wayne, constate l'arrivée d'êtres extraterrestres attirés par la peur de leurs victimes et comprend qu'une nouvelle attaque se prépare. Or Superman est mort et ne peut plus protéger l'humanité. Conscient de ses propres limites, il contacte Wonder Woman, de son vrai nom Diana Prince, et tente de former avec elle une ligue de super-héros. Il part retrouver Arthur Curry, dit Aquaman, qui habite les eaux, tandis que Diana va approcher Victor Stone (Cyborg), devenu à moitié machine après un accident et capable d'influer sur les technologies, mais les deux hommes refusent de les aider. Barry Allen (Flash), jeune homme doté de super-vitesse, accepte avec enthousiasme l'offre de Bruce Wayne.
Anomalisa
Anomalisa (2016)
, 1h30
Directed by Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan, Gérard Darier
Roles Michael Stone (voice)
Rating72% 3.6476853.6476853.6476853.6476853.647685
Michael Stone, an author of books on the subject of customer service, struggles with his inability to connect to people. One night, while on a routine business trip, he meets a stranger who changes his world view.
Macbeth
Macbeth (2015)
, 1h53
Directed by Justin Kurzel
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Adventure, Historical
Themes Théâtre, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Films about royalty
Actors Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, David Thewlis, Jack Reynor, Elizabeth Debicki, Sean Harris
Roles Duncan
Rating65% 3.299153.299153.299153.299153.29915
The film starts with a funeral of Macbeth's and Lady Macbeth's child, with both parents grieving for their loss.
Regression
Regression (2015)
, 1h46
Directed by Alejandro Amenábar
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Psychologie
Actors Emma Watson, Ethan Hawke, Aaron Ashmore, David Dencik, Devon Bostick, David Thewlis
Roles Professor Kenneth Raines
Rating56% 2.847322.847322.847322.847322.84732
The film takes place in Minnesota, in the year of 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) investigates the case of John Gray (David Dencik) who admits to sexually abuse his 17-year-old daughter, Angela (Emma Watson), but has no recollection of it.
Legend
Legend (2015)
, 2h11
Directed by Brian Helgeland
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Mob film, Crime
Themes Films about families, Gangster films
Actors Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Aneurin Barnard, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri
Roles Leslie Payne
Rating69% 3.4988553.4988553.4988553.4988553.498855
The film focuses on the life of Reggie Kray as he seeks to control the psychotic tendencies of his twin, Ronald Kray.
An Inspector Calls
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films based on plays
Actors David Thewlis, Miranda Richardson, Ken Stott, Sophie Rundle, Kyle Soller, Chloe Pirrie
Roles Inspector Goole
Rating76% 3.8474153.8474153.8474153.8474153.847415
The film is set in 1912, and follows the events of a single evening on which the wealthy Birling family is holding a celebratory dinner party. The festivities are interrupted by a visit from a police inspector, Inspector Goole, who is investigating the recent suicide of a local young woman. Goole’s interrogations of each member of the dinner party unearth the possibility that all of them have unwittingly played a part in the tragedy.
Queen and Country, 1h54
Directed by John Boorman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Caleb Landry Jones, David Thewlis, Callum Turner, Tamsin Egerton, Vanessa Kirby, Richard E. Grant
Roles Sargeant Major Bradley
Rating62% 3.148843.148843.148843.148843.14884
The film follows John Boorman's alter ego Bill Rohan ten years after the events of Hope and Glory, as he performs basic training for the Korean War.
Stonehearst Asylum, 1h52
Directed by Brad Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Brendan Gleeson, David Thewlis
Roles Mickey Finn
Rating67% 3.399213.399213.399213.399213.39921
In 1899, an Oxford University professor demonstrates a case of female hysteria, Lady (Eliza) Graves (Kate Beckinsale), before his class. Drugged and protesting that she is sane, the professor points out that all mental patients claim to be sane, much as all criminals claim to be innocent, as he ignores her demands that he not touch her to induce a fit for the students to observe. The professor advises his students to believe nothing they hear and only half of what they see.
The Theory of Everything, 2h3
Directed by James Marsh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about education, Films about mathematics, Films about disabilities
Actors Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Emily Watson, Harry Lloyd, David Thewlis, Charlie Cox
Roles Dennis Sciama
Rating77% 3.8515353.8515353.8515353.8515353.851535
In 1963, Cambridge University astrophysics student Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) begins a relationship with literature student Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). Although Stephen excels at mathematics and physics, his friends and professors are concerned over his lack of thesis topic. After Stephen and his professor Dennis Sciama (David Thewlis) attend a lecture on black holes, Stephen speculates that black holes may have been part of the creation of the universe and decides to write his thesis on time.
The Fifth Estate, 2h8
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Politique, Transport films, Political films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Dan Stevens, Daniel Brühl, Alicia Vikander, Anthony Mackie, Carice van Houten
Roles Nick Davies
Rating61% 3.0979753.0979753.0979753.0979753.097975
The story opens in 2010, with the release of the Afghan War Logs. It then flashes back to 2007, where journalist Daniel Domscheit-Berg meets Australian computer hacker Julian Assange for the first time, at the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin. Daniel's interest in online activism has led him to Assange, with whom he has corresponded by email. They begin working together on WikiLeaks, a website devoted to releasing information being withheld from the public while retaining anonymity for its sources. Their first major target is a private Swiss bank, Julius Baer, whose Cayman Islands branch has been engaged in illegal activities. Despite Baer's filing of a lawsuit and obtaining an injunction, the judge dissolves the injunction, allowing Julian and Daniel to reclaim the domain name. As their confidence increases, the two push forward in publishing information over the next three years, including secrets on Scientology, revealing Sarah Palin's email account, and the membership list of the British National Party.
Separate We Come, Separate We Go, 12minutes
Directed by Bonnie Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors David Thewlis, Shauna Macdonald
Roles Norman
Rating73% 3.662493.662493.662493.662493.66249
Thea, a ten-year-old girl, lives with her mother in a town in East Sussex. One day while trailing the coast alone, she meets a man and becomes friends with him, starting a journey during which she finds possibilities she didn't know existed.
Red 2
Red 2 (2013)
, 1h56
Directed by Dean Parisot
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lee Byung-hun, Anthony Hopkins
Roles The Frog
Rating65% 3.299253.299253.299253.299253.29925
Three years after the previous film, while trying to lead a normal life with girlfriend Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker), Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is approached by Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich), who claims people are still after them, but Frank dismisses him. After appealing a second time, Marvin drives off, and his car explodes. Although Frank does not believe Marvin is dead, Sarah convinces him to go to Marvin's funeral where he delivers a teary-eyed eulogy. After the funeral, a group of government agents approach Frank and take him to be interrogated at a Yankee White Facility. During the interrogation, Jack Horton (Neal McDonough) appears with an armed SWAT team, kills most of the facility's personnel, and tells Frank that he will torture Sarah until he gets information out of Frank. Frank escapes from the room, evades Horton's assassins, and with the sudden timely help of Marvin, who turns out to be alive, goes on the run with Sarah. Marvin explains that he and Frank are being hunted because they were listed as participants in a Clandestine operation codenamed Nightshade, conducted during the Cold War to smuggle a nuclear weapon into Russia piece by piece. Horton has convinced world agencies that Frank and his crew are terrorists and must be stopped. Victoria (Helen Mirren) calls, telling Frank she has been contracted by MI6 to kill the three of them. Meanwhile, top contract killer Han Cho-Bai (Lee Byung-hun), whom Horton knows is seeking revenge on Frank, is also hired.