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David Hewlett is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Canadien born on 18 april 1968 at Redhill (United-kingdom)

David Hewlett

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Birth name David Ian Hewlett
Nationality Canada
Birth 18 april 1968 (56 years) at Redhill (United-kingdom)

David Ian Hewlett (born 18 April 1968) is an English-Canadian actor, writer, director, and voice actor best known for his role as Dr. Rodney McKay on the Canadian-American science fiction TV shows Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe.

Hewlett first gained fame for his role as Grant Jansky in the 1996 Canadian TV series, Traders and a year later, appeared as David Worth in the 1997 Canadian psychological horror film Cube. He later played bad-tempered airplane pilot, Douglas Hunsiker in the 2011 movie, Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

In addition, Hewlett is also known for his role in the 1988 horror film Pin and the 1991 science-fiction film Scanners II: The New Order.

Hewlett currently has a recurring role in Dark Matter (TV series) as Tabor Calchek, a merchant who also serves as the team's handler.

Biography

David Hewlett est né le 18 avril 1968 à Redhill, dans le Surrey, au Royaume-Uni, d'un père gynécologue (Patrick Hewlett) et d'une mère infirmière passionnée d'histoire (Mary Hewlett). Il est l'aîné d'une famille de six enfants. Il a trois sœurs (l'actrice Kate Hewlett, Moyra Hewlett et Jenny Hewlett) et deux demi-sœurs. Il déclare avoir reçu une éducation plutôt stricte.

Sa famille déménage au Canada alors qu'il a quatre ans (en 1972), et ils s'établissent à Toronto. Enfant, David était un grand fan de la série britannique Doctor Who, son « docteur » préféré étant Tom Baker.
C'est à la Toronto's St. George's College Choir School for Boys qu'il rencontre Vincenzo Natali, le futur réalisateur de Cube, Nothing et Cypher, avec qui il fera ses premiers films amateurs (parmi eux Exam).

Il quitte le lycée lors de sa dernière année pour se consacrer au métier d'acteur (même si son père voulait qu'il soit médecin) et à celui d'informaticien. Il décroche ses premiers rôles dans des films à petit budget (comme The Darkside), où quelquefois il tient le premier rôle (comme dans l'angoissant Pin). Il est même la vedette du film Scanners 2, The New Order, à l'âge de 23 ans. Il joue aussi dans quelques téléfilms.

Sa carrière se poursuit plutôt brillamment, mais sa reconnaissance au Canada est assurée par son rôle de Grant Jansky dans la série canadienne Traders. Il double aussi un personnage dans le dessin animé Monster Force. Il apparaît dans des rôles plus ou moins importants dans les films de Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Nothing - qu'il coécrit avec Andrew Miller et Vincenzo Natali - et Cypher) et de William Phillips (Treed Murray, Foolproof). Il décroche un petit rôle dans la série Urgences, et se fait remarquer dans son rôle du Docteur Rodney McKay dans la série à succès Stargate Atlantis.

Il joue en parallèle dans des films comme Ice Men ou Boa vs Python, tout en faisant prospérer la société qu'il a créée avec sa sœur Moyra, Darkyl Media (Darkyl étant le nom du premier cheval qu'il ait monté), et son forum à l'attention des réalisateurs, fusedfilm.com.

Son premier film en tant que réalisateur Mon beauf, ma sœur et moi (A Dog's Breakfast) (avec entre autres Kate Hewlett, Paul McGillion, Rachel Luttrell et Christopher Judge), promet d'être un succès tant ses fans (les squirrels comme il les appelle) s'acharnent à lui faire de la pub. Une série dérivée de ce film, Starcrossed, était d'ailleurs en production pour la chaîne Sci-Fi, toutefois Hewlett a récemment déclaré qu'il songeait plutôt à en faire un film qu'il distribuerait sur le web, inspiré par le succès de la série Sanctuary.
David Hewlett a été marié de 2000 à 2004 à l'actrice Soo Garay, et s'est fiancé (le 25 décembre 2006) puis marié à la productrice Jane Loughman le 21 juin 2008 au château Warwick, en Angleterre. David, Jane, Sebastian Flynn (leur fils né le 6 octobre 2007) et leur chien Mars, coulent maintenant des jours heureux près de Los Angeles, aux États-Unis, où il a déménagé après l'arrêt de Stargate Atlantis. Il a demandé la nationalité américaine en 2008.

Une série comique sur les dessous d'une série de science-fiction, Starcrossed, inspirée de son film A Dog's Breakfast, serait en développement pour NBC et la MGM. David Hewlett aurait déjà commencé à en écrire quelques épisodes et le tournage devait commencer en juin 2010, mais il n'a finalement pas eu lieu.

En février 2010, il part, à Sofia en Bulgarie, pour réaliser un film pour Syfy : Evil Snow Monkey dans lequel il a également un rôle.

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Filmography of David Hewlett (34 films)

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Actor

Lucky Day
Lucky Day (2019)
, 1h39
Directed by Roger Avary
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Nina Dobrev, Crispin Glover, Luke Bracey, Michael Madsen, David Hewlett, Clifton Collins, Jr.
Roles Derrek Blarney
Rating51% 2.556542.556542.556542.556542.55654
Red sort enfin de prison, après avoir été condamné à deux ans pour un braquage de banque dans lequel son complice est mort. À sa sortie, Red retrouve sa femme Chloé et leur fille Beatrice. Son officier de probation, Ernesto Sanchez, surveille ses moindres faits et gestes et attend le premier faux-pas. Mais surtout Luc, frère de son ancien complice et tueur à gages psychopathe, veut à tout prix se venger de lui.
Midway
Midway (2019)
, 2h19
Directed by Roland Emmerich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Woody Harrelson, Luke Evans, Mandy Moore, Patrick Wilson, Ed Skrein, Aaron Eckhart
Roles Husband Kimmel
Rating67% 3.3552753.3552753.3552753.3552753.355275
Le film relate les six premiers mois de la guerre du Pacifique entre le Japon et les États-Unis. Il se focalise du côté américain autour des pilotes du porte-avion USS Enterprise (CV-6) et de l'officier de renseignement Edwin T. Layton.
The Shape of Water, 2h3
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Politique, Films about disabilities, Political films, Steampunk films, Children's films, Personne sourde ou muette, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Lauren Lee Smith, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins
Roles Fleming
Rating72% 3.649293.649293.649293.649293.64929
Sans famille, Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins) a été trouvée, enfant, dans une rivière. Elle porte au cou des cicatrices semblant témoigner de violences exercées sur son larynx, qui expliqueraient qu'elle soit muette. Elle vit dans une grande solitude, tout comme son voisin de palier Giles (Richard Jenkins), un vieil homosexuel, illustrateur publicitaire sans emploi.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, 2h11
Directed by Matt Reeves, Rupert Wyatt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about animals, Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about apes, Films about disabilities, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors James Franco, Judy Greer, Kirk Acevedo, Gary Oldman, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow
Rating75% 3.796843.796843.796843.796843.79684
Ten years after the worldwide pandemic of the deadly ALZ-113 virus (known as the Simian Flu), human civilization is completely destroyed following martial law, civil unrest and the economic collapse of every country in the world. Over 90% of the human population has died in the pandemic, while apes with genetically enhanced intelligence have started to build a civilization of their own.
Haunter
Haunter (2013)
, 1h30
Directed by Vincenzo Natali
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Time travel films, Ghost films, Temporal paradox
Actors Abigail Breslin, Stephen McHattie, David Hewlett, Peter Outerbridge, Michelle Nolden, Samantha Weinstein
Roles Olivia's Father
Rating59% 2.952832.952832.952832.952832.95283
Lisa Johnson, the ghost of a teenage girl who becomes aware that she is dead, haunts a house somewhere in northern Ontario. Along with her parents and brother, who are unaware that they are dead, she is stuck on the same day they were murdered in 1985. As she becomes more aware of her circumstances, she realizes that she can make contact with people in other timelines. As she explores this ability, a pale man appears and warns her to stop. Undeterred, Lisa uses personal items from other people killed in the house to make a connection with Olivia, part of a family living in the house in the future who will become the next set of victims.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes, 1h50
Directed by Rupert Wyatt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Environmental films, Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about apes, Films about viral outbreaks, Films about disabilities, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Andy Serkis, Brian Cox, Tom Felton
Roles Douglas Hunsiker
Rating75% 3.7970253.7970253.7970253.7970253.797025
Will Rodman, a scientist at the biotechnology company Gen-Sys, is testing viral-based drug ALZ-112 on chimpanzees to find a cure for brain ailments such as Alzheimer's disease. The drug is given to a chimpanzee, Bright Eyes, greatly increasing her intelligence. However, when Will is presenting 112 to his boss and uses Bright Eyes as an example, she is forced from her cage, goes on a rampage, and is killed. Will's boss Steven Jacobs terminates the project and orders chimp handler Robert Franklin to euthanize the chimps. After doing as ordered, Franklin discovers that Bright Eyes had recently given birth and understands the reason why she was disturbed. He convinces Will to save the baby chimp's life by taking him home temporarily. Will's father Charles, who is suffering from Alzheimer's, names the chimp "Caesar", in reference to William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, from which he can, despite his deteriorating mental condition, cite long passages from memory. Will learns that Caesar has inherited his mother's high intelligence (the 112 virus passing to him in utero) and decides to raise him, working from home and observing his behavior in hopes that he can get the project restarted. Three years later, Will introduces Caesar to the redwood forest at Muir Woods National Monument. Meanwhile, with Charles' condition rapidly deteriorating, Will treats him with ALZ-112 and he is restored to better-than-original cognitive ability.
Rage of the Yeti
Directed by David Hewlett
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors David Chokachi, Matthew Kevin Anderson, Yancy Butler, David Hewlett, Laura Haddock, Jonas Armstrong
Roles Mills
Rating28% 1.442311.442311.442311.442311.44231
Two groups of treasure hunters, each from all walks of life are dispatched to the Arctic to get items that a wealthy millionaire, Mills (David Hewlett) is interested in but both groups soon find themselves fighting for their lives as they battle the freezing cold, Russians and a pack of crazed Yetis.
Splice
Splice (2010)
, 1h44
Directed by Vincenzo Natali
Origin France
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about computing, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Cyberpunk films
Actors Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chanéac, David Hewlett, Amanda Brugel
Roles Barlow
Rating58% 2.900782.900782.900782.900782.90078
Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli (Adrien Brody) and Elsa Kast (Sarah Polley) hope to achieve fame by splicing animal DNA to create hybrids for medical use at the company N.E.R.D. (short for Nucleic Exchange Research and Development). Their work previously yielded Fred, a dog-sized vermiform creature intended as a mate for their female specimen, Ginger. After successfully mating them, Clive and Elsa plan to create a human-animal hybrid that could revolutionize science. Their employers Joan Chorot (Simona Maicanescu) of N.E.R.D. and William Barlow (David Hewlett) forbid them from doing this. Instead, they are to find and extract proteins used for commercial drug production from Fred and Ginger. Clive and Elsa pursue their own agenda in secret. They develop a viable female creature (Abigail Chu).
The Whistleblower, 1h52
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Feminist films, Politique, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Political films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Rachel Weisz, David Strathairn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci
Roles Fred Murray
Rating70% 3.5468353.5468353.5468353.5468353.546835
Kathryn Bolkovac is a police officer from Lincoln, Nebraska, who accepts an offer to work with the United Nations International Police in post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina for a UK company, Democra Security (a pseudonym for DynCorp International). After successfully advocating for a Muslim woman who experienced domestic abuse, Kathryn is appointed head of the department of gender affairs.
Helen
Helen (2009)
, 2h
Directed by Sandra Nettelbeck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Ashley Judd, Goran Višnjić, Lauren Lee Smith, Alberta Watson, Alexia Fast, Leah Cairns
Roles Frank
Rating62% 3.1043253.1043253.1043253.1043253.104325
Belle, brillante, mariée à David, mère d’une adorable jeune adolescente et professeur de musique, Helen semble avoir la vie parfaite. Elle semble… en effet, car en réalité elle camouffle un lourd secret depuis plusieurs années. Elle souffre d’une dépression profonde qui l’empêche de vivre sa vie. Même si sa famille et ses amis tentent de la sortir de l’abîme, personne ne comprend vraiment sa souffrance, elle trouve alors refuge auprès de l’un de ses élèves. Il est clair que la seule personne capable de sauver Helen, c’est… elle-même.
A Dog's Breakfast, 1h28
Directed by David Hewlett
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror
Actors David Hewlett, Kate Hewlett, Paul McGillion, Rachel Luttrell, Christopher Judge
Roles Patrick
Rating65% 3.297643.297643.297643.297643.29764
Patrick (David Hewlett) is single, loves his dog (Mars the Dog) and still lives in his parents' house ten years after their death. Shortly before Christmas, Patrick's sister Marilyn (Kate Hewlett) visits Patrick to introduce him to Ryan (Paul McGillion), a science fiction television star.
Boa vs. Python, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Natural horror films, Films about snakes, Giant monster films, Reptile, Disaster films
Actors David Hewlett, Jaime Bergman, Kirk B. R. Woller, Angel Boris, Griff Furst, Asen Blatechki
Roles Dr. Emmett
Rating28% 1.432751.432751.432751.432751.43275
Two masked wrestlers, one named "Boa" the other "Python", are grappling. Enjoying this spectacle is multi-millionaire casino owner Broddick (Adam Kendrick) and his girlfriend Eve (Angel Boris). Their night out is interrupted by a phone call. We cut to see the man making the call, Ramon. He informs Broddick that his "package" has arrived and is being delivered. Broddick is delighted and promises lucrative compensation to Ramon for his work.
Foolproof
Foolproof (2003)
, 1h34
Directed by William Phillips
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films
Actors Ryan Reynolds, David Suchet, Kristin Booth, Joris Jarsky, James Allodi, Anthony J. Mifsud
Roles Lawrence Yeager
Rating63% 3.1975953.1975953.1975953.1975953.197595
The movie starts with Kevin (played by Reynolds), Sam (Booth) and Rob (Jarsky) playing a game, known as "Foolproof", in which they create working plans to infiltrate and burgle various targets. They do not actually execute these heists, preferring to simply simulate them. The rules of the game include the three of them to have the necessary technical and physical abilities to carry out the tasks required for the heist, and they cannot use a loaded gun.
Nothing
Nothing (2003)
, 1h30
Directed by Vincenzo Natali
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films
Actors David Hewlett, Andrew Miller, Gordon Pinsent, Marie-Josée Croze, Andrew Lowery, Soo Garay
Roles Dave
Rating60% 3.046973.046973.046973.046973.04697
The film tells the story of two good friends and housemates, Andrew, an agoraphobic travel agent, and Dave, a loser who works in an office. Dave is fired from his job after his girlfriend frames him for embezzlement, Andrew is falsely accused of attempted child molestation, and their house is to be demolished by day's end. Both of them hide inside the house as police, city officials, and outraged neighbors surround it. Dave and Andrew open their front door and discover that the entire world beyond their house is gone, replaced with a featureless white void.