David Thewlis
British actor
David Thewlis
David Thewlis is an English actor of stage and screen. His most commercially successful role to date has been that of Remus Lupin, in the Harry Potter film series. Other notable performances include his work in the films Timeline (2003), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), The Omen (2006), The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), London Boulevard (2010) and War Horse (2011).
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Jim Gaffigan and David Thewlis join third season of FX's 'Fargo'
LATimes - 2 months
More details have emerged about the third season of the acclaimed FX series “Fargo,” which is set to begin filming in January.  In a natural bit of casting for the series’ Minnesota roots, Midwestern-raised comic Jim Gaffigan will join the cast as a police deputy. He joins “Harry Potter” veteran...
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Film Critique: 'Anomalisa,' (Co-Directors Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson)
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Ronald Tiersky January 2016 Film critique: "Anomalisa" (co-directors Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, 2016) A review of a review: is Anthony Lane correct about 'Anomalisa'? This is an unsolicited review of noted New Yorker magazine film critic Anthony Lane's own review of the striking film, 'Anomalisa' ("Gloom and Doom," Jan. 18, p. 78). The issue goes back to intellectual currents of the 1950s and 60s involving the question whether modern man and woman are more the product of society or of the human condition. Was our predicament then, and still now, that "modern man is a mechanized being" who resembles "robotic dolls," that is, people "carved out and beaten down by a consumer society," which is Lane's understanding of Anomalisa? Or, as I perceive what Kaufman is up to, that modern man (or at least the defeated hero in this film) fails in the existential quest for human connection, becoming incurably solipsistic. Put differently, are we all the complete product of a syste ...
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Top Ten Films of 2015
Huffington Post - about 1 year
When you read other Top Ten Film lists, consider that the journalists do not give equal weight to docs, animation and dramatic features, nor foreign versus American indies and studio pictures. Perhaps, they should call their lists "Top Ten Films That We All Generally Write About." 1. Wild Tales (dir. Damian Szifron) Argentine writer-director Damian Szifron has a darkly hilarious confection in these six wonderfully imaginative scenarios. Oscar nominated for Foreign film, Wild Tales also swept through the Argentine Academy Awards, its crazy tales of retribution due to road rage, infidelity at a wedding and the like connecting with the common man and woman. 2. Spotlight (dir. Tom McCarthy) Can Michael Keaton pick them or what? Last year, he headlined Birdman, the best film of the year. Now, he leads a tremendous ensemble cast, including Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Stanley Tucci and Jamey Sheridan, in the story of the Boston Globe's expose of molestation in the Catholic Church. M ...
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David Threlfall interview: The actor takes a forensic approach in Code of a Killer as he leaves Shameless's Frank Gallagher behind
The Independent - almost 2 years
Actor David Threlfall, who is not to be confused with actor David Thewlis ("Ask him about Anna Friel," suggested one of my colleagues), doesn't grant many press interviews. That sense that he might be prickly with journalists, as well as the over-riding image of Threlfall as Shameless's lank-haired, permanently-caked, poet-of-the gutter Frank Gallagher, made me somewhat apprehensive about trundling along to ask him a load of personal questions – and didn't prepare me for the good-humoured man sitting in ITV's London offices. Mind you, it was a sunny Friday morning in early spring, enough to make anyone feel cheerful.
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Daniel Radcliffe Reflects On Alfonso Cuarón's 'Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
On Tuesday, we ran an interview with "Gravity" director Alfonso Cuarón where he reminisced about working with his "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" star Daniel Radcliffe. Cuarón said of the young actor, "I am so full of admiration on how he's handling his career. I'm so filled with admiration for him. He's so smart and has amazing taste." And then he added, "I would love to do something with him again. I'm a big fan, man. In your article you can quote me, because he's one actor I would love to work with again." As it happened, the next interview on this reporter's slate was Radcliffe, who is now promoting the Sundance Film Festival favorite "Kill Your Darlings" (due in theaters on Oct. 16). We let Radcliffe read the nice words his former "Harry Potter" director said about him. Below is Radcliffe's response to Cuarón -- and his opinion of how Cuarón completely changed the course of the Harry Potter franchise. Radcliffe: [Reading] "Send my love to the bastard" [laughs]. "Send ...
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J.K. Rowling’s spinoff film: ‘Harry Potter’ stars react on Twitter
LATimes - over 3 years
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Jon Eig: Optional Oscars -- 1993
Huffington Post - over 4 years
This is the second entry in my periodic continuation of film critic Danny Peary's entertaining 'Alternate Oscars.' Today, we look at 1993. Picture: Schindler's List essentially won Best Picture the day it was released. Nobody debated this. It was big and important and quite good. But I can't help but feel that the middle of the movie, which features Ralph Fiennes' astonishing portrayal of Amon Goeth, is the best thing in the film, almost to the point of overshadowing Liam Neeson's Schindler. So, though it may seem particularly sacrilegious, I'm going in a different direction. My Choice: Groundhog Day. 1993 was a year of great prestigious pictures: The Piano, The Remains of the Day, In the Name of the Father, The Age of Innocence. The titles alone drape you in a cloak of educated snobbery. So why pick -- gasp -- trifling popular entertainment? Well, something needs to be said for the brand of movie that can play on cable three times per day for months on end and ...
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May Library Events
Hillsborough Patch - almost 5 years
Events this month at the Hillsborough Public Library, submitted from their calendar. Tuesday, May 1: Toddler Time for 2's and 3's: Frogs and Toads Introduce the pleasure of books to your child! Join us for stories, songs & more.   No registration is required for this program. This program is free and open to Somerset County Library System cardholders and eligible residents. 10 AM - 10:30 AM Tuesday, May 1: Rhyme Time for ages Newborn - 24 Months Build brainpower! Join us for 20 minutes of nursery rhyme fun! Starting April 17, you can register online by clicking on the Sign Up icon below, or stop at the Children's Desk, or call 369-2200 ext. 14   When registering online, please be sure to fill out ALL contact information fields, including email. Failure to do so may result in our being unable to contact you should the program be canceled or if you are moved from the waitlist. In addition, if you provide an email address you will receive an email reminder a few days before th ...
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'Lady' review: Besson biopic of Aung San Suu Kyi
San Francisco Chronicle - almost 5 years
The Lady RATING: (POLITE APPLAUSE)Drama. Starring Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis. Directed by Luc Besson. In English and in Burmese with English subtitles. (R. 132 minutes. At Bay Area theaters.) Moviegoers are getting...
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Marshall Fine: Movie Review: The Lady
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Winner of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize, Aung San Suu Kyi is as close to a modern version of Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr. as you're likely to find. The fact that she's still alive -- and fighting for democracy in her homeland of Burma -- is nothing short of miraculous. That's the impression you come away with from Luc Besson's The Lady, a biopic of the woman known as the Steel Orchid. Thanks to a marvelously full-bodied performance by Michelle Yeoh and a complementary one by David Thewlis, The Lady overcomes its own obstacles -- principally ones of pacing -- to present a moving portrait of courage, resilience and conviction. The daughter of a former Burmese leader, Aung San, who was assassinated in 1947, Aung San Suu Kyi is first presented as a housewife and scholar in London, the wife of an academic, Michael Aris (Thewlis), whose specialty is Tibetan culture. Her country is run by a military junta, seeming madmen who live by superstition and fortune-tellers. When sh ...
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'The Lady' Features Michelle Yeoh as Burma's Pro Democracy Leader
Voice of America - almost 5 years
French director Luc Besson is best-known for bullet-riddled action films, but his latest movie spotlights a woman of peace: Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Michelle Yeoh plays "Daw Suu." Here's a look at the film titled, simply, The Lady. When Aung San Suu Kyi left her family in England in 1988, she thought it would be a short visit to  Burma to care for her ailing mother. Instead, "Daw Suu" followed in the footsteps of her father, who was a national hero. She became the leader of a pro-democracy movement. SUU KYI: "It may be a little late to be saying this, but you realize I've never actually spoken in public before." MICHAEL: "Well, there's no time like the present." David Thewlis plays Daw Suu's supportive husband Michael, an Oxford don (fellow). Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis in a scene from "The Lady" (Photo - Magali Bragard) Malaysia-born Michelle Yeoh, who learned to speak Burmese for her role, recalls recreating that 1988 speech to a crowd gathered in fr ...
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Contact Music - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-61910" href="/david+thewlis">David Thewlis</a> felt being in 'Harry Potter' was more like a "social occasion" than work. The British actor - who played professor and secret werewolf Remus Lupin in the wizarding movie series - admits he misses the films now they are complete...
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David Thewlis Got Insight For The Lady
Female First - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-61910" href="/david+thewlis">David Thewlis</a> felt an emotional connection to his role in The Lady after meeting his character's twin brother and hearing tales about his life. ...
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THE NEW SEASON | MOVIES; October Release Schedule
NYTimes - over 5 years
OCTOBER Oct. 5 HELL AND BACK AGAIN Danfung Dennis’s documentary follows Nathan Harris, a 25-year-old Marine sergeant, as he returns to life in small town North Carolina after being seriously wounded in Afghanistan. Oct. 6 THE NINE MUSES The British filmmaker John Akomfrah combines Greek mythology, views of the Alaskan landscape, archival
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of David Thewlis
  • 2015
    Age 51
    In October 2015, he played King Duncan in the film Macbeth, with Michael Fassbender starring as Macbeth.
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    In September 2015, Thewlis starred as Inspector Goole in Helen Edmundson's BBC TV adaptation of J. B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls, alongside Ken Stott and Miranda Richardson.
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    He also starred in Regression, a thriller released in autumn 2015, in which he was reunited with Harry Potter co-star Emma Watson, who starred alongside Ethan Hawke.
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    In June 2015, Thewlis was reported to be filming scenes for a Donald Crowhurst biopic, The Mercy, on the beach at Teignmouth, Devon, playing Donald Crowhurst's press agent, Rodney Hallworth, while Colin Firth is playing Donald Crowhurst.
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  • 2012
    Age 48
    In 2012, he received an International Festival of Independent Cinema Off Plus Camera Award.in the same year, He also played in Separate we come, separate we go, directed by Harry Potter co-star Bonnie Wright.
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  • 2010
    Age 46
    Friel and Thewlis ended their relationship in late 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Thewlis owns a converted Victorian ballroom in Clerkenwell. He is often mistaken for fellow actor Rhys Ifans (Friel's subsequent partner): "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."
  • 2007
    Age 43
    Thewlis is also an author; his debut novel, The Late Hector Kipling, is a black comedy set in the art world and was published by Simon & Schuster in 2007.
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  • 2004
    Age 40
    He auditioned for the role of Quirrell in the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, but the part went to Ian Hart. Despite missing out on the first film, he was cast in 2004 as Professor Lupin in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
    More Details Hide Details He did not have to audition as he was director Alfonso Cuarón's first choice for the role. Thewlis reprised the role in four other films in the series. He appeared as an SS Commandant of a Nazi death camp and father of the main character in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which was well received. Other credits include Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Terrence Malick's The New World (2005) and The Omen (2006). Thewlis played the late Dr. Michael Aris, husband of Nobel Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma, with Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh as Suu Kyi, in the biopic The Lady directed by Luc Besson.
  • 2001
    Age 37
    In 2001, he began a relationship with actress Anna Friel, whom he met on a flight to Cannes.
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  • 1992
    Age 28
    In 1992, Thewlis married director Sara Sugarman; they divorced in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details He then had a brief relationship with Bill Oddie's daughter Kate Hardie.
  • 1984
    Age 20
    Later, he enrolled in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, graduating in 1984.
    More Details Hide Details Thewlis had a minor role in an episode of the 1980s sitcom Up the Elephant and Round the Castle. He also appeared in an episode of popular sitcom Only Fools and Horses (1985) as a friend of Rodney. His first professional role was in the play Buddy Holly at the Regal in Greenwich. Thewlis' breakout role was in Naked (1993; dir. Mike Leigh), as the main character, Johnny, a highly intelligent, embittered, rambling street philosopher, for which Thewlis was named Best Actor by the National Society of Film Critics (United States), the London Film Critics Circle, the Evening Standard, the New York Film Critics' Circle and the Cannes Film Festival. That same year, he appeared on television as a sexual predator named James Jackson in Prime Suspect 3, opposite Helen Mirren and Ciarán Hinds. Before that, his first television appearance was alongside Ken Jones in Valentine Park.
  • 1963
    Born on March 20, 1963.
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