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David Thewlis
Biographical information
Birth name

David Wheeler


20 March, 1963
Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK



Current residence




Hair colour



6' 3"

  • Sara Sugarman (wife, 1992-1993)
  • Kate Hardie (Domestic Partner ????-????)
  • Anna Friel (Domestic Partner, 2001-present)
  • Gracie (daughter)

Years active

1985 to present

In Harry Potter

Remus Lupin

Notable roles

David Thewlis is the actor who portrays Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter films. His first appearance was in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Life and career

Thewlis was born David Wheeler on the 20 March, 1963, in Blackpool, England. He moved to London with his band, Door 66, but chose to pursue an acting career along with his friends and entered the Guildhall School of Drama. His first major role was in the film, Naked (1993) which won him high acclaim and many awards, including the New York critics award. He lived with English actress Anna Friel with whom he has one child, a girl named Gracie. They broke up in late 2010 and now lives in Clerkenwell.

In 2007, Thewlis wrote and published his first novel, The Late Hector Kipling.

David is banned from entering China due to his role in Seven Years in Tibet.


Thewlis in the Mike Leigh film Naked.

David Thewlis also played a role in Black Beauty.

David also played the role of Ralph, Bruno's father, in the film adaption of "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Pajamas)"

David also had the role of King Einon in the movie Dragon Heart.

Thewlis also had a small role in the Steven Speilberg film, War Horse (2012).

Thewlis was in the film Total Eclipse as a main character, where he had to kiss Leonardo DiCaprio

He appeared as the main role of Johnny in the movie Naked in 1993

He also appeared in the film Timeline (2003) as a minor role.

Behind the scenes

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