David Thewlis
Birthday: 1963-03-20
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.
Career History
2024
Avatar 3 as Peylak
2022
The Amazing Maurice as Boss Man (voice)
Enola Holmes 2 as Grail
2021
Rare Beasts as Vic
Val as Self (archive footage)
2020
2018
The Mercy as Rodney Hallworth
2017
Wonder Woman as Sir Patrick / Ares
Justice League as Ares
2016
2015
An Inspector Calls as Inspector Goole - The Inspector
Anomalisa as Michael Stone (voice)
Regression as Professor Kenneth Raines
Queen & Country as Sargeant Major Bradley
Legend as Leslie Payne
Macbeth as Duncan
2014
Stonehearst Asylum as Mickey Finn
The Theory of Everything as Dennis Sciama
2013
The Fifth Estate as Nick Davies
RED 2 as The Frog
2011
The Lady as Michael Aris
Anonymous as William Cecil
The Organ Grinder's Monkey as Pablo (voice)
War Horse as Lyons
2010
Athena as Chuck
Mr. Nice as Jim McCann
London Boulevard as Jordan
2009
2008
2007
2006
The Omen as Keith Jennings
Basic Instinct 2 as Roy Washburn
2005
Kingdom of Heaven as Hospitaler
The New World as Wingfield
2004
2003
Cheeky as Harry Sankey
Timeline as Robert Doniger
2002
D.I.Y. Hard as Man
Hamilton Mattress as Hamilton Mattress (voice)
2001
Goodbye Charlie Bright as Charlie's Dad
2000
Endgame as Clov
Gangster No. 1 as Freddie Mays
The Miracle Maker as Judas Iscariot
1998
Divorcing Jack as Dan Starkey
Besieged as Jason Kinsky
The Big Lebowski as Knox Harrington
1997
Seven Years in Tibet as Peter Aufschnaiter
American Perfekt as Santini
1996
The Island of Dr. Moreau as Edward Douglas
DragonHeart as King Einon
James and the Giant Peach as Earthworm (voice)
1995
Total Eclipse as Paul Verlaine
Restoration as John Pearce
1994
Black Beauty as Jerry Barker
1993
Naked as Johnny
Prime Suspect 3 as James Jackson
The Trial as Franz
1992
Damage as Detective
Black and Blue as Crematorium Attendant
1991
Journey to Knock as Terry
Skulduggery as Tony
Filipina Dreamgirls as Tim Shanks
Afraid of the Dark as Locksmith / Tom Miller
1990
Life Is Sweet as Nicola's Lover
1989
Resurrected as Kevin Deakin
1988
1987
Road as Joey
Little Dorrit as George Braddle