Who is David Thewlis?

David Thewlis is a renowned English actor, director, screenwriter, and author who has been seen working actively since the year of 1985.

Quick Info
Full NameDavid Thewlis
Date of Birth20 March 1963
Birth PlaceBlackpool, United Kingdom
ParentsAlec Raymond Wheeler
Maureen Thewlis Wheeler
ProfessionEnglish actor
SpouseSara Sugarman
Age57 years
ChildrenGracie Ellen Mary Friel
Net Worth$800 Thousand dollars
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Early Life and Childhood

David Thewlis, whose real name is David Wheeler was born on 20 March 1963 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England as a son of the father, Alec Raymond Wheeler, and mother, Maureen Thewlis Wheeler. His father and mother worked in his father’s shop. He has two siblings where he is the second child of his parents.


Personal Life, Relationships, and Kids

In the year of 1992, David Thewlis married actress Sara Sugarman but later, they divorced in 1994. He had also dated an actress Kate Hardie and after that, he lived in a relationship with an actress Anna Friel in 2001. They also gave birth to their daughter in 2005 whose name is Gracie who has also become an actress. Later, they separated in 2010 and married a French artist but they had not exposed to personal life.


Nationality, Height, Weight, and Age

David Thewlis holds a British nationality and belongs to English ethnicity. Currently, he is 57 years old with a height of 5 feet 2 inches (1.9 m) and a weight of 88 kg. He has got brown hair with blue eyes. As he was born on 20 March, his zodiac sign is Aries.


Education and Young

Earlier, David Thewlis used to play guitar in a rock band (QED) and also seen appearing as a lead guitar in a punk rock band. For education, he went to attend Highfield High School, and then, he went joined at Guildhall School of Music and Drama from where he completed his graduation in 1984.


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Social: Instagram

David Thewlis has an Instagram account with the tag name (“@thethewlisarmy”) where he has 970 followers.



Television Shows

David Thewlis started his television career after had been cast as Mugger on a British television sitcom “Up the Elephant and Round the Castle” in 1985. After that, he was also seen playing the role of Stew on a British television sitcom “Only Fools and Horses” in the same year. Further, he was also seen on series like “Radio Pictures”, “The Singing Detective”, “Valentine Park”, “A Bit of a Do”, “Skulduggery”, “Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit”, “Journey to Knock” and “Shrinks”.

In 1991, he was seen appearing as Tim Shanks on a British television anthology drama series “Screen One”. Later, he was also cast on several series like “Black and Blue” alongside Frank Grillo, “Frank Stubbs Promotes”, “Prime Suspect 3”, “Dandelion Dead” and “Love Story” alongside Tommy Lee Jones. In 2000, he was seen playing the role of Clov in the movie “Endgame”. Further, he was also seen providing his voice over the character Hamilton Mattress on a series “Hamilton Mattress” in 2001.

Further, he was seen as Cyrus Crabb on a TV miniseries “Dinotopia” in 2002, and in 2007, he was seen playing the role of Joe and Harry Jennison on a British drama television series “The Street”. After that, he was seen providing his voice on an American animated sitcom “Family Guy” in 2014. Likewise, he was seen appearing in the movies like “An Inspector Calls”, “Fargo”, “Big Mouth”, “The Feed” and “Barkskins”.


Movies Career

David Thewlis started his career after he had been cast as Joey on the movie “Road” in 1987 and in the same
year, he was also cast as Clive on a short movie “The Short & Curlies”. In 1988, he was seen appearing
as Ringe in the movie “Vroom” and that year, he was also seen as George Bradley in the movie “Little Dorrit”.

Further, he was seen playing the role of Kevin Deakin in the drama movie “Resurrected” in 1989. After that, he was also cast as Nicola’s Lover on a British comedy-drama movie “Life Is Sweet” in 1991. In the same year, he was also cast as Locksmith Tom Miller on a French-British drama movie “afraid of the Dark” in 1991.

Later, he was seen playing the roles on the movies including “Sword at Teatime”, “Damage”, “The Trial”, “Naked”, “Black Beauty”, “Total Eclipse”, “Restoration”, “Hello, Hello, Hello”, “James and the Giant Peach”, “Dragonheart”, “The Island of Dr. Moreau”, “American Perdekt”, “Seven Years in Tibet”, “The Big Lebowski”, “Divorcing Jack” and “Besieged”.

Likewise, he was cast into the role of Nesbit in the movie “Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?” in 1999. After that, he was cast as voice actor where he had provided his voice over the character Judas Iscariot on a British Russian-American stop-motion-animated movie “The Miracle Maker” alongside Alfred Molina in 2000. In the same year, he was also seen as Freddie Mays on a British crime drama movie “Gangster No.1”. In the year 2001, he was seen playing the role of Charlie’s dad in a comedy-drama movie “Goodbye Charlie Bright”.


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In the following year,  was also seen in the movie “D.I.Y. Hard”. Further, he was seen in the movies like “Cheeky”, “Timeline”, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, “Kingdom of Heaven”, “All the Invisible Children”, “The New World”, “Basic Instinct 2”, “The Omen”, “The Inner Life of Martin Frost”, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”, “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas”, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”, “Veronika Decides to Die”, “Mr. Nice”, “London Boulevard”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 1”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2”, “The Lady”, “Anonymous” and “War Horse”.

In addition, David Thewlis was seen playing the role of Norman in a British coming-of-age drama short movie “Separate War Come, Separate We Go” in 2012. Further, he was seen appearing in the movies like “Red 2”, “The Fifth Estate”, “The Zero Theorem”, The Theory of Everything”, “Stonehearst Asylum”, “queen and Country”, “Sunday Roast”, “Regression”, “Legend”, “Macbeth”, “Anomalisa”, “Wonder Woman”, “Justice League”, “The Mercy”, “Rare Beasts”, “Guest of Honour”, “Eternal Beauty” and “I’m Thinking of ending Things”.

Thewlis will also be seen providing his voice over an upcoming animated fantasy movie “The Amazing Maurice” and also seen in an upcoming movie “Avatar 3”. Awards. In David Thewlis career, he had won several awards including “Cannes Film Festival”, “Evening Standard British film Award”, “London Film Critics’ Circle”, “National Society of Film Critics”, “New York Film Critics Circle”, “British Independent Film Award”, “Scream Award”, “Evening Standard British Film Award” and “Alliance of Women Film Journalists”.


Net Worth

David Thewlis is one of the popular and multitalented people, who has an estimated net worth of $800 thousand dollars. He is really active in his career and always seeks new stories and a new personality. He is also trying his best in his career to do the best.