About David Thewlis

David Wheeler, professionally known as David Thewlis, is an English actor, director, screenwriter, and author. He gained fame after his role in the movie “Naked.” He has also worked in other movies like “Wonder Woman,” “Harry Potter” film series, “Seven Years in Tibet,” and “Dragonheart.”

Quick Info
Full NameDavid Wheeler
Date of Birth20 March 1963
Birth PlaceBlackpool, England
ParentsMaureen Thewlis and Alec Raymond Wheeler
Zodiac signRabbit
Net Worth$1 million.

Early Life

David Thewlis was born on 20 March 1963. He was born in Blackpool, England. He was born as the middle child to Maureen Thewlis and Alec Raymond Wheeler. His father and mother both worked in a shop. David completed his high school at Highfields High School, located in Blackpool’s Marton area.

He was very passionate about music during his high school time and was a QED rock band member. Thewlis was the lead guitarist of the band. He was also later a member of a punk rock band called Door 66. Due to his passion for music, he wanted to make a career in music and moved to London but changed his mind at the last minute. He attended Guildhall School of Music and Drama, located in London, and graduated in 1984.



David Thewlis’s first TV appearance was in an episode of the 1985 British TV sitcom ‘Up the Elephant and Round the Castle.’ The same year he made a guest appearance in the 1985 TV series ‘Only Fools and Horses.’ In 1987, David made his feature film debut in the film ‘Road’ portraying the role of ‘Joey.’ That year, he was also featured in the series ‘Valentine Park,’ appearing in altogether 12 episodes till 1988. In 1989, he appeared in the comedy-drama TV series ‘A Bit of a Do’ and starred in the film ‘Resurrected.’

After that, he appeared in episodes of TV series ‘Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit,’ ‘Screen One’ and in TV films ‘Journey to Knock,’ ‘Black and Blue’ and ‘Prime Suspect 3’. In 1993, David played the main role in the black comedy-drama film ‘Naked’ portraying the role of ‘Johnny.’ He won awards in the ‘Cannes Film Festival,’ ‘Evening Standard British Film Award,’ ‘London Film Critics Circle’ and others in the category of ‘Best Actor.’

In 1995, David made his directorial debut directing and writing the short movie ‘Hello, Hello, Hello.’ His film was nominated in the ‘BAFTA Award’ for the category ‘Best Short Film.’ In 1998, he played the lead role in the film ‘Divorcing Jack.’ After that, Thewlis made an appearance in the film ‘Gangster No. 1’, ‘Timeline,’ ‘The New World’, and ‘Basic Instinct 2’ till 2006. David tried to get a role in the 2002 sequel of the ‘Harry Potter’ film series, but he didn’t get any role.

But in 2004, David Thewlis got the role of ‘Remus Lupin’ in the sequel ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.’ David then reprised his role in the sequels ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’, ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,’ ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2’. This popular film series earned him wide recognition, and David and his team won many awards and nominations for the film. Thewlis has appeared in films like ‘The Lady,’ ‘The Fifth Estate,’ ‘The Theory of Everything,’ ‘Queen and Country,’ ‘Regression,’ ‘Legend,’ and ‘Macbeth’ 2015.

David ThewlisIn 2017, David starred in the third season of the TV series ‘Fargo.’ The same year, he also appeared in the DC Comics superhero film ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Justice League.’ Thewlis has voiced the characters in the TV series ‘Big Mouth,’ ‘Family Guy,’ and in the film ‘The Miracle Maker,’ ‘James and the Giant Peach,’ and ‘The Amazing Maurice (Post-Production) (2022)’. In 2018, he appeared in the films ‘The Mercy’ portraying ‘Rodney Hallworth.’ The following year, he appeared in 10 episodes of the TV series ‘The Feed.’ In 2020, he has appeared in the film ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ and has appeared in 10 episodes of the TV series ‘Barkskins.’ Currently, he is filming for the upcoming Sci-Fi film ‘Avatar 3’, set to be released in 2024.


Personal Life

David Thewlis was first seen with Welsh actress Sara Sugarman. They married in the year 1992 but soon divorced in 1994, for unknown reasons. After that, David was in a relationship with English actress Kate Hardie, but their relationship was only for a brief period of time. David was then seen with English actress Anna Friel. They started dating in the year 2001. They also have a daughter together named Gracie Friel, who was born in 2005. Their relationship sadly ended in 2010 after 9 years for unknown reasons. David is currently rumored to be married to a French artist, but her name is not revealed publicly. The couple currently live in Sunningdale, Berkshire.


Age, Height, Nationality and other facts

Born on March 20, 1963, David Thewlis is 57 years old (at the time of writing). Bring born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, David Thewlis is British, and he belongs to the White race. The English actor stands at 6 feet and 2 inches tall, which is 1.88 m and 188 cm. David’s body is of average build, and his weight is still under review. The 57-year-old actor has a fair skin complexion with light brown hair and beautiful blue eyes. His Zodiac sign is Pisces, and his Chinese Zodiac sign is Rabbit. David was born in the Baby Boomers Generation.

David Thewlis


Net Worth

David Thewlis is a famous and successful actor and filmmaker. He has worked in many movies and earned from it. His net worth is estimated to be about $1 million.