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Biography #2 (for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)

David Thewlis is undoubtedly one of the most versatile of British actors, first shooting to critical and public acclaim for his powerful performance in Mike Leigh's Naked. His other most recent main credits include Nick Love's Goodbye Charlie Bright, Paul McGuigan's Gangster No. 1, Peter Hewitt's Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?, Bernardo Bertolucci's Besieged, the Coen Brothers' The Big Lebowski, David Caffrey's Divorcing Jack, Jean Jaques Annaud's Seven Years in Tibet and John Frankenheimer's The Island of Dr Moreau.

Other film credits include Agnieszka Holland's Total Eclipse, Rob Cohen's Dragonheart, Mike Hoffman's Restoration, Caroline Thompson's Black Beauty, David Jones' The Trial, Paul Greengrass' Resurrected, Beeban Kidron's Vroom and Short and Curlies and Life is Sweet, both for Mike Leigh.

Thewlis' many television credits include Dinotopia, Endgame, Dandelion Dead, the award-winning Prime Suspect III, Frank Stubbs, Journey to Knock, Filipino Dreamgirls, Skulduggery, A Bit of a Do, Road and The Singing Detective opposite Michael Gambon.

In addition to his film and television work, Thewlis has also starred in Sam Mendes' The Sea at the Royal National Theatre, Max Stafford-Clark's Ice Cream at the Royal Court, Buddy Holly at the Regal in Greenwich, Ruffian on the Stairs/The Woolley at Farnham and Lady and the Clarinet at the Kings Head.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (07-Jun-2004)


Biography #3

David Thewlis has created a unique and impressive body of work in film, theatre and television. He made his mark with his starring role in Mike Leigh's NAKED; his riveting performance as the dangerous, charming anti-hero Johnny earned him the Best Actor Awards from the Cannes Film Festival, the National Society of Film Critics, the New York Film Critics Circle, the London Film Critics Circle, and the Evening Standard British Film Awards.

Other film credits include Caroline Thompson's remake of the children's classic, BLACK BEAUTY, David Jones' THE TRIAL, Mark Peploe's AFRAID OF THE DARK, Christine Edzard's LITTLE DORRIT, Beeban Kidron's VROOM, Mike Leigh's LIFE IS SWEET and SHORT AND CURLIES, and Paul Greengrass's RESURRECTED. Thewlis has also appeared frequently on television, most notably opposite Helen Mirren in PBS's Emmy Award-winning MYSTERY! Theatre's Prime Suspect III.

This fall Thewlis will be seen in Michael Hoffman's RESTORATION, opposite Meg Ryan, Robert Downey Jr. and Hugh Grant. He recently completed DRAGONHEART, starring Dennis Quaid, Dina Meyer, Pete Postlewaite and Julie Christie, which will be released by Universal in summer 1996.

Thewlis also recently completed production on a short film he wrote and directed entitled HELLO, HELLO, HELLO, a quirky tale about stereotypes and misconceptions.

Bio courtesy Fine Line Features (01-Jan-2000)


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