David Thewlis

David Thewlis

British actor
David Wheeler, better known as David Thewlis, is an English actor, director, screenwriter, and author. Thewlis rose to prominence when he starred in the film Naked, for which he won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor.Wikipedia
BornMarch 20, 1963
HometownBlackpool, England
Net worth$800 thousand
Height6'3" (1.91m)
SpouseHermine Poitou (m 2016 - present) , Sara Sugarman (m 1992 - 1994)
PartnerAnna Friel
ChildrenGracie Friel
ParentsAlec Raymond Wheeler , Maureen Thewlis Wheeler

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TV BAFTAs 2022: Will It's A Sin spell success for Channel 4 at this year's ceremony?

  • While Channel 4 may be battling for its future amid government calls for its privatisation, the success of one of its dramas - one of the most talked about pieces of TV of last year - is hitting home the channel's undeniable popularity with viewers. It's A Sin leads the field at this year's BAFTA TV awards - with two craft awards already in the bag and six more up for grabs at Sunday's ceremony. The drama, which was set in London from 1981 to 1991, followed the lives of a group of gay men and their friends who lived during the HIV/AIDs crisis in the UK and was written and created by Queer As Folk and Doctor Who screenwriter Russell T Davies.


'Landscapers' interview: Exploring the real life story

Sky Atlantic mini-series, Landscapers, starring Olivia Colman & David Thewlis is on Sky Atlantic and NOW on 7 December.
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2022British Academy of Film & Television ArtsLeading ActorLandscapersNominated
2018Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture MadeFargoNominated
2017Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or MovieFargoNominated
2015Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Theory of EverythingNominated
1993Cannes Film FestivalBest ActorNakedWinner