David Thewlis was born David Wheeler in 1963. He came to London with his band Door 66, but changed his plans and entered Guildhall School of Drama. He had minor roles in films and TV until he took the main role in Naked in 1993; since then, he has been in many other films including Dragonheart, Restoration, Black Beauty and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. He has lived with the British actress Anna Friel since 2001.
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