David Thewlis Net Worth

February 2, 2023
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David Wheeler was born on 20th March 1963, in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, and is an actor and director who became well known as David Thewlis – his mother’s maiden name – winning among others Cannes Film Festival Award as the Best Actor in 1993 for the film “Naked” in which he portrayed Mike Leigh. He is also known for creating the character Professor Remus Lupine in the saga of “Harry Potter”. Thewlis has been active in the entertainment industry since 1985.

How much is the net worth of David Thewlis? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $800,000, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Film and television are the major sources of Thewlis’ modest fortune.


David Thewlis Net Worth $800,000


To begin with, as a teenager, Thewlis played in the rock band QED, for which he and his band members themselves wrote most of the lyrics and the music, and played at hotels in Blackpool, and then arranged a first recording session at Storm Studios, also in Blackpool. Later, Thewlis played in the punk rock band By 66, still concentrating on music, with no ambition to become an actor. However, when his friends went to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Thewlis joined them, and graduated in 1984. When he wanted to sign up for the actors union, he found out that someone was already registered under the name David Wheeler, so he chose his mother’s maiden name as his stage name.

Concerning his professional career, his first job as an actor was landed in a theatre piece “Buddy Holly” in Greenwich. His first major film role was in the movie “Naked” (1993), for which he received promising reviews from critics and awards (from the National Society of Film Critics, the London Film Critics Circle, the Evening Standard, the New York Film Critics Circle and the Film Festival of Cannes). Despite the “dark” character of the film, the actor was widely praised and the role is widely regarded as one of his best performances. The same year, he appeared on television in the movie “Prime Suspect”, starring opposite Helen Mirren. In the rest of the 1990s, Thewlis appeared in a variety of films, including many fantasy and costume films such as “Restoration” (1995) by Michael Hoffman, “Total Eclipse” (1995) by Agnieszka Holland, “The Island of Dr. Moreau” (1996) by John Frankenheimer and “Seven Years in Tibet” (1997) directed and produced by Jean-Jacques Annaud. He was nominated for a British Independent Film Award for his role of Dan Starkey in the film “Divorcing Jack” (1998), and auditioned for the role of Professor Krinkelin the first “Harry Potter” film, but that role went to Ian Hart. In 2004, however, he was offered the role of Remys Lupos by director Alfonso Cuarón for the third film in that series. He went to actor Ian Hart for advice, and after learning that it was the most interesting character from the books, he took the role, and played the role in the following Harry Potter films. Thewlis also appeared in the film directed by Ridley Scott “Kingdom of Heaven” (2005), in the film by Terrence Malick “The New World” (2005) and in the film by James Marsh “Theory of All” (2014). His latest appearance was in 2017, playing the villain Ares in the film “Wonder Woman”.

As a filmmaker, he was nominated for a BAFTA award for the film “Hello, Hello, Hello” (1995). He also directed, wrote the screenplay and starred as a protagonist in “Cheeky” (2003).

Finally, in the personal life of David Thewlis, from 1992 to 1994 he was married to director Sara Sugarman. From 2001 until late 2010, he lived with actress Anna Friel: the couple has a daughter, Gracie, born in 2005. Current reports are that he is single.

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