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David Thewlis Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

David Thewlis Quick Info
Height 6 ft 2½ in
Weight 75 kg
Date of Birth March 20, 1963
Zodiac Sign Aries
Spouse Hermine Poitou

David Thewlis is an English actor, voice actor, author, director, and screenwriter. He has been cast in a variety of films which include The Theory of Everything, Legend, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixThe Island of Dr. Moreau, Seven Years in Tibet, Total Eclipse, The TrialNakedBlack BeautyWhatever Happened to Harold Smith?Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanAll the Invisible ChildrenThe New WorldThe Inner Life of Martin FrostHarry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceVeronika Decides to DieWar HorseThe Zero Theorem, Wonder Woman, Macbeth, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Eternal Beauty, The Mercy, Queen and Country, Stonehearst Asylum, Divorcing Jack, Anomalisa, London Boulevard, and Separate We Come, Separate We Go. In addition to that, he has also been cast in many shows in roles like V. M. Varga in the black comedy crime drama series Fargo, Paul Simcock in the comedy-drama series A Bit of a Do, Oswald Martin in the mini-series Dandelion Dead, Shame Wizard (voice) in the adult animated coming-of-age sitcom Big Mouth, Claude Trepagny in the drama series Barkskins, and Lawrence Hatfield in the sci-fi drama series The Feed.

Born Name

David Wheeler

Other Name

David Thewlis

David Thewlis at San Sebastian Filmfestival 2008 presenting 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'
David Thewlis at San Sebastian Filmfestival 2008 presenting ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ (Andreas Tai / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom





David Thewlis studied at Highfield High School located in Marton, Blackpool, Lancashire, England. Afterward, he enrolled in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and graduated in 1984.


Actor, Voice Actor, Author, Director, Screenwriter


  • Father – Alec Raymond Wheeler (Ran a Toy Store)
  • Mother – Maureen (née Thewlis) (Ran a Toy Store)
  • Siblings – Julie (Younger Sister). David Thewlis also has an older sibling.
  • Others – Ernest Wheeler (Paternal Grandfather), Elizabeth Ann Patterson (Paternal Grandmother), Walter Thewlis (Maternal Grandfather), Helena Ellis (Maternal Grandmother)


David Thewlis has been signed with The Artists Partnership, Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.

Net Worth

According to, his net worth had been $800 Thousand.



David Thewlis and his daughter Gracie as seen in an Instagram post in July 2021
David Thewlis and his daughter Gracie as seen in an Instagram post in July 2021 (David Thewlis / Instagram)


6 ft 2½ in or 189 cm


75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

David Thewlis has dated –

  1. Sara Sugarman (1991-1994) – In 1991, he started going out with Welsh actor and film director Sara Sugarman and they got married the following year. However, their marriage ended soon after as they divorced in 1994.
  2. Fairuza Balk (1996-1997) – He had a short-termed romance with American actor, musician, and visual artist Fairuza Balk between 1996 and 1997.
  3. Kate Hardie (1998-2001) – He began dating actor Kate Hardie in 1998 but this relationship also ended in 2001.
  4. Anna Friel (2001-2010) – Actor Anna Friel and David started dating in 2001 after they met on a flight to Cannes. Later, it was discovered that she suffers from endometriosis and would have difficulty conceiving. Irrespective of that, she became pregnant and gave birth to the couple’s daughter, Gracie Ellen Mary Friel, on July 9, 2005, at Portland Hospital, London. In late 2010, Thewlis and Friel parted ways.
  5. Hermine Poitou (2016-Present) – On August 5, 2016, he married French designer Hermine Poitou.

Race / Ethnicity


David Thewlis is of English descent.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Lanky frame

David Thewlis as seen while taking a mirror selfie in July 2021
David Thewlis as seen while taking a mirror selfie in July 2021 (David Thewlis / Instagram)

David Thewlis Facts

  1. During his teenage years, he performed in a rock band called QED as well as played the lead guitar with a punk rock band called Door 66.
  2. David Thewlis co-starred as Johnny Fletcher in the 1993 black comedy-drama film Naked and this role won him numerous accolades including the “Best Actor” award at Cannes Film Festival.
  3. Due to his role as Peter Aufschnaiter in the 1997 American biographical war drama film Seven Years in Tibet, David Thewlis was banned from entering China.
  4. For his role in Fargo, Thewlis was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award, Critics’ Choice Television Award, and Golden Globe Award in 2017.

Featured Image by Andreas Tai / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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