DOB: March 20, 1963
Where: Blackpool, Lancashire, England
Occupation: actor, author, director, screenwriter
Years Active: 1987-present
Partner: Anna Friel(2001-2010, 1 child)
-English actor of stage and screen
-Most successful role to date was that of Defense Against the Dark Arts professor Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter series
-Other roles include: Kingdom of Heaven(2005), James and the Giant Peach(1996)
-2nd of 3 children born to Maureen Thewlis and Alec Raymond Wheeler. Both parents worked at his father's shop, which sold toys in summer, wallpaper and paint in winter
-Enrolled in Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Graduated in 1984. Wanted to use 'David Wheeler' as his stage name, but it was taken, so he used his mother's maiden name Thewlis instead
-First acting role: play called Buddy Holly at the Regal
-Through the 1990s, he appeared in a variety of movies, mostly fantasy anf period, such as Restoration(1995), Black Beauty(1994), Dragonheart(1996), Seven Years in Tibet(1997)
-In the movie The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, he played an SS Commandant in the Nazi death camp.
-In 2001, began a relationship with actress Anna Friel. They have one daughter, Gracie Ellen May Friel.