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David Thewlis

Born: March 20, 1963, Blackpool, Lanchashire - England

Dave Thewlis is a British actor, director, screenwriter, and author.

His most commercially successful roles to date have been of Remus Lupin in the “Harry Potter” film series and Ares in “Wonder Woman”.

Other notable performances include the films “Naked” (for which he won the Best Actor Award at Cannes Film Festival), “Dragonheart”, “Seven Years in Tibet”, “The Big Lebowski”, “Kingdom of Heaven”, “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas”, “War Horse”, “The Theory of Everything”, and “Macbeth”.

He has also done voice work in the films “James and the Giant Peach” (1996), “The Miracle Maker” (2000), and “Anomalisa” (2015).

Thewlis has combined major motion picture work with prominent television roles, including playing Cyrus Crabb in the television miniseries “Dinotopia” and antagonist V.M. Varga in the third season of “Fargo”.

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The Mercy (2018)

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Yachtsman Donald Crowhurst's disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race ends up with him creating an outrageous account of traveling the world alone by sea.

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Wonder Woman (2017)

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Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers… and her true destiny.

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Macbeth (2015)

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Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare's Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king, Duncan.

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Regression (2015)

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Having no memory of sexually abusing his daughter, a convicted father discovers he may be a part of a nation-wide conspiracy.

57 2015 106
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Anomalisa (2015)

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Michael, a famous motivational speaker, copes with life's disappointments. His life changes when he meets Lisa.

76 2015 90
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Legend (2015)

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Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running nightclubs and protection rackets. With police Detective Leonard \Nipper\ Read hot on their heels, the brothers continue their rapid rise to power and achieve tabloid notoriety.

70 2015 131
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Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

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A Harvard Medical School graduate takes a position at a mental institution and soon becomes obsessed with a female mental patient, but he has no idea of a recent and horrifying staffing change.\r The Call director Brad Anderson returns to the helm for this psychological thriller loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe's 1845 short story The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether, and centered on the experiences of a Harvard Medical School graduate (Jim Sturgess) who becomes obsessed with a mental patient named Eliza Graves (Kate Beckinsale) while working at a mental asylum that's been taken over by the inmates.

68 2014 112
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The Theory of Everything (2014)

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Starring Eddie Redmayne ("Les Misérables") and Felicity Jones ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2"), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of - time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh ("Man on Wire").

77 2014 123
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Queen and Country (2014)

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A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists. The terrorists demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandoes led by Major McCoy (Norris) and by Colonel Alexander (Marvin) has been called into service to eliminate all terrorists on the jetliner.

63 2014 114
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RED 2 (2013)

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At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.

67 2013 116
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The Zero Theorem (2013)

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A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.

61 2013 107
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The Fifth Estate (2013)

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A look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and eventual colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and how the website's growth and influence led to an irreparable rift between the two friends.

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War Horse (2011)

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Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.

72 2011 146
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Anonymous (2011)

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A political thriller advancing the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays; set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her.

69 2011 130
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

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The motion picture event of the generation comes to a close in the second part of the final chapter in the monumental Harry Potter series. Following 2010's first installment, the boy wizard's final adventure concludes with the climactic final battle between "The Boy Who Lived"and the Dark Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). Making their final stand upon the ramparts of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends Ron and Hermione (Rupert Grint and Emma Watson) face their greatest foe and make the ultimate sacrifice on the landmark journey that bestselling author J.K. Rowling first undertook more than a decade ago.

81 2011 130
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The Lady (2011)

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The film is about the life of Aung San Suu Kyi (Yeoh) who spent more than a decade under house arrest. David Thewlis portrays Suu Kyi's husband, Dr. Michael Aris. Rebecca Frayn began working on the project after she and her husband, producer Andy Harries, visited Burma in the early 1990s.Harries' production company Left Bank Pictures began development of the script in 2008 under the working title Freedom from Fear. Harries wanted Michelle Yeoh as the lead and had the script sent to her.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

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In the first part of the seventh and final adventure, Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction - the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort's Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort...alive.

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London Boulevard (2010)

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A parolee battles a gangster for the affections of a reclusive movie star.

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Mr. Nice (2010)

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Biopic about 1970s British marijuana trafficker Howard Marks, whose inventive smuggling schemes made him a huge success in the drug trade, as well as leading to dealings with both the IRA and British Intelligence. Based on Marks' biography with the same title.

64 2010 121
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

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Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts for his sixth year - to face a growing danger that may be more than a match for his strengthening powers as a wizard. While Death Eaters, emboldened by the return of Lord Voldemort, wreak havoc in both the Muggle and Wizarding worlds, Harry suspects new dangers lie within Hogwarts. Dumbledore, racing to prepare Harry for a final battle that he knows is fast approaching, brings him on a perilous mission to find the key to unlock Voldemort's defenses. Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a different adversary as teenage hormones rage: Harry's friendship with Ginny Weasley grows into something deeper; Lavender Brown lavishes her affections on Ron; Hermione simmers with jealousy...and a box of love potion-laced chocolates ends up in the wrong hands.

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Veronika Decides to Die (2009)

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After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live.

65 2009 103
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

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Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.

78 2008 94
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

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A summer has passed since Harry's encounter with the Dark Lord, and Harry returns to learn that the wizarding community remains in denial about Voldemort's return; the minister of magic believes that Headmaster Dumbledore is lying; and a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher has been assigned. Now, with the entire wizard community in peril, the future of magic may depend on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. When the new professor, Dolores Umbridge's Ministry-approved course of defensive magic leaves the young wizards woefully unprepared to protect themselves against the dark forces threatening them and the entire wizarding community, Hermione and Ron urge Harry to act. Meeting secretly with a small group of students who name themselves "Dumbledore's Army," Harry teaches them how to defend themselves against the Dark Arts.

75 2007 138
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The Omen (2006)

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A diplomatic couple adopts the son of the devil without knowing it. A remake of the classic horror film of the same name from 1976.

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Basic Instinct 2 (2006)

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Novelist Catherine Tramell is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass to evaluate her. Though, like Detective Nick Curran before him, Glass is entranced by Tramell and lured into a seductive game.

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Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

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After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.

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The New World (2005)

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A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.

67 2005 135
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

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Harry, Ron and Hermione return as teenagers for a third term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But Harry's fate, and that of the entire community of wizards, looks bleak when the infamous Sirius Black - convicted of abetting evil Lord Voldemort by killing 13 people with a single curse - escapes from prison. The only clue to where Sirius is headed: The Azkaban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep "He's at Hogwarts...He's at Hogwarts." Now, even within the walls of his magical school, Harry may not be safe from a convicted killer in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

78 2004 141
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Timeline (2003)

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A group of archaeological students become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve their professor. The group must survive in 14th century France long enough to be rescued.

56 2003 116
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Dinotopia (2002)

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Dinotopia is a four-hour TV miniseries co-produced by Walt Disney Television and Hallmark Entertainment. It is based on the fictional world of Dinotopia, a utopia in which sentient dinosaurs and humans coexist, created by American author James Gurney. The miniseries uses plot details from Gurney's first two Dinotopia books, Dinotopia and Dinotopia: The World Beneath, although it takes place in a time farther into the future. The main characters are two American teenage boys from a contemporary time frame. The boys crash their father's plane into the sea and get stranded on Dinotopia, where they must adjust to a new society. The story in the film contains references to many of the characters in the book series, with some of their descendents occupying key roles in the plot. The original score was composed by Trevor Jones. The miniseries premiered as an episode of The Wonderful World of Disney anthology on May 12, 2002 on Disney Channel. It received an Emmy Award for Best Visual Effects. It was soon followed by a television series which only lasted for one season.

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The Big Lebowski (1998)

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Populated by unforgettable characters and scenes, the oft-quoted The Big Lebowski is a cult classic from Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen. "Dude" Lebowski (Oscar®-winner Jeff Bridges) is mistaken for a man with the same name and is pulled - along with his bowling buddies - into a web of crime and mystery. It's near impossible to describe what follows, except that it is unlike anything you've ever seen before. For non-stop laughs and hilarity, visit - The Dude!

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Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

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Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a fellow detainee and makes his way to Llaso, Tibet, where he meets the 14-year-old Dalai Lama, whose friendship ultimately transforms his outlook on life.

70 1997 136
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James and the Giant Peach (1996)

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James' happy life at the English seaside is rudely ended when his parents are killed by a rhinoceros and he goes to live with his two horrid aunts. Daringly saving the life of a spider he comes into possession of magic boiled crocodile tongues, after which an enormous peach starts to grow in the garden.

67 1996 79
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DragonHeart (1996)

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Dennis Quaid stars as a medival dragonslayer in this fantasy epic which co-stars Academy Award®-winners Sean Connery and Julie Christie. Quaid stars as a disillusioned knight who must team with the last dragon to defeat an evil king. Academy Award®-nominated special effects bring the dragon to life with stunning success. A simply amazing fantasy film that draws you into its compelling universe!

64 1996 103
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The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

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A big-budget remake of the H.G. Wells story (previously filmed in 1977), The Island of Dr. Moreau follows a shipwrecked sailor (David Thewlis) who stumbles upon a mysterious island. He's shocked to discover that a brilliant scientist (Marlon Brando) and his lab assistant (Val Kilmer) have found a way to combine human and animal DNA -- with horrific results.

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Restoration (1995)

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An aspiring young physician, Robert Merivel found himself in the service of King Charles II and saves the life of someone close to the King. Merivel joins the King's court and lives the high life provided to someone of his position. Merivel is ordered to marry his King's mistress in order to divert the queens suspicions. He is given one order by the king and that is not to fall in love. The situation worsens when Merivel finds himself in love with his new wife. Eventually, the King finds out and relieves Merivel of his position and wealth. His fall from grace leaves Merivel where he first started. And through his travels and reunions with an old friend, he rediscovers his love for true medicine and what it really means to be a physician.

67 1995 117
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Total Eclipse (1995)

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Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.

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Black Beauty (1994)

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Based on the timeless family novel by Anna Sewell, this sweeping adventure tells the story of the horse, Black Beauty, through good times and bad, trusted friends and callous enemies and disasters, both natural and man-made, experiencing the best and worst of human nature during a remarkable life.

66 1994 88
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Damage (1992)

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The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son s lover.

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