David Thewlis grew up in Blackpool. As a child, he was interested in creative writing and music. After his punk band Door 66 disbanded, he studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After graduating in 1985, he landed minor parts in movies, TV and commercials. In 1993, he starred in his career-defining role in Mike Leigh's Naked. He has since appeared in a range of movies including Seven Years In Tibet and The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas.Read more facts
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