PREVIOUS UPDATES 2008


25 DECEMBER 2008 - Seasons Greetings

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to all Thewlisians and the Thewlis family!

Thank you so much to David and our site visitors for all of your support in 2008, it was a wonderful year. I hope everyone has a fantastic 2009 and wishing you all a safe and enjoyable holiday with family and friends.

To leave a holiday message for David and his family, feel free to post one at the discussion board.



24 DECEMBER 2008 - Dedicated to David

‘Thewlis Rox’ is organizing another fan project for David entitled “Dedicated to David”. The staff and myself have been working for months to prepare the foundation of this project and we are extremely excited about it! We wanted to come up with a gift for both David and his fans to enjoy – the project will be a DVD that contains very brief clips from all of David’s films and nearly all of his audio and video interviews (an archive of his on-screen legacy). Additionally, fans can contribute to the content of the DVD by making their own dedicational videos for David.

The DVD will feature rare film footage from David’s performances that have been sent to us exclusively by filmmakers and producers who are eager to share this footage with David Thewlis fans. This project will not only be given to David, but boxes of DVDs will be sent to his agent in both London and Los Angeles. DVDs will be available to fans free through ‘Thewlis Rox’. Once the project is completed, the staff and I will take requests for DVDs and distribute them as soon as the project is completed. A deadline for content submission is yet to be announced.

To find out more about the project and how to get involved or submit content, email (admin@davidthewlis.net), visit the discussion board, or check out the site page.

Thank you to anyone who is willing to participate in this exciting new project!

Posted by Amanda.



23 DECEMBER 2008 - New Photo of David from the 'Star Ledger' Photoshoot


Source | © Aristide Economopoulos and Corbis.

Posted by Tannim.



22 DECEMBER 2008 - Photoshoot (2006)

High-resolution photographs from David's 2006 photoshoot in London. Previously, these photos were only available in thumbnail sizes.


Posted by Viccy.



21 DECEMBER 2008 - "The Hour"

For anyone who missed it the first time it aired or who hasn't watched it at our YouTube community; "The Hour" is continuing their retrospective 'best of 2008' interviews. David's November appearance will be shown on Friday, 02 January. Check your local listings for a time and channel.

Source | The Stroumboulopouli.

Professional photographs from David's guest appearance on "The Hour" can be accessed at the gallery.

Source | © Flickr.

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.



20 DECEMBER 2008 - Photos from the '2008 BIFA Awards'

David Heyman, David, and Jared Harris (and a photo of David and Anna at the event);


Source | British Independent Film Awards.


Source | Wire Image.


Credit | Submitted by Dave (Dolphine) from Anna Friel's Official Website.


Posted by Helia, Mandi, and Tannim.



19 DECEMBER 2008 - Veronika Decides to Die Second Trailer

There is an alternate trailer available on the Veronika Decides to Die Official Website (the full site will go active in January of 2009).

The previous trailer that was available on Kinetic and YouTube has been removed due to copyright violations at the request of "Veronika Decides to Die Productions LLC".

Posted by Tannim.



17 DECEMBER 2008 - Winter Contest

Our Winter contest has officially started! Be sure to read the details and rules at the contest thread prior to entering. Good luck!

Posted by Tannim.



14 DECEMBER 2008 - Veronika Decides to Die Trailer

Source | Trailer Spot.

Posted by Tannim.



11 DECEMBER 2008 - New David Video Interview

We have another BIFA interview for you all to enjoy at our YouTube community. David discusses more about Mr. Nice and his reaction to viewing himself onscreen.

Source | Wire Image.

Posted by Mandi and Tannim.



09 DECEMBER 2008 - 2008 BIFA Awards

Congratulations to David on receiving the Richard Harris Award at the "2008 British Independent Film Awards" for 'Outstanding Contribution by an Actor'.

Vera Farmiga, David's co-star in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, was awarded 'Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film'.

Photos from the event have been posted at the discussion board. We have several videos from the event available at the 'Thewlis Rox' YouTube community.

Source(s) | BIFA, Getty Images, and Wire Image.

Posted by Amanda, Mandi, and Tannim.



08 DECEMBER 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Promotional Photos


Source | The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Official Website.

Posted by Tannim.



07 DECEMBER 2008 - Box Office

Miramax's "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" landed in eighth place with $1.65 million, despite playing in only 406 theaters.

Source | IMDB.

Posted by Tannim.



06 DECEMBER 2008 - More Photos from "Striped Pajamas" Premiere in Indianapolis

Several new photos of David from the North American premiere of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas in Indianapolis, Indiana (October 2008), have been uploaded to the "Heartland Truly Moving Pictures" photostream on Flickr.


Posted by Tannim.



05 NOVEMBER 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Video Clips

In this scene from the just-released WWII movie, a young German boy witnesses his Nazi officer father viewing a propaganda film about concentration camps.

Source | Belief Net.

View a collection of several brief clips from the film at IMDB. Scenes with David as Ralf appear in the following previews;That is Not War, I Want to Go Home, and Be Careful. In addition, David discusses his character in clip eleven.

Posted by Amanda.



04 DECEMBER 2008 - Another New Interview

Earning his Stripes
In general, we think of David Thewlis as a thoroughly solid actor who is undoubtedly a good person, even when playing revolting (the pimp who serves neighborhood pedophiles in "Prime Suspect 3"). He has also played romantically obsessed (French poet Paul Verlaine in "Total Eclipse"), a bemused hero (Edward in 1996's "The Island of Dr. Moreau"), and of course a patently good guy (Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter franchise).

Source | Backstage.

Posted by Amanda.



03 DECEMBER 2008 - Another New Interview

Bedtime Stories
"Certainly, it's potent, and it definitely feels a little more iconic than any [other costume I've worn]," says Thewlis. "It's a uniform I've seen so many times in the real footage, and in movies, and it even has comedic associations for me, as I grew up with Monty Python. Did you know they were designed by Hugo Boss? It's a strange thing to put on those clothes - they're made to look impressive and intimidating, and you feel that right away."

Source | Hour.

Posted by Amanda.



02 DECEMBER 2008 - New Interview

Commandant Illuminates Nazi Horror in "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"
Playing a concentration-camp commandant in "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" - opening here Friday (November 14) - was no picnic for David Thewlis. But donning the swastika and making not-nice on-screen wasn’t as hard for the versatile British actor as one might imagine.

Source | Straight.

Posted by Amanda.



01 DECEMBER 2008 - Another New Article

"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" Tells Holocaust Story from Child's Standpoint
"The Boy In The Striped Pajamas" features David Thewlis as the father leading a double life. "Most of the time we see him at home with the children and his wife; we don't even see him that much with the soldiers, so most of it was concentrated on him being a father," explains Thewlis. "There was no other way of doing it but to say I'm playing a loving father, but I keep in my head what else he was doing. Since we're not filming that we're not seeing that, so that was all the research that I did to keep remembering every night that that is what he is doing off-screen. When he is not in the house, that is what he is doing. So it was quite simple to do the affectionate, adoring father, but it was more of a challenge to keep in mind the atrocity."

Source | VOA News.

Posted by Amanda.



30 NOVEMBER 2008 - New Article

Q&A: David Thewlis
David Thewlis, best known as "Naked’s" angry young punk and Harry Potter’s professor, is nothing like the concentration camp commandant he plays in "The Boy In The Striped Pajamas". Settling into a cup of tea in a hotel room at the Park Hyatt, he’s all flying limbs (not thick-set like Herr Commandant), thoughtful and even a bit shy.

Source | Now Toronto.

Posted by Amanda.



29 NOVEMBER 2008 - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Trailer

Source | Mugglenet.

Posted by Amanda.



28 NOVEMBER 2008 - New Interview

We Kid You Not
Hairy Potter: David Thewlis - who plays Harry Potter's werewolf Prof. Lupin - is going to be on full-time duty at Hogwarts for more than a year come February. "We wrapped (Harry Potter and the) Half-Blood Prince ages ago, even though you're not seeing it until next July. But they've split the last book, Deathly Hallows, into two films which they'll be filming concurrently between February 2009 and May 2010."

And, digging ahead into the plot of the books, what of the romance between Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks (Natalia Tena)? Thewlis will allow one tidbit from Half-Blood Prince. "I will say that by the sixth book/movie, we're holding hands and she calls me 'Sweetheart.' Of course we've got some ground to make up, because by the end of the series, me and Tonks have to have a child, because Harry becomes the Godfather. But I've not seen the script, so I don't know how they're going to involve it into the plot."


Source | Edmonton Sun.

Posted by Amanda.



27 NOVEMBER 2008 - New Photo of David and Natalia


Credit | Posted by David ('The Madness Within') at the discussion board.

Source | Oclumenica.

Posted by Amanda.



26 NOVEMBER 2008 - Forums Back Online

The newly upgraded forum is now online. Unfortunately, our previous forum layout was not compatible with PHPBB version 3, Amanda is planning to design a new layout soon. If you are experiencing any problems while browsing/using the new forum, please post your concerns in the bug reports topic. If you aren't a registered forum user (or are having trouble registering to the new board), email concerns/questions to (tannim@davidthewlis.net).

Posted by Tannim.



25 NOVEMBER 2008 - Forum Update

The new version of the forums is nearly complete, Mandi and I finishing up the conversion process from Version 2 to Version 3 and the forums should be back up later today. We've also managed to delete all of the spam registrations. Once the forums are back online, anyone who has recently re-registered, but never had their account activated, will be required to register again due to the new spam filter.

Posted by Tannim.



24 NOVEMBER 2008 - Website

The Official Website for David's next film, Veronika Decides to Die is now online.

Credit | Submitted by 'AOC'.

Posted by Mandi.



23 NOVEMBER 2008 - IMDB

IMDB has a page for Mr. Nice, keep an eye on this link for frequent updates containing information on this film.

Posted by Mandi.



22 NOVEMBER 2008 - Disneyland Article

No Threat for Thewlis at Disneyland
British actor David Thewlis felt a little foolish during a recent trip to Disneyland - because no one recognised him from the Harry Potter films.

Source | Contact Music.

Posted by Amanda.



21 NOVEMBER 2008 - Video Interview with David and Vera



Credit | Posted by Kristen (KristyL) at the discussion board.

Posted by Amanda.



20 NOVEMBER 2008 - New York Photos

Photos of David in New York for Miramax's private screening of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas on 29 October 2008.

Source(s) | ISIFA and Rex Features.

Posted by Amanda.



19 NOVEMBER 2008 - Group Photo

John Boyne (author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas) posted a photo of the group while they were in New York;


Posted by Tannim.



18 NOVEMBER 2008 - New Article

Nazi Role Threw Thewlis for a Lupin
After talking about a movie 100 times, new information is seldom forthcoming from an interviewee. But on this day, David Thewlis is experiencing a retrieved memory.

Source | The Toronto Sun.

Posted by Amanda.



17 NOVEMBER 2008 - KTLA Interview



Credit | Submitted by Kristen (KristyL) and Linda.

Posted by Amanda.



16 NOVEMBER 2008 - New Interview

Thewlis Continues to Explore the Dark Side of Human Nature
When David Thewlis was cast as wizard mentor Remus Lupin in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," it may have been surprising to indie film fans. Among arthouse audiences, the British actor is best known for his portrayal of a sadist who spouts apocalyptic prophecies in Mike Leigh's bleak drama, "Naked." While Thewlis plays a hero in the "Harry Potter" franchise, he continues to explore the dark side of human nature in smaller pictures. His latest, "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas," is a Holocaust tale in which he stars as a Nazi officer whose eight-year-old son befriends a young concentration camp prisoner. The movie opens Friday in New York. Thewlis modeled his character, named Ralph, after Rudolph Hoess, the commandant of Auschwitz, who raised a family while running the death camp. Immediately after wrapping production, Thewlis began work on an installment of the BBC series "The Street," playing identical twins with not-so-identical personalities. Delving into such a different project helped him decompress. The 45-year-old actor doubles as a novelist ("The Late Hector Kipling") and a director ("Cheeky"). He lives in Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Anna Friel ("Pushing Daisies"), and their three-year-old daughter, Gracie. Look for him as Lupin in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," on deck for summer '09 release. Thewlis discussed the contrasts of his career last week during a press day for "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas."


Source | NJ.

Posted by Amanda.



15 NOVEMBER 2008 - Contest

To celebrate the release of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas here in the United States, I'm sponsoring our very own 'Thewlis Rox' contest. The winner (which will be drawn randomly from all entries) will receive a copy of the novel and the film's soundtrack.

To enter, please submit your entry on the discussion board or email 'Contest' to (tannim@davidthewlis.net). Good luck to everyone!

Posted by Tannim.



14 NOVEMBER 2008 - Winners

Audience Choice Award Winners
The two winners were chosen (including "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas") after audiences cast ballots for their favorites during the 14-day Festival (October 16-29, 2008).

Source | Chicago Film Festival.

Posted by Tannim.



13 NOVEMBER 2008 - Video Interviews

David continues to promote and discuss The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

Source(s) | Canada AM, YouTube (1), and YouTube (2).

Posted by Amanda



12 NOVEMBER 2008 - Indiana Premiere Videos

From the North American Premiere of the film in Indianapolis, Indiana;

HFF Video Blog #2 - Opening night video blog.

Amy Grant's Advance Screening Introduction - This is the introduction video that everyone who attended the advanced screening (sponsored by FILM and Heartland) got to see prior to the screening.

Posted by Tannim



11 NOVEMBER 2008 - David's New Role

A bit more information on David's role in Mr. Nice; he will be portraying Irishman 'Jim McCann'.

Source | Novidades Cinema.

Posted by Tannim.



10 NOVEMBER 2008 - David on 'The Hour' Tonight

David will be making a guest appearance on The Hour tonight at 11pm. We'll have it recorded and uploaded to our YouTube community in a few days for those of you who were unable to catch it on TV.

Posted by Tannim.



10 NOVEMBER 2008 - Exclusive Photos from Indianapolis

Our exclusive photographs from the North American premiere of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas at the 'Heartland Film Festival' in Indianapolis, Indiana, have been uploaded to the gallery. Photos may be re-distributed only with consent from 'Thewlis Rox' staff or Miramax films.


Posted by Amanda, Mandi, and Tannim.



09 NOVEMBER 2008 - New Interview

Interview: David Thewlis
British actor David Thewlis may be best known to audiences these days as one of the many regulars of the Harry Potter franchise. But Thewlis is a celebrated author and actor on stage and screen, always pushing the envelope from his work in Mike Leigh's "Naked", making out with Leonardo DiCaprio in "Total Eclipse", and his latest and toughest film to date: "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas". Here he plays a the Nazi commandant of an Auschwitz-type concentration camp where he brings his family. When his son innocently befriends a Jewish inmate, lives change and tragedy occurs. Paul Fischer talked exclusively to Thewlis about working on such a difficult film.

Source | Moviehole.

Posted by Helia.



08 NOVEMBER 2008 - New Article

Thewlis Talks "Deathly Hallows"
Moviehole caught up with actor David Thewlis this week who talked to us a little bit about his role in the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows".

Source | Moviehole.

Posted by Helia.



07 NOVEMBER 2008 - Mr. Nice Update

Rhys Ifans, Chloe Sevigny, and David Thewlis are in final negotiations to star in "Mr. Nice," writer-director Bernard Rose's adaptation of Marks' 2002 best-selling autobiography.

Source | The Hollywood Reporter.

Posted by Tannim.



06 NOVEMBER 2008 - "Richard Harris Award"

David will be this years recipient of the "Richard Harris Award" for 'outstanding contribution by an actor'. Congratulations David!

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas has also received three nominations for the "2008 British Independent Film Awards". The awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 30th at the 'Old Billingsgate Market' in London and will be hosted by James Nesbitt.

Source(s) | BBC, Netribution, and Variety.

Posted by Helia.



05 NOVEMBER 2008 - Mr. Nice Confirmed

According to The Independent Film Company, David has officially signed on to play a role in the film (which is also starring both Chloe Sevigny and Rhys Ifans).

Posted by Mandi.



04 NOVEMBER 2008 - New Extended Trailer

The international trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has leaked online revealing new footage from the film (including a couple of scenes with David as Lupin).

Credit | Submitted by Natalia Tena Net.

Source | Trailer Addict.

Posted by Amanda.



03 NOVEMBER 2008 - New Fan Photo


Credit | Photos taken/uploaded by 'Ciudadana.A.' (Flickr).

Posted by Amanda.



02 NOVEMBER 2008 - Interview with David and Vera

Thewlis, Farmiga Have Uphill Push With 'Boy in Striped Pajamas'
David Thewlis and Vera Farmiga are hoping that word of mouth does for their Nov. 7 release Miramax adaptation of "Boy in the Striped Pajamas" what it did for John Boyne's young adult novel — which has sold more than three million copies.

Source | Creators.

Posted by Amanda.



01 NOVEMBER 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Q&A at the 2008 "San Sebastián Film Festival"


Credit | Photos taken/uploaded by 'festivalcine2008donostia' and re-posted at the discussion board by David ('The Madness Within').

Source | Flickr.

Posted by Mandi.



31 OCTOBER 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Press Conference at the 2008 "San Sebastián Film Festival"


Credit | Photos taken/uploaded by 'lakatarsis'.

Source | Flickr.

Posted by Mandi.



30 OCTOBER 2008 - Press Coverage in Indianapolis

Premiere is a 'Gift for the City'
'Heartland Film Festival' opens with drama on the Holocaust.

Article is accompanied by two photos;


Source | Christopher Lloyd from Indy Star.

Posted by Tannim.



29 OCTOBER 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Screening in New York

I traveled to New York to attend one of the final screenings of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas at the 'IFC Center'. In attendance for the post-film Q&A were John Boyne (Author), Mark Herman (Director), David Heyman (Producer), Vera Farmiga and David. I've posted a report recapping the event at the discussion board. I was able to meet and speak with David very briefly after the panel and we took another photo together.


David, its been an honor and a privilege to spend time with you multiple times these past few weeks. I'm overwhelmed with gratitude!

Posted by Amanda.



28 OCTOBER 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Press Conference in Beverly Hills


Source | Wire Image.

Posted by Mandi.



27 OCTOBER 2008 - Recent Q&A

Thewlis and Pajamas
David Thewlis, star of "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" (Miramax, 14 November), speaking earlier this evening (21 October 2008) to Pete Hammond following a screening of the film at the 'Academy of Television Arts and Sciences'.


Source | Hollywood Elsewhere.

Posted by Tannim.



26 OCTOBER 2008 - Another New Anna Friel Article

A Sentimental Journey
After giving up on the U.S.A. once before, "Pushing Daisies" star Anna Friel is finally having her breakthrough moment on our shores. So how does an actress best known in Britain for kissing another girl create a stir in America? Through channeling old Hollywood.

Source | Page Six Magazine.

Posted by Amanda.



25 OCTOBER 2008 - New Anna Friel Article

Lee Pace and Anna Friel: "Pushing Daisies"
Co-stars Lee Pace and Anna Friel spoke to 'MediaBlvd Magazine', while on a Warner Bros. Studios set visit after the new season started filming, about the charm of "Pushing Daisies". (Anna mentions David and Gracie quite often).

Source | Media Blvd. Magazine.

Posted by Tannim.



24 OCTOBER 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Screening in New York

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas will have a special debut NYC screening at the "The New York International Children’s Film Festival". A Q&A will follow directly afterwards, in attendance: John Boyne (Author), Mark Herman (Director), David Heyman (Producer), Vera Farmiga, and David.

· Screening begins at 6:30 p.m.
· IFC Center, 323 Avenue of the Americas, at Third Street, Greenwich Village
· Contact: 212.349.0330
· Admission: $15 ($12 for members).

For additional information, visit gkids TV and The New York Times.

I will be traveling from Los Angeles to New York to cover the Q&A for 'Thewlis Rox'. I've purchased an extra ticket, if anyone would like to accompany me for this event, email my mobile directly (thewlis_rox6561@yahoo.com) with your name and phone number and I will call you immediately to confirm your request.

Posted by Amanda.



23 OCTOBER 2008 - "Chicago International Film Festival"

Last night, one of our forum members, Wendy (Kileycat), attended the sold-out screening of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas at the 'Chicago International Film Festival'. David was highly praised for his performance in the film by audience members and the cast/crew of the film that attended. Read Wendy's amazing report at the discussion board.

Posted by Amanda.



22 OCTOBER 2008 - High Resolution Shot of 'Burrow' Scene

Promotional image from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince;


Source | Potter Hype.

Posted by Mandi.



21 OCTOBER 2008 - Meeting David in Los Angeles

Sam (Jivefish) and I attended "Reel Talk with Stephen Farber" for a screening of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas at the 'Wadsworth Theatre' in Los Angeles. David was the guest speaker for the event and answered questions from audience members and shared many of his experiences regarding being on-set and making the film. David asked us to meet him on the side of the stage after the Q&A session and we met and spoke with him briefly. Again, we are tremendously honored David, thank you!


Read a full report of the event, Q&A, and our meeting with David at the discussion board.

Posted by Amanda.



20 OCTOBER 2008 - 'Heartland Film Festival' Q&A Session

We've have a 'Thewlis Rox' exclusive for you to enjoy! As a part of the North American Premiere of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Heartland held a Q&A session with John Boyne (Author), Mark Herman (Director), and David. The Q&A was moderated by Angelo Pizzo (the writer of Indiana basketball drama Hoosiers). This Q&A was taped by Heartland and will be edited down to about 15 minutes. The edited version will be shown after the special screenings on October 28th.

I've uploaded the full Q&A session (approximately 45 minutes) to our 'Thewlis Rox' YouTube Community (split into five parts due to the size of the original file).

Posted by Tannim.



19 OCTOBER 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Screening in Los Angeles

David will be present at a screening of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas tomorrow evening - tickets are still available on Ticket Master.

· October 20, 2008 at 7:00pm (Wadsworth Theatre, Los Angeles, California) - "Reel Talk With Stephen Farber".
· Description; "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" - A hit at several festivals, is a powerful Holocaust drama told from a child's point of view. The guest speaker will be the movie's star, David Thewlis.

Sam (Jivefish) and I will be present for this event tomorrow night to bring fans full coverage of the Q&A session.

Credit | News submitted by Wendy (Kileycat).

Source | Richmark Entertainment.

Posted by Amanda.



18 OCTOBER 2008 - Clarifications from David

While we were speaking with David at the reception in Indiana, he had asked us to pass along the following information to his fans in order to help clear up a few things;

David is not involved in The Yellow Mark. Even though it was listed on his IMDB, he had never even heard of the project.

In several articles (including the one we posted from Movies IE, David was misquoted as saying about the Harry Potter films;

"Yeah we're working on the last film, which will be split into two but I'm not really involved in it. I'm not in the last films much. It's a week's work here and there."

What David meant was that he was not in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, or Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince much. He hasn't even been given a script yet for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, so he doesn't know how many scenes his character will have.

Thank you so much David for clarifying all of these for us!

Posted by Tannim.



17 OCTOBER 2008 - The Heartland Film Festival

The screening in Indianapolis was absolutely fantastic. We’ve written several reports at the discussion board recapping the event. Photos and videos will be on their way soon! We did get to meet and speak with David for quite some time! David, thank you so much, we cannot explain how unbelievably appreciative we are. There are no words to describe how much that treasured moment at the reception meant to all of us. On behalf of your fans here at ‘Thewlis Rox’, the staff, and myself, we are truly honored.


Many thanks to Margaret Henney, who arranged our press passes for the screening that allowed us to take photos and cover video footage of the entire premiere. Of course, a very big thank you to Mandi and Tannim for picking me up (and dropping me off) from the airport and arranging our car/hotel/tickets, I’m very grateful to you both.

Posted by Amanda.



16 OCTOBER 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Free Screenings

Greetings from the 'Heartland Film Festival'; Amanda, Mandi, Kileycat (Wendy), and myself were privileged enough to attend the North American Premiere of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas tonight here in Indianapolis. Photos will be added shortly, along with our full report from the cocktails and dinner, the screening, and the reception.

As a part of the event, there was a Q&A with John Boyne (Author), Mark Herman (Director), and David. This Q&A was video taped and an edited version is going to be shown at special screenings of the film all around the country in 31 different cities on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. An unedited version of the Q&A will be uploaded to our YouTube Community.

FREE passes are available online now, courtesy of F.I.L.M./Heartland Truly Moving Pictures and Miramax Films. Simply follow the instructions below to receive your RSVP code and free passes! So for those of you who were unable to join us here in Indianapolis, here's your chance to experience this amazing film!

Source | F.I.L.M. (Finding Inspiration in Literature and Movies).

Thank you so much to David for taking the time to speak with us after the screening and during the reception, we really appreciated it!

Posted by Tannim.



15 OCTOBER 2008 - Heartland Film Festival

Just a reminder that David will be attendance for the North American premiere of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas in Indianapolis, Indiana, tomorrow at 5:00pm. Tickets are still available, its not too late to RSVP!

· Heartland Film Festival.
· Inside Indiana Business.
· Indy Dot Com.

A few members from 'Thewlis Rox' will be attending the premiere (Amanda, Mandi, Tannim, and Wendy) if you're planning to go and would like to meet up with us, email the staff page (admin@davidthewlis.net) to let us know!

Posted by Amanda.



14 OCTOBER 2008 - The Adventures of Uncle Lubin



Source | Tony White Animation.

Posted by Tannim.



13 OCTOBER 2008 - New Video Interview

David discusses The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas in a couple of new video interviews; GM TV and MSN.

Posted by Tannim.



12 OCTOBER 2008 - Enlarged Calendar Photo


Source | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie Pictures LiveJournal Community.

Posted by Viccy.



11 OCTOBER 2008 - Photos of David and Natalia Tena


Posted by Tannim.



10 OCTOBER 2008 - Article Featuring Both David and Tannim

In today's issue of The Detroit Free Press, there's a brief article about security on the Harry Potter set. It contains a quote from David (heard previously in one of his audio interviews) regarding set security and props.

As an added surprise, 'Thewlis Rox' staff member, Jennifer Roesch (Tannim), has an article on the same page about winning a $25,000 grant from the Jenny Jones Foundation to purchase an Apple mobile learning center for her classroom.

This is the same group of students that made a book for David last year (October 2007) when he attended the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, Canada, to read from his novel, The Late Hector Kipling.

Sources | The Detroit Free Press and Jenny's Heroes.

Posted by Amanda.



09 OCTOBER 2008 - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Promotional Photos


Credit | Posted by Kristin (KristyL) at the discussion board.

Source | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie Pictures LiveJournal Community.

Posted by Amanda.



08 OCTOBER 2008 - More Images from the London Premiere


Source | Splash News and Zuma Press.

Posted by Mandi.



07 OCTOBER 2008 - David at the "San Sebastian Film Festival"


Credit | Posted by Tonks&Lupin4-ever at the forum.

Source | Flickr.

Posted by Amanda.



06 OCTOBER 2008 - "San Sebastian Film Festival" Photo


Credit | John Boyne.

Posted by Tannim.



05 OCTOBER 2008 - 'San Sebastian' Videos

There's a variety of clips from The Boy in the Striped Pajamas photo call and press conference held at the "San Sebastian Film Festival".

Source | San Sebastian Festival TV.

Posted by Tannim.



04 OCTOBER 2008 - "The San Sebastian Film Festival"

Pictures from the photo call at the 'Kursaal Palace' during the "San Sebastian International Film Festival" in Spain (19 September 2008). View images in the gallery. Previews below;



Source(s) | Elmundo, Getty Images, and Wire Image.

Posted by Mandi.



03 OCTOBER 2008 - Another Video Clip

"The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" and Shared Humanity
Tony Watkins and Tom Price discuss The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. In this Culturewatch.tv video, they talk about the many important themes raised by this film, including the shared humanity of the two boys in the face of terrible prejudice and suffering. This video includes interviews and clips from the film.

Source | Culture Watch.

Posted by Tannim.



02 OCTOBER 2008 - New Interview

David Sees Dark Side of Disney
“Some people see the word 'Disney' attached to the film and think it’s going to be this saccharine telling of John Boyne’s story, but it’s a fairly faithful adaptation of the book,” says 45-year-old David. “A lot of people cry at the end because it’s pretty grim but there’s no other way of doing that ending and it would be terrible if somehow it was changed to be happy. It’s very important that it’s not seen as a sentimental film because it’s not a sentimental subject matter.”

Source | The Birmingham Mail.

Posted by Tannim.



01 OCTOBER 2008 - New Audio Interview

Interview: David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga and Rupert Friend on "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas"
"The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" is the film adaptation of the best selling book by John Boyne which explores the Holocaust from the perspective of a young boy named Bruno (Asa Butterfield) who befriends someone his own age (Jack Scanlon) across the fence of a Nazi prison camp. It opened in the UK this week and I recently spoke to the actors David Thewlis (Father), Vera Farmiga (Mother) and Rupert Friend (Lt Kotler) who all star in the film.

Source | FILMdetail.

Posted by Tannim.



30 SEPTEMBER 2008 - David's ITN Video Interview Screen Captures

View images in the gallery. Previews below;



Posted by Amanda.



29 SEPTEMBER 2008 - Video Interview



Credit | Submitted by Helen (Krystal_Moon). Originally posted at the 'David Thewlis Fans' LiveJournal Community.

Source | Yahoo UK and YouTube.

Posted by Amanda.



28 SEPTEMBER 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Video Interviews

· Interview and Review - About the Film.
· Interview(s) - From the London Premiere.
· A Fan-Created Video - From the London Premiere.
· The Film Factory - Clip from the Film.
· UK Official Website for the Film - New Clips (under 'Media').

Posted by Tannim.



27 SEPTEMBER 2008 - Excerpt about London Premiere Guests

David Joined by Young co-stars and Dustin at 'Pyjamas' Premiere
Also at the screening was David's pal Dustin Hoffman, who treated the gathered crowds to a playful spectacle when he danced down the red carpet with wife Lisa.

Hello Magazine and The Telegraph UK.

Posted by Tannim.



26 SEPTEMBER 2008 - Mark Herman on David's Latest Role

No Happy Ending
“With specific reference to David’s character, I didn’t want to cast anyone really famous because they had to be a very special actor with all the talent but not necessarily all the profile. In the end, casting David was absolutely right. He has this ability to play ‘ordinary’ while at the same time suggesting he has the capacity to be a mass murderer. Which - in his role as the commandant of a concentration camp - he clearly has."

Source | Gazette Live.

Posted by Tannim.



25 SEPTEMBER 2008 - New Interview

David Thewlis on "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas"
He’s an amiable sort of bloke, is David Thewlis. Which is a bit disappointing. Thewlis has such a great line in manic psychos and creepy villains - "Naked", "Prime Suspect 3" and now as the commandant of a Nazi concentration camp in "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" - I was hoping for at least a glimpse into an actorly heart of darkness.

Source | Times Online UK.

Posted by Amanda.



24 SEPTEMBER 2008 - More Photos from the London Premiere


Source | Getty Images.

Posted by Amanda.



23 SEPTEMBER 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Premiere in the United States

The North American premiere will be held at the 'Murat Center' in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Thursday, 16 October 2008 at 5:00 pm. David will be in attendance for this event!

For further information and tickets, visit the following websites;

· Heartland Film Festival.
· Inside Indiana Business.
· Indy Dot Com.

A few 'Thewlis Rox' forum members are planning to attend this event (Amanda, Mandi, Tannim, and Wendy (Kileycat) ). If anyone else is planning to attend, please let us know, perhaps we can all meet up for the event together!

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.



22 SEPTEMBER 2008 - More Photos from the London Premiere


Source(s) | Film Magic and Wire Image.

Posted by Mandi.



21 SEPTEMBER 2008 - More Photos from the Dublin Premiere


Source(s) | Film Magic and Wire Image.

Posted by Tannim.



20 SEPTEMBER 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Review

Movies With Michael Doherty
This week is a movie special for "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" for our first week back. Last night the World Premiere took place in Dublin and we were there. We are also joined by one of the stars of the movie David Thewlis and author of the book John Boyne.

Source | RTE TV.

Posted by Amanda.



19 SEPTEMBER 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Review

Triumph of Talent Bookseller, Bestseller, Blockbuster
Thewlis, who plays the German commandant, reminisced about his more gritty Mike Leigh-type roles when he took his part in this production. "I'm a nice fellow really, but I wouldn't like to be known as the guy from Harry Potter for the rest of my life."

Source | Independent (Ireland).

Posted by Amanda.



18 SEPTEMBER 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Release Dates

· United Kingdom | 28 August 2008 (Carnegie Film Festival)
· Ireland | 4 September 2008 (Premiere)
· Spain | 20 September 2008 (San Sebastián Film Festival)
· Spain | 26 September 2008
· Finland | 3 October 2008
· Israel | 30 October 2008
· United States | 7 November 2008 (Limited)
· United States | 14 November 2008
· Norway | 23 January 2009
· Argentina | 12 February 2009
· Germany | 2 April 2009

Source | IMDB.

Posted by Amanda.



17 SEPTEMBER 2008 - Nomination

David has been nominated for 'Outstanding Actor in a TV Series Drama' category at the "2008 Monte Carlo TV Festival" for his dual roles as Joe and Harry Jennerson in The Street, season two, episode one.

Posted by Tannim.



16 SEPTEMBER 2008 - Early Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Screenings

A few fans had the opportunity to view a test screening of the film and returned with in-depth reviews;

· Review One.
· Review Two.
· Review Three.

Source | The Leaky Cauldron.

Posted by Tannim.



15 SEPTEMBER 2008 - New Photo from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Source | Oclumencia.

Posted by Tannim.



14 SEPTEMBER 2008 - David Confirmed for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

David will be returning as Remus Lupin for the final Harry Potter film (Part I).

Source | The Leaky Cauldron.

Posted by Amanda.



13 SEPTEMBER 2008 - Film Weekly Podcast

Film Weekly: David Thewlis
This week, we have an interview with David Thewlis, the great British actor who will be in UK cinemas this week in "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas"; he shares some priceless stories about working with Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer.

Source | The Guardian UK.

Posted by Tannim.



12 SEPTEMBER 2008 - Metro Interview

David on F***ing Brando Film
Actor David Thewlis, 45, first came to fame in Mike Leigh's grim 1993 work "Naked". He's gone on to play werewolf Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter films and can be seen as a Nazi concentration camp commandant in "The Boy In The Striped Pajamas", which is out today. He grew up in Blackpool and now lives in Los Angeles with his actress partner Anna Friel.

Source | Metro UK.

Posted by Tannim.



11 SEPTEMBER 2008 - New Interview

James King interviews David to discuss The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, as well as his opinion on child actors and how he'll feel when the Harry Potter franchise finally hangs up its cloak.

Source | BBC Radio 1 Movies.

Posted by Tannim.



10 SEPTEMBER 2008 - World Premiere in London

The cast of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (including David) will be attending the World Premiere of the film on 11 September, 2008 in London's West End.

Source | Hand Bag.

Posted by Amanda.



09 SEPTEMBER 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Trailer Screen Captures

View images in the gallery. Previews below;




Source | Apple.

Posted by Amanda.



08 SEPTEMBER 2008 - David at the Dublin Premiere


Source(s) | Photos were taken by © Phillip Massey for Film Magic. Photo (004) credited to RTE Entertainment.

Posted by Tannim.



07 SEPTEMBER 2008 - David Discusses His New Role at Dublin Premiere

Source | RTE Nine News.

Credit | Submitted by 'AOC'.

Posted by Amanda.



06 SEPTEMBER 2008 - Reviewer's Comment on David's Performance in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

David Thewlis offers a suitably complex and thoughtful performance as Bruno's Nazi father, while Rupert Friend also makes a strong impact as the brutal Nazi underling.

Source | The Mirror UK (TV).

Posted by Tannim.



05 SEPTEMBER 2008 - New Photo of David from The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

A thumbnail preview promotional photo of David in character has been uploaded to REX images. Registered users can view the photo in its original size. If anyone has an account with REX, or happens to come across this photo elsewhere in full-scale, please let us know!


Source | Rex Features.

Posted by Amanda.



04 SEPTEMBER 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas US Release Date

14 November 2008.

Source | Freep.

Posted by Tannim.



03 SEPTEMBER 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Premiere in Dublin

Information, news, photos, and video coverage from David's appearance at the Dublin world premiere of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas have surfaced the Web. View a majority of photographs taken at the event in the discussion board.

Source(s) | Film Magic and The Leaky Cauldron.

Posted by Tannim.



02 SEPTEMBER 2008 – Werewolf Bust

The Werewolf Lupin Mini Bust Variant sold by Gentle Giant is now available for public purchase. Only 500 of these have been made worldwide.

Posted by Tannim.



30 AUGUST 2008 – New Photo

Below is a new Remus Lupin image from the 2009 French Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince calendar;


Credit | Submitted by ‘The Master of Mystery’.

Source | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie Pictures LiveJournal community.

Posted by Tannim.



28 AUGUST 2008 - Dublin Premiere

David will be present at the Dublin premiere of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas on the 4th September 2008.

Source | Irish Times.

Posted by Helia.



26 AUGUST 2008 - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Calendar

New (smaller) photos of David as Remus are featured in the 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince calendar.

Credit | Submitted by ‘The Master of Mystery’.

Source | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie Pictures LiveJournal community.

Posted by Viccy.



25 AUGUST 2008 - Remus Lupin Mini Busts

The Remus Lupin Mini Bust is now in stock and available for direct order (limited edition of 1,250).

If you pre-ordered your bust from one of their retailers, it is expected to begin shipping on September 24th. However, busts purchased directly from Gentle Giant are already shipping.

The Werewolf Lupin Mini Bust Variant went on sale today at 12pm PST. This is a Premier Guild Exclusive Offering through Sunday, August 31st, 2008. Remaining quantities will be made available to general public after that date (limited edition of 500).

Posted by Tannim.



23 AUGUST 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Official Website

Visit.

Posted by Tannim.



20 AUGUST 2008 - Another 'Naked' Interview

David Thewlis on Mike Leigh’s “Naked”
'It’s all quite fresh in my mind. The film gave my career a big boost, so I’m always very aware of it, more than my other films. I’m living in LA at the minute and I get recognized for "Naked" more here than in Britain, which is strange."

Source | Time Out: London.

Posted by Helia.



16 AUGUST 2008 - New Interview

'I Got Dangerously Close to Johnny'
"Mike Leigh's "Naked" made David Thewlis a star - and went on to haunt him. He and the director talk to Stuart Jeffries about the creation of one of British film's greatest characters."

Source | The Guardian UK.

Posted by Tannim.



14 AUGUST 2008 - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to be Delayed

17 July 2009.

Credit | Submitted by Jana.

Source | Mugglenet.

Posted by Viccy.



10 AUGUST 2008 - More Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Openings

Warner Bros. has announced further release dates for the film in the following regions (North America, Latin America, Middle East/Africa, Asia Pacific and Europe).

Source | The Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Official Website and Mugglenet.

Posted by Viccy.



08 AUGUST 2008 - New Interview

‘I Love Anna Friel…I Just Won’t Marry Her’: David Thewlis’ Surprise Confession
Thewlis is passionate about Anna and wants more children, but doesn't think they'll marry. 'It's not a big issue for Anna and I. We've talked about it, but it's more important to have a baby. Marriage doesn't make any difference to the commitment.

Source | Daily Mail UK.

Posted by Amanda.



07 AUGUST 2008 - Road Screen Captures

View images in the gallery. Previews below;


Posted by Amanda and Tannim.



05 AUGUST 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Promotional Images


Source(s) | Film Education and "The San Sebastian Film Festival" Official Website.

Posted by Helia and Mandi.



02 AUGUST 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Poster


Source | Film Education.

Posted by Amanda.



01 AUGUST 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Clip

Watch the first few minutes of the film online courtesy of Film Education.

Posted by Amanda.



31 JULY 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Trailer

Source | Film Education.

Posted by Mandi.



30 JULY 2008 - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Teaser Trailer

Credit | Posted by David (The Madness Within) at the discussion board.

Source |Moviefone.

Posted by Viccy.



27 JULY 2008 - Veronika Decides to Die Promotional Photos


Posted by Mandi.



26 JULY 2008 - Anna Friel at ComicCon 2008

Tannim and I were able to meet Anna Friel at the Pushing Daisies panel at ComicCon a couple of days ago. We covered the event for Anna Friel's Official Website and typed up a full summary of the panel for her discussion board. A few teaser photos are below, visit the gallery or forum to view the entire folder. These photos are exclusive to both ‘Thewlis Rox' and Anna's website, please do not re-post them elsewhere, thank you.


Anna, we cannot thank you enough for the moment you spent with us after the panel!

Special thanks to both Alex and JoJo from 'ASIFA Hollywood' who provided us with passes to attend this sold out event.

Posted by Amanda.



23 JULY 2008 - Release Date

Another release date for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: 12 February 2009 (Argentina).

Source | IMDB.

Posted by Mandi.



19 JULY 2008 - Veronika Decides to Die Release Date(s)

· United Kingdom | March 2009
· United States | 02 January 2009 and 06 March 2009

Supposedly, footage from the film will be released at both the American Film Market (November 5-12, 2008) in Santa Monica and the Toronto International Film Festival (September 4-13, 2008). We'll keep you updated on confirmation for both of these festival events.

Source(s) | IMDB and Velvet Octopus.

Posted by Mandi.



14 JULY 2008 - "The Book of David"

The September 2007 article from Hot Press is now available for reading at the discussion board (previously you were required to register with the Site that hosted that particular interview with David).

Posted by Tannim.



09 JULY 2008 - Happy Birthday to Anna and Gracie

Many birthday wishes to David and Anna's adorable daughter, Gracie, celebrating her third birthday today!

Early birthday greetings to the beautifully talented Anna Friel, David's spouse, who turns 32 on July 12!

A very happy birthday to both of you from all of us at Thewlis Rox, additional messages have been posted at the discussion board.

Posted by Amanda.



02 JULY 2008 - Veronika Decides to Die Poster


Source | Velvet Octopus.

Posted by Mandi.



29 JUNE 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Release Date (Norway)

23 January 2009.

Source | IMDB.

Posted by Mandi.



25 JUNE 2008 -Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Release Dates

· 19 November 2008 | Belgium and Egypt.
· 20 November 2008 | Germany, Greece, Holland, Israel, Portugal, Russia, Switz (German), Ukraine, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Puerto Rico.
· 21 November 2008 | Austria, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, UK, India, Indonesia, Japan, Brazil, Colombia and Panama.
· 26 November 2008 | France and Switz (French).
· 27 November 2008 | Croatia, Czech Rep, Lebanon, Middle East-other, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Bolivia.
· 28 November 2008 | Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela.
· 05 December 2008 | South Africa.
· 11 December 2008 | Australia and New Zealand.
· 18 December 2008 | Hong Kong and Korea.

Source | Mugglenet.

Posted by Amanda.



16 JUNE 2008 - Radio Pictures Screen Captures

View images in the gallery. Previews below;


Posted by Tannim.



11 JUNE 2008 - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Image


Source | Snitch Seeker (emailed this photo directly).

Posted by Amanda.



11 JUNE 2008 - The Inner Life of Martin Frost DVD Release Date

Saturday, 28 June (Australia).

Source | Sanity AU.

Credit | Posted by 'tattooedsiren' at our LiveJournal community.

Posted by Amanda.



09 JUNE 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Podcast

Director Mark Herman and Author John Boyne discuss The Boy in Striped Pajamas during their Podcast interview with The Guardian UK. Forward twenty minutes into the program to listen to their segment of the discussion (which contains a few audio snippets from the film - including David's scenes).

Credit | Posted by Wendy (Kileycat) at the discussion board.

Posted by Amanda.



08 JUNE 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Release Date

26 September 2008 (Spain).

Source | IMDB.

Posted by Mandi.



07 JUNE 2008 - The Yellow Mark?

David may land a role in a new film based on the comic book, The Yellow Mark (2009). The director is favoring David to portray scientist 'Phillip Mortimer'. Please treat this news as a rumor until this role is confirmed.

Source(s) | Comics 2 Film, Comic Book Resources, and Dark Horizons.

Posted by Mandi.



03 JUNE 2008 - 'Thewlis Rox' YouTube: Road



Posted by Tannim.



28 MAY 2008 - Theatre of the New Ear Article

David was a part of this production back in the 2005 performance of Anomalisa, a part of The Theater of the New Ear.

Source | Creative Screen Writing.

Posted by Tannim.



27 MAY 2008 - Veronika Decides to Die Filming in New York

David is currently filming in New York for his latest role. The film is scheduled to shoot there until July 21st.

Source | New York Magazine.

Posted by Tannim.



26 MAY 2008 - A Bit of a Do on ITV

For those of you living in the UK, you may now watch episodes of A Bit of a Do online for free, courtesy of ITV.

Posted by Tannim.



25 MAY 2008 - High-Resolution Promotional Photos

Recent and previous high-resolution photos of David.

David and Anna attending the BAFTA Awards (2005);



Promotional photos from Besieged;



David, Anna, and Gracie photoshoot;



Promotional photos from Divorcing Jack;



Promotional photos from Gangster No.1;



DVD release party for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban;



Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban premiere in Australia;



Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban premiere in London;



Posted by Helia.



17 MAY 2008 - Return of Remus?

David’s role as ‘Remus Lupin’ is rumored to be reprised in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I (2010).

Source | IMDB.

Posted by Amanda.



15 MAY 2008 - New Role

David is rumored to portray ‘Dr. Blake’ in Veronika Decides to Die (2009); a film based on the novel by Paulo Coehlo.

Source(s) | IMDB and Variety.

Posted by Amanda.



11 MAY 2008 - Promotional Picture of David as Remus from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

No recent images from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, however, recently discovered promotional images from the last film have surfaced online;


Source(s) | The Leaky Cauldron and Oclumencia.

Posted by Viccy.



03 MAY 2008 - It's Only Fools and Horses Screen Captures

View images in the gallery. Previews below;


Posted by Amanda.



01 MAY 2008 - Anna Friel Interview

Anna Friel Suspects She's 'Marriage Phobic'
British actress Anna Friel, star of ABC's hit dramedy "Pushing Daisies", says she's happy with her life the way it is – and that includes remaining blissfully unwed.

Source | People Magazine.

Posted by Tannim.



26 APRIL 2008 - 'Thewlis Rox' YouTube: It's Only Fools and Horses



Posted by Tannim.



24 MAY 2008 - New Anna Friel Article

Anna Friel: Stripping Off for Love Scenes is Hell
'I was on my own for 3 years before meeting David. I’m very happy with him, he’s a fantastic man.’

Sources | Now Magazine.

Posted by Tannim.



19 APRIL 2008 - New Images of Lupin Busts

New images of the two upcoming Remus Lupin Mini Busts from Gentle Giant Ltd. have been released;

Remus Lupin Mini Bust: Available June 2008.


Remus Lupin Werewolf Variant Mini Bust: Available ?????

Please Note: This is a Gentle Giant Ltd. 2008 Outlet Exclusive and they are only available to 'Collector's Club Premiere Guild Members'. Remaining busts after membership sales will eventually be available to the public.


Source | Action-Figure.

Posted by Tannim.



17 APRIL 2008 - Date for 'Disneyland' Event

The set date for our meet-up at 'Disneyland' in California is 23 July 2008. For further information visit the discussion board or email (admin@davidthewlis.net). All David Thewlis fans are welcome to attend, admission is FREE courtesy of the 'Thewlis Rox' staff.

Posted by Amanda.



16 APRIL 2008 - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Release Dates

· UK | 12 September 2008
· Finland | 03 October 2008

Source | IMDB.

Posted by Amanda.



13 APRIL 2008 - New Anna Friel Article

Anna Friel's Love Letters
Anna Friel writes love letters to boyfriend David Thewlis to let him know how much she's missing him. The British actress - who has won critical acclaim in the US with her new TV drama "Pushing Daisies" - is currently living in Los Angeles with the couple's two-year-old daughter, Gracie, while 'Harry Potter' star David stays in Britain, and Anna is determined to keep the romance alive.

Source | STV.

Posted by Amanda.



10 APRIL 2008 - Additions to the "Vice" Photoshoot


Credit | Submitted by Susan from Net Bulvár (photos 003, 004, and 005).

Source | © Dan Monick.

Posted by Tannim.



09 APRIL 2008 - Scans from Anna Friel's Interview in "Red"


Credit | Images scanned and submitted by Kari.

Posted by Amanda.



07 APRIL 2008 - New Anna Friel Article

'I'm a lot Better Looking than Last Year': Anna Friel's Extreme Makeover
Anna Friel is positively glowing, even though she's just stepped off a nightmarish 16-hour flight. It's not her artfully applied make-up that's causing the effect, however, nor is it the fact she's basking in the phenomenal success of her new American TV show, "Pushing Daisies", which starts here next week. No, it seems the secret of her glow is purely down to her adopting a full-on, high-maintenance Hollywood lifestyle.

Source | The Evening Standard.

Posted by Tannim.



05 APRIL 2008 - New Photos


Posted by Tannim.



04 APRIL 2008 - Australian Screenings

The Inner Life of Martin Frost is screening at the 'Australian Centre for the Moving Image' (Federation Square) today (04 April), Saturday at 7pm, and Sunday at 5:30pm.

Screenings will also be showing at 'Paddington's Chauvel' at 7pm (April 11-12).

Source | The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Posted by Tannim.



30 MARCH 2008 - New Photos


Credit | Submitted by Susan.

Source | © Jake Chessum.

Posted by Helia.



29 MARCH 2008 - New Anna Friel Article

Brookside to Hollywood: Anna Friel’s Incredible Journey
She shot to fame as Brookside’s teenage lesbian, before wowing Broadway as the stripper with a heart in "Closer". In real life, she’s been playing happy families with fellow actor David Thewlis. But now Anna Friel is back in the limelight as the star of "Pushing Daisies", one of the year’s hottest new TV shows.

Source | The Independent.

Posted by Amanda.



26 MARCH 2008 - Birthday News

Brief news blurb about David celebrating his birthday at La Poubelle in LA;

"Orlando Bloom, sharing a quiet dinner with model girlfriend Miranda Kerr at 'La Poubelle' in Los Angeles. After their meal, the two walked onto the patio, where Bloom warmly greeted actor David Thewlis, who was celebrating his birthday with partner Anna Friel ("Pushing Daisies") and a large group of friends inside the restaurant. The guys shared an animated conversation, laughing and chatting while Kerr waited patiently. Bloom and his girlfriend then walked over to a nearby bookstore, cuddling as they decided what to buy."

Source | People.

Posted by Tannim.



20 MARCH 2008 - Happy Birthday David

Happy 45th Birthday Mr. Thewlis!


David - We hope you have an incredible day with your family and friends, many birthday wishes from us to you on your special day!

Additional greetings from fans, forum members, and site visitors have been posted at the birthday thread. Pictures of this years traditional birthday cake are below;


Posted by Amanda.



19 MARCH 2008 - Birthday Reminder

A quick reminder that David's birthday is tomorrow! Post a message for David on our birthday thread at the discussion board, or email your greetings to (admin@davidthewlis.net). We will have all messages posted together tomorrow - thank you!

Posted by Amanda.



18 MARCH 2008 - 'Paul Stuart' Photoshoot (without watermarks!)



Posted by Helia.



15 MARCH 2008

I had another wonderful opportunity to meet Anna Friel at the 2008 Paley Festival in Los Angeles. I wrote a full report of the panel for Anna's Official discussion board if anyone is interested in reading about the event. A few pictures have been uploaded below (these photos are exclusive to 'Thewlis Rox' and Anna's website, please do not re-post them elsewhere). Thank you so much Anna for spending time with me after the panel, I'm very grateful!

Posted by Amanda.



11 MARCH 2008 - Screenings

The eleventh annual 'European Union Film Festival' in Chicago will be hosting two screenings of The Inner Life of Martin Frost;

· "Gene Siskel Film Center"; located at 164 N. State St.
· Saturday, 15 March at 7pm.
· Tuesday, 18 March at 8:15pm.

Credit | Posted by Wendy (Kileycat) at the discussion board.

Source | The Chicagoist.

Posted by Amanda.



08 MARCH 2008 - New Anna Friel Interview

How Anna Friel Went from Lancashire Lass to LA Woman
Anna Friel's determination to hold on to her British roots can be observed in almost everything about her, from her accent (Lancashire with just a hint of LA) to her wardrobe - a mix of "high street and designer". Briefly back in London as "Pushing Daisies" - the hit U.S. TV series that has turned her into a major star - is about to be screened on ITV1, she is wearing a scarlet Louis Vuitton coat over Tsubi jeans that she has matched with a Tu vest and ballet pumps (and you can't get much more "high street" than Tu at Sainsbury's).

"I think it's really important to hold on to who you really are, and I am not going to let this new success change me. I am keeping my accent and my own look," says the 31-year-old former Brookside actress with an almost scarily determined expression on her gamine face.


Source | The Daily Mail.

Posted by Amanda.



04 MARCH 2008 - The Inner Life of Martin Frost Screen Captures

View images in the gallery. Previews below;


Posted by Tannim.



04 MARCH 2008 - Gallery Back Online

Visit.

Posted by Amanda.



25 FEBRUARY 2008 - Gallery Announcement

All images in the gallery are temporarily offline as we transition to a new host, thank you for your patience.

Posted by Amanda.



22 FEBRUARY 2008 - Pre-Oscar Party

David and Anna were guests at the pre-Oscar party (also Drew Barrymore’s birthday party) last night in Los Angeles, California;


Source | Hello Magazine and Rex Features.

Posted by Helia.



19 FEBRUARY 2008 - 'Thewlis Rox' Version 8.0

New layout! Listed below are all of the new features available on the site;

· Updates powered by CuteNews.
· Staff members (Helia, Megan, Tannim, and Viccy) can post their updates to ‘Thewlis Rox’ directly using the CuteNews program.
· Search menu enabled to browse through content quickly.
· Email or contact a staff member directly by clicking on our name at the bottom of each update.
· Commenting enabled.
· Automatic mobile integration; now all pages of the Website are loadable on your cell phone.
· All pages on ‘Thewlis Rox’ have been updated (content and design).

Posted by Amanda.



15 FEBRUARY 2008 - Screening

The Inner Life of Martin Frost will be screened in Philadelphia tomorrow (Wednesday, 20 Febuary 2008);

· Time: Wednesday. 20 Febuary 2008 at 7 pm.
· Pricing: Free, however, registration is required.
· Located: Ritz Five, 214 Walnut St.
· Contact: 215.895.1029

Source | The Philadelphia City Paper.

Posted by Tannim.



14 FEBRUARY 2008 - Author Paul Auster Praises David

"David had been trying to track me down to tell me a story about something to do with one of my books," Auster says, "so when I called and left a message on his cell phone, he thought that it was one of his friends making a joke. . . . I think he's an undervalued actor of great brilliance."

Credit | Posted by Wendy (Kileycat) at the discussion board.

Source | The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Posted by Amanda.



13 FEBRUARY 2008 - Lupin Transformation Bust

Gentle Giant is releasing a ‘werewolf transformation’ version of the Remus Lupin bust. It was introduced recently at the 2008 Toy Fair, take a look below;


Source | Cool Toy Review.

Posted by Tannim.



12 FEBRUARY 2008 - David at the Grammy After Party in Los Angeles


Credit | Submitted by Dave from Anna Friel's Official Website.

Source | Getty Images.

Posted by Tannim.



11 FEBRUARY 2008 - David at The Ivy in London


Credit | Submitted by Dave from Anna Friel's Official Website (originally posted at the discussion board).

Posted by Amanda.



10 FEBRUARY 2008 - David at The Pigalle Club in London


Credit | Submitted by ‘fan2davidthewlis’ (originally posted at the discussion board).

Posted by Amanda.



08 FEBRUARY 2008 - Scans from the 'Proof' Copy of The Late Hector Kipling


Credit | Submitted by Dave from Anna Friel's Official Website.

Posted by Amanda.



05 FEBRUARY 2008 - New Pictures of David and Anna

David and Anna leaving The Ivy and The Pigalle Club in London; view images at the discussion board.

Credit | Submitted by Dave from Anna Friel's Official Website.

Posted by Amanda.



01 FEBRUARY 2008 - Anna Friel on the Jonathan Ross Show

Anna Friel was a recent guest on the Jonathan Ross (radio) show and she mentions David and Gracie quite often during her interview. Anna primarily discusses living in Los Angeles, David's progress on his second novel, and more.

Credit | Submitted by Dave from Anna Friel's Official Website.

Posted by Amanda.



30 JANUARY 2008 - Mulberry Photoshoot (2002)

Flickr is hosting the Mulberry Photoshoot images with David and Anna (taken in 2002). All photos have been uploaded to the gallery.

Posted by Tannim.



23 JANUARY 2008 - The Street, Season 2, Screen Captures

View images in the gallery. Previews below;


Posted by Amanda.



11 JANUARY 2008 - DVD Release Date for The Street, Season 2

04 February 2008 (Region 2). Available for pre-order on Amazon UK.

Posted by Amanda.



08 JANUARY 2008 - Pilot

Tony White updated his blog again with additional information on David's earlier role in Screwloose, along with the entire pilot entitled, The Adventures of Uncle Lubin.

Posted by Helia.



04 JANUARY 2008 - New Article

David Thewlis and His Hopeless, Hilarious Fiction
Even if he hadn’t been the star of maybe our favorite movie of all time, Mike Leigh’s "Naked", David Thewlis would still be one of our favorite actors. Not only that, but he’s a great writer. Thewlis deals in funny, observant rhyming poems and hilarious-but-harsh fiction. Then, every once in a while, he goes and portrays Professor Lupin (clearly the best teacher at Hogwarts) in a Harry Potter movie, just to pay the rent.

This month, Thewlis’s debut novel is being released. It’s called "The Late Hector Kipling", and it features one of the most misanthropic, hopeless pricks of a protagonist that’s ever been wrought by a Man With a Typewriter. As Thewlis’s (non)hero makes his way through the London art world, he systematically lays waste to everything good in his life, from friendship to family to love. And just when you think it can’t get darker, it does. But all along, the book is garnished with Thewlis’s ruthless wit and stop-you-in-your-tracks insights, which are like little life buoys in a sea of violence and betrayal.


Two new photos of David accompany the interview;


Posted by Helia.