PREVIOUS UPDATES 2009


25 DECEMBER 2009 - Season's Greetings!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Site visitors, forum members, and the Thewlis-Friel family!

Hope you all enjoy the holidays with family/friends. Thank you for all of your support Thewlis fans, we had yet again another wonderful year running and updating this website for everyone. You're welcome to share your holiday greetings at the discussion board.

Wishing David and Anna the very best with their upcoming projects next year and hoping the entire family (including little Gracie) has a wonderful Christmas together. Much love to them all!

Posted by Amanda, Dave, and Tannim.




15 DECEMBER 2009 - Article with Information on the 'Berkeley Square Ball' (2009)

Vince Does a Power of Good
The Waterford legend -- well, the queen of England did knight him -- had popstar Gwen Stefani and her rockstar hubby Gavin Rossdale, comedian Russell Brand, actress Anna Friel and her husband David Thewlis at his table. Nor does Vince spare the expense. Nobu did the reception; Giorgio Locatelli, Britain's leading Michelin-starred Italian chef, supplied the food; and the goody bags were created courtesy of Aspinal of London.

Source | The Independent.

Posted by Amanda.




09 DECEMBER 2009 - Screen Captures from Harry Potter: Ultimate Edition DVDs

Warner Bros. is releasing 'Ultimate Edition' DVD and Blu-Ray versions of the Harry Potter films. At the moment, the first and second installments of the series are available (third, Prisoner of Azkaban has yet to be announced). The 'Ultimate' version of Chamber of Secrets contains dozens of special features, one of which introduces fans to characters in the series and never-before-seen footage from behind the scenes of 'Azkaban'. David is featured in one of these clips filming/preparing for scenes and discussing his role as Remus Lupin. Screen captures are available for viewing in the Gallery, previews below;


Credit | Submitted by 'Angie Chan' at the discussion boards.

Source | Screen captures provided by The Leaky Cauldron.

Posted by Amanda.




08 DECEMBER 2009 - Sneak Peek for "Deathly Hallows" Part 1

Following the anticipated Blu-Ray and DVD release date of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (now available and recently released in several regions today), a preview from the upcoming seventh film is included as a special feature.

Source | Movie Web.

Posted by Amanda.




07 DECEMBER 2009 - New Photograph of David at Last Year's 'British Independent Film Awards' (2008)


Credit | Submitted by 'Tonks&Lupin4-ever' at the discussion boards.

Posted by Amanda.




06 DECEMBER 2009 - More Images from the 'Berkeley Square Ball' (2009)

Photographer | © Dave M. Benett

Source | © Getty Images

Posted by Amanda.




05 DECEMBER 2009 - Recent Anna Friel Article (with Mentions of David and Gracie)

Anna Friel: from Holly to Hollywood
Anna is halfway through the four-month run but, rather to her own surprise, is still enjoying it. When my agent asked me what I wanted to do next, I said, “I want to keep doing plays.” I never thought I'd say that in the middle of a very hard run, but I absolutely love it. It's almost shocking to me that there are so many different facets to Holly".

Credit | Posted by DaveC at Anna Friel's Official discussion board.

Source | This is London.

Posted by Amanda.




04 DECEMBER 2009 - Berkeley Square Ball 2009

David Thewlis meets his partner Anna Friel at the 'The Berkeley Square Christmas Ball' in London. Anna met him there following her evening performance of "Breakfast at Tiffanys" at the 'Theatre Royal'. Afterwards they went for drinks at 'The Pigalle Club' in Piccadilly Circus, untill the wee hours of the morning.


Credit | Photographs provided by © Pacific Coast News.

Source | Zimbio.

Posted by Amanda.




01 DECEMBER 2009 - Past Photoshoot

In 1997, © Derek Ridgers took photographs of David at the 'Soho House' (previews below).


Credit | Thank you to 'Tonks&Lupin4-ever' for submitting these images at the discussion board.

Posted by Amanda.




29 NOVEMBER 2009 - Film Database: Grand Opening

Our newest feature, the Film Database, is the largest video archive on the Web dedicated to David Thewlis. This extensive collection gives David's fans the opportunity to view footage from each and every one of his film and television performances. The database not only contains clips, it includes information and constant updates on where to find rare films, information on the production, facts, trailers, images, discussion threads, awards, reviews, promotions, etc. Although the database is completed, footage will be added accordingly and over time (based on year of film from past to present).

Staff planned to ship out and distribute Dedicated to David (our latest DVD fan project) globally to eager fans. However, due to our adjustments in the Site budget, we will no longer be producing and shipping out individual regional DVDs. Instead, fans will be able to watch and access the fan project online using the Film Database.

Posted by Amanda.




26 NOVEMBER 2009 - The Singing Detective

A brief clip from The Singing Detective (1986) has been added to the YouTube community. Enjoy!

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.




19 NOVEMBER 2009 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Release Date

One more year to wait Thewlis fans! We see David re-appear as Remus Lupin in part one of the final two 'Harry Potter' films in theatres Worldwide on November 19, 2010.

Source | Posted by 'Andrew' on Mugglenet.

Posted by Amanda.




14 NOVEMBER 2009 - Introducing 'Thewlis Rox' Version 10

Thank you visitors for your patience as the Site has successfully transferred to Version 10. Community layouts are in the process of alternating to the new interface as well.

Posted by Amanda.




07 NOVEMBER 2009 - Additional Clips

New footage (featuring David) from Veronika Decides to Die.

Clip 1 - Contains minor spoilers.

Clip 2 - Contains strong language.

Credit | Posted by 'Gesundheit' at the discussion boards.

Source | Posted by 'Temponaut' at the IMDB boards.

Posted by Amanda.




31 OCTOBER 2009 - Upcoming DVD Dates

The Blu-Ray/DVD release dates for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince are approaching:

· 18 November 2009 (AUS)
· 07 December 2009 (UK)
· 08 December 2009 (US)

Special features include a preview of the highly anticipated Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Pre-Order | Play UK, Amazon UK, and Amazon US.

Source | Mugglenet and the Official Harry Potter DVD Website.

Posted by Amanda.




24 OCTOBER 2009 - Veronika Decides to Die Clips

Several teaser clips from Veronika Decides to Die have surfaced the Web. For specific footage featuring David in-character as Dr. Blake, refer to Stopklatka and Onet TV. Screen captures from these clips have been uploaded to the Gallery, previews below.


Credit | Thank you very much to Gesundheit for submitting the screen captures and notifying us of the available footage from the film through the discussion board - much appreciated!

Source(s) | IMDB Discussion Boards (Submitted by 'aymendaoud') and Eleagold on the SMG Boards.

Don't forget to become a fan of Veronika Decides to Die on Facebook.

Posted by Amanda.




23 OCTOBER 2009 - London Report and Video Footage

I've posted two separate reports at the discussion board; one is day-by-day synopsis of our trip to London (22-30 September 2009) and the other is a message of gratitude to both Anna and David for their time and immense kindness on the Gala Night.

A video of the arrivals (29 September) was taken in front of the Theatre Royal Haymarket, someone yielding a video camera captured our encounter with David and posted the footage on YouTube (beginning at 1:22).

Posted by Moonshape (Viccy).




16 OCTOBER 2009 - Trip Images

Photographs from our trip to London last month have been uploaded to the Gallery and posted at the discussion board, previews below. Images copyrighted to © Thewlis Rox and © Anna Friel's Official Website. Thank you again to both Anna and David for taking the time to take photos with us and sign autographs, we appreciated it tremendously!



Posted by Amanda, Dave, and Moonshape.




15 OCTOBER 2009 - London Report (Video Blog)

As promised, I've made a video blog about my trip experience (photos coming soon). Videos are quite lengthy (2.5 hours!) now you can imagine why I didn't type it all up, its much easier to record and display the emotions I felt during the trip. It took me a lot of courage to make these videos, as you'll see, this is my first time being very open about several topics, and I am aware that millions can have access to these videos, so I did take caution while discussing my personal life or the encounters I had with David, Anna, and the Friel Family.

It is my personal decision to not disclose, expose, or reveal any details surrounding the Gala Night after party, the conversations I had with Anna's family, or any other topics regarding that night. I have a tremendous amount of respect for the Friel Family, and I refuse to cross the boundaries of privacy. The family gave me their trust, and I will honor that promise. Please do not send me emails or comments asking for further details of the after party, they will remain unopened and disposed of.

http://www.youtube.com/thewlisrox
(Videos entitled Supporting Anna Friel in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" 1-15)

Posted by Amanda.



09 OCTOBER 2009 - Review and Recommendation for Breakfast at Tiffany's

First round of updates coinciding with our trip to London! First and foremost, I'm posting a video blog (three parts total) of a review and recommendation I pieced together to persuade others to go out and enjoy Breakfast at Tiffany's. Obviously, I thought the play was outstanding - I am very determined to encourage as many people as possible to make the trip to the Royal Haymarket, buy tickets, and enjoy this phenomenal show and support the incredible cast and David's lovely Anna.

YouTube is becoming a great source for audiences to voice and broadcast their homemade reviews on their favorite television shows and films - why not make one to persist others to experience the stage adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffanys? This video blogging method is very effective and thought I'd try something a bit new, hopefully in some small way, it'll convince one or several individuals to go out and support this wonderful production!

Video Blog | Part I | Part II | Part III.

For information regarding Breakfast at Tiffany's including purchasing tickets, obtaining directions to the theater, press, reviews, etc. please refer to the Haymarket's Official Website. Of course, Anna Friel's Official Website is an outstanding source for the production as well. You are more then welcome to email myself for any questions, assistance, or other concerns you have pertaining to the play, I'd be more then happy to assist you.

More updates to come (stay tuned!), we have several reports, photos, videos, a surprise, and information on our January trip to support Anna for her final performance in the play.

Posted by Amanda.



06 OCTOBER 2009 - Upcoming Reports from England

Hello everyone - we're back home from England (arrived on October 01). As you can imagine, catching up on class work has been quite demanding - thought we'd drop by and let you all know that over the next few days we will have several updates regarding our experience in London while supporting Anna Friel in Breakfast at Tiffanys.

We did have a chance to meet and speak with the 'Breakfast' cast members, David, Anna, the Friel Family (and Sir Ian McKellen!) on the Gala night - we have multiple reports, photos, and a video of the arrivals to share with you all! Thank you so much to Anna, her family, and David for spending time with us on the Gala Night - we're still at loss for words!

UPCOMING
  • Video review and recommendation for "Breakfast at Tiffany's".
  • Video and written blog about our experience in London (and encounters with Anna, her cast mates, and David).
  • Exclusive YouTube video of Viccy (Moonshape) and Janine with David.
  • Photos from our trip, meetings with Anna, and the Gala Night.
  • David's response to receiving our latest fan project "Dedicated to David".
  • Special surprise from David and Anna to be announced when our London Boulevard promotions kick off (made possible by Dave and Desi!).
Posted by Amanda and Moonshape.



24 SEPTEMBER 2009 - Recent Anna Friel Article

Friel the force: Anna Friel's stage incarnation as Holly Golightly proves to be a high point in her career
It must be rather nice to be Anna Friel, I think as I round the corner of London's bustling Haymarket and see her – all glistening cheekbones and doe eyes – surveying Theatreland from an enormous billboard outside the Theatre Royal. Parachuting in to a plum role in Breakfast at Tiffany's, she arrives in the West End fresh from Golden Globe-nominated success in America and a burgeoning Hollywood career which has seen her work with everyone from Woody Allen to Will Ferrell. Not to mention the houses in London, Windsor and in the shadow of the Hollywood sign in LA, a solid nine-year relationship with actor David Thewlis and a cute-as-a-button toddler daughter, Gracie.

Source | The Independent.

Posted by Amanda.



21 SEPTEMBER 2009

Hello everyone – Thank you for pardoning our mini-hiatus as the entire Site Staff (Amanda, Dave, and Viccy) is currently in London, England until October 1st for the on-stage “Breakfast at Tiffany's” production. We're in England to congratulate and support David’s spouse, Anna Friel, as she takes on the lead role at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Tannim has recently transferred to a new position at her workplace – she will be joining the Staff as we head back to England in January of 2010 for the final night of the play.

As soon as myself and Viccy return back home, there will be several photos from our trip and I’ll type up and extensive report. I’ve met with Anna numerous times since arriving, and I wanted to thank her very very very much for her overwhelming kindness – I’m extremely honored for her time and the photos we’ve taken together during the trip. Thank You Anna! It’s been such a pleasure!

Posted by Amanda, Dave, and Moonshape.


29 AUGUST 2009

Thewlis Rox Exclusive; In 1994, a documentary about David's childhood hometown of Blackpool, England, was made and directed by Mark Kidel and narrated by David himself. Mark has generously provided our website with the full-length film for our fan project "Dedicated to David" (a collection of clips from all of David's film and television appearances). Since the fan project is now officially completed, we are releasing a snippet of "Dreamtown" for you all to view on our YouTube Community, screen captures to follow.

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


22 AUGUST 2009

We've re-uploaded a batch of photos in the Gallery of David filming scenes for London Boulevard - these altered photos do not contain the distractive watermarks originally installed by Celeb Mad. Enjoy!

Posted by Tannim.


15 AUGUST 2009

Anna discusses her upcoming projects and mentions David and Gracie quite frequently during her latest interview with 'The Times Online UK'. Scans and excerpts from the same article are featured in 'The Sunday Times Style Magazine' - scans have been added to Anna's Official Gallery.

Posted by Amanda and Dave.


14 AUGUST 2009

More promotional images from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince of David and Natalia Tena.


Credit | Submitted by Kristen via email (thank you!).

Source(s) | MTime and LiveJournal.

Posted by Amanda.


13 AUGUST 2009

As we've confirmed and stated previously, 'the wedding' sequence in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1) has started filming this week. Two fans who recently went to Leavesden Studios (where the films are produced) wrote up a report and included that 'the wedding' scene was currently being filmed while they were visiting the set.

Source | The Leaky Cauldron.

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


12 AUGUST 2009

Friel's Daughter Wants Her to Get Hitched
Anna Friel has revealed that her young daughter is keen for her to tie the knot with David Thewlis.

Source(s) | Digital Spy and Now Magazine.

Posted by Amanda.


11 AUGUST 2009

London Boulevard has completed filming. Be sure to check in often, as we will be providing constant up-to-date information on promotional stills, potential trailer release dates, articles/interviews, the premiere, and more!

Our exclusive interview with Ken Bruen, the author of London Boulevard, will be posted on the Site near the film's release date. We would like to thank Ken again for his time and quick response! Additionally, a reminder to fans that Ken will be present at Bouchercon 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


10 AUGUST 2009

David, Anna, and Gracie, had a family afternoon out earlier today at the 'Tented Theatre' at the Kensington Gardens to see an on-stage production of Peter Pan.

Note: We are not posting links to articles or photographs out of respect to the family due to unpermitted paparazzi photos of Gracie.

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


09 AUGUST 2009

After weeks of progress, we're excited to announce and launch our Anna Friel Page - a dedicational spot for Anna on 'Thewlis Rox'. The page will provide fans with Anna-related updates, reminders, announcements (events, panels, performances, premieres), interviews, articles, etc. Be sure to browse around and leave us comments, feedback, and suggestions regarding our new section at the discussion board.

Additionally, the page will re-direct fans to updates posted on Anna Friel's Official Website. We are tremendously honored to announce that the Webmaster of Anna's website, Dave, has joined the 'Thewlis Rox' Staff as the administrator of our Anna Friel Page. Welcome on-board Dave and congratulations!

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


08 AUGUST 2009

Confirmed release dates for Veronika Decides to Die; The film will be opening in Brazil this month on 21 August 2009. Poland is next to release the film on 09 October 2009. The prospective opening date for the United States is November 2009. Any additional release dates will be announced when we receive word. Many thanks to 'AOC' for passing along this exciting information!

Source(s) | The Daily Mail, IMDB, and Stopklatka.

Posted by Amanda.


07 AUGUST 2009

'The Witches and Wizards' of the Harry Potter Collection from Art Insights are offering a fine art print of David as Remus Lupin. The print size is 7.5" x 11.25" (fitted for a 11" x 14" standard frame) and features a compilation of David's production stills as Remus Lupin officially from the Harry Potter franchise. The print comes complete with a double mat and black top mat with the Harry Potter logo foil stamped in gold and is presented with a numbered certificate of authenticity. These limited individual prints are priced at $48 each.


Source | Art Insights and The Leaky Cauldron.

Posted by Tannim.


06 AUGUST 2009

Anna Friel Refuses to Read About Herself
Friel — who recently returned to the UK to prepare for her stage role as Holly Golightly in Breakfast At Tiffany’s on London’s West End — says she has asked her longtime partner David Thewlis to remove Google Alerts from her computer.

“David put a Google alert on my computer — which emails you when there’s news or a story about you on Google — and I completely forgot about it until these emails started popping up,” she said.

“There can be all these great comments, but read just one negative thing and that’s all you can think about."


Source | Showbiz Spy.

Posted by Amanda.


05 AUGUST 2009

Last year we took a group of David Thewlis fans to Disneyland to show our appreciation to them for continuing to support David's career and our expanding website. This year, we are excited to announce that we will be hosting a second trip to Disneyland in California on August 19, 2009. Admission and dinner are complimentary by the 'Thewlis Rox' staff, those interested in attending must be over eighteen years of age and RSVP by August 12, 2009.

To find out about the events we host much earlier in advance, join our mailing list! Otherwise, posts regarding Site gatherings will be announced a week prior to their RSVP deadline. Email Amanda (admin@davidthewlis.net) or Tannim (tannim@davidthewlis.net) for more details, information, or to RSVP for trips. Please visit the VIP section of the site to register or read about our previous trip to Disneyland last year (photos below).


Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


04 AUGUST 2009

Added a rare scan from 'Elle Magazine' in 1992 (prior to David's infamous role in Naked). To read a typed version of the article, visit our Press archive. Enjoy!


Posted by Tannim.


03 AUGUST 2009

Twenty new photographs of David on-set filming London Boulevard have been added to the Gallery. Previews below, enjoy!


Source | Celeb Mad.

Posted by Tannim.


02 AUGUST 2009

Thewlis Rox Exclusive; Photographs from our VIP trip to the 'Harry Potter Exhibition' at the "Chicago Museum of Science and Industry" are now available for viewing in the Gallery (features exclusive high-resolution images of props and costumes from the set of the Harry Potter films that David uses in-character as Remus Lupin) and be sure to check out our in-depth report at the discussion board.

Again, thank you to Brian Packer (Public Relations Coordinator) and Warner Bros for permitting us to share this amazing experience with David's fans. For information and tickets to the exhibition, visit their Official Website.

Posted by Tannim.


01 AUGUST 2009

Thewlis Rox Exclusive; Today we were granted VIP access to the 'Harry Potter Exhibition' at the "Chicago Museum of Science and Industry" with specific photography permissions from Warner Bros. In a few days we will be posting exclusive high-resolution images of props and costumes from the set of the Harry Potter films that David uses in-character as Remus Lupin.

Additionally, staff at the museum notified us that one of David's outfits at the exhibition was recently shipped back to England for David to use/wear during the 'Wedding' sequence. That particular scene begins filming on August 10, 2009.

An exclusive report, photos, and more information to follow once our Staff has returned home from their trip! Thank you to Brian Packer (Public Relations Coordinator) for his assistance and arranging this experience and enabling us to share it with our Site visitors - we appreciate it tremendously! If you're interested in visiting the exhibition have a look at their Official Website for further information and ticket sales.

Posted by Tannim.


31 JULY 2009

Visit our renovated YouTube Community. All videos that contain copyrighted material have been watermarked to prevent plagiarism without our consent, we are permitted by these production companies to share these clips on behalf of our Website. Additionally, scenes have been re-edited (most of our videos have altered to contain more footage of David's role) and reformatted in high-definition. As previously available, all content is embeddable, downloadable, and viewable for MP3 devices (such as an iPod, iTouch, iPhone, etc). Enjoy!

Posted by Amanda.


30 JULY 2009

Anna Friel: from Brookside bullying to Hollywood’s A-list?
Breathlessly, she lists her workload: shooting "The Departed" screenwriter William Monahan’s directorial debut "London Boulevard" opposite Colin Farrell, Ray Winstone and Keira Knightley; flying to and from Seattle to play Tobey Maguire’s lover in a new drama "The Details"; shuffling the shooting dates for an upcoming US indie romance, "Ceremony"; and all along rehearsing for her imminent return to the West End stage as a tougher, more complex Holly Golightly in a new "Breakfast At Tiffany’s" adaptation. Oh, and there’s also the tiny matter of a Hollywood summer blockbuster, "Land of the Lost", to promote. Her house is like an extension of her persona. It buzzes with activity, with nanny in the kitchen, four-year-old daughter Gracie whizzing about and long-term partner (and Gracie’s father) David Thewlis pacing in the rooms above.

Source | Times Online UK.

Posted by Amanda.


29 JULY 2009

Added three images of Brandon Block, David, and Anna at the 'China White' club party at 'Cartier Polo' on Smiths Lawn in Windsor Park (26 July 2009) in Windsor, England.


Source | © Dave M. Benett/Getty Images.

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


28 JULY 2009

We've currently gathered 40 images from David and Anna's attendance at the 2009 Cartier International Polo Day in Windsor, England. Photos available for viewing in the Gallery, previews below. Enjoy!


Source(s) | © Getty Images, © Wire Image, and © Zuma Press.

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


27 JULY 2009

Video footage of David and Anna attending the 2009 Cartier International Polo Day in Windsor, England.

Links and Source(s) | ITN and Daily Motion.

Posted by Tannim.


26 JULY 2009

Today David and Anna attended the 2009 Cartier International Polo Day in Windsor, England. Several high-resolution photos to follow!

Source | The London Paper.

Posted by Amanda.


25 JULY 2009

The edited high-definition 'Burrow' action sequence clip that Warner Bros. forwarded to us exclusively has been screen captured and the images are available for viewing in the gallery. To watch the scene, refer to our previous post and select a viewing option. Enjoy!

Posted by Amanda.


24 JULY 2009

'The Burrow' fighting sequence featuring David and Natalia has been sent to us exclusively from Warner Bros. for our Site visitors to enjoy in High-Definition. Please select one of the several viewing options below. Screen captures to follow suit.

WINDOWS HD (480 | 720 | 1080).

WINDOWS STANDARD (Small | Medium | Large).

FLASH (Medium | Large).

QUICKTIME HD (480 | 720 | 1080).

QUICKTIME STANDARD (Small | Medium | Large).

IPOD | Download for iTunes.

Posted by Tannim.


23 JULY 2009

Warner Bros. has supplied IESB with over twenty minutes of behind-the-scenes on-set footage from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. David can be seen in Part One filming the Burrow Attack scene (beginning around the 3:14 mark and ending at 4:11).

Source | IESB.

Posted by Tannim.


22 JULY 2009

Numerous interviews with Anna Friel have been published prior and following the recent airing of her episode on The Street, Season 3, Episode 2. In many of these articles, Anna numerously mentions David, Gracie, their home in Los Angeles, filming London Boulevard, her role in Breakfast at Tiffanys, and the family's return to England.

Additionally, more articles and interviews with Anna are featured in the August editions of Vanity Fair (warning: contains nudity), GQ Magazine, and Glamour Magazine. All scans copyright to Anna's Official Website and her webmaster, Dave.

It’s Friel Stardom
She’s returning to the small screen in a new episode of BBC1’s "The Street" and filming a cameo role in star-filled movie "London Boulevard", which also stars her long-term partner David Thewlis.

Source | The Northern Echo.


Anna Friel - Home is Where the Part Is
"Back in Britain, I have my home and he has his home too, but not for any particular reason; we always live together, but we never wanted to give up our own houses when we first met each other. But now our daughter goes to school here and she's loving it. So now, for the first time, I think, 'Oh gosh, I'm actually settled here'. You start to say 'Let's go home', and you realise that home is here, which is something I never thought I'd say, really.

Source | Independent UK.


Our LA Nanny is a Northern Lass so We've Made Sure Gracie Kept Right Accent
"I am loving being back in the UK, as are Gracie and David," says Anna. "Our house in LA is in a great location. When we are there, we spend a lot of time in the garden, or we take Gracie to the park and the beach. I miss the sense of space. But now I'm back in the UK, I am loving it. I adored the blue skies in LA but I missed England. And coming back to three weeks of sunshine made the transition easier."

Source | The Mirror UK.


Anna's Still Got Northern Soul; Lancashire Lass Anna Friel on Returning to Her Roots
Rochdale-born Anna lives with her partner, Harry Potter actor David Thewlis, in the Hollywood hills. The pair have a four year old daughter Gracie, who is now of an age to be excited about seeing daddy in Harry Potter movies.

"We're all excited about it," says Anna. "But they're filming them back to back, so David's already more excited about filming the next one."


Source | The California Chronicle.


Breakfast with Anna Friel
She’s returning to the small screen in a new episode of BBC1’s "The Street" – and filming a cameo role in star-filled movie "London Boulevard", which also stars her long-term partner David Thewlis.

Source | The Press and Journal UK.

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


21 JULY 2009

Veronika Decides to Die might open in Brazil next month (August 2009) - judging by a poster for the film that has been released by IMP Awards.

The Brazilian distributor (Imagem Filmes) added a gallery for the film on their website, which includes five brand new photos of David. You may enjoy these images below in high-resolution;


Credit | Thank you very much to 'AOC' for their notification of this available online content!

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


20 JULY 2009

The first trailer to Mr. Nice has been released! Visit our YouTube Community to view.

Source | First Showing and Quiet Earth.

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


19 JULY 2009

David Thewlis Reading Tennyson has the Edge over T in the Park
The idea of uniting Thewlis with Tennyson was completely inspired, as the actor goes at words like a razor blade, speaking seemingly from the back of his nose, exquisitely monotonous, calling spookily to mind the wax recordings of the poet himself incanting “The Charge of the Light Brigade”. Like Ralph Fiennes or Edward Fox reading T S Eliot, Thewlis understands that less is more when it comes to reciting poetry. He made himself disappear and abolished everything but my ears. “Moment” of the year thus far – easy.

Source | New Statesman.

As previously posted, you can download the broadcast and listen to the entire performance (as well as interviews with both David and William) or head straight to David's reading of "In Memoriam" - Files hosted on Megaupload strictly due to their size.

Posted by Tannim.


18 JULY 2009

'Harry Potter' Countdown: Natalia Tena Weighs in on Tonks' Mullet
When she isn’t playing her band 'Molotov Jukebox', Natalia Tena is gearing up to reprise, for the final time, her role as the hot-headed wizard Tonks in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”

DM: What was the best part of working on “Half-Blood Prince”?

NT: Well, I just had one scene, and we shot it in the middle of the night. I was doing stunts, which is what I love most. They wanted to get stunt doubles and I was like, “No, I want to jump through fire!” Sometimes you do feel a bit stupid. I remember standing with David Thewlis [who plays Lupin], and it’s 3 in the morning, and going, “Yeah, David, fight invisible fire snakes.” It’s like basically dancing to nothing. You do feel a bit stupid at times, but it’s funny.


Source | Los Angeles Times.

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


17 JULY 2009

'Thewlis Rox' is now listed on the promotions page of 'Harry Potter (dot) Com' the Official Harry Potter website. For those of you that have been re-directed to 'Thewlis Rox' from (www.harrypotter.com) welcome! Our Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Sweepstakes is running until July 20th at midnight EST. Be sure to enter, we're giving away exclusive items!

The deadline for entries to our 'Lupin Trivia' contest have passed. Congratulations to all winners and runners-up! Visit the competition thread at the discussion board to see if you've won a prize, then log-in and check your personal messages to validate your address for shipping.

Fans that have emailed questions to us for Ken Bruen, the author of London Boulevard, they've been gathered and submitted to his email. After Ken responds, we'll have his answers posted here on the site promptly. Again, we thank Mr. Bruen tremendously for his time and this wonderful opportunity!

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


16 JULY 2009

Thewlis Rox Exclusive; Recently, Amanda had the opportunity to attend and discuss the latest Harry Potter film with producer David Heyman at the Apple Store in Santa Monica (July 13). Amanda asked how much screen time the adult actors/characters would have in the final two Harry Potter films, to which he responded that unfortunately the adults won't be seen as much in the next installment, however, we will be seeing them in the final film.

Mugglenet provided a wonderful summary of David Heyman's interview, along with the entire podcast uploaded to YouTube and split into four segments (Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4). You can listen to Heyman's full response to Amanda's question on Part 3, three minutes into the interview.

Additionally, 'Thewlis Rox' assisted the promotion, events, and press not only for this latest Harry Potter film, but also The Boy in the Striped Pajamas last year, another film that David Heyman produced. He thanked us for our assistance and support and signed a DVD copy of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas for our website - we'd like to thank him very much for his time and the answer to our question regarding the final two Potter films.


Posted by Tannim and Viccy.


15 JULY 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is now showing in theaters worldwide! To fans who have had a chance to see the film already and wish to leave reviews and congratulate David and his cast mates on their impressive performances, we've started a thread at the discussion board. The topic also hosts Amanda's report from the Official Warner Bros. pre-screening of the film at the 'World Famous Grauman's Chinese Theater' with our competition winners in Hollywood, California (11 July). Tannim additionally attended a pre-screening of the film as Official VIP press on behalf of Warner Bros. in Detroit, Michigan (12 July) and has posted her report in the forums as well. Take caution visiting the thread if you have yet to see the film, as it contains multiple spoilers.

Congratulations to Warner Bros. and everyone who is part of the cast and film production! We loved the film tremendously and are anxiously looking forward to the final two installments. Of course, our compliments to David for his brief yet once again brilliant performance as Remus Lupin!

Posted by Viccy.


14 JULY 2009

An extended scene from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince featuring David and Natalia (Lupin and Tonks) discussing matters in the Weasley living room.

Source | MSN Video.

Posted by Viccy.


13 JULY 2009

Thewlis Rox Exclusive; David Thewlis and William Orbit were guests on the July 10th episode of BBC Radio 3's program, "The Verb", where host Ian McMillan presents his weekly programme about language. Reading the Tennyson piece set to Orbit's music was none other than our own David Thewlis! You can download the broadcast to listen to the entire performance, as well as interviews with both David and William.

Additionally, here's a shortcut link for those who wish to just listen to just the performance of the piece, "In Memoriam" - Files hosted on Megaupload strictly due to their size.

Posted by Tannim.


12 JULY 2009

Happy 33rd Birthday to Anna! We're wishing her all the best this year with her upcoming projects and ambitions. Hoping the Friel-Thewlis family are enjoying their time back home and we're sending all our love and well-wishes to the family as they celebrate! Fans and admirers are welcome to leave Anna birthday messages at our forum, or her Official discussion board; thank you.

Posted by Amanda, Helia, Tannim, and Viccy.


11 JULY 2009

Previously posted photos (in newer or higher resolution) and one new scan of David and Natalia from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince;


Source(s) | Harry Potter UK, HBP: Movie Pics LiveJournal Community (additional credit to 'MasterofMystery'), and Oclumencia (credit to 'angiechan').

Posted by Tannim and Viccy.


10 JULY 2009

Announcement from Warner Bros: Join David Heyman as he discusses the making of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince with Los Angeles Times entertainment writer and Hero Complex blogger, Geoff Boucher. Heyman is the producer behind all the film adaptations of J.K. Rowling's hugely successful books, in addition to producing such films as I Am Legend and Yes Man.

We would definitely recommend that local David Thewlis fans try and attend this occassion; David Heyman not only produced all the Potter films that David (Thewlis) has starred in, but he was also the producer of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

Monday, July 13, 7:00 p.m.
Apple Store, Third Street Promenade
1248 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
United States

Source | © Apple and © Warner Bros.

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


09 JULY 2009

Happy Birthday to David and Anna's daughter, Gracie, who turns four-years-old today! We're sending our best wishes and love to the Friel-Thewlis family as they celebrate Gracie's birth date. Please feel welcome to leave Gracie a birthday greeting at our forum, or Anna's Official discussion board. Keep in mind, Anna's birthday is quickly approaching on (Sunday) July 12. You're welcome to use either thread to leave birthday messages for Anna and Gracie; thank you.

Posted by Amanda, Helia, Tannim, and Viccy.


08 JULY 2009

After 24-Hours without indication that David attended the high-anticipated Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince premiere in London yesterday (07 July 2009), its safe to say that he was not present. We have not received photos, videos, reports of fan encounters, or word that he arrived at the premiere as previously scheduled, released, and confirmed by the DDA Public Relations LTD UK Publishing Company.

Despite that David could not make it to the event, Warner Bros. has forwarded us their live event coverage in high-definition with multiple viewing capabilities for our Site visitors to enjoy. Many Thewlis and Potter fans had difficulties watching the premiere using the live webcast footage provided by the Press Association, now that the full version is recorded and available, please enjoy the uninterrupted coverage below.

FLASH (High-Definition).

WINDOWS STANDARD AND HIGH-DEFINITION (480 | 720 | 1080).

QUICKTIME STANDARD AND HIGH-DEFINITION (480 | 720 | 1080).

The United States premiere of the film is scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday, 09 July 2009) at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. The hype begins at 1:30 PM (EST), and the event starts at 6 PM (EST) with live coverage provided again by the Press Association. David will not be in attendance.

Posted by Amanda, Tannim, and Viccy.


07 JULY 2009

Check out "HBO's First Look: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" for behind-the-scenes shots of David filming 'the Burrow' action sequence (showtimes posted at the discussion board).

For those of you who unable to catch this HBO special, its already available for viewing on YouTube (Part 1 and Part 2).

Source | Snitch Seeker.

Posted by Tannim.


06 JULY 2009

Reminder for Tuesday, 07 July - David will be in attendance for the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince premiere in London tomorrow (Tuesday, 7 July) at the Odeon Leicester Square. The event begins at 6:00 P (BST) with a live webcast. Photos and video to follow here on the Site promptly.

Reminder for Thursday, 09 July - David and Anna's daughter, Gracie, is turning four-years-old! To leave birthday wishes for their daughter, we've started a thread at the discussion board.

Reminder for Saturday, 11 July - Our exclusive Warner Bros. pre-screening of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be at the 'World Famous Grauman's Chinese Theater' in Hollywood, California. We received an overwhelming amount of competition entries (a few hundred!) in just 48 hours, thank you so much to everyone who applied! It was nearly impossible to select a single winner so we received a few more screening passes and would like to congratulate our multiple contest winners: Alicia, Angelica, Melanie (and Zachary)! Hope you all have a great time, cannot wait to have you join us on Saturday!

Reminder for Sunday, 12 July - Anna Friel, David's beautiful and talented partner, will celebrate her 33rd birthday! As with Gracie's upcoming celebration, you may post birthday wishes for Anna at our forum or her Official discussion board.

Reminder for Wednesday, 15 July - Marks the date for deadlines to submit questions to Ken Bruen. We're giving both David and Anna's fans the incredible opportunity to ask Ken, the author of London Boulevard, their pondering questions relating to the novel and upcoming film. Fans may submit their questions to him using our Site email (admin@davidthewlis.net) or post them at the discussion board.

Additionally, our 'Lupin Trivia' competition ends this date (15 July 2009). Winners have a chance to win multiple prizes; Grand prize is an exclusive limited edition Remus Lupin Mini-Bust, first prize is an authentic piece of David's costume from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and runners up will receive a cast assemble poster from 'Hot Topic'. Visit the discussion board to enter, please refer to the rules prior to entering.

Of course, David's latest film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince opens in theaters worldwide on this date!

Reminder for Monday, 20 July - Our 'Harry Potter(TM) Sweepstakes' ends this date at midnight EST. We're offering items that were custom made and will never to be sold in retail stores; they're sure to become collector items! Visit the contest page to enter, winners will be chosen at random.

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


05 JULY 2009

Confirmed: David will be in attendance for the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince premiere in London on Tuesday, July 7, at the Odeon Leicester Square. The event begins at 6:00 P (BST) with a live webcast.

Source | Snitch Seeker (credit to 'Master of Mystery').

Posted by Tannim.


04 JULY 2009

'Thewlis Rox' is presenting our third competition to promote Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. One very lucky David Thewlis fan will have the chance to attend the Official Warner Bros. pre-screening event of the film at the 'World Famous Grauman's Chinese Theater' in Hollywood, California, on Saturday, July 11.

To apply, simply email (thewlis.rox.contests@davidthewlis.net); in the subject line of your email: HBP Screening. Please include your name, age, and phone number. I will personally call you myself to announce you as our winner and provide you with the exact time and location of our meeting place. When entering, please be sure you will be able to attend (no transportation will be provided) you must be at least eighteen years of age or have consent from your parent/guardian. Deadline for contest entries is Monday, July 6 (48 hours). Good luck to all who apply and thank you to Warner Bros. for providing these screening passes!

Posted by Amanda.


03 JULY 2009

Interview: Anna Friel for "Land of the Lost"
Quote from Anna; Thankfully, I’ve got a great nanny, and I’ve got a great partner. He’s a wonderful Dad, and an amazing little daughter who was on film sets at only six weeks. So, I did my first job with her having given birth, when she was only six weeks old. So, she went to ten countries. And at this age, that you can kind of take them with you, and let them travel the world, and what she would have been being taught in a school, she’s actually experiencing. She’s being, as now, very balanced and a very happy, happy child.

Source | Dark Horizons.

Posted by Tannim.


02 JULY 2009

THEWLIS ROX'S HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE(TM) SWEEPSTAKES!

'Thewlis Rox' is giving away some fantastic prizes to celebrate the impending release of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"™. Some of these items were custom made and will never to be sold in retail stores; they're sure to become collector items!

Just head over to the contest page and enter for a chance to win!

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


01 JULY 2009

A brief clip of the "Burrow Attack" scene from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (includes footage of David as Remus).


Source | MySpace Video and The Snitch Seeker.

Posted by Tannim.


30 JUNE 2009

Thank you to the Official Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Twitter for their shout out to our Website: "Hello back Thewlis Rox Staff! David Thewlis DOES rock!"

We couldn't agree more! Fan or follow the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Official Facebook and Twitter. We frequently check in on these useful social networking sites to bring you the latest updates on the upcoming film.

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


29 JUNE 2009

The premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be held in Leicester Square in London on 07 July 2009. Visit Live Stream at 1pm (6pm GMT) to catch this highly anticipated event live on the Web. No confirmation if David is planning to attend the premiere, however, we will keep fans informed of which cast members are scheduled for arrival.

Source | HPANA

Posted by Tannim.


28 JUNE 2009

Everyone is highly anticipating David and Anna’s upcoming film, London Boulevard, in which they star in alongside Keira Knightly, Colin Farrell, and Ray Winstone. Ken Bruen, author of the novel, has stated that he would be ‘delighted’ to give an exclusive interview for ‘Thewlis Rox’. Rather then Website staff hosting the interview personally, we wanted to give David and Anna’s fans the opportunity to ask Ken their pondering questions about the film/novel in an open discussion thread at the forums.

Questions will be submitted to Ken via email, and when he has the time and opportunity will respond. The thread is open from today (28 June 2009) until July 15, 2009. Deadline is the same date as final contest entries for our current Website competition – the extensive time limit gives multiple fans two weeks to submit their questions for Ken.

Of course we would like to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to Ken for giving our Website members and David and Anna’s fans this wonderful opportunity! We are very honored and give Ken our utmost thanks for his time.

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


27 JUNE 2009

It's competition time yet again in occasion for David's upcoming film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Answer a series of Lupin-related trivia questions at the discussion board and you're automatically eligible for your chance to win one of three prizes!

First prize winner gets their hands on a limited edition Remus Lupin mini-bust (only 1,250 of these were made worldwide). Second prize winner will receive an exclusive 'Lupin's Jacket' costume card, from Artbox's Prisoner of Azkaban update set, an authentic piece directly from David's outfit in the film. All runners up will receive a Harry Potter cast poster (including David as part of the assemble).

To enter, please refer to the rules prior, then proceed to the competition thread. Deadline for contest entries is July 15, 2009 - the film's release date. Winners and runners up will receive personal messages to claim their prizes shortly thereafter.

The 'Thewlis Rox' staff provides these prizes with our personal funds to promote David's latest films and to show our immense appreciation to his fans for continuing to support David's outstanding career. Good luck to all who enter!

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


24 JUNE 2009

Anna Friel Addresses Pressures of Being a Young Working Mum
British actress Anna Friel has spoken out about the difficulties of juggling her acting career with motherhood. The 32-year-old actress carried on working after the birth of her three-year-old daughter Gracie with long-term partner, Harry Potter actor David Thewlis, and has said of life working as a young mum: "I'd be a liar if I said it was easy."

Source(s) | Actress Archives, Contact Music, Google News Alerts: Anna Friel, Hello Magazine, New Kerala, The Sun UK, The Telegraph UK, and Thaindian News.

Posted by Amanda.


23 JUNE 2009

Five newer and previous (slightly higher-quality) scans of David as Remus from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince;


Credit/Source | Oclumencia.

Posted by Tannim.


22 JUNE 2009

Warner Bros. President Alan Horn confirms that the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Blu-Ray and DVD is scheduled for release during this years holiday season (prospectively November 2009).

Credit | Posted by 'Andrew' on Mugglenet (additional credit to 'Foss').

Source | The Los Angeles Times.

Posted by Amanda.


21 JUNE 2009

Warner Bros. has re-launched the International 'Harry Potter' Official Website to promote the upcoming film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The Site features an impressive animated layout loaded with features and includes multiple versions of the trailer and additional downloadable interactive content - be sure to check it out!

Posted by Amanda.


20 JUNE 2009

Briefly preview the upcoming soundtrack to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (conducted by Nicholas Hooper) on YouTube.

Credit/Source | Posted by 'Andrew' on Mugglenet (additional credit to 'Nataliee'). Track compilation created by 'Polavox'.

Posted by Amanda.


19 JUNE 2009

Previous alterated graphics/scans of David and Natalia (in-character as Remus and Tonks) in their next film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.


Credit/Source | Oclumencia.

Posted by Tannim.


15 JUNE 2009

I've recently attended three events in Los Angeles to report exclusive coverage for Anna Friel's Official Website and support Anna and her latest film, Land of the Lost. Events include the Land of the Lost premiere in Hollywood (30 May 2009), The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (08 June 2009), and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (11 June 2009). To read all three reports, click on the dates above or please head over to Anna's Official discussion board. During Anna's interviews with both Conan and Craig, she mentions David and Gracie quite often.

I was able to meet and speak with Anna after her interview on Craig Ferguson's show (11 June 2009) and as always, she was extremely friendly and welcoming! I want to thank her very much for spending time with me, I am flattered and eternally grateful for her kindness. Words cannot express my gratitude and appreciation, thank you so much Anna!

A reminder, I'm hosting a private dinner for David's fans in September when I fly out to London to support Anna on-stage in Breakfast at Tiffanys. Additionally, Tannim and I both will be flying out to London again next year in January (2010) for the final performance of the play to show our appreciation and support for Anna and her amazing career. We will both be hosting another private dinner for David's fans (January of 2010) for those of you unable to make it this September. For more information on joining us during either of our planned events in London, please visit the VIP section of the website.

Posted by Amanda.


14 JUNE 2009

More photos of David on the set of London Boulevard.


Source | © Belga Picture and Alex Jackson (photographer) / WENN.

Posted by Tannim.


13 JUNE 2009

Warner Bros has forwarded us another exclusive behind-the-scenes high-resolution photograph of David as Remus in his next film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Credit/Source | © Warner Bros and Jaap Buitendijk (photographer).

Posted by Tannim.


12 JUNE 2009

A prospective UK release date for Mr. Nice - 26 February 2010.

Credit | Information provided by 'Mandi' at the discussion board.

Source | Film Distributors Association and IMDB.

Posted by Amanda.


11 JUNE 2009

David has already begun shooting scenes for his next film, London Boulevard. Photographs of David on-set (and in-character) are below;

Credit | Link to photographs provided by ‘yobadself’ at the 'Thewlis Rox' LiveJournal Community.

Source | © Celeb Mad and Alex Jackson (photographer) / WENN.



Posted by Amanda.


10 JUNE 2009

New scans of David as Remus from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Credit | Image (002) provided by ‘The Madness Within’ at the discussion board.

Source(s) | Hogwarts Site, HBP Movie Pics (MasterofMystery), and Oclumencia.


Posted by Moonshape.


07 JUNE 2009

London Boulevard is now filming.

Source(s) | IMDB and Screen Daily.

Posted by Mandi and Tannim.


04 JUNE 2009

BIFAs to be held on December 6
Three of Britain’s top stars have become official patrons of the organisation. Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen and David Thewlis will join the list of other patrons including Mike Figgis, Ken Loach, Bill Nighy, Tilda Swinton and Michael Winterbottom.

Source | Screen Daily and The Hollywood Reporter.

Posted by Tannim.


28 MAY 2009

Hot Topic is selling merchandise from the upcoming sixth Harry Potter film. One of their products, a fraternity poster, includes David as Remus in the cast assemble. Keep an eye on our Site - we will be giving away many of these items as competition prizes near the film's release date!

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


27 MAY 2009

Warner Bros. has kindly sent over a new trailer/behind-the-scenes featurette from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince for our Site visitors to view. Included in this footage is a scene with David as Lupin (chasing Harry) near the end of the clip. Please select one of the many links below based on your computer's viewing capacity (iPod users can download the clip to their device using this link). Of course, thank you to Warner Bros. for their generosity.

WINDOWS HD (720 | 1080).

WINDOWS STANDARD (Small | Medium | Large).

FLASH (480 | 640).

QUICKTIME HD (480 | 720 | 1080).

QUICKTIME STANDARD (Small | Medium | Large).

Posted by Tannim.


26 MAY 2009

Another new TV advert for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince includes snippets of David's voice and an additional scene from 'The Burrow' sequence. Below, a high-resolution screen shot from the advert;


Credit | Image provided by ‘The Madness Within’ at the discussion board.

Source | Oclumencia and The Snitch Seeker.

Posted by Tannim.


25 MAY 2009

David can be seen and heard in the latest tv advert for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. For viewing, visit Daily Motion or YouTube. Below, a screen capture of David's scene;

Source | The Leaky Cauldron.

Posted by Tannim.


24 MAY 2009

Below, a new behind-the-scenes photo (high-resolution) of David as Remus Lupin from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.


Source | Oclumencia.

Posted by Tannim.


23 MAY 2009

A reminder, tomorrow is the deadline for all contest entries. This months competition is to celebrate our fourth year on the Web; the prize featured is a copy of David's novel, The Late Hector Kipling, personally hand-signed by Mr. Thewlis himself. To enter, visit the contest thread at the discussion board.

Additionally, members of the 'Thewlis Rox' Staff are hosting two Site get-togethers this year (through our 'Thewlis Rox' VIP program). We'll be having another event at Disneyland in August (with special discounted ticket prices for our organization) and hosting a private dinner in London for David's fans in September. For more information on both events, please refer to the discussion board or visit the VIP section of the Website.

Posted by Amanda, Mandi, and Tannim.


22 MAY 2009

Anna and David attended the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion in New York (Monday, 04 May 2009). Photos from the event have been added to the gallery (requires registration to view). Previews below;


Source | © Bulls Press and © Patrick McMullan Company. Photos (003-006) licensed and purchased by 'Thewlis Rox' staff, not to be used for re-distribution or publication elsewhere without our consent.

Posted by Tannim.


16 MAY 2009

Screen captures from the latest Veronika Decides to Die trailer have been added to the gallery (requires registration to view). Previews below;

Posted by Amanda.


15 MAY 2009

The Official Website for Veronika Decides to Die updated the trailer on the main page (which includes several new scenes with David and previous unseen footage from the film). Screen captures will be added to the gallery shortly.

Posted by Amanda.


09 MAY 2009

Veronika Decides to Die is screening at the '2009 Cannes Film Festival' on Saturday (16 May 2009). Viewing is by special invitation.

Source | Velvet Octopus.

Posted by Mandi.


07 MAY 2009

To celebrate four years of ‘Thewlis Rox’, we’re hosting a large contest for David's fans to participate in. Enter for your chance to win an autographed copy of David’s novel, The Late Hector Kipling, personally hand signed by Mr. Thewlis himself.

Please review the contest guidelines prior to entering. The deadline for entries is Sunday, May 24th, 2009. Good luck to everyone!

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


06 MAY 2009

Additional images from "BritWeek 09" in Los Angeles have been added to the gallery (requires registration to view - sources properly credited to each image). Previews below;


Source | © BritWeek / Photographer: Rex Gelert

Posted by Mandi and Tannim.


05 MAY 2009

Four years ago today 'Thewlis Rox' launched on the Web and has since then expanded and grown. We continue to offer thousands of David's fans from all over the World up to date news, images, videos, communities, exclusive coverage, and more. We would like to thank all of our contributors and community members for being an active part of 'Thewlis Rox' and helping us achieve what we have to offer for David's fans today. Of course, thank you so much to Mr. Thewlis for all of his support and appreciation, we are honored to continue promoting his impressive and outstanding career.

Posted by Amanda, Helia, Mandi, Tannim, and Viccy.


04 MAY 2009

Additional images from "The Soloist" premiere in Los Angeles have been added to the gallery (requires registration to view - sources properly credited to each image). Previews below;


Posted by Tannim.


03 MAY 2009

Five new images from last years (2008) "British Independent Film Awards" (sources properly credited to each image);


Posted by Tannim.


02 MAY 2009

First batch of promotional images from David's upcoming film, Mr. Nice.


Source | © Independent Film Company.

Posted by Mandi.


24 APRIL 2009

Anna and David attended the 'Champagne Launch' Of "BritWeek 2009" at the 'British Consul General's Offcial Residence' in Hancock Park, Los Angeles, California (23 April 2009).

Photos from the event have been added to the gallery (requires registration to view). Previews below;


Credit | Agencies, contributors, distributors, and photographers properly credited to each photo in the gallery.

Source(s) | © Contact Music, © Corbis, © Getty Images, © REX Features, © WireImage, © Zimbio.

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


21 APRIL 2009

Anna and David attended the Los Angeles premiere of The Soloist at the ‘Paramount Theatre’ (20 April 2009) in Hollywood.

Photos from the event (65 total) have been added to the gallery (requires registration to view). Previews below;


Credit | Agencies, contributors, distributors, and photographers properly credited to each photo in the gallery.

Source(s) | © Anna Friel Net, © Bruno, © Contact Music, © Corbis, © Getty Images, © ISIFA, © Photo Agency, © REX Features, © Socialite Life, © WireImage, © Zimbio.

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


20 APRIL 2009

Q&A: David Thewlis, with Susan Cole
In person, 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. Here’s a slice of our conversation.

Source | Now Toronto.

Posted by Tannim.


19 APRIL 2009

Mentions of Anna, David, and Gracie in an interview with Daniel Mays;

On the way to the canalside photo shoot, we talk about the next series of Jimmy McGovern's muscular northern drama “The Street”, in which Mays co-stars with Anna Friel in one episode. He jokes that she was offended because he knew her only from the American TV series “Pushing Daisies” and was clueless about her famous lesbian kiss on “Brookside”. Filming in Manchester with their respective families, Mays and Friel became friends. "My partner Lou was there with Milo, and David Thewlis was looking after his and Anna's daughter, Gracie. Both kids are three and David and Anna were staying two floors above us. In fact, I first met David - who is one of my heroes - when he came down to borrow some nappies. I said to Lou, 'Johnny from “Naked” is coming to pick up nappies!'"

When Mays and his family were in Los Angeles recently, they were invited round to Friel and Thewlis's house. As we approach the canal and the wind coils around us, Mays looks wistful. "That's some life they've got; six months working in Los Angeles, six months off back here..."


Source | The Guardian.

Posted by Tannim.


18 APRIL 2009

The UK and US release dates for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince have been altered to Wednesday, 15 July 2009.

Source | IMDB.

Below, an additional shot of David as Remus from the ‘Burrow’ scene featured in the new trailer.


Credit | Posted by ‘The Madness Within’ at the discussion board.

Source | Oclumencia.

Posted by Amanda.


17 APRIL 2009

The recently released extended trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince features a new glimpse of David in-character and you can hear his voice near the beginning as well.


Source | E! Online and Mugglenet.

Posted by Tannim and Viccy.


13 APRIL 2009

Trio Joins 'London Boulevard'
Cast Set for Knightley-Farrell Drama
Ray Winstone, David Thewlis and Anna Friel are set to join Keira Knightley and Colin Farrell in "London Boulevard." William Monahan directs the crime drama this summer in London, with financing coming from Graham King's GK Film. Drama revolves around a freshly paroled London criminal who becomes involved with a reclusive young actress. Winstone will play a former crime boss, Thewlis will play the reclusive actress' agoraphobic business manager, while Friel will portray the criminal's sister.

Source | Variety.

Posted by Mandi.


11 APRIL 2009

Screen captures from David's video interview with Tribute Canada have been added to the gallery (requires registration to view). Previews below;


Posted by Amanda.


09 APRIL 2009

The Tribute Canada (Online) recently released a video interview with David conducted during his visit to Toronto, Canada while promoting The Boy in the Striped Pajamas last year. David confirms his role in the upcoming film, London Boulevard, and discusses Mr. Nice. Additionally, he shares snippets of his experience being on-set with his 'Harry Potter' co-stars, and mentions Gracie, Anna, and his thoughts on Pushing Daisies.

Source | Tribute Canada.

To discuss David's upcoming project, London Boulevard, we've set up a thread at the discussion board, which will be updated with images, information, news, and more. To keep up on the status of the film (poster, production, trailer, etc.) refer to the 'upcoming projects' section of the Site.

Posted by Tannim.


06 APRIL 2009

In an interview with ‘Screen International Magazine’, director Bernard Rose and producer Luc Roeg revealed that footage of Mr. Nice will be shown at Cannes this year. They also mentioned that they are aiming to release Mr. Nice at a film festival in early 2010.

Source | Independent Film Company and Screen Daily.

Posted by Mandi.


05 APRIL 2009

Rhys Ifans appeared on Friday Night With Jonathon Ross on (28 March 2009) and discussed two of his current projects; Mr. Nice and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - coincidentally, he appears in both films with David. Although there is no mention of David during the interview, we gain insight into the plot of Mr. Nice and it’s current status.

Credit | Posted by ‘Lupine Smile’ at the discussion board.

Posted by Amanda.


04 APRIL 2009

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit screen captures have been added to the gallery (requires registration to view). Previews below;


Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


28 MARCH 2009

'Thewlis Rox' YouTube: Radio Pictures.



Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


21 MARCH 2009

Keira's Playing the Fame Game
Keira Knightly could be joined by David Thewlis in new movie "London Boulevard"
Keira's character, who is not named (she's just referred to as 'the actress') hides away in a Holland Park mansion with her so-called business manager and drug supplier Jordan. David Thewlis, who plays Professor Lupin in the Harry Potter movies and was in the much under-rated "The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas", was in final negotiations last night to play that role.


Source | The Daily Mail UK.

Posted by Tannim.


20 MARCH 2009

Many birthday wishes to David - who turns 46 today! Greetings and messages from fans have been posted at the discussion board. As a site tradition, every year we get David a birthday cake (pictured below);


Again, Happy Birthday David from all of us at ‘Thewlis Rox’!

Posted by Amanda, Helia, Mandi, Tannim, and Viccy.


18 MARCH 2009

David and John Boyne (author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) in front of the 'Hollywood' sign last year.


Credit/Source | © John Boyne.

Posted by Tannim.


17 MARCH 2009

A photo of David and John Boyne (author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) at the 'San Sebastian Film Festival' last year (2008) - and three more images from the 'War Child' concert event in London a few weeks ago.


Source | Fotogramas, Getty Images, and Splash News.

Posted by Mandi.


16 MARCH 2009

Previously unseen images from the photo call at the 'San Sebastian Film Festival' in Spain (2008) have surfaced the Web.


Credit | Posted by 'Tonks&Lupin4-ever' at the discussion board.

Source | Festival Blog.

Posted by Amanda.


15 MARCH 2009

Follow our new community; Thewlis Rox @ Twitter.

Posted by Amanda, Mandi, and Tannim.


14 MARCH 2009

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas DVD 'bonus footage' screen captures have been added to the gallery (requires registration to view). Previews below;


Posted by Tannim.


13 MARCH 2009

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas screen captures have been added to the gallery (requires registration to view). Previews below;


Posted by Mandi.


11 MARCH 2009

Interview: David Thewlis, star of The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas
The 45-year-old took time out to answer some questions about his latest challenging role in "The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas" - out on DVD.

Source(s) | Blackpool Citizen UK and Lancaster and Morecambe Citizen.

Posted by Helia and Tannim.


10 MARCH 2009

David's 46th birthday is quickly approaching (March 20) - you're welcome to leave David a birthday message here on the site through the discussion board or by emailing 'Birthday Greeting' to (admin@davidthewlis.net), be sure to include your name and country of residence. Thank you.

Photos of our yearly traditional birthday cake (fourth year in a row) for David coming soon!

Posted by Amanda and Tannim.


20 FEBRUARY 2009

The Brit Awards 2009 - War Child/O2 After Party in London (18 February 2009).



© Jon Furniss (Photographer).

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

Source | Wire Image.

Posted by Amanda.


12 FEBRUARY 2009

Finch and Partner's Pre-BAFTA party in London (07 February 2009).



Source | Splash News.

Posted by Mandi.


10 FEBRUARY 2009

Finch and Partner's Pre-BAFTA party in London (07 February 2009).



Source | Photo Agency [Still trying to determine which one].

Posted by Tannim.


09 FEBRUARY 2009

Finch and Partner's Pre-BAFTA party in London (07 February 2009). We are currently searching for the high-resolution version of these images (and the photographer).



Source | Rex Features.

Posted by Amanda.


08 FEBRUARY 2009

Finch and Partner's Pre-BAFTA party in London (07 February 2009).



© Danny Martindale (Photographer).

Source | Wire Image.

Posted by Mandi.


07 FEBRUARY 2009

Anna Friel was a recent guest on the Jonathan Ross Show. She discusses David and Gracie quite frequently as well as her experiences in Los Angeles and filming Land of the Lost.

Credit | Posted by KristyL at the discussion board.

Source | YouTube (Part I and Part II).

Posted by Amanda.


06 FEBRUARY 2009

Distribution/release updates for Veronika Decides to Die;

According to Stopklata, the film will be released in Poland on 09 October, 2009.

Das Films, the production company for the movie, lists an August 2009 release date for the film on their website. Additionally, Sant Jordi Associates predicts Fall 2009 release dates for the UK and the US. However, as their still is no confirmed distributor for either the UK or the US; treat as speculation.

IMDB listed a new release date for Brazil, 10 April, 2009. The distibutor for Brazil (Imagen Filmes) is also the distributor for Mexico, Central America and Latin Amerca.

Posted by Mandi.


25 JANUARY 2009

The release date for Veronika Decides to Die has been delayed until further notice. Additionally, the launch of the film's Official Website is now undetermined (was previously planned for opening this month).

Source | IMDB.

Posted by Mandi.


24 JANUARY 2009

A new trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been released in Japan (contains new footage from the film).

Source | The Leaky Cauldron.

Posted by Amanda.


17 JANUARY 2009

Our new layout (Version 9) has been installed. I've designed a clean and professional site layout that functions on all web browsers and loads twice as fast. The graphics were developed for high-quality web viewing and the technique will be passed along to the new layouts being re-designed at the moment (the communities and gallery).

Version 9 is still in the process of attaching itself to every page of the site. Expect this process to be fully completed in seven days, until then, we apologize for any viewing issues you may encounter while browsing the site.

I hope everyone enjoys our new design and I ensure you all that there is much more to come!

Posted by Amanda.


15 JANUARY 2009

DVD release dates for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas;

Region 1 (North America) | 10 March 2009.
Region 2 (United Kingdom) | 09 March 2009.

Special features include;
- Twenty Five Minutes: Friendship Beyond the Fence.
- Five deleted scenes (includes optional commentary by Director Mark Herman and Author John Boyne).

Source(s) | Amazon UK, DVD Times UK, HMV, and Play.

Posted by Tannim.


06 JANUARY 2009

First update of the New Year! To give site visitors a heads-up as to what you can expect to find on the site in the near future, I've typed up a list of content in progress at the discussion board.

For the holidays, I traveled from the United States to Europe to spend Christmas and New Years Day with fellow David Thewlis fans. I wanted to thank each and every one of you for courtesy and kindness and welcoming me into your homes and giving me a tour of all the local cities. In Amsterdam (Holland), Viccy (Moonshape) and I, filmed part two of Dedicated to David. Again, thank you all so much, this was certainly an unforgettable holiday!

Posted by Amanda.