David Thewlis has been an actor for over three decades. His resume displays an actor who is both talented and flexible. He began his career on television but has spent many years in film. Despite having nearly 100 acting credits, he is best remembered for his portrayal as Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter series.
If you want to get to know him better, we’ve compiled a list of interesting hidden facts about him below.
8 Things You Didn’t Know About David Thewlis
1. Used To Be A Musician
David Thewlis had no intention of becoming an actor when he began his career. Instead, he was a musician and intended to stay that way. He was a member of the band QED when he was a youngster. 
2. Once Banned From China
David could never have thought that his acting career would eventually get him banned from China, but that is exactly what occurred. China was so upset with the way the country was portrayed in the 1997 film Seven Years in Tibet that it barred Thewlis and several other participants from entering the country. 
3. Lost While Filming “Naked”
Getting into character is a serious procedure that typically necessitates performers spending a significant amount of time truly becoming the person they’re portraying. David became so engrossed in his part in the 1993 picture Naked that he nearly lost himself.
4. Doesn’t Prefer Social Media
David has always valued privacy, and one of the greatest ways to ensure that his life remains private is to keep it off of social media. He doesn’t appear to be active on any social media network, which is probably how he prefers it.
5. Supposed To Play The Role Of Professor Quirell
David was considered for the role of Professor Quirrell before being chosen as Professor Lupin. At the time, missing out on the opportunity was a great disappointment, but everything worked out in the end. He proved to be the ideal choice for the role of Remus Lupin.
6. Likes Playing Bad Guy Roles
David has played a wide range of characters over the years, but his favorite role is that of the bad guy. 
7. Also an Author And An Artist
David is more than just an actor; he is a creator who enjoys expressing himself via the arts. He is also an author, having published his first book, The Late Hector Kipling, in 2007.
8. Directed A Short Film
David has some experience working behind the camera in addition to his work in front of it. He received a BAFTA nomination for Best Short Film in 1995 for his short film Hello, Hello, Hello.