David Thewlis - Thewlis' Personal Insight Into The Lady Role

British actor David Thewlis felt an emotional connection to his role in The Lady after meeting his character's twin brother and hearing tales about his life.
The Harry Potter star plays Burmese human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi's husband Michael Aris in the acclaimed drama.
Aris died in 1999, but Thewlis was given a unique glimpse into his life through photographs and letters shared by his twin Anthony.
Thewlis tells Britain's Guardian newspaper, "He was a guide for how Michael might have been in more uplifting moments, with more joie de vivre (joy for life), more sociable elements. The Anthony I met was a very lovable, quite eccentric, very funny gentleman - though his wife was careful to tell me that Anthony wasn't Michael.
"The grief is very present for Anthony. He was very close to Michael and enormously close to Suu. It's something that happened to the whole family."


Contactmusic

Tags: David Thewlis


Editors Recommendations

Can 'Game of Thrones' Get Any Bigger? Alex Graves Says it Already Has

‘Game of Thrones’ is a cultural phenomenon, whatever you think of the qualities it does...

Can 'Game of Thrones' Get Any Bigger? Alex Graves Says it Already Has

Jay-Z and Beyonce Plot Joint Stadium Tour for Summer 2014

Jay-Z and Beyonce, on the same bill? Yep, it looks as though the world's richest and most...

Jay-Z and Beyonce Plot Joint Stadium Tour for Summer 2014

Is 'The Revenant' Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar Winning Movie?

Leonardo DiCaprio will continue his hunt for a best actor Oscar with Gonzalez Inarritu's...

Is 'The Revenant' Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar Winning Movie?

Ben Affleck Is Creepy And Questionable In First Trailer For David Fincher's "Gone Girl"

The first trailer for David Fincher’s Gone Girl is out. The last bit of news about the Gillian Flynn...

Ben Affleck Is Creepy And Questionable In First Trailer For David Fincher's

Lindsay Lohan's Show Slammed By Rosie O'Donnell - Is She Right?

Lindsay Lohan has been hit with the shame and bad publicity of a fellow entertainer...

Lindsay Lohan's Show Slammed By Rosie O'Donnell - Is She Right?

The Next 'Breaking Bad'? 'Fargo' Ep. 1 Is A Must-See [Video]

New television series Fargo premiered last night on FX, giving American audiences...

The Next 'Breaking Bad'? 'Fargo' Ep. 1 Is A Must-See [Video]

Woah, Check Out This Wacky Dude: Aaron Taylor-Johnson on His Past Life

Aaron Taylor-Johnson might seem pretty subdued for a 23-year-old Hollywood actor...

Woah, Check Out This Wacky Dude: Aaron Taylor-Johnson on His Past Life

How The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Will Change Life As We Know It

Facebook have been splashing out a lot of money lately! Although, we have to say...

How The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Will Change Life As We Know It

No, AC/DC Are Not Splitting Up After All. Probably.

It looks like AC/DC fans can breathe a sigh of relief, because rumors of the band’s...

No, AC/DC Are Not Splitting Up After All. Probably.


More recommendations

Comments

David Thewlis Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on David Thewlis

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All