David Thewlis quotes

  • Alfonso Cuarón, in the rehearsals, without J.K. Rowling's knowledge, told me that [my character] was, in fact, gay. So I'd been playing a part like a gay man for quite a long time. Until it turned out that I indeed got married to Tonks. I changed my whole performance after that. Just saw it as a phase he went through.
    -- David Thewlis

    #Character #Gay #Men

  • When you do something well, this is the best job in the world.
    -- David Thewlis

    #Jobs #World #Wells

  • I want that. I want that awful intense and serious unhappiness, cos then I might feel better, and then I might be happy.
    -- David Thewlis

    #Feel Better #Feeling Sad #Want

  • It wasn't a good idea to work on 'Naked' in the first months of a marriage. I was living apart from my wife in a flat overflowing with books I was reading for the part.
    -- David Thewlis

    #Reading #Book #Ideas

  • I'd been a stepparent for about two years with a woman who had a child, and I came to realize I adored children and was good with them. So I was very happy when Anna got pregnant.
    -- David Thewlis

    #Children #Years #Two

  • I keep myself content by doing lots of different stuff and make sure that my next role is completely different to the last. I just enjoy the versatility of it, the challenge of doing lots of different things. It keeps the job interesting.
    -- David Thewlis

    #Jobs #Interesting #Challenges

  • I'd had a relationship with a French girl, a Japanese girl, an American girl, a Filippina and she was there all the time - a Lancashire girl. I thought: 'It's a Lancashire girl I was looking for. Why didn't I realize it?
    -- David Thewlis

    #Relationship #Girl #Realizing

  • I don't worry. I'm more stoical. Of course I have insecurities. I fear getting older. I fear death and illness. I'm not prone to depression, but I get depressed because everybody gets depressed. Suddenly I'm away from my family or doing a job I'm not enjoying.
    -- David Thewlis

    #Jobs #Worry #Insecurity

  • And it was only released in London last week, so when I go back to England Monday or whatever, I am expecting heaps of adulation. I'm hoping there is. If that doesn't happen I will be disappointed.
    -- David Thewlis

    #Monday #England #London

  • I don't think Alfonso was a big expert on Potter either. He was feeling his way through it more than I was.
    -- David Thewlis

    #Thinking #Feelings #Experts

  • Well I am afraid that I am going to die, because I have just put a down payment on a house. -- I met JK Rowling the other night for the first time, and I was very nice to her and bought her a drink.
    -- David Thewlis

    #Nice #Night #House

  • It wasnt the greatest script in the world, but not many people can say theyve played a wicked king in a swashbuckling Arthurian special-effects monster movie.
    -- David Thewlis

    #Kings #People #Special

  • He'd been let down so often His brow was on the floor But then they found A small hole in the ground And let him down some more
    -- David Thewlis

    #Let Down #Holes #Found

  • I walk to Oxford Street and climb on the number 8. It's freezing and it starts to rain and it's the ugliest bus I've ever seen, rattling down the ugliest streets, in the ugliest city, in the ugliest country, in the ugliest of all possible worlds.
    -- David Thewlis

    #Country #Rain #Cities

  • The making of 'Naked' was an absolutely phenomenal, mind-bending experience. That film was life-changing and put my career onto a whole different level.
    -- David Thewlis

    #Life Changing #Careers #Mind