Squalor and stardom

David Thewlis was once pigeonholed as the oddball loner in grittily bleak urban films. Now Hollywood is seeing his leading man potential.

13th September, 2008

David Thewlis was once pigeonholed as the oddball loner in grittily bleak urban films. Now Hollywood is seeing his leading man potential.

David Thewlis enjoys living in his newly adopted home of Los Angeles - and his partner, the actress Anna Friel, thinks she knows the reason why.

‘‘Over there, people know my name,” Thewlis says, with a soft chuckle, inclining forward in the lounge of the Clarence Hotel, Dublin, ‘‘which is probably why I...

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