I have been a HUGE
fan of David Thewlis
' for many years and I continue to be in awe of his incredible versatility and talent everyday. I first remember seeing David in Restoration
and thinking, "who is that guy that is upstaging Robert Downey, Jr.?" :) I had a feeling that he was someone very special and looking back, knowing what I know now and what I've seen since that time, I realize how completely right I was.
After seeing the Prisoner of Azkaban
I became an even bigger fan of his work. His perfomance was exactly like I imagined my favorite character of the Harry Potter
series to be when reading the book and it touched me deeply. Since then I have had the good fortune of seeing many of the various films he has been a part of and marveled at the variety of different and unique characters he has portrayed! I think my most favorite performance to date has got to be from Naked
, where he portrays Johnny
, 'a cynical and pessimistic Manchester drifter'. He was beyond brilliant in this role and I recommend seeing this film to anyone who really wants to find out how gifted an actor he is.
In October of 2007 I had the priviledge of getting to hear David read an excerpt from his debut novel
at the Toronto IFOA
. I am still in shock that I was actually there, saw him in person and got to meet him (thank you Amanda)! He is by far and away the kindest, most genuine and thoughtful person I have ever met in my life. He was very gracious and when he sensed how nervous and shaky I was he held my hand and rubbed my back during the photo op *blushes*. I will never forget that brief moment in time as long as I live and I thank God everyday for blessing me with that opportunity.
I can't even begin to thank Kya
enough for allowing me to adopt my #1 wishlister! I am forever in her debt and am very honored to own this particular fanlisting <333.