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04.24.2014
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Getting Naked

LOS ANGELES -- "I can just hear them saying, 'If you've got a nasty sadistic bastard role, get David Thewlis!"'The tall, wiry Englishman is smoking furiously at the rooftop pool of West Hollywood's Bel Age Hotel, making fun of his own press....

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Thewlis himself doesn't have this problem. He's happily married to English actress Sarah Sugarman.

While some critics will no doubt write that Thewlis is the heir apparent to Hopkins, Day-Lewis and Jeremy Irons, he's really part of a new breed of British actors. He started out in a punk band, hails from the north and isn't so concerned with "polish." His next role: a psycho killer in "Prime Suspect III," to be seen on television next spring.

"That's the nature of the country right now, really -- there's a lot of dislocated, angry people now. I don't come into contact with the characters played by Jeremy Irons and Anthony Hopkins in my life. The world of 'Naked' is much closer to the world I live in.
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