David Thewlis Attends Premiere of “Boy in the Striped Pajamas” in Dublin

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Sep 05, 2008

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Actor David Thewlis (Remus Lupin) attended the premiere of his new film “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” tonight in Dublin, Ireland. You can see new photos of the actor at this event here via Film Magic. “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” is based on the acclaimed novel by John Boyne and stars David Thewlis as a commandant of a Nazi concentration camp, with the trailer for the movie available for download here at Apple or viewing on the official film website. The movie, which is produced by Potter producer David Heyman, screened in Dublin, and was also a fund-raiser for Amnesty International. The IrishTimes reports that “A total of €8,750 was raised for Amnesty International Ireland through the premiere, as it was a partner organisation in the event. Over 780 guests attended and 250 of them paid €35 for tickets. Colm O’Gorman, executive director of Amnesty International Ireland, said the film should help people to recommit to the principles of human rights.”





39 Responses to David Thewlis Attends Premiere of “Boy in the Striped Pajamas” in Dublin

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Good luck, David! 1st to comment!

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I have the book… Bought it because I heard David Thewlis was gonna be in the movie adaptation… I should get around to reading it by now…

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i wanna c the movie!!

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Wonderful! Great pics. Hope to see the film.

Sorry to be a bit OT guys, but did you know that Rupert Grint is going to star in yet another film besides Cherrybomb? Yes, it’s confirmed that he’s cast to play the role of a hitman’s apprentice in a new film called “The Wild Target”. His co-stars in the film are none other than our Helena Bonham Carter (aka Bellatrix Lestrange), and Billy Nigely! Looks great guys! :)

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By the way, if anyone want sources or more details, you can visit either of his web sites (www.rupert-grint.us or www.rupertgrint.net)

Sorry again for being OT.

Peace :)

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If you haven’t read the book, DOOOO!:D It’s really good :) Be prepered to cry also, haha :D

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Oh my goodness, that looks so sad. Even sadder to think those things really did happen.

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Woot for David Thewlis!... and if you haven’t read his novel yet, called THE LATE HECTOR KIPLING, then you all should.. it’s really good.

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I have been waiting for this film for ages! Eee can’t wait for it to come out :)

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Don’t read the “About the Film” bit though, everyone! It gives away the WHOLE plot – something that the book carefully avoided by having no description at all on the back cover.

You do need to go and see it though :P

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Good for you, Linny, I was just about to write similar advice. I stopped reading the “About the Film” section because I suspected I was going to have too much information.

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YAAAAAY DAVID!!!!! This looks REALY good, and The Late Hector Kipling IS NOT FOR CHILDREN!! I realized that when I looked at the first page, but its still veary good.

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Here’s a question: Is this film going to come to the states? I would LOVE to see the whole thing. You’re right, ‘Karen the vegie’...it looks very sad, and it IS hard to believe those things really did happen. :<

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I hear this movie’s supposed to be very good, the reviews for it have been great so I’m definetely goin to see when it arrives next week. And I have absolutly no idea why but I have a kind of weird crush on David Thewlis that I just can’t explain!

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@ Confederate Lady: it comes out in the US during November, so hopefully you’ll get a chance to see it :)

@ Graymayne: Ever since I went to GoF and realised that I’d already seen the whole film in pieces online, I’ve tried extra hard to make sure I keep spoilers to a cosy minimum when I go to see films heh.

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i absolutely adore david thewlis as lupin; he’s pretty much my favorite character in the movies. so i’m thinking it would be really hard for me to watch him in this sort of role… from kind mentoring teacher to cruel nazi commander. i suppose it’s a testament to his brilliance that he can do both, but that won’t make seeing it any easier…

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I glad that there is now something on him because I wanted to see if anyone else thought that Lupin had turned traitor or was an impostor in D.H.. Here were my reasons: 1) There was a loud scream at the beginning (Of course it was the wand maker, but we did not know it at the time). Then, Vol. began to talk a lot about the Malfoys and Bel. being related to a werewolf, so I thought it was Lupin in the basment. Looking at it from a literary point of view, I thought, “Why is he talking so much about Lupin? Why is Lupin on his mind, unless V. had him prisoner to get information. 2) When Lupin came to the hideout, he begged Harry to take him along “I can offer protection ect…” After Harry said that D. gave strict orders that noone but Ron and Herm. assist Harry, Lupin says something to the effect that James would have taken him along and James would have wanted him to. I immediately thought of what D. told Harry in G.O.F “I knew it was an impostor (Moody) when I gave direct orders for you to stay here, but he disobeyed those orders.” I also found it very suspecious that he would attack Harry. 3) Lupin just pops up at Charlie’s house to anounce that Tonks had given birth. I found it interesting that he leaves after he sees Harry there and says, “They will be glad to know you where here.” They who? (Yes, now I know he meant the Order). Now keep in mind that not everything is as it appears to be in the series. Also, So many times a person will pop up and leave, and Ron will ask “What was that all about” to which Herm. will explain the real reason behind it. 4). Finnaly, Mrs. Weasly orders Jenny to leave the castle, but Lupin suggest that she stay in the room. Why? If the castle is overtaken, she would be in great danger. He knew after all that Harry loved her, and why would he care that she stay. I thought that he would either reaveal that he was a tratoir and kidnap Jenny, or it would be that he was an impostor and that the real Lupin in the Malfoy’s basement, or dead. But before any explination could be given, he was dead. Now hear me out. J.K., through the series, loved to shock us with revelations. I thought that this was going to be one of those real big shockers; she said that there would be some. I thought “He seems to challenge everyone, but few challenge him.” I thought that JK was making him to be the least likly person to turn traitor and then shock us like all great authors do. I beleive that there was more to Lupin, but because J.K. rushed the book, she left it out. Anybody else out there feel that Lupin acted fisht in the last book?

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I attended the premiere at the Savoy in Dublin last night, having won tickets. It was an amazing night. We were treated to some improv comedy from Ryan Tubridy and then speeches from the director, and the author of the novel. The film itself is exceptional. I’ve never seen a movie audience so engrossed and still in my life. The ending was completely devastating, but I won’t spoil it in case people haven’t read the book. Later on David Thewlis and Rupert Friend (so sexy!) came down to the front. We got to mingle with all the celebs, including David Thewlis in the lobby afterwards. He seemed really casual and down-to-earth, which was nice. It was a really special night and I was so happy to be there :)

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SHIT LOL I LIVE IN DUBLIN AND I ACTUALLY DID SEE RUPERT IN BELFEST IRELAND LOL I WENT TO TH SET HE IS SOOOOOOOOO CUTE I NEARLY HAD A HEART ATTACK!

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OMG now I know why everyone thinks Movie Lupin looks like Hitler. jk

Anyway, don’t forget- tonight Dan Radcliffe starts Equus. Break a leg, Sir Hotness~

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Okay, Dflowers, I’m going to respond to that interesting theroy as best I can, and explain why it is flawed.

1.) I realize that you now know why their was a scream, but I think Voldemort was talking about Lupin to embarrass Bella, so it never crossed my mind that Remus would ever be the prisoner.

2.) Dumbledore never told Remus that he just wanted the Trio to know about it. Harry said Dumbledore did. It is very different from imposter Moody. And, Remus attacked Harry for being a smart ass.

3.) First of all, it’s Bill’s house, not Charlie’s, and Remus actually says, “They’ll all be so glad to know I’ve seen you.” He was not speaking directly to Harry either, he was adressing the whole house.

4.) Ginny, not Jenny, first of all. Remus has always been a compromising person. He gives a little for each side. It has always been what he does. Remus knows Ginny is a capable witch, but he also knows that she is too you8ng to be fighting. So, he compromises.

To close off, Remus would never betray the Order. The hatred he felt for Peter Pettigrew in PoA should be proof enough of that. Remus died for the good side, and I find it insulting that his integrity should questioned, when he outright said he died trying to make his son’s world a happier place to live in. JKR would have let us know if anything was up with that. That plotline is too big for her to ignore.

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this is such a good book. I was so happy when I learned it was being made into a movie! I cant wait to see it!

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i agree with moonyschick… how dare dflower suggest such a thing!!!!!

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i love remus lupin so much!!! hpe it’ll go out here in the phils

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i’m with moonyschick… it makes me really sad to see anyone question lupin’s motives like that. give the guy a break…

after all the stuff we went through-becoming a werewolf as a child, undoubtedly being shunned by or hidden from society even from that age, finding 3 friends who accepted him only to lose them tragically after a few short years, believing for 12 years two of those friends were dead at the third’s hand, being feared by the masses that didn’t know the kind of person he really was, making the woman he loved shunned by society simply by marrying her, feeling responsible that another child would be forced to live the same tough life he faced-he still became a great man.

eager to help others where he could. teaching & mentoring those who would listen. spending large amounts of his life alone to protect the innocent. willing to endure great personal sacrifice if he thought it would make a difference. loyal to the end. NOT traitorous.

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ignore that weird strikeout formatting… i didn’t mean to do that. :)

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One of my favourite characters is Lupin! Hes such a lovely character. :) I love David playing him and i really would like to see him in another role as i havnt seen him in anything else except Harry Potter.

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YAY for DAVE!!!!!! i’m looking forward to seeing this film! i’m also looking forward to reading LATE HECTOR KING!

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remus is my favourite character in the series! i love him so much!!!!! i think i’m going to die after hallows, :(..... please pray for me…... and damn dflowers for suggesting that remus is a traitor!!!

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OK moonyschick and others First, before you criticize someone’s grammar errors, you should make sure that you do not have any. Also, it’s insulting for me to question Lupin, but it is OK for you to call Harry a smart ass? Secondly, Your missing the point. I know now why Lupin’s behavior was as such. Here was my point: JK said that the the book would be full of suprises, and all great authors know how to shock their readers. I was just woundering if anyone else felt the same as they read the book. Thirdly—On Pottercast, The staff from The Leaky Cauldron admited last year that they felt that there was something more to Lupin’s character but because the book seems rushed JK just left it out, and I quote from The Leaky Cauldron “There seemed to be more to Lupin’s character, but Harry just walks past and sees his dead body. What was up with that?”

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Why would any of those things lead you to think Lupin was a traitor? Why would that even cross your mind? It’s obvious the only reason Voldemort mentions Lupin is to embarrass Bellatrix and Narcissa. I don’t see how that could even be construed any other way. And moonyschick was right. Lupin attacked Harry for calling him a coward, which he had no business doing at all.

There might have been more to Lupin’s character, but I don’t think it was anything that more specifics of his death would have clued us in on. We know that Harry cared about him a great deal. Otherwise why would he have bothered to bring him back with the Resurrection stone? I did think that Lupin was very distant in the first part of the book. I’ll give you that. But once I found out about his being married to Tonks and eventually about the baby it was obvious that it was guilt related but he eventually became the happiest we’d ever seen him in the books.

Given his reaction to Pettigrew, it never even crossed my mind that he would turn traitor because it’s just not something he would do. He valued James and Lily too much. And by that point Sirius as well. He wouldn’t have turned against Harry and dishonored all of their memories. But I guess everyone comes up with weird theories every so often.

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Ok, obviously you guys have not read mystery novels before. Great authors suprise their readers at the end with main characters and subcharacters. They keep readers guessing who did what and the who, how, and why suprisses us at the end. Let’s look at how Rowling has suprised us in the other books. Now be honost-When you first read the first book, did you not think that Snape was the bad guy, and were you not suprised when it turned that Professor Quirrell was not the stuttering coward he pretended to be. In the second book, did you have any idea that Jenny was the one doing all that stuff becasue she was possessed by the diary and she did not know what she was doing. I could go on with every book in the series and remind you of the times that JK has suprised us with the who, how and why. Also, everytime she left clue hidden throughout the book so that at the end either Harry or Hermine would say, “Of course, it all fits, it all makes sense now.” Now be honost, be completly honost-Where you not suprised at the end of the third book, and was there not even a fraction of a second when Lupin hugs Black that you thought that he was helping Black the whole time and they were both bad guys. (Yes I knew after reading the book that I and many others were wrong when we thought that, but I’m making the point that JK is realy good at suprissing her readers.) As I read the last book I thought, “OK, it is obvious that Muddungings is the traitor, so that means that, because of JK’s writing style and she loves adding mystery to her stories, somebody we least expect is either a traitor, OR IS AN IMPOSTER WHO DRANK POLYJUICE POTION, OR IS WORKING UNDER THE IMPERIOUS CURSE—I stress that because many only concentrait on my thought that he might have been traiotor. Now for all of you who think that I am stupid and for those who think I am like a Death Eater, I just want to congradulate you because I’m sure that all of your predictions turned out to be correct. I’m sorry I’m the only one who followed JK’s writing style to make a prediction, and my prediction turned out to be wrong. So KUDOS to you because all of your gut feelings and predictions always turned out to be correct.

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So, Rowling made you believe something that wasn’t right, only for you to realize that it wasn’t (since there’s nothing else saying Remus is evil), and you think that she didn’t do as you expected, because you expected her to do exactly what she did, which is to make you believe something that isn’t true. Ok…

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I love Lupin both in the books and in the movies. He is such a sympathic character and David T plays him with such nuances that is is even better .The way he smiled when he saw Harry embrase Sirus ib the OOP, he has such empathy for people. I hope they don’t take out all his scences in DH,

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Gervasium Again, congratulations because I’m sure that every hunch or prediction you made was always correct. I wish I could be perfect like you. I simply had a hunch (the same hunch that told me that Madeye in the fourth book was either a traitor or an imposter who drank polyjuice potion) as I was reading the last book and wanted to see if other people had the same hunch. I admit that I was wrong, but I just wanted to see if others felt the same as they read the book.

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Asserting that Remus is a traitor is such a stupidity! I’m trying to understand why you keep the ball rolling again and again??? Each one of us may have different opinions…We should be compromising and regardful…For we all gather round here for the same addiction: HARRY POTTER! there’s no use to remind in fact but…

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I doubt anybody is going to read this anymore, but I have to say that you really didn’t make it clear in your first post, Dflowers, that you no longer thought that. You made it seem like you thought it was something you thought was behind the scenes, and JKR never told us. I’m sorry for misinterpreting you, but you don’t need to get rude when someone disagrees with you, because you just sound ignorant. We are all HP fans, and we shouldn’t be fighting over something stupid, like a theroy that didn’t happen. Wow, it was a misunderstanding, I’m ready to move on. Now, hopefully I didn’t type this up for nothing, but who knows. At least I tried to to make peace.

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hi, I watched the boy in the striped pyjamas and it was very moving and David was great as the Nazi. He must be pleased with his performance. I look forward to seeing him in more demanding roles. Anyone else seen the film?

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moonyschick yes I admit that I can be sensitive, but I would like to clerify (I’m not trying to revive anything because I admit that I was wrong). Here was my point. I love to read mystery novels, and I notice that JK adds mystery to her books. When I first began reading DH I had a Mad Eye Moody moment, I thought, “OK Mudduggings is clearly a traitor, so maybe that means that (like in mystery novels) somebody else is either an imposter or a traitor and we have to figure out who-this was the same hunch I had when I thought that Mad Eye in the fourth book was actually working for Vol. Well I was half way correct because as we know, he turned out to be the imposter Mad Eye. In every book, JK suprised use with a person’s true loyalties wether good or bad Fudge for example. I therefore concluded that she would carry this theme into the final book, and again I had a Mad Eye Moony moment. Now, I admit that I was wrong-I was very wrong and I also admit that it makes more sense that he was not an imposter or a bad guy. I guess I got agrevated that people only focused on my comment that Lupin might have been a traiotor and ignored my commonet that he might have been an imposter. Here is was I thought, and I admit that I was wrong. As I read the first part, When it said that somebody was yelling so loud in the basement that everyone could hear, and when Vol. kept talking about Lupin, I thought that Lupin was in his werewolf form, and the Lupin with the Order was and imposter. I thought that when he attacked Harry, “Lupin would never do that—attack a teenager because he was the calm one between him James and Black.” I just wanted to know if there was anybody else out there who thought the same same thing when they read the book. I’m sorry that it got blown wayout of proportion. I do want to admit that I thought it was unescessary that I would be called ignorant, stupid, “How dare you dishonor Lupin after he died so that the world would be safer for his kid” when I was posting an opinion. I guess we look at the characters in a different way. Some think of Lupin and the others as real people. As an English major, I look at them as characters out of JK’s imagination. I base my thoughts on “How is JK going to suprise us?” Now I’m not saying that the other way is bad because I also find myself slipping into the feeling that the Harry Potter world is real. Well, I will continue to read the books, I want everyone to know that I am sorry that I aloud it to carry on.

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