David Thewlis is married!
The Harry Potter star, who played Remus Lupin in the film series, has revealed that he secretly tied the knot with partner Hermine.
David, 58, said that he fell in love with his new wife the moment he laid eyes on her.
Gushing about her in a sweet Instagram post, he wrote: “When I first met Hermine she was wearing a cherry red dress with white polka dots and smoking tobacco from a clay pipe.
“She told me she was the retired ringmistress of a travelling flea circus I thought she was joking, but it was true. Ça a été un coup de foudre [It was love at first sight].”
Referring to their new wedding rings, he added: “These days nobody smokes and the only rings are on our fingers.
“These days, sleeping beside her, I wake up laughing in the middle of the night.
The loved-up actor shared the happy news as his wife prepared to head to Paris to visit her family or the first time in more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Smitten David continued: “Tomorrow she is leaving for Paris and Provence to visit her family for the first time in over a year, whilst I must remain here in London, hawking fine literature to the masses. I am already a little lost.”
“I feel like one of her poor fleas, off balance and out of control on a flying trapeze, with no net and no one to catch me.
“Hermine is almost packed. ‘I’ll miss you,’ I say, ‘and I expect you’ll miss me’. She smiles and puts on her headphones, as if to say, ‘Yes, of course I will’.”
David illustrated his post with a romantic picture of them kissing, with him leaning down and wrapping his arm around her shoulders, as well as beautiful images of his love on her own.
David dropped an unnoticed hint in April that he had married Hermine as he referred to her as his “patient wife”.
He had penned: “I spent much of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 writing my second novel, only taking a brief pause to shoot Charlie Kauffman’s ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’.
“I stayed in all day and night, every day and night and didn’t see anyone except my patient wife, Hermine. I finally finished it in mid-March 2020.
“To celebrate we poured ourselves a glass of wine, turned on the TV for the first time in many months and were immediately ordered to stay in all day and night, every day and night and not see anyone for the rest of the year. So we did.
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“And so, no doubt, did you. Anyway, I am now permitted to tell you that this book exists. It exists. It is called Shooting Martha. More details to follow.”
David shares a daughter, 16-year-old Gracie, with ex Anna Friel, who he split from in 2005.
He was previously married to Sarah Sugarman, splitting in 1994.