Andrew Marr and David Thewlis on The Andrew Marr Show
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Actor Thewlis on Aung San Suu Kyi biopic

18 December 2011 Last updated at 11:46 GMT

David Thewlis speaks to Andrew Marr about his role in The Lady, a film based on the life of the Burmese opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi.

Thewlis plays the democracy campaigner's husband, Michael Aris, who endured years of separation from his wife after she returned to her homeland to lead the challenge against military rule.

Dr Aris lectured in Asian Studies at St. Anthony's College, Oxford, until his death from cancer on his 53rd birthday in 1999.

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