is there a difference between using expressions "due to" and "thanks to"? Сan I use it interchangeably?
To my knowledge "thanks to" has always a positive connotation while "due to" is more neutral and can have a negative connotation.
Thanks to my good friend Ellen, I got to the airport on time
The game was delayed due to bad weather.
My desire to act was due to Laurence Olivier's performance in 'Hamlet'.