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Douglas Henshall

Douglas Henshall was born in Glasgow, Scotland in November 1965. His mother was a nurse and his father a salesman. He is the youngest of three children and has two older sisters. He grew up in Barrhead and attended Barrhead High School. Whilst at school a friend asked him to join The Scottish Youth Theatre based in Glasgow. After leaving school, he moved to London to train at Mountview Theatre School. He returned to Glasgow after training where he joined the 7:84 theater company. Eventually, he went back to live in London where he received critical acclaim for his theater work, notably "Life of Stuff" at the Donmar Warehouse (1993) and "American Buffalo" at the Young Vic (1997). One of his first successful film roles was as Edgar in  Angels and Insects (1995) before going on to star in Orphans (1998), The Man with Rain in His Shoes (1998), Lawless Heart (2001) and It's All About Love (2003) . He has also starred in many television series and is known for his roles in  Psychos(1999), Kid in the Corner (1999), Loving You (2003) and Frances Tuesday (2004). Douglas has also performed in plays for BBC radio, including the role of Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet (1999), David in "The Long Farewell" (2002), Jack Parlabane in "Bampot Central" (2004) and Richard in "Richard III" (2004). In the summer of 2002, Douglas returned to the London stage where he performed the role of Michael Bakunin in  Tom Stoppard's new trilogy of plays, 'The Coast of Utopia', at The National Theatre. During 2004 he continued stage work starring as John Proctor in 'Arthur Miller' 's 'The Crucible' at The Crucible in Sheffield and Thomas Huxley in 'Darwin in Malibu' by Crispin Whittell, at the Hampstead Theatre. In 2005 Douglas made his West End debut at The Lyric, Shaftesbury Avenue playing Biff Loman in the critically acclaimed production of Arthur Miller' 's play 'Death of a Salesman', alongside  Brian Dennehy.

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Nov 19, 1965 In Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Van der Valk 1972-09-13
Latest Project:
Movie With Friends Like These 2024
Known For
Poster of The Salvation
Poster of The Eagle
Poster of Primeval
Poster of It's All About Love
Movie With Friends Like These Phil 2024
Series Who Is Erin Carter? Daniel Long 2023-08-24
Movie Susan Hill's Ghost Story Adam Snow 2019-12-26
Series Secret Agent Selection: WW2 Narrator 2018-04-09
Series Mountain: Life at the Extreme Narrator 2017-08-30
Series In Plain Sight William Muncie 2016-12-07
Movie Iona Daniel 2015-06-28
Series Black Work DCS Hepburn 2015-06-21
Movie The Salvation Sheriff Mallick 2014-05-22
Movie Scotland In A Day 2014-09-18
Series Shetland DI Jimmy Perez 2013-03-10
Movie The Snipist Harker 2012-05-24
Movie Doors Open Mike Mackenzie 2012-12-26
Series The Secret of Crickley Hall Augustus Cribben 2012-11-18
Movie The Eagle Cradoc 2011-02-08
Series South Riding Joe Astell 2011-02-20
Movie How I Was Stolen by the Germans Werner Kraus 2011-06-23
Series The Silence Jim 2010-07-12
Movie Dorian Gray Alan Campbell 2009-09-09
Series Collision D.I. John Tolin 2009-11-09
Movie French Film Marcus 2008-12-05
Series Primeval Nick Cutter 2007-02-10
Movie Lezioni di volo Aarto 2007-03-16
Movie Free Jimmy Eddie (voice) 2006-04-21
Movie The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 2005-09-08
Movie Ripley Under Ground Derwatt 2005-11-06
Series Sea of Souls Robert Dunbar 2004-02-02
Movie It's All About Love Michael 2003-01-10
Movie Lawless Heart Tim 2002-06-28
Movie Ultimate Fights from the Movies Davis Dawson (Crossing the Line) (archive footage) 2002-04-16
Movie Gentlemen's Relish Cromwell Marsh 2001-01-01
Series Anna Karenina Levin 2000-05-09
Movie The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Winds of Change T.E. Lawrence 1999-01-01
Movie This Year's Love Danny 1999-02-19
Series Psychos 1999-05-06
Series Kid in the Corner Alex Letts 1999-11-24
Movie The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Daredevils of the Desert T.E. Lawrence 1999-11-21
Movie Orphans Michael 1998-09-03
Movie Fast Food Benny 1998-10-09
Movie Twice Upon a Yesterday Victor Bukowski 1998-11-27
Movie Kull the Conqueror Ducalon 1997-08-29
Movie Crossing the Floor Clive Colville 1996-10-05
Movie Angels and Insects Edgar Alabaster 1995-09-10
Series Common As Muck Unknown 1994-09-07
Series GMTV Unknown 1993-01-01
Series Lipstick on Your Collar Corporal Berry 1993-02-21
Movie Down Among the Big Boys Louie Gibbons 1993-09-19
Movie Silent Scream News Reporter 1990-01-01
Movie Dancing in the Dark 1990-01-01
Movie The Big Man Davie Dawson 1990-08-31
Series The Bill Unknown 1984-10-16
Series Van der Valk Unknown 1972-09-13