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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 movie With Friends Like These
Latest Project:
Movie Iona 2015-06-28
Known For
Movie With Friends Like These Phil 2022
Series Black Work DCS Hepburn 2015-06-21
Movie Iona Daniel 2015-06-28
Movie Scotland In A Day 2014-09-18
Movie The Salvation Sheriff Mallick 2014-05-22
Series Shetland DI Jimmy Perez 2013-03-10
Movie Doors Open Mike Mackenzie 2012-12-26
Movie The Snipist Harker 2012-05-24
Series The Secret of Crickley Hall Augustus Cribben 2012-11-18
Series South Riding Joe Astell 2011-02-20
Movie The Eagle Cradoc 2011-02-08
Series The Silence Jim 2010-07-12
Series Collision D.I. John Tolin 2009-11-09
Movie Dorian Gray Alan Campbell 2009-09-09
Movie French Film Marcus 2008-12-05
Movie The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Winds of Change T.E. Lawrence 2008-04-29
Movie Free Jimmy Eddie (voice) 2006-04-21
Movie Ripley Under Ground Derwatt 2005-11-06
Movie The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 2005-09-08
Series Frances Tuesday Lucas Pilgrim 2004-10-04
Movie It's All About Love Michael 2003-01-10
Movie The Lawless Heart Tim 2002-06-28
Movie Ultimate Fights from the Movies Davis Dawson (Crossing the Line) (archive footage) 2002-04-16
Series Anna Karenina Levin 2000-05-09
Movie This Year's Love Danny 1999-02-19
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 Twice Upon a Yesterday Victor Bukowski 1998-11-27
Movie Kull the Conqueror Ducalon 1997-08-29
Movie Angels and Insects Edgar Alabaster 1995-09-10
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