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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 Fahrenheit 451 1966-09-14
Latest Project:
Movie With Friends Like These 2020
Known For
Poster of Queen's Flower
Poster of The Eagle
Poster of Down Among the Big Boys
Poster of Getter Robo G
Movie With Friends Like These Phil 2020
Movie In Plain Sight William Muncie 2016-12-07
Movie Black Work 2015-06-21
Series Queen's Flower Cromwell Marsh 2015-03-14
Movie Iona Daniel 2015-06-28
Movie The Salvation Sheriff Mallick 2014-05-22
Movie Scotland In A Day 2014-09-18
Series Shetland DI Jimmy Perez 2013-03-10
Series Playhouse Presents 2012-04-12
Movie The Secret of Crickley Hall Augustus Cribben 2012-10-28
Series The Secret of Crickley Hall Augustus Cribben 2012-11-18
Movie Doors Open Mike Mackenzie 2012-12-26
Series South Riding Joe Astell 2011-02-20
Movie The Eagle Cradoc 2011-02-08
Movie How I Was Stolen by the Germans Werner Kraus 2011-06-23
Movie South Riding Joe 2011-05-31
Series The Silence Jim 2010-07-12
Movie The Silence 2010-07-12
Movie Dorian Gray Alan Campbell 2009-09-09
Movie Death Warrior Levin 2009-11-27
Series Primeval Unknown 2007-02-10
Movie Free Jimmy Eddie (voice) 2006-04-21
Movie The Wild Soccer Bunch 2 Unknown 2005-02-16
Movie The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 2005-09-08
Series Sea of Souls Robert Dunbar 2004-02-02
Movie The Rider Named Death DCS Hepburn 2004-04-22
Movie It's All About Love Michael 2003-01-10
Movie Ultimate Fights from the Movies Davis Dawson (Crossing the Line) (archive footage) 2002-04-16
Movie The Lawless Heart Tim 2002-06-28
Movie Anna Karenina Levin 2000-05-09
Movie This Year's Love Danny 1999-02-19
Series Psychos 1999-05-06
Movie Orphans Michael 1998-09-03
Movie A Brooklyn State of Mind William Muncie 1998-01-01
Movie Twice Upon a Yesterday Victor Bukowski 1998-11-27
Movie Kull the Conqueror Ducalon 1997-08-29
Series Dalziel and Pascoe Unknown 1996-03-16
Movie Crossing the Floor Clive Colville 1996-10-05
Movie Angels and Insects Edgar Alabaster 1995-09-10
Series GMTV Unknown 1993-01-01
Movie Lipstick on Your Collar 1993-02-21
Movie Down Among the Big Boys 1993-09-19
Movie The Big Man Davie Dawson 1990-08-31
Series The Bill Unknown 1984-10-16
Series Getter Robo G Unknown 1975-05-15
Series Van der Valk Unknown 1972-09-13
Movie Fahrenheit 451 Unknown 1966-09-14