Biography

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.

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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Birthday 1965-11-19

Place of Birth Glasgow, Scotland, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

With Friends Like These as Phil
Silent Cry
2018 Secret Agent Selection: WW2(5 episodes) as Himself
2017 Mountain: Life at the Extreme(3 episodes) as Narrator
2016 In Plain Sight(3 episodes) as William Muncie
2015 Iona as Daniel
2015 Black Work(3 episodes) as DCS Hepburn
2014 Scotland In A Day
2014 Outlander(1 episode) as Lennox
2014 Outlander(4 episodes) as Taran MacQuarrie
2014 The Salvation as Sheriff Mallick
2013 Shetland(20 episodes) as D.I. Jimmy Perez
2012 Doors Open as Mike Mackenzie
2012 The Secret of Crickley Hall(3 episodes) as Augustus Cribben
2012 The Snipist as Harker
2011 How I Was Stolen by the Germans as Werner Kraus
2011 South Riding(3 episodes) as Joe Astell
2011 The Eagle as Cradoc
2010 The Silence(4 episodes) as Jim
2009 Collision(5 episodes) as D.I. John Tolin
2009 Dorian Gray as Alan Campbell
2008 French Film as Marcus
2008 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Winds of Change as T.E. Lawrence
2007 Primeval(23 episodes) as Nick Cutter
2006 Free Jimmy as Eddie (voice)
2005 The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
2004 Sea of Souls(2 episodes) as Robert Dunbar
2003 It's All About Love as Michael
2002 The Lawless Heart as Tim
2002 Ultimate Fights from the Movies as Davis Dawson (Crossing the Line) (archive footage)
2001 Gentlemen's Relish as Cromwell Marsh
2000 Anna Karenina(4 episodes) as Levin
1999 Kid in the Corner(3 episodes) as Alex Letts
1999 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Daredevils of the Desert as T.E. Lawrence
1999 Psychos(6 episodes)
1999 This Year's Love as Danny
1998 Twice Upon a Yesterday as Victor Bukowski
1998 Orphans as Michael
1997 Kull the Conqueror as Ducalon
1996 Crossing the Floor as Clive Colville
1995 Angels and Insects as Edgar Alabaster
1994 Common As Muck(3 episodes)
1993 Down Among the Big Boys
1993 Lipstick on Your Collar(6 episodes)
1993 GMTV(1 episode)
1990 The Big Man as Davie Dawson
1990 Dancing in the Dark
1984 The Bill(2 episodes)
1972 Van der Valk(1 episode)

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2017 Mountain: Life at the ExtremeCreator

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