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Douglas Henshall
Born Douglas James Henshall
19 November 1965 (1965-11-19) (age 44)
Glasgow, Scotland
Other name(s) Dougie Henshall
Doug Henshall
Occupation Actor
Years active 1987-present

Douglas James Henshall (born 19 November 1965) is a Scottish actor.

Douglas Henshall was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He grew up in Barrhead and attended Barrhead High School. While at school he joined The Scottish Youth Theatre based in Glasgow. After leaving school, he moved to London to train at Mountview Theatre School. While in London he received critical acclaim for his theatre work, notably Life of Stuff at the Donmar Warehouse (1993) and American Buffalo at the Young Vic (1997). He returned to Glasgow and joined the 7:84 theatre company.

Henshall is a fan of St Mirren Football Club.[1]

He is the partner of Croatian writer Tena Stivicic.[2]


In 1993 he appeared in Dennis Potter's television adaptation of Lipstick On Your Collar. One of his first successful film roles was as Edgar in Angels and Insects (1995) before going on to star in Orphans (1997), The Man with Rain in His Shoes (1998), The Lawless Heart (2001) and "Silent Cry (film)" (2002). He has also starred in many television series and is known for his roles in Psychos (1999), Kid in the Corner (1999) (for which he won a gold nymph as best actor in a mini-series at the Monte-Carlo TV festival in 2000), and Loving You (2003). He has also performed in plays for BBC radio, including the role of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (1999) and David in The Long Farewell (2002). 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.

He played Marcus in the post-production British comedy film French Film, alongside Hugh Bonneville and Anne-Marie Duff. He is also earning critical acclaim in his portrayal of Satan in the West End production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.

Henshall voiced the character of Eddie, a member of a Scottish hunting party, in the 2008 English language DVD re-release of the cult Norwegian animated film, Free Jimmy, alongside Woody Harrelson and with dialogue written by Simon Pegg.

He is known for his role as Professor Nick Cutter, one of the main characters in the British science fiction cult series Primeval. He left during the third series with his character being killed by his ex-wife who believed that Nick was responsible for the devastating future that she had witnessed.

He went on to appear in another ITV1 show, Collision, in which he played the investigating officer of a multiple car crash. [3]


  1. ^ Doublas Henshall Biography
  2. ^ All I Want is You
  3. ^ Douglas Henshall

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