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Douglas James Henshall, sometimes credited as Dougie Henshall, is a Scottish actor.
Douglas Henshall was born in Glasgow, Scotland in November 1965. He grew up in Barrhead and attended Barrhead High School. Whilst 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.
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) and The Lawless Heart (2001). 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 is a fan of St. Mirren Football Club.
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