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 ...

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Angels and Insects (1995)

Romantic

In Victorian England, wealthy patriarch Sir Harald Alabaster invites an impoverished biologist, William Adamson, into his home. There, William tries to continue his work, but is distracted by Alabaster's seductive daughter, Eugenia. William and Eugenia begin a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Haas
CAST:  Mark Rylance  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Patsy Kensit  •  Jeremy Kemp

In Victorian England, wealthy patriarch Sir Harald Alabaster invites an impoverished biologist, William Adamson, into his home. There, William tries to continue his work, but is distracted by Alabaster's seductive daughter, Eugenia. William and Eugenia begin a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Haas
CAST:  Mark Rylance  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Patsy Kensit  •  Jeremy Kemp

Free Jimmy (2006)

Four stoners, five vegans, three mobsters, four hunters and a million reasons to free one junkie elephant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nielsen
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Simon Pegg  •  Phil Daniels  •  David Tennant

Four stoners, five vegans, three mobsters, four hunters and a million reasons to free one junkie elephant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nielsen
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Simon Pegg  •  Phil Daniels  •  David Tennant

It's All About Love (2003)

The story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star, Elena, are about to sign divorce papers when they realise that, in spite of everything happening ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Claire Danes  •  Sean Penn  •  Douglas Henshall

The story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star, Elena, are about to sign divorce papers when they realise that, in spite of everything happening ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Vinterberg
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Claire Danes  •  Sean Penn  •  Douglas Henshall

Kull the Conqueror (1997)

A barbarian named Kull becomes ruler after defeating the old king in battle. In an effort to regain the throne, the former king's heirs resurrect Akivasha, a witch queen. However, Akivasha has plans of her own for the throne, and only Kull stands in the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Nicolella
CAST:  Kevin Sorbo  •  Tia Carrere  •  Thomas Ian Griffith  •  Litefoot

A barbarian named Kull becomes ruler after defeating the old king in battle. In an effort to regain the throne, the former king's heirs resurrect Akivasha, a witch queen. However, Akivasha has plans of her own for the throne, and only Kull stands in the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Nicolella
CAST:  Kevin Sorbo  •  Tia Carrere  •  Thomas Ian Griffith  •  Litefoot

The Salvation (2014)

Fantastical

In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kristian Levring
CAST:  Eva Green  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  Eric Cantona

In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kristian Levring
CAST:  Eva Green  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  Eric Cantona

Crossing the Floor (1996)

Political satire closely mirroring real-life British politics of the time - a self-serving Conservative minister "crosses the floor" to join the opposition Labour Party, at a time when the Conservative Party has a majority in Parliament of just one seat. Sequel to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Jenkin
CAST:  Tom Wilkinson  •  Neil Pearson  •  Diana Kent  •  Helen Baxendale

Political satire closely mirroring real-life British politics of the time - a self-serving Conservative minister "crosses the floor" to join the opposition Labour Party, at a time when the Conservative Party has a majority in Parliament of just one seat. Sequel to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Jenkin
CAST:  Tom Wilkinson  •  Neil Pearson  •  Diana Kent  •  Helen Baxendale

How I Was Stolen by the Germans (2011)

How I Was Stolen by the Germans (Serbian: Koko su me ukrali Nemci) is a Serbian movie. Alex (52) is sufficiently renowned writer who is engaged in repairing other people's texts. It is vital, educated, talented but a bit of a misanthrope. One day in his life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miloš Radivojević
CAST:  Jelena Đokić  •  Douglas Henshall  •  Svetozar Cvetković  •  Dara Džokić

How I Was Stolen by the Germans (Serbian: Koko su me ukrali Nemci) is a Serbian movie. Alex (52) is sufficiently renowned writer who is engaged in repairing other people's texts. It is vital, educated, talented but a bit of a misanthrope. One day in his life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miloš Radivojević
CAST:  Jelena Đokić  •  Douglas Henshall  •  Svetozar Cvetković  •  Dara Džokić

Ultimate Fights from the Movies (2002)

In their second film compilation following their 'Boogeymen:The Killer Compilation' series, FlixMix takes you into the history of action movies from Hollywood to Hong Kong cinema that spans a 20-year period. This one features action scenes from 16 action-packed ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Jackie Chan  •  Jean-Claude Van Damme  •  Michelle Yeoh

In their second film compilation following their 'Boogeymen:The Killer Compilation' series, FlixMix takes you into the history of action movies from Hollywood to Hong Kong cinema that spans a 20-year period. This one features action scenes from 16 action-packed ...  (more)

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CAST:  Jet Li  •  Jackie Chan  •  Jean-Claude Van Damme  •  Michelle Yeoh

Gentlemen's Relish (2001)

The career of the once successful classical portraitist, Kingdom Swann, has hit bad times. When a leading gallery rejects his work, he seems at the point of giving up. It is only the support of his housekeeper, Violet Askey, that keeps him going and it is she who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Mackinnon
CAST:  Billy Connolly  •  Sarah Lancashire  •  Douglas Henshall  •  Katie Blake

The career of the once successful classical portraitist, Kingdom Swann, has hit bad times. When a leading gallery rejects his work, he seems at the point of giving up. It is only the support of his housekeeper, Violet Askey, that keeps him going and it is she who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Mackinnon
CAST:  Billy Connolly  •  Sarah Lancashire  •  Douglas Henshall  •  Katie Blake

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Winds of Change (2008)

May 1919. Indy is in Paris working as a translator during the peace conference following the end of the Great War. He meets up with T.E. Lawrence once more but finds his ideals have changed a lot since the start of the war. Indy then decides to finally head home to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hare  •  Michael Shultz
CAST:  Sean Patrick Flanery  •  Lloyd Owen  •  Cyril Cusack  •  Anna Massey

May 1919. Indy is in Paris working as a translator during the peace conference following the end of the Great War. He meets up with T.E. Lawrence once more but finds his ideals have changed a lot since the start of the war. Indy then decides to finally head home to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hare  •  Michael Shultz
CAST:  Sean Patrick Flanery  •  Lloyd Owen  •  Cyril Cusack  •  Anna Massey

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Daredevils of the Desert (1999)

Working with a beautiful lady spy, Indiana Jones is assigned to assist the British forces in their attack on the Turkish-occupied town of Beersheba. With a regiment of the Australian Lighthorsemen approaching, Indy must defuse the explosives the Turks have placed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Wincer
CAST:  Sean Patrick Flanery  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Julian Firth  •  Cameron Daddo

Working with a beautiful lady spy, Indiana Jones is assigned to assist the British forces in their attack on the Turkish-occupied town of Beersheba. With a regiment of the Australian Lighthorsemen approaching, Indy must defuse the explosives the Turks have placed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Wincer
CAST:  Sean Patrick Flanery  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Julian Firth  •  Cameron Daddo

The Lawless Heart (2002)

Thought provoking

In a British seaside resort, several lives intertwine following the funeral of a gay restaurant owner  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Hunter  •  Tom Hunsinger
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  Tom Hollander  •  Douglas Henshall  •  Sukie Smith

In a British seaside resort, several lives intertwine following the funeral of a gay restaurant owner  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Hunter  •  Tom Hunsinger
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  Tom Hollander  •  Douglas Henshall  •  Sukie Smith

Dorian Gray (2009)

A vain London playboy offers his soul in exchange for eternal beauty in this adaptation of the chilling tale by author Oscar Wilde. Seduced into the decadent world of Lord Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), handsome young aristocrat Dorian Gray (Ben Barnes) becomes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Parker
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Ben Barnes  •  Rebecca Hall  •  Emilia Fox

A vain London playboy offers his soul in exchange for eternal beauty in this adaptation of the chilling tale by author Oscar Wilde. Seduced into the decadent world of Lord Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), handsome young aristocrat Dorian Gray (Ben Barnes) becomes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Parker
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Ben Barnes  •  Rebecca Hall  •  Emilia Fox

The Eagle (2011)

In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Macdonald
CAST:  Channing Tatum  •  Mark Strong  •  Jamie Bell  •  Donald Sutherland

In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Macdonald
CAST:  Channing Tatum  •  Mark Strong  •  Jamie Bell  •  Donald Sutherland

French Film (2008)

Jed prepares to interview French cineaste and self-appointed expert on the nature of love - Thierry Grimandi. The worldly and somewhat jaded Jed is dead-set on dismissing the auteur's musings as pompous and, well French, until his own relationship with Cheryl ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jackie Oudney
CAST:  Eric Cantona  •  Hugh Bonneville  •  Adrian Annis  •  Anne-Marie Duff

Jed prepares to interview French cineaste and self-appointed expert on the nature of love - Thierry Grimandi. The worldly and somewhat jaded Jed is dead-set on dismissing the auteur's musings as pompous and, well French, until his own relationship with Cheryl ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jackie Oudney
CAST:  Eric Cantona  •  Hugh Bonneville  •  Adrian Annis  •  Anne-Marie Duff

The Big Man (1990)

An unemployed Scottish miner (Liam Neeson) is forced into bare-knuckle boxing to make ends meet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Leland
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Billy Connolly  •  Ian Bannen

An unemployed Scottish miner (Liam Neeson) is forced into bare-knuckle boxing to make ends meet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Leland
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Billy Connolly  •  Ian Bannen

Orphans (1998)

A group of four siblings reunite in Glasgow on the eve of their mother's funeral, and the children mourn their mother's passing in a variety of ways—sometimes heartfelt, sometimes bizarre. As a potential thunderstorm threatens to damage the city, the situation ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Mullan
CAST:  Douglas Henshall  •  Gary Lewis  •  Rosemarie Stevenson  •  Stephen McCole

A group of four siblings reunite in Glasgow on the eve of their mother's funeral, and the children mourn their mother's passing in a variety of ways—sometimes heartfelt, sometimes bizarre. As a potential thunderstorm threatens to damage the city, the situation ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Mullan
CAST:  Douglas Henshall  •  Gary Lewis  •  Rosemarie Stevenson  •  Stephen McCole

Twice Upon a Yesterday (1998)

Victor Bukowski is an out-of-work actor with problems. He's got a lousy agent, he has a habit of falling out with directors and he's still in love with his ex-girlfriend. However, Victor is about to embark on an unexpected emotional journey which will make him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  María Ripoll
CAST:  Lena Headey  •  Douglas Henshall  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Charlotte Coleman

Victor Bukowski is an out-of-work actor with problems. He's got a lousy agent, he has a habit of falling out with directors and he's still in love with his ex-girlfriend. However, Victor is about to embark on an unexpected emotional journey which will make him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  María Ripoll
CAST:  Lena Headey  •  Douglas Henshall  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Charlotte Coleman

Ripley Under Ground (2005)

After his friend, a hot young artist, is killed, a resourceful American man living in London covers up the crime and tries to keep the friend's name alive in order to exploit his legacy and reap millions in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Barry Pepper  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Jacinda Barrett  •  Tom Wilkinson

After his friend, a hot young artist, is killed, a resourceful American man living in London covers up the crime and tries to keep the friend's name alive in order to exploit his legacy and reap millions in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Barry Pepper  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Jacinda Barrett  •  Tom Wilkinson

Silent Scream (1990)

A biopic about convicted murderer Larry Winters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hayman
CAST:  Iain Glen  •  John Murtagh  •  Tom Watson  •  Anne Kristen

A biopic about convicted murderer Larry Winters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hayman
CAST:  Iain Glen  •  John Murtagh  •  Tom Watson  •  Anne Kristen
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