Douglas Henshall Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Douglas Henshall Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth November 19, 1965
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Spouse Tena Štivičić

Douglas Henshall is a Scottish actor who has had an extensive career working in TV series, films, and theater plays. He is best known for portraying characters such as Professor Nick Cutter in the sci-fi drama TV series Primeval (2007–2011) and Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez in the crime drama TV series Shetland (2013–Present). He is also well recognized for his work in films such as Angels and Insects (1995), Orphans (1998), and The Man with Rain in His Shoes (1998).

Born Name

Douglas James Henshall

Nick Name

Dougie, Doug

Douglas Henshall as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2019
Douglas Henshall as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2019 (Douglas Henshall / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Born Place

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Residence

London, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

Scottish nationality

 

Education

Douglas had attended Barrhead High School, a secondary school in Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, Scotland. While studying there, he had joined the Scottish Youth Theatre, the country’s national youth theatre company, to hone his acting skills. After his graduation, he had moved to England and studied at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, a drama school in Peckham, south London.

Occupation

Actor

Douglas Henshall as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2016
Douglas Henshall as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2016 (Douglas Henshall / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – His father was a salesman
  • Mother – His mother was a nurse.
  • Siblings – He has 2 older sisters.
  • Others – Ivo Štivičić (Father-in-Law) (Screenwriter), Mirjana Rački Štivičić (Mother-in-Law)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Douglas Henshall posing for a photograph with a fan, in March 2018
Douglas Henshall posing for a photograph with a fan, in March 2018 (Douglas Henshall / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Douglas has dated –

  1. Tena Štivičić (2010–Present) – Douglas had married his long-term partner, Croatian playwright and screenwriter Tena Štivičić, in an impromptu ceremony, while on a holiday in Las Vegas, in February 2010. They have a daughter together named Grace (b. 2016).

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of British descent.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Due to advancing age, his hair color has turned ‘Salt and Pepper’.

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Slender frame
  • Short-cropped, side-parted hair
  • Often sports a light stubble
  • Affable smile
Douglas Henshall as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2019
Douglas Henshall as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2019 (Douglas Henshall / Instagram)

Douglas Henshall Facts

  1. After graduating from the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, he had returned to Scotland to work with the 7:84 theatre company. He, however, soon made a return to London where he earned tremendous acclaim for his work in theatre plays such as Life of Stuff (1993) and American Buffalo (1997).
  2. For his work in the TV mini-series Kid In The Corner (1999), he had won a ‘Gold Nymph’ award in the category of ‘Best Actor in a TV Mini-Series’ at the 2000 Monte Carlo TV Festival.
  3. He had once revealed in an interview that acting was never his first career choice. He had always wanted to become a sports journalist. His path in the field was stalled, however, because he did not get the right qualifications to study for such a degree in cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh.
  4. For his portrayal of Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez in the crime drama TV series Shetland (2013–Present), he had won the ‘Best Television Actor’ award at the 2016 BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Scotland Awards. Shetland had also won the ‘Best TV Drama Series’ award at the ceremony.
  5. He is an ardent supporter of the Scottish soccer club St. Mirren F.C.
  6. He had once set up his own film production company called Deep Blue River Films.
  7. A frequent smoker in the past, he had managed to kick the habit in September 2019.

Featured Image by Douglas Henshall / Instagram

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