Douglas Henshall

Douglas James Henshall (born 19 November 1965) is a Scottish actor probably best known for his role as Professor Nick Cutter in the British science fiction series Primeval. Douglas Henshall was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His mother is a nurse whilst his father is a salesman, and he has two elder sisters. 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. He is married to Croatian writer Tena Štivičić. In 1993 he appeared in Dennis Potter's television adaptation of Lipstick On Your Collar. He also portrayed T.E. Lawrence in a reoccurring role in the American television series Young Indiana Jones (1992-1996}.


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