Does Douglas Henshall have a wife? How old is the In Plain Sight performer?

Douglas Henshall has been on our television screens for decades, but what do you know about him such as: who is his famous wife?

How old is he? And what has he played in?

The actor portrays Detective William Muncie in the three-part drama In Plain Sight, repeated tonight on ITV, based on the true crimes of serial killer Peter Manuel.

Here is everything you need to know!


Martin Compston and Douglas Henshall star in In Plain Sight, but who is Douglas Henshall’s wife? (Photo credit: ITV1)

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Who is Douglas Henshall and what is he famous for?

Douglas Henshall, also known as Dougie, is a Scottish actor best known for his work in television, film and on stage.

He is probably best known for his roles as Professor Nick Cutter in the sci-fi series Primeval and Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez in the crime drama Shetland.

Shetland fans will be pleased to hear that Dougie will return as DI Perez later this year.

What else did Douglas play in?

Douglas has been on our screens for more than three decades.

His first television appearance was in an episode of Taggart in 1990.

He starred in the 1993 series Lipstick on Your Collar as Corporal Berry, alongside Ewan McGregor and Roy Hudd.

Douglas played TE Lawrence in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Dr. Daniel Nash in Psychos and Levin in Anna Karenina.

From 2007 to 2009 the actor played as Nick Cutter in the TV series Primeval.

After appearances in The Silence, South Riding and Outlander, he played detective William Muncie in In Plain Sight in 2016.

Since 2013 he has played DI Jimmy Perez in the crime drama Shetland.

Douglas also recently appeared in three episodes of the comedy Home.

In 2018, he spent six months alongside Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston and Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery in an acclaimed National Theater production by Network.

Douglas Henshall's wife
Shetland stars Steven Robertson as DC Sandy Wilson, Alison O’Donnell as DS Alison ‘Tosh’ Mcintosh and Douglas Henshall as DI Jimmy Perez (Image: BBC)

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How old is Douglas and where is he from?

Douglas James Henshall was born on November 19, 1965 in Glasgow, Scotland.

He is currently 55 years old.

The youngest of three children, Douglas grew up in Barrhead.

As a teenager he joined the Scottish Youth Theater.

His late mother was a nurse while his father, a retired salesman, recently returned to Barrhead after several years in Cyprus.

Who is Douglas Henshall’s wife?

Douglas is married to the Croatian playwright and screenwriter Tena Štivičić.

The couple married in 2010 after a “spontaneous” decision to get married in Las Vegas.

He said, “She goes together as well as I could ever find it, so if it doesn’t work for her, it won’t work.

“We’re both passionate, persistent people, both of us have strong wills, so we clash from time to time.

“It’s nice to have someone who challenges me.

“She is brighter than me and I like that, although sometimes it drives me crazy when she reminds me!”

The couple have one child together.

Douglas became a father at the age of 50 and his daughter Anja Grace is four.

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In Plain Sight will air on ITV1 for three consecutive nights starting Monday, June 7th, 2021 at 9:00 p.m.

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