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Douglas Henshall - Carl JungDouglas Henshall was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1965. He grew up in Barrhead and went to Barrhead High School. Whilst at school a friend asked him to join The Scottish Youth Theatre based in Glasgow.

After leaving school Douglas moved to London to train at Mountview Theatre School. He returned to Glasgow after training where he joined the 7:84 theatre company. He eventually went back to live in London where 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).

One of Douglasí first successful film roles was as Edgar in Angels & Insects (1995) before going on to star in the critically acclaimed Orphans (1997) followed by The Man with Rain in His Shoes (1998). Douglas has also starred in many television series and is known for his roles in Psychos (1999) and Kid in the Corner (1999). 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 Bukanin in Tom Stoppard's new trilogy of plays The Coast of Utopia at The National Theatre.

Additional film credits include This Yearís Love (1999), Lawless Heart (2001) and Silent Cry (2002). More recently, Henshall starred alongside Sean Penn and Joaquin Phoenix in Thomas Vinterbergís Itís All About Love (2003), and has recently completed work on White on White (2003), a romantic thriller from Roger Spottiswoode, starring Tom Wilkinson and Willem Defoe.
 
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