Douglas Henshall, b. 1965. Actor (21 February 2000)
About this artwork
Glasgow-born actor, Douglas Henshall, began acting at the Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow. He then studied at Mountview Theatre School in London. Henshall subsequently returned to Glasgow and worked with several theatre groups, including 7:84. He has since gone on to work extensively in TV, theatre and radio. His first successful films were ‘Angels and Insects’ (1995) and Peter Mullan’s ‘Orphans’ (1997). In 2005 he made his West End debut as Biff Loman in Arthur Millar’s play ‘Death of a Salesman’. From 2007-9 he starred in the science fiction TV series ‘Primeval’. More recently, he was cast in the BBC drama, ‘The Silence’ (2010), and Harold Pinter’s ‘Betrayal’, which was performed at London’s West End Comedy Theatre.
- title: Douglas Henshall, b. 1965. Actor
- accession number: PGP 284.18
- artist: Donald MaclellanScottish (born 1967)
- depicted: Douglas Henshall
- gallery: Scottish National Portrait Gallery(Print Room)
- object type: Photograph
- subject: Performing Arts Stage and Screen
- materials: Silver gelatine bromide toned print
- date created: 21 February 2000
- measurements: 44.00 x 35.40 cm
- credit line: Purchased 2002
- copyright: © Donald Maclellan photographer
Donald MacLellan was born in the West Highlands in 1967. He is a leading portrait photographer whose first solo exhibition 'Black Power' showed at the National Portrait Gallery in London in 1998. Empire magazine commissioned MacLellan to create a portfolio of Scotland's best actors in 2000. It was mounted as an exhibition first at the Cannes Film Festival (May 2000), then in London, finally coming to Edinburgh in 2001/2. MacLellan's work appears regularly in current newspapers and magazines.