Douglas Henshall (aka DI Jimmy on Shetland) Wiki, Bio, Wife, Wealth

• Douglas Henshall is a Scottish TV actor born in 1965 in Glasgow.
• He attended the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and returned to Glasgow to act professionally.
• His most popular role was in the science fiction movie “Primeval”.
• He is married to actress/writer Tena Stivcic and has one daughter.
• He has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

Who is Douglas Henshall?

Douglas Henshall is a Scottish TV actor. He was born under the zodiac sign of Scorpio on 19 November 1965, in Glasgow, Scotland – his ethnicity is definitely white. He has starred in a variety of movies in the early 90s and 2000s; his most popular and best known role was in the science fiction movie “Primeval”. He is married and has one daughter.

Early age and beginnings

He has spent all of his life in Glasgow. His mother was a nurse and his father a salesman, but they had an art company which was their main source of income. They both had very good wages so life for Douglas wasn’t really that hard. He had everything that he asked for, and was in a really good environment and a good position to become a successful actor. He attended Barrhead High School, which is located in Eastern Glasgow, and in his last year applied to the Scottish Youth Theatre. After attending the theatre for two years and finishing his high school, he decided to move to London so he could attend the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, one of the leading schools of drama acting in Britain and the whole of Europe. He successfully graduated from this school after three years, and returned to Glasgow, to the 7:84 Theatre.


After finishing his education he started acting professionally; his first roles had been in plays while he was studying, some of them he did for free, just so he could be able to move up and learn. His big breakthrough was in 1993 when he first appeared in a British TV show called “Lipstick On Your Collar”. The same year he acted in two episodes of the TV series “Young Indiana Jones”, then after a one year pause, he got to play the character called Edgar in “Angels and Insects” in 1995 – this is when he became really popular and went on to be the main character in the movies “Sharpe’s Justice”, “Orphans” and “The Man with Rain in his shoes”. In the early 2000’s he didn’t have much success in his movies until 2007, when he returned to London to play Micheal Bakunin in Tom Stoppard’s play “The Coast of Utopia”. One of his famous characters was Professor Nick Cutter in the science-fiction TV series “Primeval”, in which he starred for three seasons from 2007 to 2009. Besides this character his later noted role was in a detective series aired on BBC called “Shetland”, play Inspector Jimmy Perez.

Douglas Henshall

Family life

When he was younger he had a lot of girlfriends, but when he finally settled down, he married Tena Stivcic from Croatia; the two met when Douglas was in London studying. They became engaged in 2005, but the wedding wasn’t held until five years later in a luxurious hotel in Las Vegas, after 10 years together. The wedding was huge – some sources say that there were 800 invites. The only strange thing is that Tena is 12 years younger than Douglas but if the two love each other age is not a problem. She is also an actress and a writer – she wrote “The Third Woman” and “Invisible”. After six years of marriage, they became parents to a daughter named Grace. Douglas expresses how he is happy with his marriage, and is enjoying life to the fullest.

Net worth

According to authoritative sources, Douglas’ net worth is estimated at $8 million as of early 2019, with his annual income determined by the number of productions he appears in year by year. If he keeps acting his net worth is certainly going to climb higher.

Social media

Douglas doesn’t have a Instagram account as far as the public knows. He only uses Twitter and his profile has nearly 50,000 followers on it. He has a great influence on the new generations of actors and a lot of young people look up to him as both an actor and a person.


Douglas is apparently still good looking at 53 years old. His hair color is ginger, as many Scottish people, but has blue eyes and blond eyebrows that go really well with his hair. He is 5 ft 10 ins (1.77m) tall and weighs about 187lbs (85 kgs). In his private life, he likes to dress casually, but he dresses really classy for a variety of occasions that he attends.

Olivia Wilson

Olivia Wilson is currently a reporter for AffairPost based in London, United Kingdom. Prior to joining AffairPost in September 2018, she was a entertainment reporter. Olivia studied journalism at Cardiff University, graduating in 2010.

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