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Happy Birthday, Douglas Henshall!

There's a birthday in the Primeval tv series family today.

Happy Birthday today to Douglas Henshall!

Dougie is the gifted actor who played Nick Cutter in Series 1 through 3 of the Primeval tv series. Douglas, who turns 47 years of age today, has been appearing regularly in all sorts of series, mini-series, and the like since leaving the Primeval tv series, and you can check out his resumé over on his IMDb web page. You can also check out more about Doug over on the Douglas Henshall website devoted to him.

Nick Cutter was one of my favourite tv series characters of all time, and he's sorely missed.

So here's wishing Douglas Henshall a terrific birthday today!


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Nov. 19th, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
I'll second that, even if I'm still slightly annoyed with him for dumping Primeval ;-) I think the success he's had has been well-deserved.

Happy Birthday, Dougie!
Nov. 22nd, 2012 04:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm still pretty miffed at him for dumping Primeval too, though I understand his reasons for doing so. Still, I always think about what might have been, if Dougie hadn't left the show and how the Third Series might have turned out and all.

Nov. 22nd, 2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
Me too. But not for too long, because then I want to thwap him upside the head, the plank! :-D

Still, he's had a good run of different shows since, so I can't complain too loudly.
Nov. 25th, 2012 03:24 pm (UTC)
I think that when it comes down to it, Dougie made the right choice to leave the show. His acting really never got a chance to shine in the series, other than a couple of small plot arcs, and his versatility as an actor came through in the stuff he did post-Primeval. Still, I wish he hadn't been written out of the series through death.
Nov. 25th, 2012 03:57 pm (UTC)
I just wish he'd seen it through to the end of the 3rd series, when the writers were quite happy to write him out, but with a properly completed plot arc. Even five whole episodes would have made a great deal of difference.

I think he owes a lot of his subsequent higher profile to Primeval, because it brought him to the attention of a more mainstream audience and the writers catering for that audience, but I can understand and even sympathise with that he felt he wasn't getting used to his full potential. Then again, he must have had some inkling of what kind of show it would be when he started, and it was effectively his show, so he could have worked more with the creators to deepen his character and role. Whether he likes it or not, he's what really made the show good in those first three years, and it faltered without him.

I'm pleased he's had a good career since, though, because he's worked hard and deserves it, and he's indisputably a fine actor.
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