Will Houston

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Will Houston
Born (1968-07-19) 19 July 1968 (age 47)
Sussex, England

Will Houston (born 19 July 1968), often credited as William Houston, is a British actor. Born in Sussex, he grew up in Northern Ireland.

Early life and career[edit]

Trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, Houston has played many leading classical stage roles, including Troilus in Troilus and Cressida, Prince Hal in both parts of Henry IV and the title roles in Henry V (for which he was nominated for an Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor), Ben Jonson's Sejanus, and Coriolanus, all for the Royal Shakespeare Company; Pentheus/Agave in Sir Peter Hall's production of Euripides' Bacchai at the National Theatre. He replaced Iain Glen in the lead role in Fortune's Fool at the Old Vic from January 2014. Between May and July 2014 he played Titus in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus directed by Lucy Bailey at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.[1]

In April 2009 he appeared in "Cause and Effect", the second episode of the third series of Robin Hood. He also played the character of Boucher in the BBC's adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's 'North and South' with Daniela Denby-Ashe and Richard Armitage. He appears in the BBC series of Casualty 1909 and 1907, as Dr Millias Culpin.

He plays Constable 'Clarky' Clarke in the 2009 film 'Sherlock Holmes' alongside Robert Downey, Jr and Jude Law, directed by Guy Ritchie (credited as William Houston)

He voiced the character Marvellous Chester in the 2012 "Prepare to Die" Expansion to the 2011 video-game Dark Souls [2] then went onto voicing King Vendrick in Dark Souls II by 2014. Later he voiced Djura, Retired Hunter on the 2015 PS4 title Bloodborne. He also played a role in the 2013 epic miniseries The Bible as Moses.



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