William Houston (actor)
This article is about the British actor. For other people with a similar name, see William Houston (disambiguation).
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19 July 1968 |
William Houston (born 19 July 1968), sometimes credited as Will Houston, is an English actor. Born in Sussex, he grew up in Northern Ireland.
Early life and career
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.
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 played Constable 'Clarky' Clarke in the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes alongside Robert Downey, Jr and Jude Law, directed by Guy Ritchie (credited as William Houston), and reprised the role in the 2011 sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
- The Odyssey (1997)
- The Gambler (1997)
- Puffball (2007)
- Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
- Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)
- Sherlock Holmes (2009)
- Clash of the Titans (2010)
- Age of Heroes (2011)
- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
- Dracula Untold (2014)