Jim Howick

James Howick (born 14 May 1979) is a British actor and writer best known for his roles in the TV series Horrible Histories, Yonderland, Sex Education and Ghosts.

Jim Howick
Born (1979-05-14) 14 May 1979
OccupationActor, writer
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Lauren Denny (m. 2012)

Early life

Howick was born in Chichester, West Sussex on 14 May 1979. He was educated at Bognor Regis Community College. He graduated with First class honours from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2000.


Along with the five other members of the Horrible Histories starring cast, Howick is also the co-creator, -writer and -star of Yonderland, an eight-part family fantasy comedy series that premiered on SkyOne on 10 November 2013.[1] He co-starred with the same troupe in Bill, a BBC-produced comedy film based loosely around the early life of William Shakespeare.[2] Filming began in February 2014.[3] and the film was released on 18 September 2015.[4] Other prominent television roles include Gerard in Peep Show, Gerry in Danny Boyle's Babylon and Anthony in the revival of Reggie Perrin. In addition he has been a regular guest star in various sketch comedies, including The Armstrong and Miller Show and The Kevin Bishop Show. In 2017 he played Aaron Mayford in the ITV thriller Broadchurch.[5] In 2019, Howick starred in the Netflix original series Sex Education as Mr Hendricks, an alcoholic science teacher at Moordale Secondary School who also conducts the Swing Band. Howick is the co-creator, co-writer and co-star of the BBC One sitcom Ghosts which was first broadcast in 2019.

In film, Howick played Cpl. Matlin in the Guillermo del Toro adaptation of Hellboy.

Personal life

In 2012, Howick married Lauren Denny. Howick has been good friends with his Horrible Histories co-star, Mathew Baynton since before they starred together in the series, eleven years as of 2019 as Howick revealed in a "Birthday tweet" to Baynton.


Film and television roles
1997Armstrong and MillerVariousEpisode: "#2.1"
2002Captain VN/ATV Movie
2004HellboyCpl. Matlin
2006Tokyo JimJim
2007The History of the World BackwardsVarious
BiffovisionN/ATV Movie
HyperdriveSwamp Creature
Comedy ShowcaseVarious
2007–10The Armstrong and Miller ShowVarious
2007–12Peep ShowGerard
2008Mutual FriendsEstate AgentEpisode: "#1.3"
2008–09No HeroicsThundermonkey
2008–09The Kevin Bishop ShowVarious
2009–10Reggie PerrinAnthony
2009–13Horrible HistoriesVarious
2010HoundedThe British Prime Minister
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd MargaretTaxi Driver
2011Strangers on a PlaneN/A
BBC PromsVariousProm 20: "Horrible Histories Big Prom Party"
2013, 2014The Wrong MansChrisEpisodes: "Dead Mans", "Wise Mans"
2015—presentHorrible HistoriesVarious including Napoleon Bonaparte & Winston Churchill
2015Inside No. 9Thomas NutterEpisode: "The Trial of Elizabeth Gadge"
2015—presentScream StreetMr. WatsonVoice role
The AliensDominic
AirmageddonCommentatorSeries 2
2017BroadchurchAaron MayfordSeries 3
Journey Beyond SodorHurricaneVoice role
2018 Action Team Graham 6 Episodes
Wannabe Mikey 4 Episodes
2019 Sex Education Mr. Hendricks Recurring role; 7 episodes
Ghosts Pat


In 2010, Howick won a Children's BAFTA for his performance in the second series of the CBBC television series Horrible Histories.[6]


  1. "Sky1 to visit Yonderland". Sky1 website. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  2. "Stars of Horrible Histories to make Shakespeare film". BBC Media Centre. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  3. "Bill: production details". British Comedy Guide. comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  4. "UK Film Release Calendar". UK Film Distributor Association. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  5. "Broadchurch: Who is new suspect Jim Howick?". Radio Times Website. 20 March 2017. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  6. "Three Children's Baftas for Horrible Histories". BBC News. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 11 February 2011.

7.^Jim Howick Birthday tweet to Mat Baynton. @JimHowick. Twitter.com. 18 November, 2019. Retrieved 19 November, 2019.

Jim Howick on IMDb


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