Thomas Howes (actor)

Thomas Howes (born 16 July 1986) is an English film and television actor and musician.[2] He trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.[3] He is best known for having played the role of William Mason, the second footman in ITV's Downton Abbey, and played the role of Manchester United player Mark Jones in the 2011 TV film of the Munich air disaster, United.[4][5] He also has performed on the stage in the roles of Dickie in The Winslow Boy (The Theatre Royal, Bath)[6] and Scripps in The History Boys (The UK tour of the National Theatre),[7] and on radio in the role of Joseph Prado in Tulips in Winter.[3][8][9] He also played the role of Little Ralf in the BBC's ChuckleVision series The Mystery of Little-Under-Standing.[10] He played Sir Winston Churchill in an episode of the sixth season of the Canadian TV show Murdoch Mysteries.[11] In 2016 he played Constable Booth in Houdini and Doyle, George Ward in Dark Angel and Samuel Hartley in the BBC's film To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters.[12]

Thomas Howes
Born (1986-07-16) 16 July 1986
EducationGuildhall School of Music and Drama
OccupationActor, musician
Known forWilliam Mason in Downton Abbey


  1. "Star of Downton Abbey to grace the Dearne", 'Thorne and District Gazette', 13 December 2012 accessed 27 January 2013.
  2. My Yorkshire: Thomas Howes (15 October 2010). The Yorkshire Post. Accessed December 2010.
  3. Hamilton Hodell: Thomas Howes Archived 29 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine Accessed January 2011.
  4. Internet Movie Database: Thomas Howes Accessed December 2010.
  5. "BBC Two Programmes - United". BBC. April 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  6. British Theatre Guide: Review of the Winslow Boy Accessed January 2011.
  7. BBC History Boys Archived 30 November 2009 at the Wayback Machine Accessed January 2011.
  8. BBC Tulips in Winter Accessed January 2011.
  9. Thomas Howes Accessed January 2011.
  10. Internet Movie Database: ChuckleVision - The Mystery of Little-Under-Standing Accessed January 2011.
  11. "'Murdoch Mysteries': Back from the dead". Archived from the original on 19 February 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
  12. "Thomas Howes IMBD". Retrieved 10 September 2017.
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