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William Walter D. Howle[1] (born 9 November 1989) is a British actor, known for his roles in British television and film.

Billy Howle
William Walter D. Howle

(1989-11-07) November 7, 1989 (age 29)
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Years active2014-present


Life and careerEdit

Howle was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. He appeared as James Warwick on the E4 television series, Glue. He has since co-starred in the film, The Sense of an Ending (as the younger version of Jim Broadbent's lead character) and the miniseries The Witness for the Prosecution in the pivotal role of the defendant in a murder case, Leonard Vole.[2]

He also appeared in the historical film Dunkirk.[3] and starred with Saoirse Ronan in the film, On Chesil Beach, an adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel, as well as in the film adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, and appears also in Netflix film Outlaw King.

Howle was the face of Prada S/S16, shot by Craig McDean.[4]



Year Film Role Notes
2017 The Sense of an Ending Young Tony Webster
2017 Dunkirk Petty Officer
2017 On Chesil Beach Edward Mayhew
2018 The Seagull Konstantin Treplyov
2018 Outlaw King Edward, Prince of Wales


Year Film Role Notes
2014 Glue James Warwick
2014 New Worlds Joseph
2016 The Witness for the Prosecution Leonard Vole
2019 MotherFatherSon Caden Finch


  1. ^ England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2007
  2. ^ "Witness for the Prosecution's Billy Howle: 'I don't aspire to be a sex icon'". Evening Standard. 23 December 2016.
  3. ^ "David Mackenzie's 'Outlaw King' Adds Billy Howle". Deadline. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Meet Prada's Next Generation of Leading Men". Retrieved 19 May 2017.

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