Jim Howick

James Howick (born 14 May 1979) is an English actor and writer, known for his appearances in television series such as Horrible Histories, Yonderland, Sex Education, Peep Show and Ghosts.

Jim Howick
Jim Howick on Set of Ghosts series 2 (cropped).jpg
Howick in 2020
Born (1963-05-14) 14 May 1963 (age 57)
Chichester, England
Alma materMountview Academy of Theatre Arts
  • Actor
  • writer
Years active2000–present
Lauren Denny
m. 2012)

Early lifeEdit

Howick was born in Chichester, West Sussex on 14 May 1979. He was educated at The Regis School. 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] 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.[3] 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.


Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1997 Armstrong and Miller Various Episode: "#2.1"
2004 Hellboy Cpl. Matlin
2006 Tokyo Jim Jim
2007 The History of the World Backwards Various
2007 Hyperdrive Swamp Creature
2007 Comedy Showcase Various
2007–2010 The Armstrong and Miller Show Various
2007–2012 Peep Show Gerard
2008 Mutual Friends Estate Agent Episode: "#1.3"
2008–2009 No Heroics Thundermonkey
2008–2009 The Kevin Bishop Show Various
2009–2010 Reggie Perrin Anthony
2009–2013 Horrible Histories Various
2010 Hounded The British Prime Minister
2010 The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Taxi Driver
2011 BBC Proms Various Prom 20: "Horrible Histories Big Prom Party"
2013–2016 Yonderland Various
2013–2014 The Wrong Mans Chris
2015 Horrible Histories Various including Napoleon Bonaparte & Winston Churchill
2015 Inside No. 9 Thomas Nutter Episode: "The Trial of Elizabeth Gadge"
2015 Bill Various Film
2015–2017 Scream Street Mr. Watson
2016 Stag Ian
2016 The Aliens Dominic
2016 Airmageddon Commentator Series 2
2017 Broadchurch Aaron Mayford Series 3
2017 Loaded Josh
2017 Journey Beyond Sodor Hurricane Voice role
2018 Action Team Graham 6 Episodes
2018 Wannabe Mikey 4 Episodes
2019–present Sex Education Colin Hendricks Recurring role; 13 episodes
2019–present Ghosts Pat 1 series; 2 upcoming


In 2010, Howick won a Children's BAFTA for his performance in the second series of the CBBC television series Horrible Histories.[4]


  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. ^ "Broadchurch: Who is new suspect Jim Howick?". Radio Times Website. 20 March 2017. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  4. ^ "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.

External linksEdit

Jim Howick on IMDb


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