Jim Howick

Jim Howick

L-R: Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Mathew Baynton, Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond, and Jim Howick at 2011 Children's BAFTAs.
Born James Howick
(1979-05-14) 14 May 1979
Occupation Actor/Writer
Years active 1997-present
Spouse(s) Lauren Denny (2012-present)

James "Jim" Howick (born 14 May 1979), is a British actor. Howick is known for his roles in various British comedy series.

Life and work

Howick is probably best known as one of the stars of CBBC's Horrible Histories, in which he performs and sings in character as a number of historical figures, including George IV, Richard III and the 'Shouty Man' (a parody of an infomercial huckster).

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 will co-star 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 and the film is due for release early in 2015.[3]

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

He was also featured as the Faun in a recent O2 marketing campaign.


In 2010 Howick won a Children's BAFTA for his performance in Series Two of Horrible Histories.[4]


Year Project Role Notes
1997 Armstrong and Miller Various Episode #2.1
2002 Captain V TV Movie
2004 Hellboy Cpl. Matlin
2006 Tokyo Jim Jim
2007 The History of the World Backwards Various
2007 Biffovision TV Movie
2007 Hyperdrive Swamp Creature
2007 Comedy Showcase Various
2007 Miranda
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 Strangers On A Plane
2011 BBC Proms Various Prom 20: "Horrible Histories Big Prom Party"
2013 Yonderland Various
2013 The Wrong Mans Chris Episode 3: "Dead Mans"
2015— Horrible Histories Various including Napoleon Bonaparte & Winston Churchill
2015 Inside No. 9 Thomas Nutter Episode 3, series 2: "The Trial of Elizabeth Gadge"
2015 Bill Various Movie
2016 Stag Ian
2016 The Aliens Dominic
2016 Airmageddon Commentator Series 2 onwards.


  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. "Three Children's Baftas for Horrible Histories". BBC News. 2010-11-29. Retrieved 2011-02-11.

External links

Jim Howick at the Internet Movie Database

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