James Howick (born 14 May 1979) is an English actor and writer. He is best known for his roles in television series such as Horrible Histories (2009-2013), Yonderland (2013-2016), Sex Education (2019-), Peep Show (2007–2012) and Ghosts (2019-). He also starred in films such as Hellboy (2004) and Bill (2015).
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. He co-starred with the same troupe in Bill, a BBC-produced comedy film based loosely around the early life of William Shakespeare.
Other prominent television roles include Gerard in Peep Show (2007–2012), Gerry in Danny Boyle's Babylon (2014) and Anthony in the revival of Reggie Perrin (2009–2010). In addition, he has been a regular guest star in various sketch comedies, including The Armstrong and Miller Show (2007–2010), and The Kevin Bishop Show (2008–2009). In 2017, he played Aaron Mayford in the ITV thriller Broadchurch. In 2019, Howick starred in the Netflix original series Sex Education as Mr Hendricks. Howick is the co-creator, co-writer and co-star of the BBC One sitcom Ghosts which was first broadcasted in 2019. In film, Howick played Cpl. Matlin in the Guillermo del Toro adaptation of Hellboy.
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