Jim Howick

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

Early life

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. 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, 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. 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.



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