Billy Howle is a British actor who is known for his role in British television and films. He is known for his roles in the English television show ‘MotherFatherSon.’ He featured in the BBC One and Netflix crime drama series ‘The Serpent.’
William Walter Douglas HowleThe Guardian a.k.a. Billy Howle was born on 9 November 1989 (age 31 years; as of 2020) in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom. In 2013, Billy graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and he made his television debut with the British television drama show, Glue (2014).
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Hair Color: Brunette
Eyes Color: Hazel green
Family & Ethnicity
Parents & Siblings
Billy Howle’s mother was a schoolteacher, and his father was a music professor. Billy Howle has two elder and one younger brother.
Billy Howle is in a relationship with Flo Rose.
After completing his graduation, Billy made his television debut in 2014 with ‘Glue,’ a British television show. In 2014, he worked in the Broadway adaption of Henrick Ibsen’s ‘Ghosts,’ which was his touch to a dark matter that left the critics sitting up. Two years later, in 2016, Billy played the role of a villain in ‘The Witness for the Prosecution.’ Billy made his film debut with ‘The Sense of an Ending’ and ‘Dunkirk’ in 2017. He then played a phenomenal role in the film adaption of ‘On Chesil Beach’ with the Irish-American actress Saoirse Ronan, and then he was roped in in the star-studded film ‘The Seagull.’ Billy Howle played the role of Richard Gere’s cocaine addict heir in the BBC psycho-thriller drama ‘MotherFatherSon.’ In 2021, Billy Howle got the role of Herman Knippenberg in the BBC One and Netflix co-produced crime drama series ‘The Serpent.’
- At the age of 13, Billy got involved with consuming alcohol, drugs, and other minor offences like graffiti and partying in empty chalets around town.
- At the beginning of his career, Billy Howle was hired as one of the new faces for clothing brand Prada as their poster boy.
- Billy Howle prefers staying away from social media as he does not want to mix his professional life with his personal life. He believes that posting on social media is performative and pretentious. He also said-
I don’t read any of the reviews of my shows or about me, Not unless they’re glowing.”
- In his leisure time, Billy Howle likes to bake cakes and bread. He also likes painting and clicking pictures.
- While shooting for ‘The Serpent,’ Billy Howle was playing the character of Herman Knippenberg, who was a chain-smoker. Billy would smoke about 30 to 40 cigarettes on the set during the shoot. When he reached back home, he got sick and chose to quit smoking.
- Billy Howle was fortunate enough to talk to Herman Knippenberg, who now lives in New Zealand with his wife Vanessa. He spoke to Herman about the real case and got all the information Billy needed to get into the character of Herman. Billy asked Herman that why he decided to pursue Charles Shobhraj for so long to which Herman replied-
It’s a sort of moral question: what drives a man to do such heinous things as Charles Sobhraj has done? Who cares? Well really no, it’s not about trying to understand what drives him [Sobhraj] to do that, it’s about stopping it. And you know in a sense, how dare another human being do that to innocent people?”