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Henry Higgins
Higgins 20th century
Actor Lachlan Murdoch
Seen
Gender Male
Status Living
Relationships George Crabtree (best friend/colleague)
Unnamed Cousin
Emily Grace (Mild Romantic Interest)
Unnamed Mother
Job Constable

Henry Higgins is a police constable at Toronto's Station House Four. He frequently assists George Crabtree in investigations. He is portrayed by Lachlan Murdoch.

Character Arc Edit

Higgins is best known for doing his own thing when it comes to any sort of case or off duty business, ranging from locating a new kind of ice cream with George ("House of Industry") or watching boxing fights with Jackson ("Glory Days"). It appears that he and George are best friends, and that he is somewhat of an assistant to him. Higgins has appeared in almost all the episodes.

Henry is prone to making frequent mistakes in episodes, but usually has a redeeming moment towards the end. He also tends to let words slip out of his mouth before thinking about them, but means no harm. Such an example of this is during Unlucky In Love when Higgins accidentally insults Baby Roland Connor when Detective Murdoch is worried about Roland not walking yet and suggest that 'Maybe he's just slow.' which annoys Murdoch. Higgins later apologises sincerely for this though, never meaning to speak ill of Murdoch's son. Nevertheless, Henry has proven himself to be good with young children, during this episode as well as Raised On Robbery.

In War on Terror, Henry is caught in an explosion along with George and is rendered unconscious, resulting in George attempting to find the culprit behind the bombing of Milne's store. The bomber is caught, and Higgins returns to the station house having been hospitalised for the majority of the episode.

In the beginning of Season 10 ("Great Balls of Fire, Part 1") Higgins picks up smoking cigars, but whether this was just to impress the Inspector or not is unknown, as we're never shown him smoking again after.

Higgins has a homosexual cousin and so was aware of the secret gay club where homosexual men gathered in Toronto ("'Til Death Do Us Part").

Higgins was amongst the sceptical constables to whom Murdoch presented his Pneumograph ("Still Waters").

Henry was also one of the three who contributed to the purchase of the motor car between himself, George and Jackson in Murdoch Takes Manhattan.

Growing up, Higgins family owned a Piano Shop. He did not enjoy playing, but he loved all of the parts. ("Blast of Silence")

It's also known that Henry's mother is from the Gaspé in Quebec, and he knows how to speak a bit of French as shown in Convalescence and Monsieur Murdoch.

When Prince Alfred visited Toronto and Constable George Crabtree was assigned to his security, Higgins assisted Detective William Murdoch with an investigation into the murder of Maggie Gilpatrick. Murdoch taught Higgins about fingermarks and how to trace a person's next of kin. When it was determined there was a plot to kidnap Prince Alfred, Higgins was selected to impersonate the prince to help safeguard His Highness ("The Prince and the Rebel").

Detective Murdoch also teaches Henry how to correctly make shoe impressions in the mud in Child's Play after Henry messes up three footprints beforehand, having no clue how to do them exactly.

Higgins was also one of the main protagonists in the Beyond Time web series along with Jackson and Rebecca James as the two constables consult Terrence Meyers to help them with this time travelling mystery. During this web series, Meyers gives Henry a lot of nicknames because he doesn't know Henry's actual name, which infuriates Henry. When he and Jackson face off against Meyers, we learn Higgins has a really fierce uppercut and should definitely not be messed with.

We also learn that Henry has vertigo and get's dizzy standing on a ladder ("This One Goes to Eleven").

At the end of the Season 10 finale Hell to Pay, along with Constable George Crabtree and Constable Slugger Jackson, Henry is caught in an ambush; all are shot and possibly murdered.

Disguises Edit

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Henry Higgins as Jacob Edwards James

Jacob Edwards James Edit

Introduced in The Murdoch Sting, Jacob James is an attorney of James, James, Jarvis, and James. This disguise reappears in Marked Twain except instead with the alias of Henry James.

Trivia Edit

  • Lachlan Murdoch first auditioned for the role of George Crabtree along with Jonny Harris who got the part. The producers liked Lachlan so much that they created the role of Henry Higgins for him.
  • In an interview with The Hook, Lachlan revealed that after Jonny got the role for Crabtree, he went over to Jonny's car and keyed 'I AM CRABTREE' into the side of it, but him and Jonny still get on really well it seems.

GalleryEdit


Murdoch Mysteries Recurring Actors and Characters
Mouna Traoré as Rebecca JamesArwen Humphreys as Margaret BrackenreidLachlan Murdoch as Henry HigginsKristian Bruun as Constable JacksonPeter Stebbings as James PendrickPeter Keleghan as Terrence MeyersRichard Clarkin as Chief Constable DavisErin Agostino as Nina BloomDaniel Maslany as Detective WattsBea Santos as Louise CherryJordan Johnson-Hinds as Nate DesmondCharles Vandervaart as John BrackenreidMichael Seater as James GilliesCyrus Lane as Roger NewsomeRothaford Gray as Alderman William Peyton HubbardNigel Bennett as former Chief Constable GilesMatthew Bennett as Allen CleggJayden Greig as Bobby BrackenreidDmitry Chepovetsky as Nikola TeslaGeraint Wyn Davies as Arthur Conan DoyleSean Harraher as Constable WorseleyTamara Hope as Edna Brooks (née Garrison)Giacomo Gianniotti as Leslie GarlandNicole Underhay as Margaret HaileJonathan Watton as Darcy GarlandSarah Gadon as Ruby OgdenKate Greenhouse as Sally PendrickStephen McHattie as Harry MurdochAllan Royal as Chief Constable StocktonPaul Amos as Dr. RobertsMaria Del Mar as Sarah PensellLisa Faulkner as Anna FulfordSarah Allen as Enid JonesSarah Wilson as Tess MoffattSteven McCarthy as Isaac Tash

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