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Lenny Henry

Comedian / Screenwriter / Television Producer | * 08/29/1958 (64) | Dudley, West Midlands, England (United Kingdom (UK))
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Sir Lenworth George Henry (born 29 August 1958) is a British actor, comedian, singer, television presenter and writer. Henry gained success as a stand-up comedian and impressionist in the late 1970s and early 1980s, culminating in The Lenny Henry Show in 1984. He was the most prominent black British comedian of the time and much of his material served to celebrate and parody his African-Caribbean roots. In 1985, he cofounded the charity Comic Relief with the comedy screenwriter Richard Curtis. He has appeared in numerous other TV programmes, including children's entertainment show Tiswas, sitcom Chef! and The Magicians for BBC One, and in his later years has transitioned toward acting roles in stage and screen. He appears in the Amazon Prime series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Henry is the Chancellor of Birmingham City University. ()
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Sir Lenworth George Henry CBE, known as Lenny Henry, is an English stand-up comedian, actor, singer, writer and television presenter.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Kids & Family

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Awards & Nominations for Lenny Henry

Commander of The Order of The British Empire Knight Bachelor

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Movies with Lenny Henry as Actor(30)

as Mr. Johnson2022 My Name Is Leon
as Self - Presenter2020 The Big Night In
as Himself - Narrator (voice)2018 Zog
as Self - Presenter2017 Comic Relief: Red Nose Day
as Samson2015 Danny & the Human Zoo
as Peg Leg Hastings (voice)2012 The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!
as Antipholus of Syracuse2012 National Theatre Live: The Comedy of Errors
as Krull2006 Penelope
as Cops 1-42005 MirrorMask
as himself1997 The Story of Bean
as Fred (voice)1996 Famous Fred
as Charlie Collins1994 White Goods
as Lenny/Michael Jackson/Prince1992 In Dreams
as Miles Pope1991 True Identity
as Josephus the Genie1991 Bernard and the Genie
as Stevie 'Smudger' Smith1991 Alive and Kicking
as Himself & various characters1989 Lenny Live and Unleashed
as Terence1989 Work Experience
as Cam1988 The Suicide Club
as Ritchie Lee1987 Coast to Coast

TV Shows/Series with Lenny Henry as Actor(34)

as Len2020 Staged
as Godfrey2018 The Long Song
as Ed Burnett2013 Broadchurch
as Godfrey Watson2012 The Syndicate
as Self - Panellist2008 Q&A
as himself2007 The Graham Norton Show
as Daniel Barton2005 Doctor Who
as Sporty (voice)2003 Little Robots
as himself2002 Timeshift
as Gareth Blackstock1993 Chef
as Richard1987 French & Saunders
as Lt. Chris Clark1987 French & Saunders
as Narrator1983 Natural World
as himself1982 Wogan
as Steve Wild1982 The Comic Strip Presents
1974 Tiswas

Movies with Lenny Henry as Crew(2)

Writing/Writer2015 Danny & the Human Zoo
Writing/Writer1989 Lenny Live and Unleashed

TV Shows/Series with Lenny Henry as Crew(2)

Writing/Writer2022 Anansi Boys
Creator/Creator1996 Neverwhere

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Lenworth Lenny Henry
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Friday, 08/29 1958 (August) in Dudley, West Midlands, England (United Kingdom (UK)) (current age: 64 years + 37 days)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: The Open University, St James Academy, Royal Holloway, University of London
Spouses (current/former): Dawn French
Other names for Lenny Henry (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Sir Lenworth George Henry CBE"
"Lenworth George Henry"
Lenny Henry frequently works together with these people:
Dawn French (45x, Actress)
Peter Richardson (39x, Actor)
Jennifer Saunders (38x, Actress)
Adrian Edmondson (34x, Actor)
Robbie Coltrane (31x, Actor)
Rik Mayall (28x, Actor)
Nigel Planer (27x, Actor)
Keith Allen (20x, Actor)
Stephen Fry (15x, Actor)
Alexei Sayle (15x, Actor)
Ben Elton (15x, Actor)
Al Hunter Ashton (5x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:241907, Added: 08/07/2018, Last updated: 09/28/2022