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Lenworth George Henry was born on August 29, 1958, in Dudley, West Midlands in England to a family of Jamaican immigrants. He made his TV debut on a talent show called "New Faces" in 1975 at the age of 16. He won and went on to things such as The Fosters (1976) and Tiswas (1974), which was when his career as a comedian took off. In 1989, Lenny ... Wikipedia

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 29, 1958
Birth place: Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
Height:6' 2" (1.88 m)
Profession:Actor, Writer, Soundtrack
Nationality:British
Spouse:Dawn French ; child
Children:Billie
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He was awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to drama and charity. He is an actor and comedian in London, England.
2Founded Comic Relief with Richard Curtis.
3Appearing in television ads for Premier Hotels and starring in BBC Radio 4 sitcom Rudy's Rare Records. [March 2008]
4Touring the UK playing the lead in the Northern Broadside/West Yorkshire Playhouse production of Shakespeare's 'Othello' directed by Barry Rutter [April 2009]
5His brother Paul Henry has written some comedy for him before.
6He allegedly declined the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) before accepting the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1999 Queen's New Years Honors List for his services to drama and charity.
7Supports West Bromwich Albion FC
8Is a stand-up comedian
9Friend of Neil Gaiman, author of such books as "The Sandman," "American Gods," "Neverwhere," and co-author of the book "Good Omens" with Terry Pratchett.
10Worked with the 1980s band the Style Council on the album "Our Favourite Shop" on a song called "A Stand-Up Comic's Instructions," which tries to point out that stand-up comics shouldn't use cheap jokes about homosexuals, Asians, Blacks, and Irish people to get laughs.
11Has an adopted daughter named Billie.
12Son of Jamaican parents.


Quotes

#Quote
1When I started, I was surrounded by a predominantly white workforce. Thirty-two years later, not a lot has changed.
2[on costume dramas] By the time Queen Victoria was on the throne, this country had a sizable black population, so where are they? You can't move for bonnets and crinolines and the people wearing them are all white.
3There is still so much work to do. When you can cast a Somalian girl in your piece simply because she's the best actress or when you can cast an Asian girl, and she is not playing the victim of an arranged marriage, or cast a bloke with dreadlocks not playing a drug dealer, then we will have something to work on.
4TV producers of the 1960s and 1970s missed a great opportunity. Rather than reflect the reality of multi-ethnic Britain they chose a more xenophobic route - emphasizing points of difference instead of similarities. If they had been more truthful in their observations, who's to say we couldn't have encouraged more young black kids at school or prevented the Brixton riots even?
5To walk on set and find a black director of photography or an Asian boom operator is as rare as seeing John McCririck on the front cover of Vanity Fair.
6[on Till Death Us Do Part (1965)] Writer Johnny Speight tried to ensure that in each storyline, Alf came off the worst. But when I went to school the next morning, it was always me who came off worst. Context is everything. Alf Garnett was a ludicrous character, and in the right context pretty funny, but put him against the background of Enoch Powell's "Rivers of Blood" speech - is he so funny then?


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Lifetime Achievement AwardBritish Comedy AwardsPerformance

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmThe Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (2012)· Hugh Grant
· Martin Freeman
· David Tennant
· Salma Hayek
· Jeremy Piven
· Imelda Staunton
· Russell Tovey
· Brendan Gleeson
· Ashley Jensen
· Brian Blessed
· Anton Yelchin


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Some Sweet Oblivious Antidote2017Short post-productionTherapist
Broadchurch2017TV Series
Danny and the Human Zoo2015TV MovieSamson
The Syndicate2015TV SeriesGodfrey Watson
Make Your Face Funny for Money: The Mechanics2015TV Movie voice
Rudy's Rare Records2014TV MovieAdam
The Pirates! Band of Misfits2012Peg Leg Hastings (voice)
National Theatre Live: The Comedy of Errors2012Antipholus of Syracuse
Big and Small2008-2011TV SeriesBig and Small Big Small
Tinga Tinga Tales2011TV SeriesElephant
Ruddy Hell! It's Harry and Paul2010TV SeriesCassius Clay
'Conversations with My Wife'2010TV SeriesDrew
A Bucket o' French & Saunders2007TV Series
Jackanory Junior2007TV SeriesStoryteller
Berry's Way2006TV MovieBerry Cotterell
Penelope2006Krull
Mirrormask2005Cops 1-4
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban2004Shrunken Head
Little Robots2003TV SeriesSporty
Lenny Henry in Pieces2003TV Series
Goodbye, Mr Steadman2001TV MovieRoy Buchanan
French & Saunders Live2000VideoDimco announcer (voice, uncredited)
Hope & Glory1999-2000TV SeriesIan George
The Man1999TV MovieDennis Jackson
Lenny Goes to Town1998TV SeriesVarious Characters
Chef!1993-1996TV SeriesGareth
Famous Fred1996ShortFred (voice)
French and Saunders1988-1996TV SeriesOpening Narrator / Richard
White Goods1994TV MovieCharlie Collins
Prince Cinders1993ShortBouncer (voice, uncredited)
In Dreams1992TV MovieLenny / Michael Jackson / Prince
Bernard and the Genie1991TV MovieJosephus the Genie
Screen One1991TV SeriesStevie 'Smudger' Smith
True Identity1991Miles Pope
The Comic Strip Presents...1990TV SeriesSteve Wild / Warder
Work Experience1989ShortTerence
The Lenny Henry Show1987-1988TV SeriesDelbert Wilkins
The Suicide Club1988Cam
Spitting Image: The Ronnie and Nancy Show1987TV Short voice
Screen Two1987TV SeriesRitchie Lee
Lenny Henry Tonite1986TV SeriesVarious Characters
Happy Families1985TV SeriesHollywood Hobo
The Young Ones1984TV SeriesPostman
Tiswas1980TV SeriesVarious
The Ronnie Corbett Special1979TV Series
The Fosters1976-1977TV SeriesSonny Foster
The Summer Show1975TV Series

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Danny and the Human Zoo2015TV Movie
'Conversations with My Wife'2010TV Series
Berry's Way2006TV Movie written by
The Lenny Henry Show2004TV Series written by - 1 episode
Lenny Henry in Pieces2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Neverwhere1996TV Mini-Series series deviser - 6 episodes
Chef!1993-1994TV Series idea - 8 episodes
Lenny Henry: Lenny Go Home1991TV Special documentary written by
Comic Relief1991TV Special uncredited
Lenny Henry: The Best of 'The Lenny Henry Show'1990Video documentary written by
Lenny Henry: Lenny Live and Unleashed1989Video writer
A Night of Comic Relief 21989TV Special uncredited
Comic Relief1988TV Special
Comic Relief1986/IITV Special documentary
Three of a Kind1981-1982TV Series written by - 2 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Prince Cinders1993Short performer: "Love Don't Work That Way"
Emu's All Live Pink Windmill Show1986TV Series writer - 1 episode
Three of a Kind1981TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Now What1995TV Movie executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Richard & Judy2003-2005TV SeriesHimself
War at the Door2005TV Series documentaryNarrator
ITV 50: The Golden Years2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
What Did ITV Do for Me?2005TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Lenny Henry CBE)
Avenue of the Stars: 50 Years of ITV2005TV SpecialHimself
The Comic Strip: A Retrospective2005VideoHimself
The Lenny Henry Show2004-2005TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Various
Out of Africa: Heroes and Icons2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Blue Peter2005TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 052005TV SpecialHimself - Host
Victoria Wood: A BAFTA Tribute2005TV MovieHimself
The Funny Ladies of British Comedy2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Head to Shrunken Head2004Video documentary shortShrunken Head (voice, as Shrunken Head)
GMTV2004TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning Australia2004TV SeriesHimself
Rove Live2004TV SeriesHimself
Christmas Night with the Stars2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The British Comedy Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself
V Graham Norton2003TV SeriesHimself
The Kumars at No. 422003TV SeriesHimself
Timeshift2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do2003TV SpecialHimself - Host / Michael Jackson
Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The Sketch Show Story2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Celebrity Castaway2001TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Comic Relief: Say Pants to Poverty2001TV SpecialHimself
Comic Relief Short Pants2001TV Special shortHimself
Lenny's Big Atlantic Adventure2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
2000 Today1999TV MovieHimself
The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything1999TV SpecialDecos
Comic Relief: The Record Breaker1999TV SpecialHimself - Host
Best of British1998TV SeriesHimself / Himself (in photo)
The 11 O'Clock Show1998TV SeriesHimself
Television's Greatest Hits1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Windrush: A New Generation1998TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Brit Awards 19971997TV SpecialHimself - Presenter, Best Soundtrack Award
The Story of Bean1997TV Special documentaryHimself
The British Academy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Host
Comic Relief1997TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Nose at Ten1996TV SeriesHimself
The Lenny Henry Show1994-1995TV SeriesHimself / Various
Comic Relief1995TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose1995TV SpecialHimself
The South Bank Show1988-1994TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Host
Live & Kicking1994TV SeriesHimself
Clive James1994TV SeriesHimself
Aspel & Company1986-1993TV SeriesHimself
Red Nose Awards 19931993TV SpecialHimself - Host
Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes1993TV SpecialHimself
This Is Your Life1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Wogan1992-1993TV SeriesHimself
Black and White in Colour1992TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose1992TV MovieHimself / Scott Tracey
Lenny Henry: Lenny Go Home1991TV Special documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Clive1991TV SeriesHimself
Showbiz Today1991TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief1991TV SpecialHimself
Top of the Pops1991TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa1990TV MovieHimself
Lenny Henry: The Best of 'The Lenny Henry Show'1990Video documentaryHimself Michael Jackson David Bellamy ...
Hysteria 2!1989TV SpecialHimself
Going Live!1989TV SeriesHimself
World in Action1989TV Series documentaryHimself
The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
UP2U1989TV SeriesHimself
Lenny Henry: Lenny Live and Unleashed1989VideoHimself Steve Martin Richard Pryor ...
A Night of Comic Relief 21989TV SpecialHimself
Scoff1989TV SeriesHimself
The Lenny Henry Show1984-1988TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation1988TV Special documentaryHimself
Comic Relief1988TV SpecialHimself
The Secret Policeman's Third Ball1987DocumentaryHimself
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross1987TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Superstore1984-1986TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief1986/IITV Special documentaryHimself
Omnibus1986TV Series documentary
Blankety Blank1981-1983TV SeriesHimself
Three of a Kind1981-1983TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters
OTT1982TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night at the Mill1981TV SeriesHimself
Crackerjack!1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Tiswas1978-1980TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Seaside Special1978-1979TV SeriesHimself
The Golden Shot1975TV SeriesHimself
Jazzie B's 1980s: From Dole to Soul2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Good Morning Britain2016TV SeriesHimself - Chancellor of Birmingham City University
Black Is the New Black2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously2016DocumentaryHimself
Let's Do It: A Tribute to Victoria Wood2016TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Sir Lenny Henry)
Sir Lenny Henry: The Cops Don't Know2016ShortHimself - Singer
Our Queen at Ninety2016TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Sir Lenny Henry)
The One Show2008-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Comic Relief 20152015TV SpecialHimself
Animal Architecture2014Documentary short voice
Rik Mayall: Lord of Misrule2014TV MovieHimself
Sunday Brunch2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
This Morning1991-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The 999 Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Q&A2012TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Diamond Jubilee Concert2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The One and Only Des O'Connor2012TV MovieHimself
Perspectives2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
Daybreak2012TV SeriesHimself
John Bishop's Sport Relief Hell2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight2012TV SeriesHimself
The Talent Show Story2012TV Series documentaryHimself Frank Spencer James Stewart
Ben Elton: Laughing at the 80s2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts2011DocumentaryHimself
My Favourite Joke2011TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2005-2011TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Himself - Actor and Comedian / Himself
Comic Relief: Red Nose Day 20112011TV MovieHimself - Presenter
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2011TV SeriesHimself
The Magicians2011TV SeriesHimself - Host
Loose Women2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
The Secret Life of Bob Monkhouse2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jack Dee Live at the Apollo2009-2011TV SeriesHimself - Host
The 5 O'Clock Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Host
The British Academy Television Awards2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sport Relief 20102010TV SpecialHimself
Black Mamba, White Witch2009TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The F Word2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Shooting Stars2009TV SeriesHimself
Happy Birthday OU2009TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Comic Relief 20092009TV SpecialHimself
The Story of the Open University2009TV Movie documentary
Shooting Stars: The Inside Story2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
9am with David & Kim2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good News Week2008TV SeriesHimself
Mornings with Kerri-Anne2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Paul O'Grady Show2005-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
TV Burp2008TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief Does Little Britain: Live2007VideoHimself - Audience Member
Tiswas Reunited2007TV SpecialHimself
Perfect Night In2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter
A Taste of My Life2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One2007TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Catherine Tate Show2007TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief Does Fame Academy2005-2007TV SeriesHimself
The Comedy Map of Britain2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Dawn French's Boys Who Do Comedy2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Jools's Hootenanny2004-2006TV SeriesHimself
It Started with... Swap Shop2006TV MovieHimself
Parkinson2001-2006TV SeriesHimself
The British Comedy Awards 2006 Live2006TV SpecialHimself
Lennyhenry.tv2006TV MovieHimself
Life of Pryor: The Richard Pryor Story2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The Funny Blokes of British Comedy2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Popworld2005TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Greatest Stand Up Comedians2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - 22nd Place
Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell2013TV SeriesHimself - Q&A Panelist
Race Against Time2011Video documentarySketch show role
The Unforgettable Bob Monkhouse2010TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself
50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Funny Side of the News2007TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
If It Ain't Stiff2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Channel 4 at 252007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Timeshift2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter, Tiswas
100 Greatest Stand-Ups2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Greatest TV Comedy Moments2005TV Movie documentaryWildebeest (uncredited)
Conjuring a Scene2004Video documentary shortShrunken Head (uncredited)
Who Killed Saturday Night TV?2004TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
I Love Christmas2001TV Special documentary
Night of a Thousand Faces2001TV SpecialVarious
Full Mountie2000TV SeriesHimself

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