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Lenny Henry

  • Comedy Performer
  • Actor
  • Writer
  • TV & Radio Presenter

Lenny Henry has been a comedian since the age of 16. He has risen from being a cult star on children’s television to becoming one of Britain’s best known comedians, as well as a writer, philanthropist and award-winning actor. In recent years Lenny has starred in The Comedy of Errors at The National, Fences at the Duchess Theatre, The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui at the Donmar Warehouse and King Hedley ii at Theatre Royal Stratford East. Lenny’s on screen credits include Broadchurch, The Syndicate, The Long Song and the biographic film Danny and The Human Zoo. Lenny’s Production Company, Douglas Road, has achieved success in partnership with Burning Bright on the recently acclaimed The Commonwealth Kid documentary and has a host of other programmes in the pipeline. As a co-founder of Comic Relief Lenny was delighted to announce this year that the British Public has donated over £1billion to Comic Relief over the last 30 years. Lenny is a strong advocate for diversity, using his voice to give talks on the subject all over the world. He has been a Trustee of the National Theatre since February 2016 and was awarded a Knighthood in 2015 for services to drama and charity. In 2018 the BBC broadcast The Lenny Henry Birthday Show, looking back on Lenny’s career to commemorate his 60th birthday. In autumn 2019 Faber will publish Lenny’s Memoir Who Am I Again?

Selected Credits (See Full Credits)

King Hedley (Theatre and Live Performance)

Actor

2019

Theatre Royal Straford East

Who Am I Again? (Books)

Writer

2019

BAFTA (Awards)

Winner

2016

Alan Clarke Award for Outstanding Contribution to Television

Comic Relief (Television)

Co-founder, Presenter

1985 - 2015

Educating Rita (Theatre and Live Performance)

Frank Bryant

2015

Chichester Festival Theatre

Video

News

Lenny Henry Returns to Theatre in 2019

Friday, May 25, 2018

New series of Broadchurch begins starring Lenny Henry!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Tune in to Jazzie B's 1980s: From Dole to Soul on BBC2 this Saturday, featuring Lenny Henry!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Lenny Henry will star in the Donmar's new season!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Lenny Henry to star in a BBC Radio 4's new series Rogue's Gallery

Monday, May 16, 2016

Lenny Henry's Got The Blues

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Contacts

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020 7287 1112
Agent:
Peter Bennett-Jones
Contact
Becca Ptaszynski
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Corporate & Events Agent
Georgia Preston
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020 7287 1112