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Sir Lenny Henry

Actor, Comedian, Singer, Television Presenter and Writer



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. Lenny’s on-screen credits include Rings of Power, The Witcher: Blood Origin, Broadchurch, The Syndicate, The Long Song and the biographic film Danny and The Human Zoo.


In theatre, Lenny has starred in The Comedy of Errors at The National, Fences at the Duchess Theatre, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at the Donmar Warehouse and King Hedley ii at Theatre Royal Stratford East. 


As a co-founder of Comic Relief, Lenny was delighted that over the last 30 years over £1billion has been donated to Comic Relief. Lenny is a strong advocate for diversity and has established a centre for Media Diversity, written two books on the topic and now has a podcast. In 2015 he was awarded a Knighthood for services to drama and charity. 


Lenny’s Production Company, Douglas Road, has achieved success in partnership with Banijay and are currently producing his new drama series called Three Little Birds. Lenny has written two memoirs with Faber alongside a series of children’s books published through Pan Macmillan. 

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