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Lenny Henry


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 ... See full bio »
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Known For

The Pirates! Band of Misfits
The Pirates! Band of Misfits Peg Leg Hastings
(2012)
Mirrormask
Mirrormask Cops 1-4
(2005)
Chef!
Chef! Gareth
(1993-1996)

Filmography

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 2017 Some Sweet Oblivious Antidote (Short) (completed)
Therapist
 2017 Broadchurch (TV Series)
Ed Burnett
- Episode #3.8 (2017) ... Ed Burnett
- Episode #3.7 (2017) ... Ed Burnett
- Episode #3.6 (2017) ... Ed Burnett
- Episode #3.5 (2017) ... Ed Burnett
- Episode #3.4 (2017) ... Ed Burnett
 2015 Danny and the Human Zoo (TV Movie)
Samson
 2015 The Syndicate (TV Series)
Godfrey Watson
- Episode #3.6 (2015) ... Godfrey Watson
- Episode #3.5 (2015) ... Godfrey Watson
- Episode #3.4 (2015) ... Godfrey Watson
- Episode #3.3 (2015) ... Godfrey Watson
- Episode #3.2 (2015) ... Godfrey Watson
 2014 Rudy's Rare Records (TV Movie)
Adam
 2012 National Theatre Live: The Comedy of Errors
Antipholus of Syracuse
 2008-2011 Big and Small (TV Series)
Big and Small / Big / Small
- Catch a Falling Star (2011) ... Big and Small (voice)
- A Room of Small's Own (2011) ... Big and Small (voice)
- Millions of Vegetables Soup (2011) ... Big and Small (voice)
- Missing Answer (2011) ... Big and Small (voice)
- The Box (2011) ... Big / Small (voice)
 2011 Tinga Tinga Tales (TV Series)
Elephant
- Why Cheetah Has Tears (2011) ... Elephant (voice)
- Why Meerkat Is Always on the Lookout (2011) ... Elephant (voice)
- Why Mole Lives Underground (2011) ... Elephant (voice)
- Why Eagle Rules the Skies (2011) ... Elephant (voice)
- Why Puff Adder Sheds His Skin (2011) ... Elephant (voice)
 2010 'Conversations with My Wife' (TV Series)
Drew
 2007 A Bucket o' French & Saunders (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (2007)
 2007 Jackanory Junior (TV Series)
Storyteller
 2006 Berry's Way (TV Movie)
Berry Cotterell
 2006 Penelope
Krull
 2005 Mirrormask
Cops 1-4
 2003 Little Robots (TV Series)
Sporty
- Reach for the Sky (2003) ... Sporty (voice)
- Spotty Rules (2003) ... Sporty (voice)
- Scary Scary (2003) ... Sporty (voice)
 2003 Lenny Henry in Pieces (TV Series)
- Episode #2.2 (2003)
 2001 Goodbye, Mr Steadman (TV Movie)
Roy Buchanan
 2000 French & Saunders Live (Video)
Dimco announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1999-2000 Hope & Glory (TV Series)
Ian George
- Episode #3.6 (2000) ... Ian George
- Episode #3.5 (2000) ... Ian George
- Episode #3.4 (2000) ... Ian George
- Episode #3.3 (2000) ... Ian George
- Episode #3.2 (2000) ... Ian George
 1999 The Man (TV Movie)
Dennis Jackson
 1998 Lenny Goes to Town (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Dundee (1998) ... Various Characters
- Northhampton (1998) ... Various Characters
- Brighton (1998) ... Various Characters
- Cambridge (1998) ... Various Characters
- Port Talbot (1998) ... Various Characters
 1993-1996 Chef! (TV Series)
Gareth
- Paris? Jamaica? (1996) ... Gareth
- Rochelle (1996) ... Gareth
- Love in the Air (1996) ... Gareth
- Lessons in Talking (1996) ... Gareth
- Reeny/Renée (1996) ... Gareth
 1996 Famous Fred (Short)
Fred (voice)
 1988-1996 French and Saunders (TV Series)
Opening Narrator / Richard
- Dr. Quimn, Mad Woman (1996) ... (voice, uncredited)
- French & Saunders: The Special Edition (1993) ... Opening Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- Episode #2.5 (1988) ... Richard
 1994 White Goods (TV Movie)
Charlie Collins
 1993 Prince Cinders (Short)
Bouncer (voice, uncredited)
 1992 In Dreams (TV Movie)
Lenny / Michael Jackson / Prince
 1991 Screen One (TV Series)
Stevie 'Smudger' Smith
- Alive and Kicking (1991) ... Stevie 'Smudger' Smith
 1991 True Identity
Miles Pope
 1990 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Steve Wild / Warder
- Oxford (1990) ... Steve Wild
- South Atlantic Raiders: Part 1 (1990) ... Warder
 1989 Work Experience (Short)
Terence
 1988 The Suicide Club
Cam
 1987 Spitting Image: The Ronnie and Nancy Show (TV Short) (voice)
 1987 Screen Two (TV Series)
Ritchie Lee
 1986 Lenny Henry Tonite (TV Series)
Various Characters
- What a Country! (1986) ... Various Characters
- Pratt Outta Hell (1986) ... Various Characters
- Popsi (1986) ... Various Characters
- Neighbourhood Watch (1986) ... Various Characters
- Heavenly Romance (1986) ... Various Characters
 1985 Happy Families (TV Series)
Hollywood Hobo
- Cassie (1985) ... Hollywood Hobo
 1984 The Young Ones (TV Series)
Postman
- Summer Holiday (1984) ... Postman
 1980 Tiswas (TV Series)
Various
- Episode dated 5 April 1980 (1980) ... Various
 1979 The Ronnie Corbett Special (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1979)
 1975 The Summer Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1975)
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Other Works:

(1980s) TV commercial for Smith's Square Crisps. See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 3 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Lenny Henry CBE | Shrunken Head | Sir Lenny Henry

Height:

6' 2½" (1.9 m)
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Personal Quote:

When I started, I was surrounded by a predominantly white workforce. Thirty-two years later, not a lot has changed. See more »

Trivia:

He was the voice of the shrunken head, that hung from the rear view mirror of The Knight Bus in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban". See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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