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Actor and comedian known for his various roles on film, TV and stage. He was born in Largs, Scotland, in 1953. He has an older brother and a twin sister. His debut film was The Sender (1982), a horror feature in which he played a patient. His next film was The Bounty (1984) with Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins. He has also appeared in Henry V (1989)... See full bio »
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 2014 Blandings (TV Series)
Lord Didcot
- Necessary Rhino (2014) ... Lord Didcot
 2013/I Filth
Bob Toal
 2012 Shameless (TV Series)
Father McGinn
- Episode #10.7 (2012) ... Father McGinn
 2012 The Domino Effect
Talk Show Host
 2012 Dead Boss (TV Series)
Sir Humphreys
- Episode #1.6 (2012) ... Sir Humphreys
 2011-2012 Skins (TV Series)
Geoff Fitzgerald
- Franky (2012) ... Geoff Fitzgerald
- Franky (2011) ... Geoff Fitzgerald
 2011 Little Crackers (TV Series)
Dr. Edward Cole
 2011 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
Tebbit
- The Hunt for Tony Blair (2011) ... Tebbit
 2011 Rab C. Nesbitt (TV Series)
Chief Inspector Haggerty
- Broke (2011) ... Chief Inspector Haggerty
 2011 Outnumbered (TV Series)
Vicar
- Episode #4.1 (2011) ... Vicar
 2011 The Real American: Joe McCarthy (Documentary)
Joseph McCarthy
 2010 Just William (TV Series)
Mr. Wellbecker
- William Holds the Stage (2010) ... Mr. Wellbecker
 2010 Spies and Lies (TV Movie)
Major Kenneth Folkes
 2010 Sherlock (TV Series)
Kenny Prince
 2010 The Making of Plus One
Derek - the line producer
 2009 Nativity!
Mr. Lore
 2009 The Last Station
Dushan
 2009 Breaking the Mould (TV Movie)
Edward Mellanby
 2009 Margaret (TV Movie)
Geoffrey Howe
 2008 Bitter (Short)
Paul
 2008 Inconceivable
Finbar 'Finn' Darrow
 2007 Oliver Twist (TV Series)
Mr Sowerberry
 2007/V Intervention
Joe
 2007 Ronni Ancona & Co. (TV Series)
Special Guest
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... Special Guest
- Episode #1.1 (2007) ... Special Guest
 2007 Hotel Babylon (TV Series)
Donovan Credo
 2007 New Tricks (TV Series)
Dr Finlay McKenzie
 2007 Comic Relief 2007: The Big One (TV Movie)
Various Characters
 2007 Reichenbach Falls (TV Movie)
Professor Bell
 2006 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller
- Muddle Earth (2006) ... Storyteller
 2006 Low Winter Sun (TV Movie)
Prof Barry Lennox
 2005 The English Harem (TV Movie)
Ridley
 2005 Absolute Power (TV Series)
John Kennedy
- Spinning America (2005) ... John Kennedy
 2005 Rag Tale
Felix Sty
 2004 Five Children and It
Peasemarsh
 2004 Lighthouse Hill
Mr. Reynard
 2004 Hawking (TV Movie)
Dennis Sciama
 2004 The Legend of the Tamworth Two (TV Movie)
Rival Editor
 2004 The Loch Ness Kelpie (Short)
Kelpie
 2004 Stella Street
Mrs. Huggett / Keith Richard / Jeremy Hickman / ...
 2003 The Key (TV Series)
Spencer
 2003 The Lost Prince (TV Movie)
Mr. Hansell
 2003 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Barrett Filby
- Painted in Blood (2003) ... Barrett Filby
 2002 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Charlie Penn
- Dialogues of the Dead: Part 2 (2002) ... Charlie Penn
- Dialogues of the Dead: Part 1 (2002) ... Charlie Penn
 2002 Gangs of New York
Harry Watkins - Lincoln
 2002 George Eliot: A Scandalous Life (TV Movie)
George Henry Lewes
 2001-2002 Doctor Who: Death Comes to Time (TV Mini-Series)
General Tannis
- Death Comes to Time (2002) ... General Tannis (voice)
- No Child of Earth (2002) ... General Tannis (voice)
- The Child (2002) ... General Tannis (voice)
- Planet of Blood (2002) ... General Tannis (voice)
 2002 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series)
John Corntel
- Well Schooled in Murder (2002) ... John Corntel
 2001 Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (TV Series)
Combe Fishacre
- O Happy Isle (2001) ... Combe Fishacre
 2001 Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Prof. Rutherford
- The Kingdom of Bones (2001) ... Prof. Rutherford
 2001 High Heels and Low Lifes
Director
 2000 One of the Hollywood Ten
Paul Jarrico
 2000 Stella Street (TV Series)
Al Pacino / Joe Pesci
- Episode #3.1 (2000) ... Al Pacino / Joe Pesci
 1999 Faeries
Chudley (voice)
 1999 The Man (TV Movie)
Jerry Barnes
 1998 Queen's Park Story (TV Short)
The Owl
 1998 Cousin Bette
Musical Director
 1998 In the Red (TV Series)
Hercules Fortescue
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Hercules Fortescue
 1997 My Night with Reg
Daniel
 1996 The Treasure Seekers (TV Movie)
Redman
 1996 The Adventures of Pinocchio
Professor
 1995 A Midwinter's Tale
Terry Du Bois (Queen Gertrude)
 1994 Citizen Locke (TV Movie)
John Locke
 1992 Freddie as F.R.O.7.
Scotty (voice)
 1991 Jute City (TV Movie)
McMurdo
 1991 The Pope Must Diet
Dino
 1991 The New Statesman (TV Series)
Lord Penistone
- Let Them Sniff Cake (1991) ... Lord Penistone
 1990 Die Fledermaus (TV Movie)
Frosch
 1990 One Foot in the Grave (TV Series)
The voice of
- Dramatic Fever (1990) ... The voice of (voice)
 1990 Sweet Revenge
John
 1990 The Best of 'The Lenny Henry Show' (Video)
Special Guest
 1989 John Sessions (TV Series)
 1989 Henry V
Macmorris
 1989 A Day in Summer (TV Movie)
Croser
 1989 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
Radio Voice Overs
- Four and Twenty Blackbirds (1989) ... Radio Voice Overs (voice)
 1988 Whoops Apocalypse
Mr. Sweetzer
 1988 Menace Unseen (TV Mini-Series)
Larry Knight
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Larry Knight
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Larry Knight
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Larry Knight
 1987 Porterhouse Blue (TV Series)
Zipser
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Zipser
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Zipser
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Zipser
 1987 Spitting Image: The 1987 Movie Awards (TV Movie) (voice)
 1987 Spitting Image: The Ronnie and Nancy Show (TV Short) (voice)
 1986 The Madness Museum (TV Movie)
Dr. Arthur Foulis Uwins
 1986 Girls on Top (TV Series)
Rodney
- Who's Ya Uncle Shelley? (1986) ... Rodney
 1986 Castaway
Man in Pub
 1986 Spitting Image (TV Series)
Prince Edward / Caspar Weinberger / Laurence Olivier / ...
- Episode #4.6 (1986) ... (voice)
- Episode #4.5 (1986) ... (voice)
- Episode #4.4 (1986) ... (voice)
 1986 Sky Bandits
Flight
 1986 Boon (TV Series)
Barney Spitz
- Box 13 (1986) ... Barney Spitz
 1985 Happy Families (TV Series)
Dean
- Cassie (1985) ... Dean
 1985 Tender Is the Night (TV Mini-Series)
Young Scot
 1985 The Lenny Henry Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.1 (1985)
 1984 Laugh??? I Nearly Paid My Licence Fee (TV Series)
Various Roles
 1984 The Bounty
John Smith
 1984 Danger: Marmalade at Work (TV Series)
Scorpion
- 007 1/2 (1984) ... Scorpion
 1982 The Sender
Patient
Show Show Writer (9 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (41 credits)
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He acted in Ben Jonson's play, "The Alchemist," at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Stephen Moore, Gavin Richards, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Paul Bown, Daniel Peacock, Terence Longdon, and Griff Rhys Jones in the cast. See more »

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Studied for a Ph.D. at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, but did not complete the doctorate. See more »

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