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      Lenny Henry

      Lenny Henry

      Highest Rated: 88% My Name Is Leon (2022)

      Lowest Rated: 50% True Identity (1991)

      Birthday: Aug 29, 1958

      Birthplace: Dudley, England, UK

      This black British comic quickly rose to fame as a teenaged impressionist. The son of Jamaican immigrants, Lenny Henry started doing impersonations in his early teens, eventually winning the TV talent showcase "New Faces" in 1975. With his newfound fame, he went on to make guest appearances on popular comedies (i.e., "The Fosters") and children's shows (e.g., "TISWAS") before teaming with Tracey Ullman and David Copperfield for the variety show "Three of a Kind" (1981). Henry went on to headline a number of other variety series before eventually turning to character comedy. In 1984, he toured with "Stand Up-Get Down," based on his popular recording. Henry moved into more character based comedy, eventually headlining his own sitcom (the self-titled "The Lenny Henry Show" in 1987-88). He found international fame, at least with discerning viewers of public television in the USA, playing the sometimes exasperated titular "Chef!," a sitcom he headlined for three seasons in England from 1993-96. Henry moved to the big screen as a waiter who befriends an unhappy heiress (Mariel Hemingway) in "The Suicide Club" (1988). His concert performance film "Lenny Live/Lenny Live and Unleashed" (1989) captured his routines and proved popular in his homeland.

      Highest rated movies

      My Name Is Leon
      Black Classical Music: The Forgotten History
      Penelope
      True Identity

      Photos

      Lenny Henry LENNY LIVE AND UNLEASHED, Lenny Henry, 1989. ©Palace Pictures LENNY LIVE AND UNLEASHED, Lenny Henry (front), 1989. ©Palace Pictures LENNY LIVE AND UNLEASHED, Lenny Henry (as Steve Martin), 1989. ©Palace Pictures TRUE IDENTITY, Lenny Henry, Frank Langella, 1991 LENNY LIVE AND UNLEASHED, Lenny Henry (as Eddie Murphy), 1989. ©Palace Pictures LENNY LIVE AND UNLEASHED, Lenny Henry, 1989. ©Palace Pictures LENNY LIVE AND UNLEASHED, Lenny Henry, 1989. ©Palace Pictures TRUE IDENTITY, Lenny Henry, 1991. ©Buena Vista Pictures TRUE IDENTITY, Lenny Henry, 1991. ©Buena Vista Pictures TRUE IDENTITY, Lenny Henry, Anne-Marie Johnson, 1991. ©Buena Vista Pictures TRUE IDENTITY, Lenny Henry, 1991 TRUE IDENTITY, Lenny Henry, 1991 Gordon Ramsay's F Word, Lenny Henry, 'Episode 2', Season 5, Ep. #2, 08/09/2011, ©BBCAMERICA

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      88% No Score Yet My Name Is Leon Mr. Johnson (Character) - 2022
      80% No Score Yet Black Classical Music: The Forgotten History Presenter (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zog Narrator (Voice) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lenny Henry Birthday Show Unknown (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 82% Zog Unknown (Character) - 2018
      86% 60% The Pirates! Band of Misfits Peg-Leg Hastings (Voice) $375.9K 2012
      No Score Yet 83% Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts Unknown (Character) - 2011
      53% 73% Penelope Krull (Character) $10.0M 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Goodbye Mr. Steadman Roy Buchanan (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Dennis Jackson (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hope & Glory Ian George (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Neverwhere Writer - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet White Goods Charlie Collins (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chef! Unknown (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alive and Kicking Stevie "Smudger" Smith (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 73% Bernard and the Genie Josephus the Genie (Character) - 1991
      50% 24% True Identity Miles Pope (Character) $4.7M 1991
      No Score Yet 67% The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball Unknown (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lenny Live and Unleashed Self - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Coast to Coast Ritchie Lee (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Suicide Club Cam (Character) - 1987

      TV

      Credit
      83% 38% The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Sadoc Burrows (Character) 2022 2024
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Masked Singer Guest 2024
      88% No Score Yet Three Little Birds Executive Producer,
      Creator,
      Writer
      2023
      28% 13% The Witcher: Blood Origin Chief David Balor (Character) 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2019 2021-2022
      95% 67% The Long Song on Masterpiece Godfrey (Character) 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Black is the New Black Guest 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Syndicate Godfrey Watson (Character) 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tinga Tinga Tales Elephant (Character) 2010-2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Live at the Apollo Host 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chef! Gareth (Character) 1993-1994 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Neverwhere Writer 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comic Strip Presents Unknown (Character) 1990
      No Score Yet 96% The Young Ones Postman (Guest Star) 1984