Sir Lenny Henry

Comedian, poverty campaigner
Lenny Henry

Sir Lenny Henry began his career at the age of 16, rising from being a cult star on children’s television to becoming one of Britain’s best-known comedians, as well as a writer and an award-winning actor.

First finding fame as a comedy impressionist on a 70’s TV talent show, Lenny has appeared in numerous TV shows, and sold out live stand-up tours in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. His work has won him many awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Comedy Awards and British Academy Television Special Award.

In 2009 Lenny’s career took a new turn when he made his West End acting debut in the role of Othello at the Trafalgar Studios. His portrayal won him huge critical acclaim and the London Evening Standard’s Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer.

Lenny was awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to charity and drama, which he received in 2015.

Alongside his work on stage and screen, Lenny is probably best known for his role in Comic Relief, the charity he co-founded with Richard Curtis in 1985. Lenny is also a vocal advocate of Diversity in the Arts and in 2018, having completed a course at Royal Holloway University of London, Lenny received a PhD in Media Arts.

Lenny’s stage presence, energy and skill makes him a perfect choice for corporate events. One of the most experienced acts on the circuit, he brings that extra star quality, professionalism and always a personal and tailored performance to any event.

Lenny Henry