Award winning comedian. renowned actor, documentary maker and founding member of Comic Relief, Lenny needs no introduction. A pioneer in is field, he is available as a comedy cabaret performer or speaker, incorporating the importance of leadership, goal setting, teamwork and mentoring.
BAFTA honoured Sir Lenny Henry first came to the public eye as a young comedian on the talent show New Faces. From there he secured himself a regular slot on the popular Saturday morning show TISWAS before progressing to Three of A Kind with David Copperfield and Tracy Ullman. His efforts ultimately landed him his own comedy sketch show where his comedy character creations included the likes of Delbert Wilkins and Theophilus P Wildebeest thus releasing his true comedy potential.
Lenny went on to star in the sitcom Chef and drama series Hope and Glory before making his Hollywood debut in Disney’s True Identity. Subsequent acclaimed television performances include roles in Broadchurch and The Syndicate.
Now multi award-winning, his West End acting debut came in Shakespeare’s Othello for which he received much critical acclaim and has since played Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors in The Olivier Theatre at The National.
Other stage performances include roles in Fences, on tour and in the West End, Rudy’s Rare Records in Birmingham and London and Educating Rita at the Chichester Festival.
Away from performing Lenny is known worldwide for his humanitarian work with Comic Relief, having co-founded the major UK Charity in 1985 and which is behind Red Nose Day and Sport Relief.
Not surprisingly, Sir Lenny is in great demand as a host, speaker or entertaining cabaret performer at a wide variety of corporate events. His credits and clients to date include; the TV Choice Awards, Motown Music Launch, The Olivier Awards, Sony Entertainment Television Asia and the Learning Skills Council.