Date of Birth: 08/29/1958
Place of birth: Dudley
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Author: Ivan Matkovskiy
Henry was born in Dudley (Dudley), in a family of Jamaican immigrants. After graduating from high school in Dudley area, he entered the WR Tuson College College.
In 1975 Lenuort signed a contract with his first manager, Robert Luff (Robert Luff). The contract gave Henry the opportunity to start to act in one of the projects Luff, `Show Black and White Ministrelya` (` The Black and White Minstrel Show`); however, in July of 2009, Henry said that this act shows it forced the contract, and that he is now on his work in this project greatly regret.
Henry first appeared on television talent show `New Faces`; in 1975 he was able to win in this competition winning his parody of Stevie Wonder (Stevie Wonder). A year later, Lenny got the part in the first British series with mostly blacks ensemble cast, `The Fosters`; with him in this show was filmed Norman Beaton (Norman Beaton).
In 1980, Henry spent the summer season in Blackpool (Blackpool), working with the comedy duo `Cannon and Ball`. It was the first time this summer, Lenny felt like to be a really serious response from its viewers.
In the period from 1978 to 1981, the second child of Henry led the program `Tiswas` and wrote the script for the comedy project` Three of a Kind`.
In 1984, the BBC came the first series of `Lenny Shaw Genri` (` The Lenny Henry Show`); the show consisted mainly of stand-up numbers - in particular, the already familiar Henry parodies of various celebrities. Lenny continued to operate in their own sketches and created them in Blackpool images. The main writer of the project over 90 was John Kanter (Jon Canter); in various formats, the program has held in the etheric grid of about 20 years.
In the early 90`s Henry starred in Hollywood film `Change lichnosti` (` True Identity`); much success with the audience, however, this pattern has not conceived. Much more successful was his television role - in the 90`s Lenny just shine as the choleric chef Gareth Blackstock (Gareth Blackstock) from the comedy series `chef` ( `Chef`!)!. In 1996, Henry - paired with yourself Neil Gaiman (Neil Gaiman) - produced a dramatic television series `Zadvere` (` Neverwhere`).
Some time Lenny tried his hand as a singer; he worked in the soul style. Among his most notable projects of the time were involved in the recording of the album by Kate Bush (Kate Bush) `The Red Shoes` and performance paired with the very David Gilmour (David Gilmour) of the` Pink Floyd` in a charity concert `International Fund Amnistiya` (Amnesty International). Later Henry more than once tried to sing; in general, however, he concluded that he had little future in the world of music there. Lenny chose to return to the familiar ground to him - comedy scene.
In 2003, Henry was named one of the 50 most ridiculous figures of British comedy version `The Observer`; a year later, `The Sunday Times` gave him 15th place in the list of the best black comedians of all time.
Together with his ex-wife, yumoristka Dawn French, Henry is actively working on a charitable company `Comic Relief`; not once, not twice, he commissioned the fund participated in various comedy shows. Quite often, Henry was shot and in advertising - in particular, the advertising of various New Zealand dairy products; Lenny in the UK - in the form of one of his most famous characters, Theophilus Uayldbista (Theophilus P. Wildebeeste) - muesli advertised and non-alcoholic lager.