August 29, 1958: British comedian Lenny Henry born

Lenny Henry (1958-)

Lenny Henry is a British stand-up comedian, actor, singer, writer, and television presenter, known for co-founding charity Comic Relief, and presenting various television programmes, including the comedy Chef!, and The Magicians for BBC One. He is currently the Chancellor of Birmingham City University.

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20th Century Highlights

  • The Fosters (TV, 1976-1977), “Sonny Foster”
  • Tiswas (TV, 1974-1982), presenter
  • Three of a Kind (TV, 1981-1983), performer, co-writer
  • The Lenny Henry Show (TV, 1984-1985, 1987-1988, 1995, 2004-2005), performer, co-writer
  • Coast To Coast (TV, 1987), “Ritchie Lee”
  • True Identity (1991), “Miles Pope”
  • Bernard and the Genie (TV, 1991), “Josephus”
  • Chef! (TV, 1993-1996), “Gareth Blackstock”
  • Hope and Glory (TV, 1999-2000), “Ian George”

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