23 Facts About Lenny Henry

1. Sir Lenny Henry is believed to have dropped a whopping three stone thanks to a vegetarian diet.

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2. Sir Lenny Henry has been awarded a surprise fellowship of the Royal Television Society at its Programme Awards for his work raising awareness of diversity in the industry.

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3. Sir Lenny Henry delivers a letter signed by a string of stars, to 10 Downing Street, London, calling for tax breaks for UK film and TV productions to improve diversity and inclusion behind the camera.

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4. Sir Lenny Henry has called for the BBC and other broadcasters to do more to boost diversity, saying it's "not enough to have more people in EastEnders and doing the weather".

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5. Sir Lenny Henry will host a TV celebration of musical masterpieces inspired by WW1.

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6. Sir Lenny Henry leads calls for more diversity in television and film.

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7. Sir Lenny Henry will deliver a letter to 10 Downing Street in an attempt to increase the number of women, BAME and disabled people working in film and TV.

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8. Sir Lenny Henry calls for tax relief to increase representation in film and TV.

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9. Sir Lenny Henry has called for the BBC and other broadcasters to do more to boost diversity, saying it's "not enough to have more people in.

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10. Sir Lenny Henry delivered a letter to 10 Downing Street in an attempt to increase the number of women, BAME and disabled people working in film and TV.

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11. Sir Lenny Henry calls for TV and film tax break to boost diversity.

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12. Sir Lenny Henry leads celebrity calls for tax break to boost diversity in entertainment industry.

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13. On 20 July 2016, Lenny Henry was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Nottingham Trent University in recognition of his significant contribution to British comedy and drama, along with his achievements in international charity work.

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14. In 2016, Lenny Henry was made a fellow of the Royal Television Society.

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15. In July 2016, Lenny Henry became the chancellor of Birmingham City University to help inspire young people particularly in the West Midlands to get into learning.

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16. On 6 April 2010, French and Lenny Henry announced they were separating after 25 years of marriage.

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17. In November 2011, Lenny Henry made his debut at the Royal National Theatre in London in Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, directed by Dominic Cooke, in which he played the character of Antipholus of Syracuse.

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18. In February 2009, Lenny Henry appeared in the Northern Broadsides production of Othello, in the title role, at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, directed by Barrie Rutter, who, before the production opened, said of the decision to cast him: "knives might be out at me or at Lenny.

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19. In 2014, Lenny Henry appeared in and produced a play based on his radio show Rudy's Rare Records, which played at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre before moving on to a run in London.

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20. In 2010, Lenny Henry produced and starred in a five-part web series for the BBC Comedy website, Conversations with my Wife, about a fictional couple conversing over Skype while the wife is away on business leaving the husband to hold the fort at home.

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21. On 16 March 2007, Lenny Henry made a cameo appearance as himself in a sketch with Catherine Tate, who appeared in the guise of her character Geordie Georgie from The Catherine Tate Show.

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22. In 2003, Lenny Henry was listed in The Observer as one of the fifty funniest acts in British comedy.

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23. In the early 1990s, Lenny Henry starred in the Hollywood film True Identity, in which his character pretended to be a white person to avoid the mob.

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