Lenny Henry

2021 Red Nose Day raises over £52million

 A stonking £52,025,485 has been raised by the British public during this year's Red Nose Day for Comic Relief, with donations still pouring in. Friday night's TV extravaganza was hosted by Lenny, Davina McCall, Paddy McGuinness, Alesha Dixon and David Tennant and featured live performances, hilarious sketches and one-off comedy specials, while also showcasing the incredible impact that […]

‘My Name Is Leon’ commissioned for BBC One

BBC One’s adaptation of Kit de Waal’s award-winning novel ‘My Name Is Leon’, produced by Douglas Road Productions, has been announced. Lenny will join an incredible cast for this 90 minute film, including Malachi Kirby (Small Axe; Devils; Black Mirror; Roots), Monica Dolan (A Very English Scandal; Talking Heads), Olivia Williams (Counterpart; The Father), Christopher Eccleston (The A […]

Lenny on Channel 4 News

Lenny spoke to Cathy Newman from Channel 4 News about his new book Access All Areas - written with former Chair of the Royal Television society’s Diversity Committee Marcus Ryder,  which is published today. You can watch the interview here. More black, more female and employing more disabled people - that’s what Lenny says broadcasters […]

Lenny publishes new book on Diversity - Access All Areas

Lenny has just published a new book - written with former Chair of the Royal Television society's Diversity Committee Marcus Ryder - Access All Areas: The Diversity Manifesto for TV and Beyond. Lenny rang up the Office for National Statistics to confirm something he'd been thinking about for a long time, and they told him that […]

Lenny narrates 'Zog and the Flying Doctors' on BBC One, Christmas Day

Lenny has narrated ‘Zog and the Flying Doctors’, which will be shown on Christmas Day at 2.45pm on BBC One.   This new 30 minute animated family adventure is based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Lenny, who also narrated the BBC One 2018 adaptation of Zog, said: “These Donaldson and Scheffler productions […]

A Christmas message from Lenny

Click here to read a Christmas message from Lenny.

ITV Commissions Lenny’s ‘Three Little Birds’

ITV has commissioned ‘Three Little Birds’, written by Lenny and produced by Douglas Road Productions in association with Tiger Aspect Productions. Lenny said: “My mother spoke often about how difficult life was back in the day when she first arrived in Britain to begin her new life. The stories she told and indeed the narratives […]

Lenny announced to star in Amazon’s Lord Of The Rings TV series

It has been announced that Lenny will star Amazon’s brand new Lord Of The Rings TV series, which will be available to watch on the streaming site in 2021.   Click here for further information.
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Lenny to publish a series of children's books

Lenny is delighted to announce that he will be writing a series of seven children’s books, to be published by Macmillan Children's Books.  There will be four fiction titles and three picture books. Lenny’s debut fiction title will be published in Autumn 2021 and his first picture book, You Can Do Anything, Tyrone - the story of […]

Lenny chats to Amanda Palmer on her podcast 'The Art of Asking Everything'

Lenny chats to singer Amanda Palmer on her podcast 'The Art of Asking Everything'. Humour. Armour. Racism. Voice. How our youth really shapes why we want to do what we wanna do, especially when we are drawn to the stage. Amanda and Lenny talk candidly about the paradoxes of celebrity and social media. How he […]

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