Sir Lenny Henry is widely regarded as one of the UK’s best-known and most beloved performers.  A comedian since the age of 16, he has risen from cult star on children’s television to a one of Britain’s best-known comedians, as well as an actor, writer, blue singer and co-creator of Comic Relief.

Lenny received a knighthood in the Queen’s 2015 Birthday Honours for services to drama and charity and in 2016 he was awarded the BAFTA Television: Special Award.  In addition, he has won many awards including the Monaco Red Cross and The Golden Nymph Award at The Monte Carlo Television Festival, the Radio & Television Industry Club Award for BBC Personality of the Year, The Golden Rose at the Montreux Television Festival and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Comedy Awards.

Lenny first found fame as a comedy impressionist on 70’s TV talent show, New Faces and is best known for his appearances on TISWAS, Three of a Kind, The Lenny Henry Show, Hope & Glory, Lenny Henry in Pieces and Chef!

He has completed many sell-out live stand-up tours in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

On radio, Lenny worked for three years as a DJ on BBC Radio 1. He has also worked extensively for Radio 4, starring in the comedy Rudy’s Rare Records and presenting the series Lenny and Will.

He made his West End acting debut in the role of Othello in the Northern Broadsides production at the Trafalgar Studios. His portrayal won him critical acclaim and the London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Newcomer.  Lenny returns to the stage in 2017, playing the lead in an adaptation of Brecht’s The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui.  His acting credentials also include a key role in the third series of the hit ITV show Broadchurch.

Alongside this fantastic and varied career, Lenny has also made time to study.  He graduated in English Literature, (BA Hons), with the Open University in 2007 before going on to study for an MA in screenwriting for television and film at Royal Holloway, where he received a distinction and where he is now studying for a PhD in screenwriting.

A guaranteed success for any corporate event, Lenny Henry is the perfect choice for host, speaker or as an entertaining cabaret act. Previous corporate clients include TV Choice Awards, Motown Music Launch, The Olivier Awards, BNP Parabas, Sony Entertainment Television Asia, Movers & Shakers, Learning Skills Council, William Reed, Union Learn, London University Purchasing Consortium, and Kush Housing Association.

*Photography by Jack Lawson.

?I just wanted to take a moment to say what a star Lenny is. ..Lenny was quite definitely the best Host they have ever had…

[The client] was thrilled at Lenny?s entrance song, could not get over what a fantastic singer Lenny is and how tightly rehearsed the whole thing was. Lenny was spot on. He says Lenny was superb throughout the whole awards show he was really funny and the audience loved him. There are certainly some excellent comments on Twitter this morning…. Lenny adlibbed, kept control and his experience showed through. Lenny was a consummate professional through the whole booking start to end

NATIONAL GRADUATE RECRUITMENT AWARDS 2015


Thank you for all your amazing help with Lenny and launch. Lenny and John were terrific and it went so well, we couldn’t have hoped for better!

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL LAUNCH


Very happy thanks! Lenny was a dream to work with?

THE OLIVIER AWARDS 2015


I wanted to extend my heartfelt thanks to you both and Lenny for such a sterling effort last week?.Please also pass on my massive appreciation to Lenny. He was a complete star on the night in the face of some sharp-end show-cutting shenanigans and he was the perfect host for the show. Everyone loved him?

KPMG STAFF EVENT 2014


I have heard back from the client and they were absolutely thrilled with Lenny!! The feedback couldn?t be better; they loved how patient and flexible he was and were blown away by how personal he made it to SPAR. They said everyone (including the children) was recounting his jokes the next day! So absolutely fantastic!!!

CAPPER & CO (SPAR) GALA DINNER, DUBROVNIK, JUNE 2011


Just a note to let you know how absolutely thrilled we all were with your wonderful performance at our conference this week. It really got us off to a fantastic start, setting the tone for the whole event and putting us all on a ?high? that we really haven?t come down from yet! And how you managed to get so many laughs out of the briefing we sent you, we?ll never know! Everyone has told me how brilliant they thought you were…. Thanks for making our conference a great one, Lenny

LONDON UNIVERSITY PURCHASING CONSORTIUM, BI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON UNIVERSITY PURCHASING 2009


The event was a triumph and in no small way thanks to Lenny. He was absolutely great. He changed the mood as ever with his stand up and was really good with all the winners of awards in the presentations. What a pro!

THE UNION LEARNING FUND AWARDS 2010


The overall feedback has been very positive indeed and I must admit that I have never seen the Networkshop audience quite so enlivened at a Conference Dinner!… His musical session with Ken on the Guitar was great fun!… We loved the JANET community renaming ? ?The JANETERS?. A real gem and one that has caught on since… How do we follow Lenny Henry next year for this event?!

JANET UK NETWORKSHOP 38 CONFERENCE DINNER 2010


Needless to say, [Lenny] was brilliant! The feedback is now starting to roll in and we?ve had nothing but positive comments about his performances and the event as a whole. From me personally, a big thank you…I would very much like to work with both Lenny and John again!

Although I was still very fragile from the previous night?s escapades, I have never laughed that much ever…really ever!!! Lenny Henry rocked.?
Compere compare Lenny Henry was an ideal person for the job, he kept everybody [all 2000 + people] entertained.

?I absolutely loved Lenny Henry. I think he was fantastic! He definitely made the conference fun, and presented very well indeed!

ANNUAL FLIGHT CENTRE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2009 (VARIOUS FEEDBACK)


Brilliant, Superb, Fantastic!

CICREATE


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