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LENNY Henry Lenworth George Henry CBE (born 29 August 1958), better known as Lenny Henry, is an English writer, comedian and actor. Early life
Henry was born in Dudley, the son of parents who emigrated to England from Jamaica in the 1950s.
 has won a prestigious outstanding newcomer award for his role as Shakespeare's Othello.

Better known as a TV comic, Lenny confirmed his transition to serious actor after scooping the coveted gong at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

He took on the role in February, having been persuaded to tread the boards while recording a BBC BBC
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Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927.
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Lenny, who is married to Dawn French, picked up the accolade after more than 30 years in showbusiness.

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 as a youngster, told the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards ceremony: "I must be the oldest newcomer there has ever been - which means there is hope for Bruce Forsyth's King Lear."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 24, 2009
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