Sir Lenny Henry

Sir Lenny Henry

A comedian since the age of 16, Sir Lenny Henry has risen from a star of children’s television to one of the country’s most admired personalities. Over the years, he has also demonstrated his talent as a writer, singer and DJ; he is also a co-creator of Comic Relief.

In 2015, Lenny received a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to drama and charity. He also received the BAFTA Television Special Recognition Award in 2016.

Lenny is passionate about the lack of diversity in the media, not just in front of the camera but importantly behind it too. To this end, he has created the Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity alongside Birmingham University.

With a career spanning over 40 years, Lenny has established himself as a natural actor and comedian, as well as a pioneer of diversity and representation. As an after-dinner speak or event host, audiences revel in his life story and feel inspired by his aim to make the media industry all inclusive.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book Comedy Legend Sir Lenny Henry for your next event.

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The client was thrilled at Lenny’s entrance song. They could not get over what a fantastic singer Lenny is and how tightly rehearsed the whole thing was. Lenny was spot on and 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 Finnish.
National Graduate Recruitment Awards

Lenny was a dream to work with.
The Olivier Awards

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

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

Lenny was absolutely hilarious. Our audience loved every minute and he had really personalised his material to our brand.
Capper & Co Ltd. Gala Dinner, Dubrovnik

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