The advert, from , parodied a well-known scene from the film The Shining , with Lenny Henry spoofing the scene originally starring Jack Nicholson , by smashing a door with an axe and then thrusting his head through the door saying: The show returned in , however, Henry was replaced by Darren McMullen. Henry was criticised for his opening sketch for the Comic Relief, during which he spoofed the film The King's Speech and grew impatient with Colin Firth 's portrayal of King George VI as he stammered over his speech.
The Sun reported that the British Stammering Association had branded the sketch as "a gross and disgusting gleefulness at pointing out someone else's misfortune". In , 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.
In , Danny and the Human Zoo a ninety-minute film for television was made and shown, written by Henry and directed by Destiny Ekaragha , it was a fictionalised account of the former's life as a teenager in s Dudley. In February , 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: This has come about from a completely genuine desire to do a piece of theatrical work.
Henry received widespread critical acclaim in the role. Charles Spencer in the Daily Telegraph said "This is one of the most astonishing debuts in Shakespeare I have ever seen. It is impossible to praise too highly Henry's courage in taking on so demanding and exposed a role, and then performing it with such authority and feeling. The frenzy within his imagination explodes into rage and, finally, wretchedness.
It's not a subtle reading but it works powerfully in this context. Henry has said that he saw parallels between himself and Othello. Eventually I thought 'where are they all? Things have changed a bit, but rarely at the BBC do I meet anyone of colour in a position of power.
The production was scheduled to transfer to the West End of London from 11 September to 12 December , to be performed at the Trafalgar Studios in Whitehall. He was introduced to Shakespeare when he made the Radio 4 series Lenny and Will , which saw him going "in search of the magic of Shakespeare in performance". The production was selected to be broadcast live to selected cinemas worldwide in March as part of the National Theatre Live programme. Henry's performance gained generally very positive reviews.
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Paul Taylor in The Independent wrote that "Henry beautifully conveys the tragicomic plight of an innocent abroad. The album consists of both covers of blues classics, as well as original tracks co-written by Lenny. Henry met Dawn French on the alternative comedy circuit. They married in in Covent Garden , London. They adopted a daughter, Billie. It was reported that the separation was amicable. They had decided to separate in October the previous year but left it until then as they were still in discussion over the separation.
The Sports Film, Screenwriting and Diversity: Henry has been an open critic of British television's lack of ethnic diversity in its programming.
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During a speech at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in March , he called the lack of minorities "appalling," and he has continued to raise the issue publicly since. In , Henry was made a fellow of the Royal Television Society. Special Award in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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