Lenny Henry

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Windrush 75th anniversary is ‘diamond jubilee for Britain’, say campaigners
Lenny Henry and Tristram Hunt are among representatives of the arts to call for national celebrations

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

03, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Andrew Nickolds obituary
Comedy writer who worked on Maureen Lipman’s Agony, The Lenny Henry Show, Ed Reardon’s Week and Dave Podmore

Matthew Engel

20, Dec, 2022 @11:43 AM

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Adele the academic? Why mature students are top of the swots
The pop singer has announced plans to take a mid-career break and study English literature. As I found out, there’s no better time to do it

Andrea Busfield

30, Oct, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Lenny Henry on his roaring 60s, writing for kids and facing Lord of the Rings trolls: ‘They sit in their pants, slagging off anything different’
His mother warned him not to overstretch; his partner tells him to be more choosy. But Lenny Henry (actor, comedian, campaigner, author, hobbit) just can’t help himself

Tom Lamont

08, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Rising to the Surface by Lenny Henry review – the breakthrough years
In the second instalment of his memoir, the comedian reflects the fame and frustration that came with hitting the big time

Fiona Sturges

09, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Rising to the Surface by Lenny Henry review – there’s nothing very funny about fame
In his often moving second memoir, the comedian reflects on his unlikely journey from seaside summer seasons to award-winning elder statesman of TV – and why he feels he failed his mother

Rhik Samadder

04, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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What links The Lord of the Rings to Lenny Henry and the Beatles?
As Middle-earth buffs get ready for the new Rings of Power extravaganza, we follow Tolkien down the rabbit hole and find Orson Welles, Michael Gambon and the Fab Four

Larry Ryan

27, Aug, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The long road to a Black British identity | Letters
Letters: It took longer than most of us remember for ‘coloured’ people to become Black, writes Paul McGilchrist

Letters

26, Jun, 2022 @4:39 PM

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The week in TV: Suspect; The Whistleblowers: Inside the UN; Lenny Henry’s Caribbean Britain; Ellie and Natasia
James Nesbitt’s latest troubled detective got lost in neo-noir gloom, an excellent documentary exposed the UN’s seedy side, Lenny Henry celebrated cultural diversity, and a new sketch show sparkled

Barbara Ellen

26, Jun, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Lenny Henry’s Caribbean Britain review – a controlled explosion of joy
While it doesn’t ignore the years of racism and prejudice, this is a warm celebration of Caribbean contributions to UK culture … and it couldn’t come at a more important time

Lucy Mangan

22, Jun, 2022 @9:00 PM

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TV tonight: Lenny Henry tackles tough questions in eye-opening new series
The actor and comedian probes complex questions around integration with guests. Plus: Amol Rajan interviews tennis star Billie Jean King. Here’s what to watch this evening

Henry Wong, Hannah Verdier, Ellen E Jones, Graeme Virtue and Simon Wardell

22, Jun, 2022 @5:10 AM

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Lenny Henry ‘always surprised’ by lack of black and Asian faces at Glastonbury
Actor and entertainer says festivals an area of British life where proper integration still missing

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

14, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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