Sir Lenny Henry laments need for foodbanks in UK as he opens Red Nose Day show BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Comic Relief founder Sir Lenny Henry has decried the need for foodbanks in “one of the richest countries in the world”. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/sir-lenny-henry-laments-need-for-foodbanks-in-uk-as-he-opens-red-nose-day-show-37918900.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/article37918896.ece/4626e/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_28858419-bb11-4a2a-b9cc-5e7ba4166892_1 Email Comic Relief founder Sir Lenny Henry has decried the need for foodbanks in “one of the richest countries in the world”. The comedian and long-time face of Red Nose Day has said he would not have believed anyone who said the UK would require a charity drive to feed its children 10 years ago. This year’s Red Nose Day appeal has raised £3,400,000 within the first hour of the charity show broadcast, hosted by Sir Lenny … [Read more...] about Sir Lenny Henry laments need for foodbanks in UK as he opens Red Nose Day show
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LENNY Henry is an English stand-up comedian and actor, who last year starred in the third series of Broadchurch. But, what else is there to know about the star, and when was he married to Dawn French? Here's the lowdown... Who is Lenny Henry? Lenny Henry is a British stand-up comedian, actor and writer - with his full name being Lenworth George Henry. The 60-year-old was born to Jamaican immigrant parents in Dudley, Worcestershire on August 29, 1958. Apart from his stage and TV projects, he is also known for co-founding Comic Relief. He is currently the Chancellor of Birmingham City University and was appointed as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1999. Lenny was also knighted in the Queen's 2015 Birthday Honours for his services to drama and charity. Lenny was married to fellow comedian Dawn French from 1984-2010 and their daughter Billie was born in 1991. The pair separated in 2010, saying the decision to part ways was amicable. Later, in 2016, Lenny … [Read more...] about How old is Lenny Henry, when was he married to Dawn French and what did he say about his weight loss?
His successful career in the entertainment industry spans over forty years, his first TV appearance was in the New Faces talent show where he won with his impersonation of Stevie Wonder. His first series of The Lenny Henry Show aired on BBC in 1984 and he also produced and starred in his own five-part online series called, Conversations with my Wife. A strong purveyor of charity work, he co-founded Comic Relief, and he also does work for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. He received a knighthood in the 2015 Queen's birthday honours. Hayley was, until 2012, in a long-term relationship with Gabriel Bisset-Smith, a screenwriter who worked on Channel 4 teen drama Skins. In the Long Song, Hayley plays July’s cruel mistress, Caroline Mortimer, a role described by Atwell as “deeply flawed”. Tamara Lawrance Tamara Lawrance plays the Long Song protagonist July, a strong-willed, young slave and maid to slave owner Caroline Mortimer. She said: "A real blessing to be amongst … [Read more...] about Who is in The Long Song cast? Lenny Henry, Hayley Atwell, Tamara Lawrance and Doña Croll star
PUBLISHED: 18:02 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 20:07 13 November 2018 Megan Aldous Goldie Sayers , Team GB Javelin Thrower and one of Suffolk's 100 Inspiring Women speaking at the event Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector.The list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations. From top left: Jenna Ackerley, Anne Beckett-Allen, Katie Bannister, Jane Basham, Dayle Bayliss, Shayra Begum, Nicola Beach, Adele Bellis and Professor Emma Bond Pictures: WENDY AIKEN PHOTOGRAPHY/EDF ENERGY/BARRY ELEY/PHILIP MYNOTT/SUFFOLK COUNTY COUCIL/UNIVERSITY OF SUFFOLKJenna Ackerley, Events Under Canvas: A Felixstowe girl originally, 38-year-old Jenna now lives in East Bergholt with her husband and … [Read more...] about Meet 100 of Suffolk’s most inspirational women
CHRISTMAS is supposed to be a time of goodwill, but no one seems to have mentioned it to soap bosses. I’m told that one of Coronation Street’s big festive storylines will see long-standing character Liz McDonald fight for her life. Liz, played by Beverley Callard, will be deliberately hit by a car, a crime for which Rovers Return landlord Johnny Connor is arrested. But it remains to be seen if Johnny (Richard Hawley) is actually the person responsible for the attack, with insiders reckoning his scorned wife Jenny (Sally Ann Matthews) could be the culprit. A Corrie source said: “Liz’s attempted murder is one of the big Christmas storylines. “Johnny is the one who initially arrested for it, but fingers are eventually pointed at Jenny. Liz McDonald left convinced Jenny has set her up to fail after Halloween party disaster “Jenny is still angry about Liz and Johnny’s affair, which was exposed at Tracy Barlow’s wedding. “Scenes where … [Read more...] about Liz McDonald to fight for her life after being hit by a car in a hit-and-run at Christmas