Written by Staff Writer
09 Jun, 2015 | 4:16 pm
Comedian and actor Lenny Henry looks set to become Sir Lenny after confirming he will receive a knighthood in the Queen’s birthday honours.
The star said he was “very chuffed” about the honour, which was first reported in the press at the weekend. “It’s not something you think about really when you grow up in Dudley. But it’s a fantastic thing,” he said.
The honours will be officially announced on Friday, June 12. Henry found fame on TV talent show New Faces in 1975 before starring in children’s favourite Tiswas and sketch shows including Three of a Kind and his own long-running Lenny Henry Show.
In the 1990s, he wrote and starred in the sitcom Chef! He also acted in BBC drama Hope and Glory and earned acclaim for his stage performances in plays including Othello and The Comedy Of Errors.
The 56-year-old can currently be seen playing a gardener with Asperger’s Syndrome in the third series of BBC One’s lottery drama The Syndicate.
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