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Taylor Swift And Lenny Henry Fly High On Guardian's U.k. Media Power List

8th December 2014

Pop star Taylor Swift, music mogul Simon Cowell, reality Tv star Kim Kardashian and British comedian Lenny Henry have been ranked among the most powerful figures in the U.K. media.The 2014 MediaGuardian 100 poll, compiled...

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Dawn French Reveals Racists Tried To Burn Down Her House

19th May 2014

British funnywoman Dawn French has revealed racists once tried to burn down her home while she was married to black comic Lenny Henry.The Harry Potter star made the revelation during an interview on BBC Radio...

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Fascinating Fact: 4167145

25th April 2014

British comedian Lenny Henry is taking his diversity campaign to the U.K. government after launching a petition urging politicians to provide funding for ethnic minority programming. He has long called for more black, Asian and...

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Lenny Henry Highlights Inequality In Entertainment Industry During Bafta Speech

By Jack de Aguilar | 18th March 2014

Lenny Henry used his Bafta lecture to highlight the levels of inequality that are currently commonplace in the entertainment industry in the U.K, suggesting that funds should be set aside to boost the presence of...

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Lenny Henry Brings Ethnicity Campaign To Bafta

18th March 2014

British comedian Lenny Henry stepped up his campaign to launch more black actors on U.K. Tv by giving an impassioned lecture to members of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) on Monday...

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Fascinating Fact: 4115156

18th March 2014

Veteran British comedian Ken Dodd was hailed as a Legend of Comedy at the 2014 Leicester Comedy Festival, held in Leicester, England. The 86-year-old star saw off competition from fellow Brits Jennifer Saunders, Lenny Henry...

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Lenny Henry Defends Comic Relief

11th December 2013

British comedian Lenny Henry has spoken out in defence of U.K. charity Comic Relief following the broadcast of a documentary which alleged the organisation's money has been invested in the arms, alcohol and tobacco industries.The...

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Lenny Henry Lands Lifetime Achievement Award

17th June 2013

British actor/comedian Lenny Henry has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award.Henry was feted for co-founding Britain's Comic Relief charity, which he launched in 1985 with comedy writer Richard Curtis, at the Observer Ethical Awards...

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Lenny Henry Blasts Bafta Tv Awards Over Lack Of Black Nominees

15th May 2013

British comic Lenny Henry has accused bosses of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) Tv Awards of failing to recognise talented black Brits.Stars including Olivia Colman, Sheridan Smith, Steve Coogan and Ben...

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Dawn French Is Married Again, Weds At Cornwall Hotel

By Jack de Aguilar | 22nd April 2013

Dawn French – best known for her role in The Vicar of Dibley – has married for the second time. She tied the knot with charity worker Mr Bignell at the Scarlet hotel near Newquay...

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Lenny Henry Suffered Meltdown During Fences Rehearsals

21st March 2013

British actor Lenny Henry suffered a "meltdown" during rehearsals for a new British production of Fences as he struggled to learn his lines for the show.The comedian-turned-stage star had just four weeks to memorise the...

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Lenny Henry Lands Freedom Of U.k. Hometown

27th February 2013

British funnyman Lenny Henry is set for a special honour in his native England after local officials agreed to award him the Freedom of his hometown.The comedian was born and raised in Dudley, and now...

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Red Nose Day According To One Of Its Patrons, Lenny Henry

By Jack de Aguilar | 2nd February 2013

Every other year, Red Nose day does its best to raise as much as possible for charity via a night of celebrity fun, performances and audience participation. Lenny Henry has been a name synonymous with...

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Dawn French And Lenny Henry Decided On Marriage Split Over Drinks

29th October 2012

Comedienne Dawn French and her ex-husband Lenny Henry got drunk together to discuss the fate of their 25-year marriage.The Harry Potter star and funnyman Henry talked over the state of their union for several months...

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Geldof Inspires New Volunteers

2nd January 2005

SIR BOB GELDOF has been voted the celebrity most likely to inspire British people to get involved in charity work. The former BOOMTOWN RATS frontman, famed for his BAND AID fundraising efforts, topped a...

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