Lenny Henry has risen from being a children’s television star to becoming one of Britain’s best-known comedians, as
well as a writer and award-winning actor. In recent years he has starred in The Comedy of Errors at The National, Fences at the Duchess Theatre, and has recently made his Donmar Warehouse debut in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. As a co-founder of Comic Relief he was delighted to announce this year that the British public has donated over £1bn to Comic Relief
over the last 30 years. He has been a Trustee of the National Theatre since February 2016.