Lenny Henry: 'I had a good run at TV career'
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 August 2012
Lenny Henry admits he has had a "pretty good run" at a TV career and is grateful for new opportunities
Lenny Henry thinks he had a "pretty good run" at a TV career.
The 53-year-old comedian - famous for sketch programme the 'Lenny Henry Show' in the 1980s and 90s and roles in 'Chef' and 'True Identity' - never thought he would do what he did forever and is grateful for new opportunities that come along.
He said: "I think doing Shakespeare is proof that you can turn things around. I am an old school comedian and as a pragmatist you think, 'I'm not going to be doing this for the rest of my life'. Eric and Ernie did it until they were 40 or 50 and I got to my late 40s, early 50s, so I had a pretty good run.
"But once you have done stuff, you have to go on and do other stuff."
Lenny - who was married to Dawn French for 25 years - believes performing in Shakespeare plays such as 'The Comedy of Errors' has been a great achievement for him.
He added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "The Shakespeare thing has changed my life. I knew I would be able to do corporate gigs and the odd voiceover - but to be able to open a door and have a new career is a wonderful blessing."