Monday, 9 May 2016

Congratulations to BAFTA Winner, Lenny Henry!

Lenny Henry, with Dave Sim in 1998
British comedian, actor and writer Lenny Henry was awarded the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Special Award in recognition of his "outstanding creative contribution to television" at the British Academy Television Awards on 8 May 2016. Congratulations Lenny!

1 comment:

Nick said...

I remember sometime in the late 80s, possibly early 90s, Lenny Henry came to perform in magical Northampton, where I was working in the local comic shop. He wandered in and asked if we had any Cerebus. As it happened we had *lots* of Cerebus, to the extent that we'd bundled choice issues into four-issue packs at a bargain price in the hope of luring people in.

Lenny was after a particular issue, so I started fumbling around with the tape on a bag, like a klutz. He took the bag off me and just tore it open like a bag of crisps. Which I thought was, you know, a little forward. But it was certainly nice to have someone come in and ask for Cerebus.