Nicky Henson

Nicholas Victor Leslie Henson

Nicholas Victor Leslie "Nicky" Henson(born 12 May 1945) is an English actor who has portrayed many roles since 1963. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1977.

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 Nicky Henson's Early life

Henson attended St. Bede's Prep School , Eastbourne and Charterhouse School in Godalming .He trained as a stage manager at RADA , and first appeared on stage himself as a guitarist. As a member of the Young Vic Company he played Pozzo in Samuel Beckett'sWaiting for Godot .

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 Nicky Henson's Career


Henson has appeared in various television roles, including guest roles inFawlty Towers,Minder,Boon,A Touch of Frost,Heartbeat,After You've GoneandDoctors. He also played the eponymous hero inShine On Harvey Moonwhen the series was revived in 1995.

In February 2006, Henson joined the cast of the BBC1 soap operaEastEnders, playing Jack Edwards . Henson left the production towards the end of the year due to health problems.

, the first in 1991, the second in 1998, and the third in 2007. In 2010, he appeared in an episode of the ITV period dramaDownton Abbeyand appeared in two further episodes in 2013.


Nicky Henson's film appearances includeWitchfinder General(1968),There's a Girl in My Soup(1970),Mosquito Squadron(1970) andPsychomania(1971). He graduated to lead roles inThe Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones(1976) andNo. 1 of the Secret Service(1977), before returning to supporting roles inVera Drake(2004), and George Clooney 'sSyriana(2005).


On stage, Henson has played many Shakespearian characters and has had leading roles inLook Back in Anger,Man and Superman,Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,She Stoops to Conquer,Noises Offand many other plays. He appeared as Mordred in the original 1964 London version of Camelot opposite Laurence Harvey as King Arthur . Henson made his Broadway debut in a production of Oscar Wilde 'sAn Ideal Husband, opposite Stephanie Beacham . He was nominated for a 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical of 1997 for his role inEnter the Guardsman.

He started directing with a Restoration workshop at LAMDA with a production ofThe Provok'd Wife. In 2009 he directed the Jack Shepherd playOnly When I Laughat the Arcola Theatre in London and Alan Ayckbourn 'sIntimate Exchangesat Sheringham Little Theatre .


He played Lemuel 'Chipper' Barnet inSpace Forceseries 1 and 2 (1984–1985).

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 Nicky Henson's Personal life



EastEnders). Both those sons are composers. He is currently married to Marguerite Porter , a ballerina, by whom he has a third son, Keaton , who is a musician and illustrator.His nephew is Adam Henson , a farmer and regular presenter on BBC TV 'sCountryfile.

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 Nicky Henson's References

  1. "Nicky Henson Biography (1945–)". Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  2. "Nicky Henson – Actor". Nicky Henson. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  3. "Henson Nicky – Artist Information and Profile". Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  4. "Institute of Sport and Recreation Management website". Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  5. "Keaton Henson". Retrieved 27 December 2015. 

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