Nicky 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. Born in London, son of comedian Leslie Henson, 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's Waiting for Godot. Some of Henson's most notable television roles include the Fawlty Towers episode The Psychiatrist, as ladies' man Mr. Johnson, playing DS Harry Finlay in A Touch of Frost and playing George in the episode "Bury my Half at Waltham Green" in Series 1 of the popular drama series Minder. He also played the eponymous hero in Shine On Harvey Moon when the series was revived in 1995; appeared in an episode of Police Drama; Heartbeat; Second Chances in 2002, Playing Alan Jones; The man who had disappeared 20 years previously. In February 2006, Henson joined the cast of the BBC1 soap opera EastEnders, playing "Jack Edwards".


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