Lenny Henry: One Of A Kind
Editor: Sean Schmolz
Thu 26 Oct 9pm ITV
Sir Lenny Henry has spent nearly 50 years in the spotlight, but what do friends and family members make of the entertainer’s many talents? In this new affectionate retrospective, the comedy legend looks back at his career highlights. A-listers line up to pay fond tributes and share their own thoughts on what makes the multi-talented comedian, actor, writer, campaigner and prolific charity fundraiser truly one of a kind.
Famous faces including David Tennant, Ben Elton, Alesha Dixon, Richard Curtis, Sir Trevor McDonald and Mo Gilligan are among those offering their own insights on why Lenny remains such a unique figure in the world of entertainment – and Hollywood superstar Whoopi Goldberg champions the man she declares “a real-life superhero”.
Sean Schmolz was delighted to get back in the edit with director Emily Kennedy who is ‘always a pleasure to work with’, especially on a project like this one. He explained ‘Sir Lenny had a very prolific career and it was a challenge to pick out the best bits.’ Sean also enjoyed Sir Lenny’s taste in music, he said was very cool and fun to cut to!
Clips from across the decades include highlights from Tiswas, Three Of A Kind and The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power -there’s also a sneak peek look behind the scenes of Lenny’s eagerly anticipated ITV1 drama Three Little Birds, which is inspired by his mother’s stories of leaving Jamaica in the 1950s to embark on a new life in the UK.
This is a funny, fascinating, and ultimately inspiring portrait which we are looking forward to tuning into!