Nicky Henson

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Nicky Henson
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Birth name Leslie Lincoln Henson
Born May 12, 1945 in London, England, UK
Died December 15, 2019 from cancer
Notable Roles Jack Edwards in EastEnders
Notable Episodes
Awards
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Nicky Henson is a British actor best known for his work on the English stage and for his guest appearances on Fawlty Towers and A Touch of Frost.

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Biography

London-born Henson was the son of Leslie Henson, a noted comedian. At adulthood, Leslie Lincoln had his name legally changed to Nicholas Victor Henson. He has had countless film, TV and stage roles. From 1969 to 1975, he was married to actress Una Stubbs, with whom he had two sons, Joe and Christian, both of whom have grown up to become composers. In the mid-1970s, he dated actress Susan Hampshire. He married his second wife, Marguerite Porter, in the 1980s, and has had a third son, Keaton, by her. In 2005, he had a major role as Sydney Hewitt in the Oscar-nominated film Syriana.

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Frost Report Ensemble member 1966–1967 1 2
Prometheus: The Life of Balzac Honore de Balzac 1975 1
The Foundation 1977–1978 1 2
The Happy Apple Charles Murray 1983 1
Driving Ambition Allan Hearshner 1983–1984 1
Love After Lunch Alistair 1987 1
Thin Air Richard Hellier 1988 1
Shine On Harvey Moon Harvey Moon 1995 5
Blue Dove Gerry Weston 2003 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Shirley's World Beanie 1x07 - To Dream the Improbable Dream May 19, 1972
Arthur of the Britons Garet 1x03 - The Challenge December 20, 1972
Fawlty Towers Mr. Johnson 2x02 - The Psychiatrist February 26, 1979
Minder George Wilson 1x02 - Bury My Half at Waltham Green November 5, 1979
Whoops Apocalypse 1x04 - Lucifer and the Lord April 4, 1982
Home to Roost 3x02 - Success Story October 31, 1987
Inspector Morse Vince Cranston 3x03 - Deceived by Flight January 18, 1989
Boon Terry Patterson 4x13 - The Eyes of Texas December 20, 1989
Lovejoy Joe Gruder 2x10 - Lily's Pearls March 10, 1991
Between the Lines Chief Supt. Charlie McGregor 1x10 - Nothing to Declare November 6, 1992
Health and Efficiency Anthony Bolt 1x04 - The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God January 20, 1994
Pie in the Sky Harrington Smithfield 4x03 - Chinese Whispers September 29, 1996
All Quiet on the Preston Front Grey Scarry 3x02 - Eric's Won Ton July 28, 1997
Paul Merton in Galton and Simpson's... CID Officer 2x03 - The Wrong Man Unaired Scheduled October 1997
The Bill John Defoe 14x67 - Spray June 16, 1998
A Touch of Frost DS Larry Finlay 7x01 - Line of Fire (1) December 25, 1999
A Touch of Frost DS Larry Finlay 7x02 - Line of Fire (2) January 1, 2000
Midsomer Murders Simon Reason 4x05 - Dark Autumn September 16, 2001
Heartbeat Alan Jones 11x16 - Second Chances February 10, 2002
Swiss Toni Mike Black 1x03 - Power Assisted Steering February 24, 2003
EastEnders Jack Edwards 02/27/06 - February 27, 2006 February 27, 2006
EastEnders Jack Edwards 03/02/06 - March 2, 2006 March 2, 2006
EastEnders Jack Edwards 03/03/06 - March 3, 2006 March 3, 2006
EastEnders Jack Edwards 03/08/06 - March 8, 2006 March 8, 2006
EastEnders Jack Edwards 03/21/06 - March 21, 2006 March 21, 2006
EastEnders Jack Edwards 03/24/06 - March 24, 2006 March 24, 2006

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
A Midsummer Night's Dream Demetrius December 13, 1981 The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare
Anyone for Denis? Vouvrey December 28, 1982
Season's Greetings Neville December 24, 1986
The Green Man Jack October 28, 1990
Micky Love Martin Bowen May 20, 1993 Rik Mayall Presents
Anorak of Fire Jim O'Rourke April 5, 1998
Fawlty Towers @ 30 Himself August 27, 2005

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Laurence Olivier Theatre Awards

  • Nominated: Best Supporting Performance in a Musical (1997) - Enter the Guardsman

Trivia