Lenny Henry tells the story of how he fell in love with Shakespeare in Sunday evening’s ITV1 show Persepectives and how, once he broke through the language barrier, the experiences and emotions Shakespeare wrote about spoke to him. He talks to fellow enthusiasts about what they love about the plays and the writing. He also seeks out some actors who think that Shakespeare’s language is just too difficult.
He reveals how an Open University degree opened his eyes to the Bard’s genius. He is currently starring in The Comedy of Errors at the National Theatre until April 1st, as Antipholus of Syracuse, where he communicates his passion for Shakespeare with warmth, wit and humour.
Perspectives: Lenny Henry – Finding Shakespeare is showing on Sunday 1st April on ITV1 from 10:15pm to 11:15pm.
Lenny Henry studied for a BA in English Literature. To find out more about studying English with The Open University here. For information on our English degrees and how to register, see BA (Honours) English Language and Literature and BA (Honours) English Literature.