Sir Lenny Henry CBE (born 29 August 1958[1][2]) played Daniel Barton in the Doctor Who television story Spyfall.

35 years earlier, Henry had also portrayed a parody version of the Doctor in a sketch on The Lenny Henry Show. Produced in 1986, this sketch predated the departure of Colin Baker, and saw Henry play the newly reincarnated Seventh Doctor (or his version of him at least), making him the first Black actor to portray the Doctor.

Comic character Rudy Zoom was inspired by Lenny Henry.[3]

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  1. Lenny Henry. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved on 1 January 2020.
  2. Lenny Henry. BBC Comedy. Retrieved on 1 January 2020.
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