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John Henshaw

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   John Henshaw (born 1951, Ancoats, Manchester) is a British actor famed for his roles as Ken the landlord in Early Doors, Wilf Bradshaw in Born and Bred and PC Roy Bramwell in The Cops. He is sometimes associated with playing "hard men". He played John Prescott in ITV drama "Confessions Of A Diary Secretary". Henshaw was born one of 12 children. A number of his siblings have also acted but are not well-known. He grew up in Ancoats, Manchester's "Little Italy" community. He was a refuse collector for ten years before deciding to become an actor at the age of 40. His first big break in acting was as a minder to Robert Lindsay's character Michael Murray in the acclaimed Channel 4 series, G.B.H.. He had roles in the Steve Coogan movie The Parole Officer and in the BBC Three sitcom The Visit, which was first shown 15 July 2007. In 2002, he appeared in a Scottish Gaelic drama, Anna Bheag ("Wee Anna"), although he does not play a Gaelic-speaking character. Henshaw's other credits include Nice Guy Eddie, When Saturday Comes and appearances in The Royle Family, Last Of The Summer Wine and Life on Mars. In September 2007 at The Lowry in Salford he starred in the world premier of King Cotton. His latest role is Ken, the deputy manager in the Post Office adverts. March 2008 saw Henshaw return to Manchester playing the lead in Jim Cartwright's play Road at the Octagon theatre. Summer 2009 saw Henshaw play Meatballs in the Ken Loach-directed and Eric Cantona-starring film Looking for Eric. Meatballs was a workmate and friend of the lead character Eric Bishop (Steve Evets). In the Easter of 2010 he played Mr. Pony in Terry Pratchett's Going Postal. Henshaw is chairman of the 24:7 Theatre Festival, an annual festival of new writing for theatre based in Manchester. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Henshaw, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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In Manchester, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Bill 1984-10-16
Latest Project:
Movie The Keeper 2019-03-14
Known For
Poster of South Riding
Poster of Johnny and the Bomb
Poster of Born and Bred
Poster of Heartbeat
Movie The Keeper Jack Friar 2019-03-14
Movie Pin Cushion Percy 2018-01-26
Movie Stan & Ollie Nobby Cook 2018-12-28
Movie 6 Days Metropolitan Police Spokesman 2017-07-09
Movie The Man Who Invented Christmas Butcher / Mr. Fezziwig 2017-10-12
Movie Swallows and Amazons Harbour Master 2016-08-19
Movie A Street Cat Named Bob Tube Station Guard 2016-11-04
Series Cilla John White 2014-09-15
Movie The Night Runner Dennis 2014-01-01
Movie The Last British Execution Marcus Peabody 2013-04-26
Movie The Angels' Share Harry 2012-06-01
Movie The Rochdale Pioneers John Holt 2012-11-27
Series Candy Cabs 2011-04-05
Series South Riding Alfred Huggins 2011-02-20
Series Going Postal Mr Pony 2010-05-30
Movie In Our Name Frank 2010-09-10
Movie A Bit of Tom Jones? Bar Owner 2009-01-01
Movie Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974 Bill Hadley 2009-02-28
Movie Coronation Street: Romanian Holiday Glen 2009-10-26
Movie Looking for Eric Meatballs 2009-05-27
Movie Confessions of a Diary Secretary John Prescott 2007-02-28
Series The Visit Dad 2007-07-15
Movie Grow Your Own Charlie 2007-06-15
Series Life on Mars Unknown 2006-01-09
Series See No Evil: The Moors Murders DCS Arthur Benfield 2006-05-14
Series Johnny and the Bomb 2006-01-15
Movie Someone Else Paul 2006-08-20
Movie Starter for 10 Des 2006-09-13
Series The Second Coming Clive Saxon 2003-02-09
Series Early Doors Ken Dixon 2003-05-12
Series Born and Bred Wilf Bradshaw 2002-04-21
Movie Put Your Coat On Dad 2002-06-01
Series Nice Guy Eddie 2002-06-16
Movie The Parole Officer Cochran 2001-08-10
Movie Happy Now Pete Copsey 2001-08-20
Movie There's Only One Jimmy Grimble Ken Burley 2000-08-25
Series The Cops Roy 1998-10-19
Movie When Saturday Comes M.C 1996-03-01
Series Heartbeat Unknown 1992-04-10
Series G.B.H. Murray's Minder 1991-06-06
Movie Dancin' Thru the Dark Doorman 1990-03-02
Series The Bill Unknown 1984-10-16