Nicky Henson Biography

Nicky Henson

Quick Facts Of Nicky Henson

Celebrated Name Nicky Henson
Age 74 Years
Nick Name Nicky
Birth Name Nicholas Victor Leslie Henson
Birth Date 1945-05-12
Gender Male
Profession Actor
Birth Nation England
Place Of Birth London
Nationality British
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Taurus
Father Leslie Henson
Mother Harriet Martha
Siblings 1
Brothers Joe Henson
School St. Bede's Prep School
Death Date December 15, 2019
Cause Of Death Complications of cancer
Marital Status Married
Spouse Una Stubbs(ex) and Marguerite Porter
Children 3
Son Joe, Christian and Keaton

Nicky Henson was a well-known face in Hollywood who had marked his presence with his acting skills for several years. Henson was a British actor who was popular mainly for his comedy roles in several of his series and movies. Henson got more recognized after his appearance in series like "Fawlty Towers", "Doctors", and movies like "Vera Drake", "Psychomania", and many others. Henson, however, died on December 15, 2019, at the age of 74 as he was diagnosed with cancer two decades back. 

What was Nicky Henson Famous for?

  •  Famous as the British actor known for his comedy roles. 
  • Also known to be a hard-working actor as he even performed after being diagnosed with cancer. 

Where was Nicky Henson From?

Nicky Henson was born on May 12, 1945, in London, England. His birth name was Nicholas Victor Leslie Henson. His nationality was British. Henson belonged to White ethnicity while Taurus was his zodiac sign. 

Nicky Henson was born in a well-to-do family to Leslie Henson(father) and Harriet Martha(mother). His father was a famous English comedian and actor. Nicky was raised along with his brother, Joe Henson who was a farmer and presenter on BBC shows, "Animal Magic". Nicky attended St. Bede's Prep School, Eastbourne, after then he attended Charterhouse in Godalming. 

Henson even had trained as a stage manager at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art(RADA) and earlier, he appeared on the stage himself as a guitarist. He was also a member of the Young Vic Company where he played Pozzo in Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot". Henson previously appeared in many of the Shakespearean characters like "Look Back in Anger", "Man and Superman" and many others.

Nicky Henson Career Highlights

  • Nicky Henson started his professional career after he began appearing in movies like "Witchfinder General" in 1968.
  • In 1970, he played the role in movies like "There's a Girl in My Soup", "Mosquito Squadron" and "Psychomania".
  • Henson made his appearance in television series in 1975 with "Fawlty Towers".
  • He then appeared in several other TV series like Minder, Boon, A Touch of Frost, Heartbeat, After You've Gone, Lovejoy and Doctors.
  • Henson got lead roles in movies like "The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones"(1976) and "No. 1 of the Secret Service"(1977).
  • He then appeared in other movies as a supporting role like "Vera Drake"(2004) and "George Clooney's Syriana"(2005).
  • In 2005, he played the role of Hugo in series, "Bad Girls".
  • Henson then joined the cast of the BBC1 soap opera, "EastEnders" playing the role of Jack Edwards in February 2006.
  • He even had played three different roles in the police drama series, "The Bill" first in 1991, then 1998 and 2007.
  • Henson appeared in many other television series as a guest in like "Downton Abbey", "Lucky Feller", "The Psychiatrist".

What was the Cause of Death of Nicky Henson?

The talented actor, Nicky Henson passed away at the age of 74 after his health showed some complexions from cancer. Henson died on December 15, 2019, after almost 16 years he was diagnosed with cancer for the first time. Henson was initially diagnosed with cancer in 2003 and, in 2006, tumors were removed from his spleen however, other tumors had grown around his spleens. 

Who was Nicky Henson Married to?

Nicky Henson was married twice throughout his entire life to date. Previously he was married to his first wife, Una Stubbs. Una is also an English television actress and former dancer. The couple together had two sons, Joe and Christian. Both of them are composers now. However, their marriage couldn't last long as they ended their marriage in 1974 after Henson was involved in an affair with actress Susan Hampshire. 

Later then, he got married to his second and the last wife, Marguerite Porter. Porter is an actress and former ballet dancer with whom Henson had his last and third son, Keaton. Keaton is a musician and illustrator. Henson was survived by his wife Porter and children. 

What was Nicky Henson's Net Worth?

The 74 years old, Nicky Henson had quiet a good earning through his professional career as an actor. Serving more than a decade of his life in the entertainment field, Henson had managed to amass a fortune worth million dollars through his several films, TV series and theatre works. Henson had an estimated net worth around $1 million at the time of his death. 

How Tall was Nicky Henson?

Nicky Henson had an average body build. Henson had an average height which isn't disclosed yet. He had fair complexion with a white beard, brown hair and blue eyes. 

Did You Know?

  • Henson had a divorce with his first wife, Una Stubbs after he had an affair ongoing with actress Susan Hampshire.

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