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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 6 Days 2017-08-03
Known For
Poster of The Rochdale Pioneers
Poster of Avenging Angelo
Poster of Put Your Coat On
Poster of Heartbeat
Movie 6 Days Police Spokesman 2017-08-03
Movie Swallows and Amazons Harbour Master 2016-08-19
Movie Bob, der Streuner Tube Station Guard 2016-11-04
Movie Cilla 2014-09-15
Series Cilla 2014-09-15
Movie Angels' Share - Ein Schluck für die Engel Harry 2012-06-01
Movie The Rochdale Pioneers John Holt 2012-11-27
Series South Riding Alfred Huggins 2011-02-20
Series Candy Cabs 2011-04-05
Movie South Riding Alfred Huggins 2011-05-31
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean - Fremde Gezeiten Ken Dixon 2011-05-14
Series Grachi Bar Owner 2011-05-02
Series Terry Pratchett: Ab die Post Mr Pony 2010-05-30
Movie Looking for Eric Meatballs 2009-05-27
Movie Yorkshire Killer: 1974 Bill Hadley 2009-02-28
Movie Das letzte Joint Venture Dad 2008-08-29
Movie Confessions of a Diary Secretary 2007-02-28
Movie Grow Your Own Charlie 2007-06-15
Series Life on Mars Unknown 2006-01-09
Movie See No Evil: The Moors Murders DCS Arthur Benfield 2006-05-14
Series See No Evil: The Moors Murders DCS Arthur Benfield 2006-05-14
Movie Someone Else Paul 2006-08-20
Movie Keine weiteren Fragen Des 2006-09-13
Movie Avenging Angelo Roy 2004-02-24
Movie Planta 4ª 2003-10-31
Series The Second Coming Clive Saxon 2003-02-09
Series Born and Bred Unknown 2002-04-21
Series Nice Guy Eddie 2002-06-16
Movie Put Your Coat On Dad 2002-06-01
Movie Das B-Team - Beschränkt und auf Bewährung Cochran 2001-08-10
Movie Hand in Hand mit dem Tod 2001-08-20
Movie Immer wieder Samstags M.C 1996-03-01
Series Heartbeat Unknown 1992-04-10
Movie Dancin' Thru the Dark Doorman 1990-03-02
Movie Stand By Me - Das Geheimnis eines Sommers Murray's Minder 1986-08-08
Series The Bill Unknown 1984-10-16