‘No one left behind’: Lenny Henry calls for more diversity in the arts

Lenny Henry

Sir Lenny Henry has given a rallying call for more diversity in the arts and entertainment, saying nobody should be left behind.

The comedian, actor and writer won the outstanding achievement award at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards, which celebrates every genre of the arts, for his long career and also his championing of diversity.

Talking afterwards about the campaigning that has been close to his heart, Henry said he would not rest until everyone in the industry felt represented at work.

Read more: Lenny Henry’s pride at Sky Arts honour

Henry told Sky News: “My thing is nobody left behind, no one left behind now in our industry.

“Let’s have people behind the scenes and on camera and let’s have that be diverse and representational.

“We shouldn’t have to put up with anymore, walking on a set and not seeing people who look like us. So 50-50 male-female, 15% BAME.” (read more)

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