John Henshaw

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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.

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​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.

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2016 Swallows and Amazons as Harbour Master
2014 Cilla
2012 The Rochdale Pioneers as John Holt
2012 The Angels' Share as Harry
2011 South Riding as Alfred Huggins
2011 Candy Cabs(3 episodes)
2011 South Riding(3 episodes) as Alfred Huggins
2009 Looking for Eric as Meatballs
2009 Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 as Bill Hadley
2009 A Bit of Tom Jones? as Bar man
2007 The Visit(7 episodes)
2007 Grow Your Own
2007 Confessions of a Diary Secretary
2006 Starter for 10 as Des
2006 Johnny And The Bomb
2006 Johnny And The Bomb(3 episodes)
2006 Life on Mars(1 episode)
2003 Early Doors(14 episodes)
2002 Put Your Coat On as Dad
2002 Born and Bred(14 episodes)
2001 Happy Now
2001 The Parole Officer as Cochran
1998 The Cops(19 episodes) as Roy
1996 When Saturday Comes
1992 Heartbeat(1 episode)
1984 The Bill(1 episode)

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