Lenny Henry, full name Lenworth George Henry, is truly a multitalented personality: an actor, comedian, singer, television presenter, writer, and whatnot. His followers know that he’s been enjoying his relationship with a woman named Lisa Makin after a divorce from his longtime wife. Below is an article on Lenny’s partner, Lisa Makin.
Meet Lisa Makin, Actor Lenny Henry Partner
Lenny gained initial success as a stand-up comedian in the last 1970s and early 1980s. In 1985, he cofounded the charity Comic Relief with the comedy screenwriter Richard Curtis. As of this writing, Comic Relief has raised over $1 billion.
As an actor, Lenny has appeared in numerous TV programs, including Tiswas, Chef!, The Magicians, and others. Currently, he stars in the Amazon Prime series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Tower.
Actor Lenny Henry began a new relationship with a theatre producer and casting director Lisa Makin a couple of years after his divorce from comedian Dawn French in 2010.
In 2012, Lenny told The Mirror that he was happy about his new relationship. He further said, “It’s different and it’s nice. Life changes and life moves on. It’s like one chapter closes and another opens. It’s good and it’s on the upswing — and that’s fantastic.”
Lenny and his partner Lisa both have stayed quite private about their relationship. However, their fans got insights into their life together when Lenny appeared on Louis Theroux’s Grounded podcast in May 2020.
Throughout the interview, Lenny said the word “partner” many times. Roughly at 29 min 25 seconds, the actor loudly said “Hooray, she’s here with a cup of tea. Hurrah!.” Lenny then clarified what he had said by saying “Mr. Mrs.”
Recently, the adorable duo also attended National Theatre’s Up Next fundraising gala in London. Lenny was in a black suit with a matching tie and a crisp white shirt whereas his partner Lisa donned a glitzy red sequinned jacket and a black blouse.
Lenny and his former wife Dawn were a couple for 25 years before they took their decision of splitting up in 2010. The pair first met when they were both members of Comic Strip in 1980. Four years later, they tied the wedding knot.
After their divorce, the duo explained, “The separation is entirely amicable and they fully intend to maintain their close friendship. Their priority is to commit to the future joint parenting of their daughter.”
Lenny and Dawn also have a child, daughter Billie, whom they decided to co-parent after the divorce. The former couple adopted Billie in 1991 when she was just two weeks old.
In an interview with Mirror, Lenny said that he did not find the divorce process difficult. In fact, he said the divorce made him closer to his daughter Billie.
On the other hand, Dawn was happy that they were able to shift a 25-year marriage to a lasting friendship with ease. She said, “I am amazed by us – there is no war, and we’ve turned out to be the best of friends.”
Meanwhile, Dawn told The Mirror: “Remarkably, we seem to have shifted with relative ease from a 25-year marriage to a lasting friendship.
Dawn was married to therapist Mark Bignell as of September 2022. The two tied the knot in 2013. Lenny and his daughter attended the wedding.
Are Lisa Makin And Lenny Henry Married Yet?
As of 2022, it did not look like Lisa Makin and Lenny Henry were married yet.
Neither Lenny nor Lisa have ever spoken about whether they are married, or engaged. However, in March 2022, when Lisa and Lenny together showed up for the National Theatre’s Up Next fundraising Gala, Daily Mail reported that Lisa was wearing an engagement ring.
So, it could be possible that the adorable duo is already engaged but just not married yet.
Lisa Makin Age
Born in the year 1963, Lisa Makin’s age was 58 as of September 2022.
Lisa Makin Job
As we have already stated, Lisa Makin is a theatre director and broadway casting director by profession.
According to Lisa’s IMDB handle, her TV credits as a casting director are No Masks, Danny and the Human Zoo, Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky, and Mine All Mine, among others. Furthermore, King Hedley II, Rosmersholm, Pressure, Other Desert Cities, and The Country are some of the theatre productions she has worked on as a casting director.
Lisa’s LinkedIn handle tells us that she also works as a Creative Producer at Sonia Friedman Productions. Her works with Sonia Friedman Productions are By The Bog of Cats, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, and Rock ‘n’ Roll (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre).
To talk more about Lisa’s job, she joined Chicester Festival Theatre’s team of associates as a Creative Producer in January 2014.
Is Lisa Makin On IG And Facebook?
As of this writing, we did not find Lisa Makin’s social media presence. We do not know if Lisa had accounts on Instagram and Facebook in the past.
What Is Lisa Makin Nationality?
Lisa Makin is a British woman by nationality.
How Tall Is Lisa Makin?
Standing under 5 feet 7 inches, Lisa Makin’s height has to be considered a little above average for a woman.