Henry began professional acting in his native home of New Zealand at the age of 12. He featured in some of NZ’s leading TV shows (Duggan, The Tribe) and was the youngest ever to be nominated for Best Newcomer at the Chapmann Trip Theatre Awards for his performance as ‘Boy’ in Waiting for Godot at Circa Theatre. At 17 he left school to become the lead in the magazine show/TV drama ‘WNTV’. After completing a year’s contract, he moved to London where he began to study acting full time.
Since completing his training Henry has played the lead in the independent feature film ‘BUZZING’ by AV films and has appeared in numerous fringe plays across London. The latest being ‘A Madman’s Confession’ at the White Bear Theatre where he played August Strindberg. He has also filmed An Act of Valour, a directorial debut from Allan Corduner (Defiance, Vera Drake & Topsy Turvy).
Henry is a musician, singing and playing guitar from an early age and playing in various rock/punk bands. He has been gigging on the London circuit for the past 5 years and is currently planning his debut album ‘The Latchkey Kid’.
Alongside his acting, Henry works with Sandblast, a charity who raises awareness of the plight of Saharawi refugees through the arts. He has visited the refugee camps on numerous occasions for the Fi:Sahara film festival, the Sahara Marathon and to perform the play The Other Side of the Wall (a collaboration between Caravanserai Productions & The Saharawi National Theatre).
He has led workshops with the Saharawis in acting, film making and script writing in the hope to create films about their struggle for independence which will, in turn, give them a more global presence in the world of politics, human rights and the arts.
He is also a director and will be directing Andy Mitchell (lead singer of The Yardbirds) in his debut music video of his title track ‘New Year’s Day’. He directed Dennis Potter’s Blue Remembered Hills which played at the Pentameters Theatre.