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Lenny Henry in Disney animation

Lenny Henry stars in Disney animation Photo: PA Pictures

Lenny Henry has come a long way since his role on Central Television's children's show Tiswas.

The comedian, actor and television presenter, who was born in Dudley, has just finished working on a Disney animation Phineas and Ferb.

He follows in the footsteps of Hollywood and British stars including Micheal J Fox and David Beckham who have featured in the cartoon.

Lenny plays the role of Iggy - a knowledgeable and grub-eating safari park guide in a special two part episode, called Where's Perry?.

The British star has been in showbusiness for more than 30 years. This role follows on from a successful appearance on stage in Shakespeare Othello. He played the lead in 2009. Last year he performed at the Leicester comedy festival.

Lenny Henry on childrens TV show, TisWas Credit: ITV Central

And on top of his work in television and stage, Lenny is studying a PHD in Literature. Lenny says his Mum always advised him to have an education to fall back on.

Lenny will feature in a special two part episode of Phineas and Ferb, which is due to be aired on Disney XD on 6th September.