Tony Hendra

British satirist and author (1941–2021)

Tony Hendra (10 July 1941 – 4 March 2021) was an English satirist, actor, and writer.

Tony Hendra
Tony Hendra in September 2014
Tony Hendra in September 2014
Born10 July 1941
Hertfordshire, England, UK
Died4 March 2021(2021-03-04) (aged 79)
Yonkers, New York, US
OccupationSatirist, writer, actor
GenreFiction, non-fiction, satire, social commentary
Years active1961-2018
SpouseJudith H. Christmas (1964–1985)
Carla Hendra (1986–2021)

Hendra was probably best known for being the head writer and co-producer in 1984 of the first six shows of the long-running British satirical television series Spitting Image, and for starring in the movie This Is Spinal Tap as the band's manager Ian Faith.

Hendra died on 4 March 2021 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Yonkers, New York at the age of 79.[1]

References change

  1. Genzlinger, Neil (5 March 2021). "Tony Hendra, a Multiplatform Humorist, Is Dead at 79". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 March 2021.