John Henshaw

​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. Henshaw was born one of 12 children. 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. Other TV credits include The Royle Family, The Visit, Life on Mars, whilst film credits include the Steve Coogan comedy The Parole Officer, the Bert Trautmann biopic The Keeper, and the Ken Loach films Looking For Eric and The Angels' Share. Henshaw is chairman of the 24:7 Theatre Festival, an annual festival of new writing for theatre based in Manchester. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Henshaw, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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When Saturday Comes (1996)

Mind blowing

Jimmy Muir comes from a typical gritty, northern town where there are only two options: working down the pit or in a factory. But Jimmy has other ideas - he dreams of becoming a professional footballer. Confronted by a bitter and unsupportive father, hard drinking ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maria Giese
CAST:  Sean Bean  •  Emily Lloyd  •  Craig Kelly  •  Pete Postlethwaite

Jimmy Muir comes from a typical gritty, northern town where there are only two options: working down the pit or in a factory. But Jimmy has other ideas - he dreams of becoming a professional footballer. Confronted by a bitter and unsupportive father, hard drinking ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maria Giese
CAST:  Sean Bean  •  Emily Lloyd  •  Craig Kelly  •  Pete Postlethwaite

Starter for 10 (2006)

In 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from seaside Essex with a love of knowledge for its own sake and a childhood spent watching University Challenge, a college quiz show. At Bristol he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Vaughan
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Alice Eve  •  Dominic Cooper  •  Simon Woods

In 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from seaside Essex with a love of knowledge for its own sake and a childhood spent watching University Challenge, a college quiz show. At Bristol he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Vaughan
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Alice Eve  •  Dominic Cooper  •  Simon Woods

The Parole Officer (2001)

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A hapless parole officer is framed for murder by a crooked police chief. To prove his innocence he must entice his former clients away from the law abiding lives they are now living to recover the evidence that will save him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Lena Headey  •  Ben Miller  •  Om Puri

A hapless parole officer is framed for murder by a crooked police chief. To prove his innocence he must entice his former clients away from the law abiding lives they are now living to recover the evidence that will save him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Lena Headey  •  Ben Miller  •  Om Puri

Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009)

Yorkshire, 1974. Fear, mistrust and institutionalised police corruption are running riot. Rookie journalist Eddie Dunford is determined to search for the truth in an increasingly complex maze of lies and deceit surrounding the police investigation into a series of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julian Jarrold
CAST:  Andrew Garfield  •  David Morrissey  •  John Henshaw  •  Anthony Flanagan

Yorkshire, 1974. Fear, mistrust and institutionalised police corruption are running riot. Rookie journalist Eddie Dunford is determined to search for the truth in an increasingly complex maze of lies and deceit surrounding the police investigation into a series of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julian Jarrold
CAST:  Andrew Garfield  •  David Morrissey  •  John Henshaw  •  Anthony Flanagan

Closer to the Moon (2014)

A Romanian police officer teams up with a small crew of bank robbers to pull off a heist by convincing everyone at the scene of the crime that they are only filming a movie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nae Caranfil
CAST:  Vera Farmiga  •  Mark Strong  •  Harry Lloyd  •  Joe Armstrong

A Romanian police officer teams up with a small crew of bank robbers to pull off a heist by convincing everyone at the scene of the crime that they are only filming a movie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nae Caranfil
CAST:  Vera Farmiga  •  Mark Strong  •  Harry Lloyd  •  Joe Armstrong

The Angels' Share (2012)

Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Loach
CAST:  Roger Allam  •  Daniel Portman  •  John Henshaw  •  William Ruane

Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Loach
CAST:  Roger Allam  •  Daniel Portman  •  John Henshaw  •  William Ruane

Happy Now (2001)

All grown up and gunning for political power in a small North Wales community, Glen Marcus and his best mate harbour a dark secret which seems to be coming back to haunt them. But can the daughter of Tina Trent, a local woman just returned from Alaska, be the same ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippa Cousins
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Susan Lynch  •  Om Puri  •  Emmy Rossum

All grown up and gunning for political power in a small North Wales community, Glen Marcus and his best mate harbour a dark secret which seems to be coming back to haunt them. But can the daughter of Tina Trent, a local woman just returned from Alaska, be the same ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippa Cousins
CAST:  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Susan Lynch  •  Om Puri  •  Emmy Rossum

In Our Name (2010)

Suzy's a British soldier, born and bred, but fitting back into civilian life after fighting in Iraq isn't easy. Haunted by the responsibility she feels for the death of an Iraqi child, she becomes obsessed with the safety of her own daughter, feeling the need to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Welsh
CAST:  Shah Amin  •  Begum Coskun  •  Teresa Critchley  •  Mel Raido

Suzy's a British soldier, born and bred, but fitting back into civilian life after fighting in Iraq isn't easy. Haunted by the responsibility she feels for the death of an Iraqi child, she becomes obsessed with the safety of her own daughter, feeling the need to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Welsh
CAST:  Shah Amin  •  Begum Coskun  •  Teresa Critchley  •  Mel Raido

A Bit of Tom Jones? (2009)

In a late night bar, Henry is approached by a mysterious woman who offers to sell him the severed "manhood" of Wales' greatest vocal entertainer. Believing he can make a fortune selling the infamous appendage on to obsessive fans, Henry stumps up the cash. To help ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Watkins-Hughes
CAST:  Roger Evans  •  John Henshaw  •  Margaret John  •  Denise Welch

In a late night bar, Henry is approached by a mysterious woman who offers to sell him the severed "manhood" of Wales' greatest vocal entertainer. Believing he can make a fortune selling the infamous appendage on to obsessive fans, Henry stumps up the cash. To help ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Watkins-Hughes
CAST:  Roger Evans  •  John Henshaw  •  Margaret John  •  Denise Welch

Coronation Street: Romanian Holiday (2009)

What could be better? A footballer's wedding, a week in the sun, a luxury villa in historic Transylvania. It’s the trip of a lifetime for Coronation Street's favourite café owners Roy and Hayley Cropper, until the brash Glen and Verity appear... Opposites don't ...  (more)

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CAST:  David Neilson  •  Julie Hesmondhalgh  •  Katherine Kelly  •  Steve Huison

What could be better? A footballer's wedding, a week in the sun, a luxury villa in historic Transylvania. It’s the trip of a lifetime for Coronation Street's favourite café owners Roy and Hayley Cropper, until the brash Glen and Verity appear... Opposites don't ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  David Neilson  •  Julie Hesmondhalgh  •  Katherine Kelly  •  Steve Huison

Looking for Eric (2009)

A man trying to put his life back on track gets some advice from an unexpected benefactor (the ex-footballer Eric Cantona) in this comedy-drama from acclaimed British director Ken Loach.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Loach
CAST:  Eric Cantona  •  Steve Evets  •  Stephanie Bishop  •  John Henshaw

A man trying to put his life back on track gets some advice from an unexpected benefactor (the ex-footballer Eric Cantona) in this comedy-drama from acclaimed British director Ken Loach.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Loach
CAST:  Eric Cantona  •  Steve Evets  •  Stephanie Bishop  •  John Henshaw

There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000)

Jimmy Grimble is a shy Manchester school boy. At school he is constantly being bullied by the other kids, and at home he has to face his mother's new boyfriend. However, through football, and some special boots, he manages to gain the confidence to succeed and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hay
CAST:  Lewis McKenzie  •  Jane Lapotaire  •  Gina McKee  •  Robert Carlyle

Jimmy Grimble is a shy Manchester school boy. At school he is constantly being bullied by the other kids, and at home he has to face his mother's new boyfriend. However, through football, and some special boots, he manages to gain the confidence to succeed and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hay
CAST:  Lewis McKenzie  •  Jane Lapotaire  •  Gina McKee  •  Robert Carlyle

A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)

James Bowen, a homeless busker and recovering drug addict, has his life transformed when he meets a stray ginger cat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Luke Treadaway  •  Ruta Gedmintas  •  Joanne Froggatt  •  Anthony Stewart Head

James Bowen, a homeless busker and recovering drug addict, has his life transformed when he meets a stray ginger cat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Luke Treadaway  •  Ruta Gedmintas  •  Joanne Froggatt  •  Anthony Stewart Head

Swallows and Amazons (2016)

Four children dream of escaping the tedium of a summer holiday with their mother. When finally given permission to camp on their own on an island in the middle of a vast lake, they are overjoyed. But when they get there they discover they may not be alone… The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippa Lowthorpe
CAST:  Kelly Macdonald  •  Orla Hill  •  Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen  •  Dane Hughes

Four children dream of escaping the tedium of a summer holiday with their mother. When finally given permission to camp on their own on an island in the middle of a vast lake, they are overjoyed. But when they get there they discover they may not be alone… The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippa Lowthorpe
CAST:  Kelly Macdonald  •  Orla Hill  •  Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen  •  Dane Hughes

The Rochdale Pioneers (2012)

A film that tells the story of the birth of the co-operative movement in Rochdale in 1844.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  John Henshaw  •  Andrew London  •  Jordan Dawes  •  John McArdle

A film that tells the story of the birth of the co-operative movement in Rochdale in 1844.  (more)

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CAST:  John Henshaw  •  Andrew London  •  Jordan Dawes  •  John McArdle

Grow Your Own (2007)

An English community gets testy when a refugee family is granted a plot of land on which to grow vegetables.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Laxton
CAST:  Benedict Wong  •  Eddie Marsan  •  Omid Djalili  •  Alan Williams

An English community gets testy when a refugee family is granted a plot of land on which to grow vegetables.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Laxton
CAST:  Benedict Wong  •  Eddie Marsan  •  Omid Djalili  •  Alan Williams

Confessions of a Diary Secretary (2007)

Funny film concerning John Prescott's affair with Tracey Temple  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Wilson
CAST:  Maxine Peake  •  John Henshaw  •  Damian Lewis  •  Tony Slattery

Funny film concerning John Prescott's affair with Tracey Temple  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Wilson
CAST:  Maxine Peake  •  John Henshaw  •  Damian Lewis  •  Tony Slattery

Put Your Coat On (2002)

A young girl heads out for a night of fun but just before she leaves, her mom tells her to "put your coat on".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sol Papadopoulos
CAST:  Kate Crossley  •  Jane Hogarth  •  John Henshaw  •  Elisha Carr

A young girl heads out for a night of fun but just before she leaves, her mom tells her to "put your coat on".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sol Papadopoulos
CAST:  Kate Crossley  •  Jane Hogarth  •  John Henshaw  •  Elisha Carr

The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

In 1843, despite the fact that Dickens is a successful writer, the failure of his latest book puts his career at a crossroads, until the moment when, struggling with inspiration and confronting reality with his childhood memories, a new character is born in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bharat Nalluri
CAST:  Dan Stevens  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Miriam Margolyes

In 1843, despite the fact that Dickens is a successful writer, the failure of his latest book puts his career at a crossroads, until the moment when, struggling with inspiration and confronting reality with his childhood memories, a new character is born in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bharat Nalluri
CAST:  Dan Stevens  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Miriam Margolyes

Pin Cushion (2018)

Super close mother Lyn and daughter Iona (Dafty One and Dafty Two) are excited for their new life in a new town. Determined to make a success of things after a tricky start, Iona becomes 'best friends' with Keely, Stacey and Chelsea. Used to being Iona's bestie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Deborah Haywood
CAST:  Lily Newmark  •  Joanna Scanlan  •  John Henshaw  •  Loris Scarpa

Super close mother Lyn and daughter Iona (Dafty One and Dafty Two) are excited for their new life in a new town. Determined to make a success of things after a tricky start, Iona becomes 'best friends' with Keely, Stacey and Chelsea. Used to being Iona's bestie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Deborah Haywood
CAST:  Lily Newmark  •  Joanna Scanlan  •  John Henshaw  •  Loris Scarpa
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