Danny And The Human Zoo BBC Cast List and Trailer – Lenny Henry 2015 Drama

Cast List and Trailer for Danny And The Human Zoo: 2015 BBC One drama written by and starring comedian Lenny Henry.

When does Danny And The Human Zoo air on BBC1?

This one-off 90 minute special is scheduled to broadcast on Monday the 31st of August, 2015 at 9:00pm on BBC One.

The film will be a fictionalised account of the first few years in the entertainers career. Speaking to the BBC, Henry describes the programme as: “A fantasy memoir of the first two years of my career – my beginnings, working on the Zoo, working men’s clubs and all that stuff that happened to me in the mid-Seventies.”

Danny And The Human Zoo Cast: Samson Fearon (Lenny Henry), Danny Fearon (Kascion Franklin) and Myrtle Fearon (Cecilia Noble) - Image Credit: BBC/Red Productions/Adrian Rogers

Samson Fearon (Lenny Henry), Danny Fearon (Kascion Franklin) and Myrtle Fearon (Cecilia Noble) – Image Credit: BBC/Red Productions/Adrian Rogers

Danny And The Human Zoo Lead Cast List

Character Name – Actor/Actress

Danny Fearon – Kascion Franklin

Samson Fearon (Danny’s Farther) – Lenny Henry (The Syndicate series 3, The Lenny Henry Show, Hope and Glory, The Fosters, Chef!, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Mirrormask)

Myrtle Fearon (Danny’s Mother) – Cecilia Noble (Nurse, Waking the Dead, The Bill, Our Girl, Silent Witness)

Jonesy (Danny’s Manager) – Arthur Darvill (Broadchurch, Doctor Who, Pond Life, Little Dorrit, The White Queen)

James Broughton – Richard Wilson (One Foot In The Grave, Merlin, Born and Bred, High Stakes, Life as We Know It, Duck Patrol, Life Support)

Syd Bolton – Mark Benton (Waterloo Road, Scoop, Land Girls, Northern Lights, Early Doors, Personal Affairs, Britannia High, City Lights, The Street, I’m with Stupid, Silent Witness, Desperate Romantics, The Fixer, Catterick, 40, Barbara, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus)

Danny And The Human Zoo Trailer

Where is Danny And The Human Zoo filmed?

Starting in early May 2015, the show was filmed in and around the town of Dudley in the West Midlands, where Lenny Henry himself was born and raised.

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