Danny And The Human Zoo

Danny And The Human Zoo
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Danny And The Human Zoo

Danny And The Human Zoo

Drama Movie / 1 x 2 hours

A heart-warming, comic single drama, loosely based on actor and comedian Lenny Henry’s life as a working-class teenager in 1970s Dudley.

 

The story centers around Danny Fearon (Kascion Franklin), a talented impressionist, and his working class Jamaican family. When Danny wins a talent competition at the local club he soon finds himself working the comedy circuit, eventually hitting the big time on TV, an unheard-of achievement for a young black boy. Danny has it all – fame, fortune, and the girl of his dreams.

 

But Danny’s new life isn’t all it seems. Exploited by an unscrupulous agent, Danny’s success drives a wedge between him and his family, including his colorful, high-spirited mother (Cecilia Noble) and pragmatic father, portrayed by Lenny Henry. Having made his name by becoming other people, Danny has to save himself by finding out who he really is.

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Credits

ORIGINATING BROADCASTER

BBC One (UK)

CAST

Lenny Henry, Kascion Franklin, Cecilia Noble, Arthur Darvill, Richard Wilson, Mark Benton

CREATOR

Lenny Henry

WRITER

Lenny Henry

DIRECTOR

Destiny Ekaragha

PRODUCTION COMPANY

RED Production Company

Awards

Movie Video and Screen Awards 2015

Won

Best UK Drama

Best Actress - Cecilia Noble 

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