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Nicky Henson (born Nicholas Victor Leslie Henson in London on 12th May 1945, died 16th December 2019) appeared in the 1995 VHS spin-off Coronation Street - The Feature Length Special (a.k.a. The QE2 Cruise) as Count Henri de Vence who was later revealed to be Sid Clegg, a Birmingham man who was on entertainments manager Alec Gilroy's books as a man employed to chastely seduce romantic middle-aged ladies, in this case, Mavis Wilton.

He was the son of the comedian Leslie Henson and, after a public school education, he trained as a stage manager at RADA and then appeared on stage himself as an actor with the Young Vic company.

His long career subsequently encompassed stage and screen, with notable television roles in The Frost Report, Fawlty Towers, Minder, Absurd Person Singular, Shine on Harvey Moon, A Touch of Frost, EastEnders and Downton Abbey. His film appearances include Hammeresque roles in films such as Witchfinder General and Psychomania, as well as classics such as Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, There's a Girl in My Soup and Vera Drake. Stage roles included Shakespeare, musicals and award-winning plays in both the West End and on Broadway.

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