Born in Sussex in 1961, Henry Enfield is best known by his adopted stage name of Harry Enfield. The acclaimed comedian made his West End debut as Prince Charles in The Windsors: Endgame at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
Growing up, Enfield was surrounded by a performing family, especially as his father was a prolific journalist and presenter. Even though he studied politics at the University of York, Enfield’s own performing career was in the works, thanks to starring on Saturday Live alongside Only Fools and Horses creator Paul Whitehouse. On the programme, he’d parodise music by ABBA as well as Cabaret numbers to mock politicians, combining his education with live entertainment.
Enfield has also lent his voice to puppet characters in Spitting Image, a television show that satirises current affairs. He’s also starred on television shows including Harry Enfield’s Television Programme, Men Behaving Badly and Bad Education.
In 2016, Enfield sent shockwaves across televisions nationwide as Prince Charles in The Windsors. The Windsors aims to retell events regarding the Royal Family as though it’s a soap opera. Currently, three series have aired on Channel 4, with stars including Haydn Gwynne, Hugh Skinner and Louise Ford.
Following The Windsors on television, a stage adaptation opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre in 2021. Read more about The Windsors: Endgame in London here.