Natural & Character


Leslie HensonLeslie Henson

No. 24

Leslie Henson as Maxie Mumm in "Swing Along"

Here are two pictures of Leslie Henson as Leslie Henson. It is the only part he ever plays, and the only part we ever want him to play. Like many other great "comics," Mr. Henson uses make-up to accentuate, not to disguise, his natural characteristics. Even in private life Mr. Henson has a funny face - you can see how, even in the quiet, bespectacled portrait given here, humour lurks in every fold of it. All that he has to do in his dressing-room, therefore, is to take off his spectacles and deepen those lines until the humour no longer lurks, but leaps out at you in the fullness of its rich absurdity.