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Celebrities 'help people appreciate theatre'

Lenny Henry is one of Britain's best known comedians, but two years ago, at the age of 51, he took everyone by surprise by making his stage acting debut, playing Othello, and then going on to win the Evening Standard outstanding newcomer award.

Arts correspondent Rebecca Jones reports from the National Theatre where the comedian is now tackling Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors.

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