Henry Cole on Tour
Hosted by Steve Parrish
Henry will be taking a break in between his busy schedule to bring to provincial theatres his “An Evening with Henry Cole- Happy Days” theatre show hosted by his good friend and renowned prankster Steve “Stavros” Parrish.
Henry Cole was educated at Eton at the same time as Boris Johnston and David Cameron has gone on to forge a career spanning some 32 years in the TV and movie industry.
He is currently on TV presenting The World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides (Discovery Quest), The Motorbike Show (ITV4), Shed and Buried (Discovery Quest), Find It, Fix It, Flog It (Channel 4), Find It, Fix It, Drive It (More4), Junk & Disorderly (ITV4) and The Great British Treasure Hunt (ITV4).
Steve will guide Henry through his incredible varied life covering stories about Henry’s battle with Heroin addiction between the ages of 19 and 24. He is now three decades clean but remains heavily involved in trying to help other addicts and share his experience in battling addiction.
Directing TV and Theatrical movies, including Mad Dogs and Englishmen starring Elizabeth Hurley.
Being the boss of Gladstone Motorcycles – not named after Henry’s great-great Uncle, William Ewart Gladstone the Prime Minister, but his great uncle Dick ‘Redbeard’ Gladstone, a true British eccentric who instigated Henry’s passion for classic British Motorcycle at the tender age of eight.
In 2013 Henry set a world land speed record for a pre-1955 750cc motorcycle, riding a Brough Superior and Gladstone on the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Henry has directed over 70 TV commercials for brands like Flora, Mastercard, Top Up TV, Dixons, TFL, Amstrad and many other household names.
As well as television presenting, Henry owns HCA Entertainment, the television production company, which makes all the shows he fronts … and a whole lot more he doesn’t.
HCA Entertainment has produced – and Henry has directed – countless factual series for broadcasters including ITV, Channel 4, Sky 1, Channel 5, UKTV, Travel Channel, Discovery Networks, NBC and BBC. These include Grimefighters, Kensington Wives, Men Brewing Badly, London’s Greatest Hits, Supersize Grime, The Skulls of Sanctuary, Frontline Stories, Discovering Gardens and The Real Filth Fighters!
Along with motorcycles Henry is passionate about fishing, classic tractors, cycling and most importantly his dog Jelly Bean, wife Janie and his two sons, Charlie and Tom!
If that’s not enough to entertain you then throw in host Steve Parrish , former British Motorcycling champion. Team mate to Barry Sheene. He holds five European Truck racing titles. He was a BBC commentator for Motor GP. Pundit for Eurosports, World Superbikes, British Superbikes and covering TT & Classic TT races.