Anthony Christopher “Tony” Hendra (10 July 1941 – 4 March 2021) was an English satirist, actor, and writer who worked mostly in the United States. Educated at St Albans School (where he was a classmate of Stephen Hawking) and at St John’s College, Cambridge, he was a member of the Cambridge University Footlights revue in 1962, alongside John Cleese, Graham Chapman and Tim Brooke-Taylor.
Hendra was probably best known for being the head writer and co-producer in 1984 of the first six shows of the long-running British satirical television series Spitting Image, and for starring in the film This Is Spinal Tap as the band’s manager Ian Faith.
Hendra died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis on 4 March 2021. – Available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License from Wikipedia.