Ruthie Henshall

Birth Day March 7th, 1967
Birth Place Orpington, Greater London, England
Age 53 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Pisces

About Ruthie Henshall

An English actress, singer, and dancer, Valentine Ruth Henshall is professionally known as Ruthie Henshall. She is well recognized for her work in musical theatre. She was part of the original London cast of Miss Saigon in 1989-1990, and portrayed Roxie Hart in both the London and Broadway performances of "Chicago".  She made her debut at a local production before joining a touring production of "A Chorus Line". She started her professional stage career in 1986, before making her West End debut in "Cats" in 1987. A five-time Olivier Award nominee, she won the 1995 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Amalia Balash in the London revival of "She Loves Me" (1994). It was confirmed in 2020 that Henshall would be participating in the twentieth series of "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here". She was eliminated on 29th November, finishing in 11th place. Recently, Ruthie became the second person to leave the castle and declared: "That was brutal."

Famous For

  • Being an English actress, singer, and dancer.
  • For her work in musical theatre.

Ruthie Henshall, a famous actress, singer, and dancer

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Early Life of Ruthie Henshall

Ruthie Henshall took birth on 7th March 1967 with the real name or full name of Valentine Ruth Henshall in Orpington, Greater London, England. She holds British nationality and British-white ethnicity. Analogously, she is from a Christianity religion and her race is white. She happily celebrates her birthday on 7th March if every year and she has celebrated her 53rd birthday as of 2020 though as her birthdate, her star sign is Pisces. Her father, David, was a journalist, later the editor of the "East Anglian Daily Times", a Suffolk morning newspaper whereas she has not shared much about her mother.

Career of Ruthie Henshall

  • Ruthie Henshall commenced her career in the Cascade Revue at the West Cliff Theatre in Clacton-on-Sea at the age of 19 as she took part in a touring production of "A Chorus Line" as Maggie in the early of 1990s whereas her West End debut came shortly thereafter when she was cast in "Cats".
  • After that, she was seen as one of the bargirls in "Miss Saigon" in 1988 and went on to originate the role of "Aphra in Children of Eden" at the Prince Edward Theatre as well as cast a role in the musical "Valentine's Day".
  • She then starred as Fantine in "Les Miserables" in 1992 as her first starring role came in the 1993 trans-Atlantic transfer of the Broadway production "Crazy for You" which opened at the Prince Edward Theatre.
  • She starred in "She Loves Me", winning the Olivier as Best Actress in a Musical, and originated the role of Roxie Hart in the West End transfer of the Broadway revival of "Chicago".
  • Analogously, she appeared in the film "Peggy Sue Got Married" as the title role which was opened in London in August 2001 to mixed reviews.
  • Besides, her solo recordings include "The Ruthie Henshall Album", "Pilgrim", and "Love Is Here to Stay", whereas she succeeded the role of Marian Halcombe from Maria Freidman in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Woman in White", from July 2005 until February 2006. 
  • Her first feature film, a musical version of "A Christmas Carol" was aired on NBC in the United States in November 2004 and was released as a commercial attraction to theatres in the UK and Europe.
  • As well, she has appeared in the four-part BBC Television series "The Sound of Musicals" in January 2006.
  • Henshall replaced Natalia Bestemianova as a judge on the ITV1 show "Dancing on Ice" in 2008 as she returned to the role of Roxie in Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre, London, on 14th December 2009 and completed her run on 24th April 2010.
  • She took the role of Elvira in the classic play Blithe Spirit in the West End in March 2011 as well as appeared as a theatre actor in an episode of the HBO comedy "Curb Your Enthusiasm" in the following year.
  • She also took a purely acting role as billionaire Stephanie Gaunt in the CBBC series Wizards vs Aliens in 2012 and it was announced in 2014 that she would play Mrs. Wilkinson in "Billy Elliot the Musical" from 12th May and became the final actress to take on the role before the show's closure.
  • Furthermore, as a piece of fresh news, Henshall became the second person to leave the castle and declared: "That was brutal." The actress broke down in tears as she revealed the show had pushed her emotions to the surface about her struggles as a single mum.
  • Within moments of leaving camp, Ruthie said she "could taste the burger" she planned to scoff tonight and said of the experience: "My time in the castle has been brilliant, we have not stopped laughing. It has been an absolute rollercoaster." She added: "It was definitely brutal. you have absolutely no control in there and the rollercoaster of emotions is ridiculous. You think about things that you haven't thought about in years. Everyone in there was so delightful and wonderful."

Awards and Achievements of Ruthie Henshall

Ruthie Henshall is one of the most adaptable actresses who has been nominated for numerous awards in her career like 1993 Best Actress in a Musical for "Crazy for You", and  2009 Best Actress in a Musical for "Marguerite". But, she has only won 1995 Best Actress in a Musical for "She Loves Me". If she works harder as same in the future, she can gain many more awards in the coming days.

Personal Life of Ruthie Henshall

Reflecting on Ruthie Henshall's personal life, she is a married woman. She was married to actor and singer Tim Howar in 2004, her male co-star lead in the West End production of "Peggy Sue Got Married". The couple has two daughters but their relationship did not long last, they separated in August 2009 and later divorced in January 2010. Previously, she once dated Prince Edward for a number of years, before becoming engaged to actor John Gordon Sinclair but they broke up after she took the role of Velma Kelly in Chicago on Broadway. So, we can assume that she is living a single life as of now. Furthermore, talking about her sexual orientation, she is straight.

Ruthie Henshall and her ex-husband, Tim Howar


Net Worth of Ruthie Henshall

Moving towards Ruthie Henshall's net worth, her worth is around 500,000 pounds as of 2020 whereas she has also a handsome amount of salary too which is also in thousands of dollars per year. She knows her job and does it to the best of her ability. She has also successfully established herself as one of the fashionable actresses in the industry. In addition, her main source of income is from acting and singing career and she has truly come a real long way in her professional career. 

Body Measurement of Ruthie Henshall

Beautiful English actress, singer, and dancer, Ruthie Henshall stands at a perfect height of 5 feet and 5 inches with balanced weight. She has quite a few to show off that begin with her charming flimsy facial tone, perfect body measurements, squashed figure, and eye-catching pair of legs through her body build type is average. Her curvy requisite assets add extra appeal ness to her beauty as her hair color is light brown and her eyes color is dark brown.

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