Basil Henson (31 July 1918 – 19 December 1990) was a British actor.
Henson had a lengthy career on stage and television. His stage performances included a number of parts in Shakespeare productions, including once opposite Dustin Hoffman. He appeared a number of times at the Royal National Theatre, including a part in the world premiere of Amadeus by Peter Shaffer.
Possibly his best-known TV role was as Sir Horatio Manners in When the Boat Comes In. Henson's other television appearances included Sexton Blake, The Champions, Follyfoot, War and Peace, Fall of Eagles and Crown Court. He also appeared as Dr. Abbott in the Fawlty Towers episode "The Psychiatrist".
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