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Entertainment: Lenny Henry and his partner Lisa Makin attend Matilda premiere

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Lenny Henry and his partner Lisa Makin looked every inch the happy couple as they attended the premiere of Matilda The Musical at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Wednesday.

The comedian, 64, cut a dapper figure for the event in a black suit with a matching tie and crisp white shirt.

Lisa, who began dating Lenny back in 2012, looked stylish in a black dress with a grey patterned print and v-neckline.

Loved-up: Lenny Henry and his partner Lisa Makin looked every inch the happy couple as they attended the premiere of Matilda The Musical at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Wednesday © Provided by Daily Mail Loved-up: Lenny Henry and his partner Lisa Makin looked every inch the happy couple as they attended the premiere of Matilda The Musical at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Wednesday

She also sported a pair of black ankle boots and carried a silver sequinned handbag as she walked the red carpet with Lenny.

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Also wearing a black blazer, Lisa completed her look for the evening with a bejewelled necklace.

Lenny and Lisa have been together for 10 years after his split from ex-wife, Dawn French.

Lenny and Dawn split in 2010 after 25 years of marriage, and the following year it was revealed that he was dating theatre mogul Lisa.

Couple: The comedian, 64, cut a dapper figure for the event in a black suit with a matching tie and crisp white shirt © Provided by Daily Mail Couple: The comedian, 64, cut a dapper figure for the event in a black suit with a matching tie and crisp white shirt

The outing comes after Lenny recently defended his new Amazon show and its broad multicultural cast following backlash over its use of non-white actors.

The British star takes a prominent role in Amazon's blockbuster fantasy Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power, a five season prequel set thousands of years before the events depicted in author JRR Tolkien's classic book series.

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But it has faced unprecedented criticism for casting actors from varying ethnic backgrounds, with its more vehement critics opposed to a perceived 'woke' agenda that they believe has prompted Amazon to diversify its ensemble group of stars.

Reflecting on the debate while on Good Morning Britain last month, Lenny - who plays the whimsical, country dwelling Sadoc Burrows in Rings Of Power - insisted its detractors 'will not win.'

Outfit: Lisa, who began dating Lenny back in 2012, looked stylish in a black dress with a grey patterned print and v-neckline © Provided by Daily Mail Outfit: Lisa, who began dating Lenny back in 2012, looked stylish in a black dress with a grey patterned print and v-neckline Relationship: Lenny and Lisa have been together for 10 years after his split from ex-wife, Dawn French © Provided by Daily Mail Relationship: Lenny and Lisa have been together for 10 years after his split from ex-wife, Dawn French

He said: 'The fact of the matter is fantasy is for all of us. I think fantasy and a belief in creativity and dreams defines us all as human beings.

'Everyone has dreams, everyone has fantasies, so we all deserve to be in that world as creators, as participants.'

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Taking a swipe at the show's critics, he added: 'It's not for some man in his pants in his room eating Hobnobs to say bad things about it. The people who are thinking creatively about this are the ones who are going to win.'

New direction: The British star takes a prominent role as the whimsical Sadoc Burrows in Amazon's blockbuster fantasy Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power © Provided by Daily Mail New direction: The British star takes a prominent role as the whimsical Sadoc Burrows in Amazon's blockbuster fantasy Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power Read more

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