Stephen McKinley Henderson, the veteran Buffalo actor who appears with Denzel Washington in the new film "Fences," was featured this week in a "60 Minutes" story about the film.
A clip from the interview:
Henderson, who has become a familiar presence on Broadway and the big screen, is one of the country's foremost interpreters of the work of playwright August Wilson. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in the same role in the 2010 Broadway production of "Fences."
“I’m not a box office name, and I’m not a box office face, and I’m not an action hero,” Henderson told The News for a 2013 profile. “I’m an actor, and I mainly work because someone trusts me with dramatic literature."
That trust seems to be carrying Henderson farther and farther. "Fences" is one of his most significant screen roles to date. Joe Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal wrote that he gave a "fine performance" alongside Washington and co-star Viola Davis.
Here's a clip featuring Henderson from "Fences" which opens Sunday in local theaters: