He acted in classic Australian comedy series Mother and Son with Garry McDonald and the late Ruth Cracknell. Another prominent role was in Palace of Dreams for which he received a Penguin Award. He also played the role of Saul, central character Frank's doctor in Travelling North a part played by Leo McKern. He has played numerous other roles throughout his film and television acting career which spans over 4 decades.
Henri was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for Services to the Arts and the Community in 2001.