Barry Humphries

Barry Humphries
John Barry Humphries, AO, CBE (born 17 February 1934) is an Australian comedian, satirist, dadaist, artist, author and character actor, perhaps best known for his on-stage and television alter egos Dame Edna Everage, a Melbourne housewife and "gigastar", and Sir Les Patterson, Australia's foul-mouthed cultural attaché to the Court of St. James's. He is a film producer and script writer, a star of London's West End musical theatre, an award-winning writer and an accomplished landscape painter. For his delivery of dadaist and absurdist humour to millions, biographer Anne Pender described Humphries in 2010 as not only the most significant theatrical figure of our time … [but] the most significant comedian to emerge since Charlie Chaplin. Humphries' characters, especially Dame Edna Everage, have brought him international renown, and he has appeared in numerous films, stage productions and television shows. Originally conceived as a dowdy Moonee Ponds housewife who caricatured Australian suburban complacency and insularity, Edna has evolved over four decades to become a satire of stardom, the gaudily dressed, acid-tongued, egomaniacal, internationally feted Housewife Gigastar, Dame Edna Everage. Humphries' other major satirical character creation was the archetypal Australian bloke Barry McKenzie, who originated as the hero of a comic strip about Australians in London (with drawings by Nicholas Garland) which was first published in Private Eye magazine. The stories about "Bazza" (Humphries' nickname, as well as an Australian term of endearment for the name Barry) gave wide circulation to Australian slang, particularly jokes about drinking and its consequences (much of which was invented by Humphries), and the character went on to feature in two Australian films, in which he was portrayed by Barry Crocker. Humphries' other satirical characters include the "priapic and inebriated cultural attaché" Sir Les Patterson, who has "continued to bring worldwide discredit upon Australian arts and culture, while contributing as much to the Australian vernacular as he has borrowed from it", gentle, grandfatherly "returned gentleman" Sandy Stone, iconoclastic 1960s underground film-maker Martin Agrippa, Paddington socialist academic Neil Singleton, sleazy trade union official Lance Boyle, high-pressure art salesman Morrie O'Connor and failed tycoon Owen Steele. Description above from the Wikipedia article Barry Humphries, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Name Barry Humphries
Also Known As Dame Edna Everage
Birthday 1934-02-17
Gender Male
IMDB Barry Humphries profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Camberwell, Melbourne, Australia
As: Sir Les Patterson /
1987-04-09
Les Patterson Saves ...
As: Aunt Edna Everage
1972-01-01
The Adventures of Ba...
As: Edna Everage
1974-12-12
Barry McKenzie Holds...
As: Edna Everage
1970-02-02
The Naked Bunyip...
As: Unknown
1975-04-30
Side by Side...
As: Unknown
1981-01-01
A Toast to Melbourne...
As: Edna Everage
1984-01-01
A (BBC Arena) Birthd...
As: Bert / Lady Shopper
1997-10-07
Pterodactyl Woman fr...
As: Dame Edna Everage
1992-10-08
Joan Rivers: Abroad ...
As: Narrator (voice)
2009-02-09
Mary and Max...
As: Himself
2016-12-31
Peter Cook and Dudle...
As: Herself
2015-12-25
Michael McIntyre's B...
As: Humphrey Beal
1996-12-12
The Leading Man...
As: Envy
1967-10-30
Bedazzled...
As: Col Ball-Miller
1975-08-04
The Great MacArthy...
As: Himself
1981-02-04
The Rocky Horror Tre...
As: Blind Wally
1998-08-13
Welcome to Woop Woop...
As: Edna Everage
1976-12-29
Pleasure at Her Maje...
As: Client
2009-03-19
Salvation...
As: Barry Humphries
2019-06-12
Standing Up for Sunn...
As: Clemens Metternich
1994-12-16
Immortal Beloved...
As: John Monk
2005-11-27
Da Kath and Kim Code...
As: Great Goblin
2012-11-26
The Hobbit: An Unexp...
As: Rev. Strachey
1977-08-25
The Getting of Wisdo...
As: Wombo (voice)
2015-08-21
Blinky Bill the Movi...
As: Bert Schnick
1981-10-30
Shock Treatment...
As: Dr. Anderson / Austr
1974-08-01
Percy's Progress...
As: Justice Logan
2014-04-13
Jack Irish: Dead Poi...
As: Rupert Murdoch
1991-01-01
Selling Hitler...
As: Himself - Various Ro
1982-09-23
The Secret Policeman...
As: Braulio (voice)
2013-08-09
Justin and the Knigh...
As: Kevin McMaxford
1997-12-18
Spiceworld: The Movi...
As: Unknown
2008-11-12
We Are Most Amused...
As: Himself - Edna Evera
2004-11-15
Remember the Secret ...
As: Bruce (voice)
2003-05-30
Finding Nemo...
As: Charlie / Dame Edna
2016-07-01
Absolutely Fabulous:...
As: Mrs. Crummies/Mr. Le
2002-12-27
Nicholas Nickleby...
As: Unknown
2008-08-28
Not Quite Hollywood...
As: Claire Otoms
1997-09-08
Ally McBeal...
As: Unknown
2006-08-14
The One Show...
As: Unknown
2003-09-11
QI...
As: Unknown
1997-08-11
The View...
As: Unknown
2007-03-17
The Dame Edna Treatm...
As: Unknown
2004-09-13
The Tony Danza Show...
As: Unknown
2003-09-16
Little Britain...
As: Unknown
1983-04-04
Live with Regis and ...
As: Unknown
1978-01-14
The South Bank Show...
As: Unknown
1992-05-25
The Tonight Show wit...
As: Unknown
1971-10-09
Hey Hey It's Saturda...
As: Unknown
1993-09-13
Late Night with Cona...
As: Unknown
1964-09-30
The Wednesday Play...
As: Unknown
1987-09-12
The Dame Edna Experi...
As: Unknown
1980-10-28
Russell Harty...
As: Unknown
1991-10-14
Pebble Mill...
As: Unknown
2006-08-14
Betjeman and Me...
As: Unknown
2010-04-07
A Comedy Roast...
As: Unknown
2010-03-26
Comedy Rocks with Ja...
As: Unknown
1975-10-11
Saturday Night Live...
As: Dame Edna Everage
1992-05-25
The Tonight Show wit...
As: Himself - Judge
2008-03-15
I'd Do Anything...
As: Dame Edna Everage
1991-11-30
Dame Edna's Hollywoo...
As: Herself
2007-02-22
The Graham Norton Sh...
As: Dame Edna Everage /
1978-01-08
An Audience with......
As: Dame Edna Everage
1978-01-08
An Audience with......
As: Himself
1982-05-04
Wogan...
As: Unknown
2016-08-03
A Granny's Guide to ...
As: Contestant (Dame Edn
2013-01-21
The Great Comic Reli...
As: Narrator (voice)
2019-02-10
Magical Land of Oz...