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John Barry Humphries, AO, CBE (born 17 February 1934) is an Australian comedian, satirist, artist, and author. Humphries is best known for writing and playing his on-stage and television alter egos Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson. He is also 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 have brought him international renown, and he has also 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. Wikipedia

John Barry Humphries information

John Barry Humphries information

Birth date: February 17, 1934
Birth place: Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height:5' 10" (1.78 m)
Profession:Actor, Writer, Soundtrack
Nationality:Australian
Spouse:Diane Millstead

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blinky Bill the Movie2015Wombo (voice)
You've Got to Love Christmas2014TV MovieDame Edna Everage
Celebrity Squares2014TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
Jack Irish: Dead Point2014TV MovieJustice Logan
The Kangaroo Gang2014TV SeriesNarrator
The Royal Variety Performance2013TV MovieDame Edna Everage
Bubble Guppies2013TV Series
BBC Proms2013TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
Chickens2013TV SeriesHeadmaster
Narsusis riteris Justinas2013Braulio (voice)
What a Debacle, Freddy Farkle!2013ShortNarrator (voice)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2012Great Goblin
Kath & Kimderella2012Dame Edna
The Project2012TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
This Morning2007-2011TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
Kinect Disneyland Adventures2011Video GameBruce (voice)
The Rob Brydon Show2011TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
Paul O'Grady Live2011TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2001-2011TV SeriesDame Edna / Dame Edna Everage - Royal Wedding Correspondent / Dame Edna Everage
Loose Women2008-2010TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
Sharon Osbourne: A Comedy Roast2010TV MovieDame Edna Everage
The View2004-2010TV SeriesDame Edna
Andre Rieu: Live in Sydney2009VideoDame Edna Everage
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2009TV SeriesDame Edna - Excerpt Reader
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2009TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
Mere ir Maksas2009Narrator (voice)
Salvation2008Client
The Graham Norton Show2008TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
Parkinson1978-2007TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
'Little Britain' Down Under2007TV Movie documentaryDame Edna Everage
The Dame Edna Treatment2007TV SeriesDame Edna Everage / Sir Les Patterson
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage2007ShortBruce (voice)
Michael Parkinson's Greatest Entertainers2007TV Movie documentaryDame Edna Everage
It Started with... Swap Shop2006TV MovieDame Edna Everage (voice)
Spicks and Specks2006TV SeriesDame Edna
9am with David & Kim2006TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live2006TV Movie documentaryDame Edna Everage
Da Kath & Kim Code2005TV MovieJohn Monk
Avenue of the Stars: 50 Years of ITV2005TV SpecialDame Edna Everage
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesDame Edna
Live with Kelly and Michael2005TV SeriesDame Edna
Rove Live2004TV SeriesSir Les Patterson
Dame Edna Live at the Palace2003TV MovieDame Edna Everage
Finding Nemo2003Bruce (voice)
The Jubilee Girl2002TV MovieDame Edna Everage
Nicholas Nickleby2002Mrs. Crummles / Mr. Leadville (as Dame Edna Everage)
Ally McBeal2001-2002TV SeriesClaire Otoms
Just for Laughs2002TV SeriesDame Edna Everage (2002) (as Dame Edna Everage)
This Hour Has 22 Minutes2000TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
Dame Edna Kisses It Better1997TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
Spice World1997Kevin McMaxford
Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills1997Bert / Lady Shopper / Manager
Welcome to Woop Woop1997Blind Wally
Les Patterson and the Great Chinese Takeaway1997Les Patterson
The Leading Man1996Humphrey Beal
Drag-Attack1995ShortDame Edna (as Dame Edna)
Napoleon1995Kangaroo (English version, voice, as Dame Edna Everage)
Immortal Beloved1994Clemens Metternich
Talkshowet1994TV SeriesDame Edna
Edna Time1993TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
Dame Edna's Hollywood1991-1993TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
Dame Edna's Neighbourhood Watch1992TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
Selling Hitler1991TV Mini-SeriesRupert Murdoch
The Life and Death of Sandy Stone1991TV SeriesSandy Stone
A Night on Mount Edna1990TV MovieDame Edna Everage
The Dame Edna Experience1987-1989TV SeriesDame Edna Everage / Sir Les Patterson
Aspel & Company1985-1989TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
One More Audience with Dame Edna Everage1988TV MovieDame Edna Everage
Friday Night Live1988TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
The Marsupials: The Howling III1987Dame Edna Everage (Academy Award presenter)
Les Patterson Saves the World1987Sir Les Patterson / Dame Edna Everage (as Sir Les Patterson/Dame Edna Everage)
Another Audience with Dame Edna Everage1984TV MovieDame Edna Everage / Sir Les Patterson (as Dame Edna Everage)
Dr. Fischer of Geneva1984TV MovieRichard Deane
Omnibus1982TV Series documentarySir Les Patterson
Shock Treatment1981Bert Schnick
An Audience with Dame Edna Everage1980TV MovieDame Edna Everage
Friday Night, Saturday Morning1979TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
The Getting of Wisdom1978Rev. Strachey
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978Dame Edna Everage - Our Guests at Heartland (as Dame Edna Everage)
Saturday Night Live1977TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
The Barry Humphries Show1976TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
Side by Side1975Rodney
The Great MacArthy1975Col Ball-Miller
Barry McKenzie Holds His Own1974Aunt Edna Everage / Dr. Meyer Delamphrey / Offensive Buck-toothed Englishman / ...
It's Not the Size That Counts1974Dr. Anderson / Australian TV Lady
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie1972Aunt Edna Everage / Hoot / Dr DeLamphrey
Not Only But Also. Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in Australia1971TV Mini-Series
Not Only... But Also1965-1970TV SeriesIn 'Poets Cornered'
Barry Humphries' Scandals1970TV SeriesMrs. Norm Everage / Various Characters
Frost on Saturday1969TV SeriesEdna Everage
The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom1968Art dealer
Bedazzled1967Envy
The Wednesday Play1967TV Series
The Late Show1967TV SeriesEdna Everage
Wild Life and Christmas Belles1958TV Movie

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Barry Humphries Show1976TV Series
Barry McKenzie Holds His Own1974
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie1972
Barry Humphries' Scandals1970TV Series
The Late Show1966TV Series
The Dame Edna TreatmentTV Series written by - 2 episodes, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Flashbacks with Barry Humphries1999TV Series documentary writer
Les Patterson and the Great Chinese Takeaway1997
Edna Time1993TV Series 1993
Dame Edna's Hollywood1991TV Series
The Life and Death of Sandy Stone1991TV Series written by - 4 episodes
A Night on Mount Edna1990TV Movie uncredited
The Dame Edna Experience1987-1989TV Series 12 episodes
Les Patterson Saves the World1987
Another Audience with Dame Edna Everage1984TV Movie
An Audience with Dame Edna Everage1980TV Movie
Pleasure at Her Majesty's1976TV Movie documentary

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2012performer: "Torture Song", "Goblin-Town"
A Night on Mount Edna1990TV Movie performer: "The Happy Wanderer"
One More Audience with Dame Edna Everage1988TV Movie performer: "Call Me Old-Fashioned"
Another Audience with Dame Edna Everage1984TV Movie lyrics: "Shyness" / music: "Shyness" / performer: "Shyness"
Shock Treatment1981performer: "Little Black Dress", "Shock Treatment"
An Audience with Dame Edna Everage1980TV Movie performer: "That's What My Public Means to Me"
Top of the Pops1979TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Finale
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie1972lyrics: "My One-eyed Trouser Snake", "Old Pacific Sea", "The Adventures of Barry McKenzie"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Another Audience with Dame Edna Everage1984TV Movie composer: song "I'm Shy"
Flamingo Park1981Short music - as Dame Edna Everage

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Concert for George2003Video documentary camera rigger

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edna Time1993TV Series executive producer - 1993

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
'Little Britain' Down Under2007TV Movie documentary thank you - as Dame Edna Everage
Great Performances2005TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Barry Humphries Gives Us the Good Oil2003Video thanks
Funny by George: The George Wallace Story1999TV Movie documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stop Laughing... This Is Serious2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Talk2015TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2015TV SeriesHimself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2013TV SeriesSir Les Patterson
The Last Impresario2013DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Loose Women2007-2013TV SeriesDame Edna Everage / Himself
100 Years of the Royal Variety Performance2012TV Movie documentaryDame Edna Everage (as Dame Edna Everage)
Raising the Curtain2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Dancing with the Stars2012TV SeriesDame Edna Everage - Guest
Q&A2012TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight2012TV SeriesHimself
The One Show2009-2011TV SeriesDame Edna Everage / Himself
Piers Morgan Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself
The Review Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Cultural Highlights Interviewee
QI2010TV SeriesHimself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2010TV SeriesHimself
Rove Live2009TV SeriesHimself
The New Paul O'Grady Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Reflections on My Attempt to Save the World2009ShortHimself
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!2008DocumentaryHimself
I'd Do Anything2008TV SeriesHimself - Judge
The British Soap Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Man Inside Dame Edna2008TV Movie documentaryHimself / Dame Edna / Les Patterson
The World's Greatest Comedy Characters2007TV MovieHimself / Dame Edna Everage
100 Greatest Stand-Ups2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Dame Edna Everage and Les Patterson)
The Adventures of Bazza in Chunderland: The Making of 'The Adventures of Barry McKenzie'2007Video documentaryHimself
Betjeman and Me: Griff Rhys Jones2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2006TV SeriesHimself
Telling Schoolgirl Tales: The Making of 'The Getting of Wisdom'2006Video documentaryHimself
Celebrate 'Oliver!'2005TV MovieHimself
The Unseen Spike Milligan2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1999-2005TV SeriesHimself
Barry Humphries on Bedazzled2005Video documentary shortHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2004TV SeriesHimself
Frederik & Mary - Bryllupsshow i Tivoli2004TV Special documentaryDame Edna Everage
Nicole Kidman: An American Cinematheque Tribute2003TV Movie documentaryDame Edna Everage
The Sharon Osbourne Show2003TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
'Nicholas Nickleby': The Cast on the Cast2003Video shortHimself
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton2003TV SeriesHimself
The Panel1999-2003TV SeriesSir Les Patterson / Himself
Micallef Tonight2003TV SeriesHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2003TV SeriesDame Edna
Hollywood Squares1999-2003TV SeriesDame Edna - Center Square / Dame Edna
Barry Humphries Gives Us the Good Oil2003VideoHimself
The Royal Variety Performance 20032003TV Movie documentaryDame Edna Everage
Parkinson1979-2002TV SeriesHimself
Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace2002TV Movie documentaryDame Edna Everage - Host (as Dame Edna Everage)
Night of a Thousand Faces2001TV SpecialDame Edna Everage
Aussies: Who Gives a XXXX2001TV Movie documentaryLes Patterson
The 55th Annual Tony Awards2001TV SpecialDame Edna - Presenter (as Dame Edna)
The Talk Show Story2000TV Mini-Series documentaryDame Edna Everage
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2000TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentaryDame Edna Everage (as Dame Edna Everage)
Flashbacks with Barry Humphries1999TV Series documentaryHimself / Dame Edna / Sir Les Patterson / ...
Heroes of Comedy1999TV Series documentaryHimself / Dame Edna Everage / Sir Les Patterson / ...
Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python1999TV Movie documentaryDame Edna Everage
A Royal Birthday Celebration1998TV Movie documentary
The Roseanne Show1998TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
The Laurence Olivier Awards 19981998TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Comic Relief1997TV SpecialDame Edna Everage
Pebble Mill1992-1996TV SeriesHimself
The Celluloid Heroes1995TV MovieHimself
Omnibus1976-1995TV Series documentaryHimself
The Street Party1995TV MovieDame Edna Everage
Clive Anderson Talks Back1995TV SeriesVarious
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Dame Edna Everage)
Vicki!1992TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
The Late Show1992TV Series documentaryDame Edna Everage / Himself
Tonight Live with Steve Vizard1991TV SeriesHimself
An Audience with Jackie Mason1990TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
Wogan1988-1990TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
The 32nd Annual TV Week Logie Awards1990TV SpecialDame Edna Everage
The South Bank Show1989TV Series documentaryHimself
A Night of Comic Relief 21989TV SpecialDame Edna Everage
The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Last Resort1987TV SeriesHimself
The Story of English1986TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Joan Rivers: Can We Talk?1986TV Series
Breakfast Time1983TV SeriesHimself
Time with Betjeman1983TV Series documentaryHimself
The Secret Policeman's Other Ball1982DocumentaryHimself / Various Roles
Multi-Coloured Swap Shop1982TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
The Rocky Horror Treatment1981TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Christmas Snowtime Special1979TV MovieHerself - Presenter (as Dame Edna Everage)
Top of the Pops1979TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
Saturday Night at the Mill1979TV SeriesEdna Everage
Pleasure at Her Majesty's1976TV Movie documentaryEdna Everage
Behind the Scenes Footage from Barry McKenzie Holds His Own1974ShortHimself
Barry McKenzie: Ogre or Ocker1974TV MovieHimself
The Naked Bunyip1970DocumentaryEdna Everage
The Australian Londoners1965TV Movie documentaryHimself
Monitor1964TV Series documentaryHimself
Trip-Tease and High C's1959TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dragged2015/IDocumentary post-productionHimself - as Dame Edna
LEGO the Hobbit: The Video Game2014Video GameThe Great Goblin
Greatest Stand Up Comedians2013TV Movie documentaryHerself - 19th Place (as Dame Edna Everage)
The Unforgettable Russell Harty2012TV Movie documentaryHerself - Interviewee on The Russell Harty Show (as Dame Edna Everage)
7.302012TV SeriesHimself
Billy T: Te Movie2011Documentary
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
Come in Number Five2011Video documentaryDame Edna Everage (uncredited)
20 to 12010TV Series documentaryDame Edna Everage
QI2010TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2008TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
The Best of the Royal Variety2006TV SeriesDame Edna Everage
Greatest TV Comedy Moments2005TV Movie documentaryDame Edna Everage (uncredited)
Arena2004TV Series documentaryHimself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops2004TV Special documentaryDame Edna Everage - #84 Things They Shouldn't Have Said (as Dame Edna Everidge)
On the Bench with the Great MacArthy2004Video
The Greatest2001TV Series documentaryDame Edna Everage
Seriously Funny: An Argument for Comedy1997TV Mini-SeriesDame Edna Everage
Without Walls1993TV Series documentaryDame Edna Everage
The Best of... What's Left of... Not Only... But Also1990TV Series
Harry Måneskin1990TV SeriesDame Edna

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Acting by an EnsembleNicholas Nickleby (2002)· Jamie Bell
· Jim Broadbent
· Tom Courtenay
· Alan Cumming
· Edward Fox
· Romola Garai
· Christopher Plummer
· Anne Hathaway
· Charlie Hunnam
· Nathan Lane
· Timothy Spall
· Juliet Stevenson
1999Lifetime Achievement AwardBritish Comedy Awards
1997Sir Peter Ustinov AwardBanff Television Festival
1981Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst On-Screen HairstyleShock Treatment (1981)
1975Honourable MentionAustralian Film InstituteThe Great MacArthy (1975)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1989BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Light Entertainment PerformanceOne More Audience with Dame Edna Everage (1988)
1988BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Light Entertainment PerformanceThe Dame Edna Experience (1987)
1981BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Light Entertainment PerformanceAn Audience with Dame Edna Everage (1980)
1981Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Supporting ActorShock Treatment (1981)
1981Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsMost Annoying Fake Accent: MaleShock Treatment (1981)


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#Fact
1Attended the wedding of media mogul Rupert Murdoch to former model Jerry Hall in 2016.
2He admits that he is ashamed of Les Patterson Saves the World (1987).
3Was good friends with Joan Rivers.
4He was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Australian society through acting and writing.
5He was awarded the Australian National Medal in December 1979.
6Created the role of Mr. Sowerberry in the original West End production of Lionel Bart's musical "Oliver!".
7He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2007 Queen Elizabeth's Birthday Honors List for his services to entertainment.
824 October 2006 Australia Post together with The Perth Mint issued a 50 cent legal tender coin with full-colour portrait of Dame Edna. Coin is mounted in special envelope with 2 postage stamps (featuring Barry Humphries as both Dame Edna and himself) cancelled at Moonee Ponds (suburb where Edna tells she comes from). Also Australian $1 silver one ounce coin portraying Dame Edna was issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Barry Humphries as Dame Edna.
9Pictured on a set of five 50¢ Australian postage stamps in the Australian Legends series, issued 20 January 2006. One stamp has a photograph of Humphries without makeup. The other stamps have a photo of his alter ego "Edna Everage", showing how the character has changed through the years.
10Father of the actress Tessa Humphries, and Emily and Oscar Humphries.
11Honorary Doctorate of Griffith University (Australia) in 1994
12He was awarded the A.O. (the Officer of the Order of Australia) in the 1982 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Theatre.
13Barry Humphries was one of the hosts at "The Royal Pop Concert" in Buckingham Palace, London on June, 4th, 2002. He appeared as Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson and had the great honor to announce Queen Elizabeth II.
14In 2000, received a Special Tony Award for a Live Theatrical Presentation, for his one-person show titled "Dame Edna: The Royal Tour."
15His fourth wife, Lizzie Spender, is the daughter of the poet Sir Stephen Spender.

#Quote
1To live in Australia permanently is rather like going to a party and dancing all night with one's mother.
2New Zealand is a country of thirty thousand million sheep, three million of whom think they are human.
3My parents were very pleased that I was in the army. The fact that I hated it somehow pleased them even more.
4Most of my contemporaries at school entered the World of Business, the logical destiny of bores.
5Sex is the most beautiful thing that can take place between a happily married man and his secretary.
6It's very important to be interesting yourself. Most guests, let's face it, however famous they are, are boring, with no intellectual resources and very little sense of humor, particularly if they are comedians. People only watch my shows for me, and those shows have remained evergreen long after the guests are forgotten. Always wear beautiful clothes, preferably a different frock for every show, and don't overdo the hospitality beforehand. An intoxicated guest is a loose canon and I'm not referring to my famous interview with Jack Palance that didn't go to air!

#Trademark
1As Dame Edna, he greets his audience, "Hello Possums"!

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