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John Barry Humphries net worth:
$12 Million

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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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

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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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