Feb. 17th, 1934
Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Barry Humphries' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2009 - Mary and Max
2003 - Finding Nemo
2002 - Nicholas Nickleby
1997 - Welcome to Woop Woop
1997 - Spice World
1996 - The Leading Man
1995 - Napoleon
1994 - Immortal Beloved
1987 - Howling III
1981 - Shock Treatment
1978 - The Getting of Wisdom
1978 - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
1974 - Barry McKenzie Holds His Own
1972 - The Adventures of Barry McKenzie
1968 - The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom
1967 - Bedazzled
Guest TV Roles
Dame Edna Everage
In 'Poets Cornered'
Dame Edna Everage
His father was an affluent construction manager. Barry was a very intelligent boy who attended Melbourne University. There, he began in revues and doing some impersonations. He moved to London around 1960 and began his TV career. He has created numerous characters, including Dame Edna Everidge and Sir Les Patterson.
- He was awarded the Australian National Medal in December 1979.
- Pictured 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.
- Created the role of Mr. Sowerberry in the original West End production of Lionel Bart's musical "Oliver!".
- Barry 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.
- Honorary Doctorate of Griffith University (Australia) in 1994
- He 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.
- In 2000, received a Special Tony Award for a Live Theatrical Presentation, for his one-person show titled "Dame Edna: The Royal Tour."
- He 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.
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