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Barry Humphries

 
Date Of Birth:
February 17, 1934 (88)
Birth Place:
AUSTRALIA
Bio:
John Barry Humphries AO CBE (born 17 February 1934) is an Australian actor, artist, author, comedian and satirist. He 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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: February 17, 1934 (88)

Birth Place: AUSTRALIA

Bio:
John Barry Humphries AO CBE (born 17 February 1934) is an Australian actor, artist, author, comedian and satirist. He 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 ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
0
Dame Edna Everage
  [West End]
2013
Performer
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1976
Performer
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1964
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1963
Mr. Sowerberry
Fagin (Understudy)
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1960
Other Roles

Writing

Conceiver
Lyricist
Playwright
Playwright
Creator
Playwright
Sketches/Composer/Lyricist

Barry Humphries Movies

Bedazzled
 
[1967]
Envy
The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom
 
[1968]
Art dealer
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie
 
[1972]
Aunt Edna Everage, Hoot, Dr DeLamphrey
Barry McKenzie Holds His Own
 
[1974]
Aunt Edna Everage, Dr. Meyer Delamphrey, Offensive Buck-toothed Englishman
It's Not the Size That Counts
 
[1974]
Dr. Anderson, Australian TV Lady
Side by Side
 
[1975]
Rodney
The Great MacArthy
 
[1975]
Colonel Ball-Miller
The Getting of Wisdom
 
[1977]
Rev. Strachey
Shock Treatment
 
[1981]
Bert Schnick
Howling III
 
[1987]
Dame Edna Everage - Academy Award Presenter
Les Patterson Saves the World
 
[1987]
Sir Les Patterson, Dame Edna Everage Sir Les Patterson/Dame Edna Everage
Immortal Beloved
 
[1994]
Clemens Metternich
Napoleon
 
[1995]
Kangaroo , Dame Edna Everage
The Leading Man
 
[1996]
Humphrey Beal
Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills
 
[1996]
Bert, Lady Shopper, Manager
Spice World
 
[1997]
Kevin McMaxford
Les Patterson and the Great Chinese Takeaway
 
[1997]
Les Patterson
Welcome to Woop Woop
 
[1997]
Blind Wally
Nicholas Nickleby
 
[2002]
Mrs. Crummles, Mr. Leadville Dame Edna Everage
Finding Nemo
 
[2003]
Bruce
Salvation
 
[2008]
Client
Mary and Max
 
[2009]
Narrator
Kath & Kimderella
 
[2012]
Dame Edna
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
 
[2012]
Great Goblin
Justin and the Knights of Valour
 
[2013]
Braulio
Blinky Bill the Movie
 
[2015]
Wombo
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
 
[2016]
Charlie, Dame Edna

Barry Humphries TV Shows

Ally McBeal
 
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Claire Otoms
Dame Edna's Hollywood
 
[]
Dame Edna Everage
Dame Edna's Neighbourhood Watch
 
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Dame Edna Everage
Loose Women
 
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Dame Edna Everage
Not Only... But Also
 
[]
In 'Poets Cornered'
Parkinson
 
[]
Dame Edna Everage
The Barry Humphries Show
 
[]
Dame Edna Everage
The View
 
[]
Dame Edna

Barry Humphries Biography

John Barry Humphries AO CBE (born 17 February 1934) is an Australian actor, artist, author, comedian and satirist. He 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, a writer, and a 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".

Barry Humphries Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2000 - Special Awards Gold Star
Barry Humphries, The Royal Tour
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
Barry Humphries, Dame Edna: The Royal Tour
 
Olivier Awards - 1987 - The Observer Award for Outstanding Achievement
Barry HumphriesBack With A Vengeance
 
Olivier Awards - 1979 - Comedy Performance of the Year Gold Star
Barry HumphriesA Night With Dame Edna
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Unique Theatrical Experience
Barry Humphries, Housewife! Superstar!

Barry Humphries News

Dame Edna Impersonator Scott F. Mason Returns To Don't Tell Mama With THE DAME'S SASS Photo Dame Edna Impersonator Scott F. Mason Returns To Don't Tell Mama With THE DAME'S SASSY SATURDAYS
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 24, 2023

Award-winning Dame Edna Impersonator, Scott F. Mason, brings his stand-up comedy tribute show to Don't Tell Mama in NYC on February 18 at 4pm, March 11 at 8pm, and April 22 at 8pm. 'The Dame's Sassy Saturdays' is directed by Tanya Moberly. 

Dame Edna Impersonator Scott F. Mason to Present MOUTH TO MOUTH WITH THE DAME in Nove Photo Dame Edna Impersonator Scott F. Mason to Present MOUTH TO MOUTH WITH THE DAME in November
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 16, 2022

Award-winning Dame Edna Impersonator, Scott F. Mason, will bring his stand-up comedy tribute show to Don't Tell Mama in NYC on November 4, 2022 at 7pm. 'Mouth to Mouth with The Dame' is directed by Tanya Moberly. 

Bay Area Cabaret Opens Season With MEOW MEOW Photo Bay Area Cabaret Opens Season With MEOW MEOW
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2022

Bay Area Cabaret announced its 2022-23 season starring five exceptional and critically acclaimed cabaret, jazz and Broadway artists, all to be presented at the famed Venetian Room, Fairmont San Francisco, beginning Sunday, October 30 through Sunday, May 14.

Dame Edna's Impersonator Scott F. Mason To Make NYC Debut At Don't Tell Mama Photo Dame Edna's Impersonator Scott F. Mason To Make NYC Debut At Don't Tell Mama
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2022

Award-winning Dame Edna Impersonator, Scott F. Mason, will bring his stand-up comedy tribute show to Don't Tell Mama in NYC for two performances on September 23 at 9:30pm and September 24 at 8:00pm.

Dame Edna's Honorary Understudy Scott F. Mason Comes to Don't Tell Mama Photo Dame Edna's Honorary Understudy Scott F. Mason Comes to Don't Tell Mama
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2022

Dame Edna's award-winning Honorary Understudy is making her NYC debut at Don't Tell Mama! Scott F. Mason was named by the real Dame's creator, Barry Humphries, as the Honorary Understudy in a Playbill-sponsored contest on Broadway in 2010 (also judged by Michael Feinstein and Michael Musto).

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2022 Finished On a High Note And Looks Forward To Next Year Photo Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2022 Finished On a High Note And Looks Forward To Next Year
by Grace Cutler - Jun 26, 2022

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2022 finished on a high last night with a sold-out performance of Tina Arena’s headline show, Songs My Mother Taught Me, and will soon announce a special program for 2023, alongside Adelaide Festival Centre’s 50th Anniversary.

Tina Arena's Spectacular Adelaide Cabaret Festival Kicks Off Tonight! Photo Tina Arena's Spectacular Adelaide Cabaret Festival Kicks Off Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022

Get ready to kick up your heels and warm up this winter with a sparkling program of the best and boldest performers at the 22nd Adelaide Cabaret Festival, starting tonight at Adelaide Festival Centre.

Two Portraiture Exhibitions to Open at the Art Gallery of South Australia
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022

The enduring power of portraiture through time will be on show when two major exhibitions open at the Art Gallery of South Australia in July. Large-scale video portraits by ground-breaking artist Robert Wilson will be presented in the Australian premiere and exclusive exhibition, Robert Wilson: Moving portraits, alongside Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize - a national touring exhibition that celebrates 100 years of Australia’s most prestigious portrait award. One ticket will give audiences access to experience both exhibitions.

Barry Cryer: A Celebration Comes to the Lyric Theatre Photo Barry Cryer: A Celebration Comes to the Lyric Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2022

Glittering array of stars gather to remember iconic talent in special one-off show on 13th June including Stephen Fry, Judi Dench, Bill Bailey, Harry Hill, Maureen Lipman, Barry Humphries and Stewart Lee, plus recorded tributes from the likes of Stephen Merchant, Sandi Toksvig, Emma Thompson & Lee Mack…

BWW Review: BARRY HUMPHRIES - THE MAN BEHIND THE MASK, Richmond Theatre Photo BWW Review: BARRY HUMPHRIES - THE MAN BEHIND THE MASK, Richmond Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Apr 26, 2022

Two and a half hours flies by and you're left racing to Amazon to download a biography to find out more - not bad for a man of 88.

Barry Humphries Videos

BWW TV: Dame Edna Brings Farewell Tour to LA's Ahmanson Theatre
by Michael Sterling & Jordan Santacana - Feb 9, 2015

'Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye -- The Farewell Tour' opened on Wednesday, January 28 at CTG's Ahmanson Theatre. The production continues through March 15, 2015 before heading out across the U.S.

STAGE TUBE: Highlights of DAME EDNA's Career History for GLORIOUS GOODBYE - THE FAREWELL TOUR
by Stage Tube - Jan 23, 2015

'Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye -The Farewell Tour,' begins previews at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on January 24, opens January 28 and continues through March 15, 2015. Check out the video below of her career history!

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Watch West End-Bound Dame Edna in Action!
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2013

Global star and legendary entertainer Barry Humphries is to transfer his FAREWELL TOUR to the London Palladium for a West End run from Wednesday 13th November (Press Night: Friday 15th November). EAT PRAY LAUGH! will give audiences the chance to bid farewell to Humphries, arguably Australia's greatest entertainment export, whose creations have brought him international acclaim and adoration: cultural attache the Honorable Sir Les Patterson, Sandy Stone and, of course, the incomparable Dame Edna Everage. Below, BroadwayWorld has collected some of our very favorite Dame Edna appearances!

VIDEO: New TV Spot for THE HOBBIT
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 26, 2012

The second TV spot has aired for Peter Jackson's highly anticipated film THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY. The film opens December 14th. Check out the ad below!

VIDEO: First TV Spot for THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 24, 2012

The first TV spot has aired for Peter Jackson's highly anticipated film THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY. The film opens December 14th. Check out the ad below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of NINA CONTI: TALK TO THE HAND
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 24, 2011

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) is thrilled to welcome The Pleasance to Brits Off Broadway with NINA CONTI: TALK TO THE HAND, written by Ms. Conti and Bill Dare, directed by Mr. Dare and featuring Ms. Conti with Monkey & Granny. NINA CONTI: TALK TO THE HAND begins performances on Tuesday, November 8 for a limited engagement through Sunday, November 13. Press opening is Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM. Single tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. For more information, visit www.britsoffbroadway.com.

STAGE TUBE: ALL ABOUT ME's Dame Edna Co-Hosts 'The View'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 25, 2010

'All About Me' star Dame Edna sat in as guest co-host of ABC's 'The View' on Thursday, March 25. Dame Edna spoke candidly on many topics including her love life and Madonna's adoption choices. She was also joined by Michael Feinstein, also starring in 'All About Me' for a musical performance of 'We Get Along Amazingly Well.'

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Sneak Peek of ALL ABOUT ME
by Craig Brockman - Mar 19, 2010

On March 18, Dame Edna and Michael Feinstein opened their new Broadway collaboration, ALL ABOUT ME, at the new Henry Miller's Theatre. BroadwayWorld and Broadway Beat were on hand to talk to the dynamic duo starring in this special show and bring you these highlights!

BWW TV STAGE TUBE: Opening Night at PRISCILA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by Robert Diamond - Mar 26, 2009

BWW TV presents - StageTube! Presenting the best in viral, viewer-created videos, StageTube connects BroadwayWorld.com visitors with the best of user driven video content.

BWW TV STAGE TUBE: PRISCILA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Begins Previews 3/10
by Eddie Varley - Mar 10, 2009

BWW TV presents - StageTube! Presenting the best in viral, viewer-created videos, StageTube connects BroadwayWorld.com visitors with the best of user driven video content.


Barry Humphries Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Barry Humphries been in?
Barry Humphries has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Barry Humphries been in?
Barry Humphries has appeared on London's West End in 4 shows.

What was Barry Humphries's first West End show?
Barry Humphries's first West End show was Oliver! which opened in 1960

What awards has Barry Humphries been nominated for?
Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Royal Tour , Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Dame Edna: The Royal Tour , The Observer Award for Outstanding Achievement (Olivier Awards) for Back With A Vengeance Comedy Performance of the Year (Olivier Awards) for A Night With Dame Edna and Unique Theatrical Experience (Drama Desk Awards) for Housewife! Superstar! .

What awards has Barry Humphries won?
Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Royal Tour Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Dame Edna: The Royal Tourand Comedy Performance of the Year (Olivier Awards) for A Night With Dame Edna.

How many shows has Barry Humphries written?
Barry Humphries has written 5 shows including Housewife! Superstar!! (Sketches/Composer/Lyricist), Dame Edna: The Royal Tour (Playwright), Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance (Conceiver), All About Me (Playwright), Eat Pray Love! (Creator).