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Barry Humphries

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. See full bio »
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 2015 Blinky Bill the Movie
Wombo (voice)
 2014 Jack Irish: Dead Point (TV Movie)
Justice Logan
 2014 The Kangaroo Gang (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... Narrator (voice)
 2013 Bubble Guppies (TV Series)
 2013 Chickens (TV Series)
- Rebel Girl (2013) ... Headmaster
- Masculinity (2013) ... Headmaster
 2013 Justin and the Knights of Valour
Braulio (voice)
 2013 What a Debacle, Freddy Farkle! (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2011 Kinect Disneyland Adventures (Video Game)
Bruce (voice)
 2011 The Rob Brydon Show (TV Series)
Dame Edna Everage
- Episode #2.5 (2011) ... Dame Edna Everage (as Dame Edna Everage)
 2004-2010 The View (TV Series)
Dame Edna
- Episode dated 25 March 2010 (2010) ... Dame Edna (as Dame Edna)
- Episode dated 8 December 2004 (2004) ... Dame Edna (as Dame Edna)
 2009 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (TV Series)
Dame Edna Everage
- Episode #16.24 (2009) ... Dame Edna Everage (as Dame Edna Everage)
 2009 Mary and Max
Narrator (voice)
 2008 Salvation
 2008 The Graham Norton Show (TV Series)
Dame Edna Everage
- Episode #3.7 (2008) ... Dame Edna Everage (as Dame Edna Everage)
 2007 'Little Britain' Down Under (TV Movie documentary)
Dame Edna Everage
 2007 Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage (Short)
Bruce (voice)
 2006 Spicks and Specks (TV Series)
Dame Edna
- Another Specky Christmas (2006) ... Dame Edna (as Dame Edna)
 2005 Da Kath & Kim Code (TV Movie)
John Monk
 2005 The Tony Danza Show (TV Series)
Dame Edna
- Episode #1.132 (2005) ... Dame Edna (as Dame Edna)
 2005 Live with Kelly and Michael (TV Series)
Dame Edna
- Episode dated 22 March 2005 (2005) ... Dame Edna (as Dame Edna)
 2003 Finding Nemo
Bruce (voice)
 2002 Nicholas Nickleby
Mrs. Crummles / Mr. Leadville (as Dame Edna Everage)
 2001-2002 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Claire Otoms
- Bygones (2002) ... Claire Otoms (as Dame Edna Everage)
- All of Me (2002) ... Claire Otoms (as Dame Edna Everage)
- What I'll Never Do for Love Again (2002) ... Claire Otoms (as Dame Edna Everage)
- Another One Bites the Dust (2002) ... Claire Otoms (as Dame Edna Everage)
- Tom Dooley (2002) ... Claire Otoms (as Dame Edna Everage)
 2002 Just for Laughs (TV Series)
Dame Edna Everage (2002) (as Dame Edna Everage)
 2000 This Hour Has 22 Minutes (TV Series)
Dame Edna Everage
- Episode #8.6 (2000) ... Dame Edna Everage (uncredited)
 1997 Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills
Bert / Lady Shopper / Manager
 1997 Welcome to Woop Woop
Blind Wally
 1996 The Leading Man
Humphrey Beal
 1995 Drag-Attack (Short)
Dame Edna (as Dame Edna)
 1995 Napoleon
Kangaroo (English version, voice, as Dame Edna Everage)
 1994 Talkshowet (TV Series)
Dame Edna
- Dame Edna (1994) ... Dame Edna
 1993 Edna Time (TV Series)
Dame Edna Everage
 1991 Selling Hitler (TV Mini-Series)
Rupert Murdoch
 1985-1989 Aspel & Company (TV Series)
Dame Edna Everage
- Episode #6.14 (1989) ... Dame Edna Everage (as Dame Edna Everage)
- Episode #2.5 (1985) ... Dame Edna Everage (as Dame Edna Everage)
 1987 Les Patterson Saves the World
Sir Les Patterson / Dame Edna Everage (as Sir Les Patterson/Dame Edna Everage)
 1984 Dr. Fischer of Geneva (TV Movie)
Richard Deane
 1982 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Sir Les Patterson
- James Joyce/Les Patterson (1982) ... Sir Les Patterson
 1978 The Getting of Wisdom
Rev. Strachey
 1975 Side by Side
 1975 The Great MacArthy
Col Ball-Miller
 1974 Barry McKenzie Holds His Own
Aunt Edna Everage / Dr. Meyer Delamphrey / Offensive Buck-toothed Englishman / ...
 1974 It's Not the Size That Counts
Dr. Anderson / Australian TV Lady
 1965-1970 Not Only... But Also (TV Series)
In 'Poets Cornered'
- Episode #3.3 (1970)
- Episode #3.1 (1970)
- Christmas Special (1966) ... In 'Poets Cornered'
- Episode #1.2 (1965)
 1970 Barry Humphries' Scandals (TV Series)
Mrs. Norm Everage / Various Characters
- Episode #1.4 (1970) ... Mrs. Norm Everage / Various Characters
- Episode #1.3 (1970) ... Mrs. Norm Everage / Various Characters
- Episode #1.2 (1970) ... Mrs. Norm Everage / Various Characters
- Episode #1.1 (1970) ... Mrs. Norm Everage / Various Characters
 1967 Bedazzled
 1958 Wild Life and Christmas Belles (TV Movie)
Show Show Writer (17 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (9 credits)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (93 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (21 credits)

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Other Works:

He played Dame Edna Everage in Lionel Bart's musical, "Maggie May," at the Adelphi Theatre in London, England with Georgia Brown, Kenneth Haig, Andrew Keir, Margo Cunningham, Janet Webb, Billy Boyle, and Julia McKenzie in the cast. Ted Kotcheff was director. Sean Kenny was designer. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dame Edna | Dame Edna Everage | Edna Everage | Sir Les Patterson/Dame Edna Everage | Dame Edna Everidge | Dame Edna Everage and Les Patterson | Les Patterson | Sir Les Patterson


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Personal Quote:

It'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,... See more »


He was awarded the Australian National Medal in December 1979. See more »


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

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