(Janaury 1961) He played Mr. Soweberry in Lionel Bart's musical, "Oliver," at the New Theatre in London, England with Ron Moody, Georgia Brown, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Hope Jackman, Danny Sewell, Keith Hamshere, and Martin Horsey in the cast. Peter Coe was director.
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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,...
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.
As Dame Edna, he greets his audience, "Hello Possums"!