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.
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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 Australian Centenary Medal in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Australian society through acting and writing.
As Dame Edna, he greets his audience, "Hello Possums"!