Barry Humphries

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  • Birth Name: John Barry Humphries
  • Birth Place: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian
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Fast Facts

  • Performed with Australia's Union Theatre Repertory Company during his early career.
  • Is best known for his alter ego Dame Edna Everage, a character that he first introduced in 1955.
  • Has written two autobiographies: More Please (1992) and My Life as Me (2002).
  • Is a successful landscape painter; studied under Australian painter George Bell.
  • Received an honorary doctorate of law from the University of Melbourne in 2003.
  • Was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2007.

Awards

  • 1975, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Performance: Nominee

Relationships

  • Emily — Daughter
  • Oscar Humphries — Son
  • Brenda Wright — Ex-wife
  • Diane Millstead — Ex-wife
  • Eric Humphries — Father
  • Rupert Humphries — Son
  • Lizzie Spender — Wife
  • Louisa Humphries — Mother
  • Rosalind Tong — Ex-wife
  • Tessa — Daughter

College

  • Attended University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Details

  • Birth Name: John Barry Humphries
  • Birth Place: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian