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Barry Humphries

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Barry Humphries, AO, CBE (born 17 February 1934) is an Australian comedian, satirist, dadaist, artist, author and character actor, perhaps best known for his on-stage and television alter egos Dame Edna Everage, a Melbourne housewife and "gigastar", and Sir Les Patterson, Australia's foul-mouthed cultural attaché to the Court of St. James's. He is a film producer and script writer, a star of London's West End musical theatre, an award-winning writer and an accomplished 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. Humphries' characters, especially Dame Edna Everage, have brought him international renown, and he has appeared in numerous films, stage productions and television shows. Originally conceived as a dowdy Moonee Ponds housewife who caricatured Australian suburban complacency and insularity, Edna has evolved over four decades to become a satire of stardom, the gaudily dressed, acid-tongued, egomaniacal, internationally feted Housewife Gigastar, Dame Edna Everage. Humphries' other major satirical character creation was the archetypal Australian bloke Barry McKenzie, who originated as the hero of a comic strip about Australians in London (with drawings by Nicholas Garland) which was first published in Private Eye magazine. The stories about "Bazza" (Humphries' nickname, as well as an Australian term of endearment for the name Barry) gave wide circulation to Australian slang, particularly jokes about drinking and its consequences (much of which was invented by Humphries), and the character went on to feature in two Australian films, in which he was portrayed by Barry Crocker. Humphries' other satirical characters include the "priapic and inebriated cultural attaché" Sir Les Patterson, who has "continued to bring worldwide discredit upon Australian arts and culture, while contributing as much to the Australian vernacular as he has borrowed from it", gentle, grandfatherly "returned gentleman" Sandy Stone, iconoclastic 1960s underground film-maker Martin Agrippa, Paddington socialist academic Neil Singleton, sleazy trade union official Lance Boyle, high-pressure art salesman Morrie O'Connor and failed tycoon Owen Steele. Description above from the Wikipedia article Barry Humphries, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Nascut:
Feb 17, 1934 in Camberwell, Melbourne, Australia
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
46
Primul film:
In movie Bedazzled 1967-10-30
Ultimul film:
Film Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie 2016-07-01
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of A Comedy Roast
Poster of An Audience With Dame Edna
Filme in care a jucat
Film Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Charlie / Dame Edna 2016-07-01
Serial Dame Edna's Neighbourhood Watch 2016
Film Blinky Bill the Movie Wombo (voice) 2015-08-21
Film There & Back Again: A Hobbit's Tale Recut Great Goblin 2015-01-22
Film Jack Irish: Dead Point Justice Logan 2014-04-13
Film Justin and the Knights of Valour Braulio (voice) 2013-08-09
Film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Great Goblin 2012-11-26
Serial A Comedy Roast Unknown 2010-04-07
Film Salvation Client 2009-03-19
Film Mary and Max Narrator (voice) 2009-02-09
Serial I'd Do Anything Himself - Judge 2008-03-15
Serial The Dame Edna Treatment 2007-03-17
Serial The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Film Da Kath and Kim Code John Monk 2005-11-27
Film Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? Himself - Edna Everage 2004-11-15
Serial Little Britain Unknown 2003-09-16
Serial QI Unknown 2003-09-11
Film Finding Nemo Bruce (voice) 2003-05-30
Film Nicholas Nickleby Mrs. Crummies/Mr. Leadville 2002-12-27
Film Welcome to Woop Woop Blind Wally 1998-08-13
Serial Ally McBeal Unknown 1997-09-08
Serial The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Film Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills Bert / Lady Shopper / Manager 1997-10-07
Film Spice World Kevin McMaxford 1997-12-19
Film The Leading Man Humphrey Beal 1996-12-12
Film Immortal Beloved Clemens Metternich 1994-12-16
Serial Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Serial The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Dame Edna Everage 1992-05-25
Film Selling Hitler Rupert Murdoch 1991-01-01
Serial The Dame Edna Experience 1987-09-12
Film Les Patterson Saves the World Sir Les Patterson / Dame Edna Everage 1987-04-09
Serial Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Film The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Himself - Various Roles 1982-09-23
Film Shock Treatment Bert Schnick 1981-10-30
Serial An Audience With Dame Edna 1980-12-26
Film The Getting of Wisdom Rev. Strachey 1977-08-25
Film Pleasure at Her Majesty's Edna Everage 1976-12-29
Serial Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Film The Great Macarthy 1975-08-04
Film Side by Side 1975-04-30
Film Barry McKenzie Holds His Own Edna Everage 1974-12-12
Film Percy's Progress Dr. Anderson / Australian TV Lady 1974-08-01
Film The Adventures of Barry McKenzie Aunt Edna Everage 1972-01-01
Serial Hey Hey It's Saturday Unknown 1971-10-09
Film The Naked Bunyip Edna Everage 1970-02-02
Film Bedazzled Envy 1967-10-30