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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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Feb 17, 1934 в Camberwell, Melbourne, Australia
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
Впервые появился:
на series The Wednesday Play 1964-09-30
Последний проект:
Series Dame Edna's Neighbourhood Watch 2016
Известный в фильмах
Poster of Хоббит: Нежданное путешествие
Poster of Da Kath and Kim Code
Poster of An Audience With Dame Edna
Poster of Ослеплённый желаниями
Series Dame Edna's Neighbourhood Watch 2016
Series Barry Humphries' Scandals Unknown 2016
Кино There & Back Again: A Hobbit's Tale Recut Great Goblin 2015-01-22
Кино Джек Айриш: Тупик Justice Logan 2014-04-13
Кино Джастин и рыцари доблести Braulio (voice) 2013-08-09
Кино Хоббит: Нежданное путешествие Great Goblin 2012-11-26
Series Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford Unknown 2010-03-26
Series A Comedy Roast Unknown 2010-04-07
Кино Мэри и Макс Narrator (voice) 2009-02-09
Кино Salvation Client 2009-03-19
Series I'd Do Anything Himself - Judge 2008-03-15
Series The Dame Edna Treatment 2007-03-17
Series Betjeman and Me Unknown 2006-08-14
Series Шоу «Один» Unknown 2006-08-14
Кино Da Kath and Kim Code John Monk 2005-11-27
Series Шоу Тони Данца Unknown 2004-09-13
Кино Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball? Himself - Edna Everage 2004-11-15
Series КьюАй. Весьма интересно Unknown 2003-09-11
Кино В поисках Немо Bruce (voice) 2003-05-30
Series Little Britain Unknown 2003-09-16
Кино Nicholas Nickleby Mrs. Crummies/Mr. Leadville 2002-12-27
Кино Добро пожаловать в Вуп-Вуп Blind Wally 1998-08-13
Series Взгляд Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Элли МакБил Unknown 1997-09-08
Кино Spice World Kevin McMaxford 1997-12-19
Кино Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills Bert / Lady Shopper / Manager 1997-10-07
Кино The Leading Man Humphrey Beal 1996-12-12
Кино Бессмертная возлюбленная Clemens Metternich 1994-12-16
Series Поздняя ночь с Конаном О`Брайэном Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Ночное шоу с Джейем Лено Dame Edna Everage 1992-05-25
Кино Selling Hitler Rupert Murdoch 1991-01-01
Series Pebble Mill Unknown 1991-10-14
Кино Les Patterson Saves the World Sir Les Patterson / Dame Edna Everage 1987-04-09
Series The Dame Edna Experience 1987-09-12
Series В прямом эфире с Риджесом и Кэти Ли Unknown 1983-04-04
Кино The Secret Policeman's Other Ball Himself - Various Roles 1982-09-23
Кино Shock Treatment Bert Schnick 1981-10-30
Series An Audience With Dame Edna 1980-12-26
Series Russell Harty Unknown 1980-10-28
Series An Audience with... Unknown 1978-01-08
Series The South Bank Show Unknown 1978-01-14
Кино The Getting of Wisdom Rev. Strachey 1977-08-25
Кино Pleasure at Her Majesty's Edna Everage 1976-12-29
Кино Side by Side 1975-04-30
Series Субботним вечером в прямом эфире Unknown 1975-10-11
Кино The Great Macarthy 1975-08-04
Кино Percy's Progress Dr. Anderson / Australian TV Lady 1974-08-01
Кино Barry McKenzie Holds His Own Edna Everage 1974-12-12
Кино The Adventures of Barry McKenzie Aunt Edna Everage 1972-01-01
Series Hey Hey It's Saturday Unknown 1971-10-09
Кино The Naked Bunyip Edna Everage 1970-02-02
Кино Ослеплённый желаниями Envy 1967-10-30
Series The Wednesday Play Unknown 1964-09-30