Barry Humphries

Barry Humphries


Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Birth Name

John Barry Humphries



Also Known As

Dame Edna Everage, Dame Edna, Edna Everage, John Barry Humphries
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Comic performer and satirical writer, born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He studied at Melbourne University, and made his theatrical debut at the Union Theatre, Melbourne (1953--4). In Britain from 1959, he made his London debut in The Demon Barber (1959) and subsequently appeared in Oliver! (1960, 1963, 1968).…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In September 2005, Barry's Dame Edna Everage character was one of the first 100 names to be honoured with his name set into the pavement in London's 'Avenue of the Stars' in Convent Garden.

    • She claims to be the most popular and gifted woman in the world today.

  • Quotes

    • Barry: (on audiences mistaking his 2006 show as his last) I hardly think that it means it's my swan song. I wonder what they mean. I suppose they mean I can't go on forever, but whenever people ask me, "How do you do so much?" I say, How do you do so little?"

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