John Barry Humphries, AO, CBE (born 17 February 1934) is an Australian comedian, actor, satirist, artist, and author. He is best known for writing and playing his on-stage and television alter egos Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson.
Notable works and roles: Dame Edna Everage; Nationality: Australian
Years active: 1955–present
Occupation: Comedian, actor, satirist, artist, au Dame Edna Everage · Sir Les Patterson · Oscar Humphries · Tessa Humphries
American pop culture and cinema were embraced in the 20th century, with country music ... While strongly influenced by Anglo-Celtic origins, the culture of Australia has also been ... Dame Edna Everage, a comic creation of Barry Humphries.
So it was again very much on my shoulders, with a wonderful floor manager and team and everything and John Wells, John Fortune, John Bird, Barry Humphries and Eleanor were a great gang. John Bird, particularly is such a good actor. He came and played a bishop for me in Emmerdale years later.