Barry Humphries Siblings: Meet Christopher, Michael and Barbara Humphries

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Barry Humphries is an Australian actor, comedian, writer, and producer who was born on February 17, 1934, in Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

He is best known for creating the character of Dame Edna Everage, a comedic persona of an elderly Australian housewife, and for his role as the mischievous cultural attache Sir Les Patterson.

Humphries began his career as a comedian in Melbourne in the 1950s, performing stand-up comedy and appearing on television shows.

He later moved to London and began performing in theatre productions, including the musical “Oliver!” and the satirical revue “Beyond the Fringe.”

In the 1970s, Humphries created the character of Dame Edna Everage, who became a popular character on television shows and stage productions.

He also created the character of Sir Les Patterson, a crude and vulgar diplomat who also became a popular character in his shows.

In addition to his comedy work, Humphries has also acted in films, including “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Finding Nemo,” and “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.”

Humphries has been recognized for his contributions to comedy and entertainment with numerous awards, including the Order of Australia, the Officer of the British Empire, and the Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

He has also been inducted into the Australian Film Walk of Fame and the Logie Hall of Fame.

Barry Humphries Siblings

Barry Humphries Siblings: Meet Christopher, Michael and Barbara Humphries

Barry Humphries has two brothers and a sister in Melbourne. His brother Christopher worked as an architect, his brother Michael (1946–2020) a teacher and historian, and sister Barbara also a former schoolteacher.