Mr Barry Humphries was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1982.
He is a multi-talented actor, artist and writer whose career in the arts began in 1952. Since then he has invented internationally known characters including Barry McKenzie, Sandy Stone, Les Paterson, and his most famous creation, Dame Edna Everage.
Barry and his characters have given solo shows, made sound recordings, written books, appeared in film and television, and have been the subjects of exhibitions. He has won numerous awards for comedy and as a television personality, and was awarded the J.R. Ackerley Prize in 1993 for his autobiography ‘More Please’.