Barry Humphries : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and House

John Barry Humphries AO CBE is an Australian actor, artist, author, comedian and satirist with the Net Worth of $15 Million around Know all about him as his Family, Parents, Wife, Children and House

Barry Humphries Biography

Barry Humphries Biography
  Bio
Name Barry Humphries
Birthdate  17 February 1934
Age (as of 2021) 87 years
Place of Birth Kew, Australia
Nationality Australian
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Elizabeth Spender (m. 1990)
Children Oscar Humphries, Tessa Humphries, Rupert Humphries, Emily Humphries
Parents Louisa Humphries, Eric Humphries
Education Camberwell Grammar School
Profession Australian actor
Last Update December 2021

John Barry Humphries AO CBE is an Australian actor, artist, author, comedian and satirist. He is best known for writing and playing his on-stage and television alter egos Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson. He is also a film producer and script writer, a star of London's West End musical theatre, an award-winning writer, and an accomplished landscape painter.Humphries' characters have brought him international renown, and he also appeared in numerous stage productions, films, and television shows. 

Early Life and Family

Humphries was born on 17 February 1934 in the suburb of Kew in Melbourne, Victoria, the son of Eric Humphries (John Albert Eric Humphries), a construction manager, and his wife Louisa Agnes (Brown).His grandfather was an emigrant to Australia from Manchester, England. His father was well-to-do and Barry grew up in a "clean, tasteful, and modern home" on Christowel Street, Camberwell, then one of Melbourne's new "garden suburbs". His early home life set the pattern for his eventual stage career; his parents bought him everything he wanted, but his father in particular spent little time with him, and Humphries spent hours playing at dressing-up in the back garden.

Educated firstly at Camberwell Grammar School, Humphries has been awarded his place in the Gallery of Achievement there. As his father's building business prospered, Humphries was sent to Melbourne Grammar School where he spurned sport, detested mathematics, shirked cadets "on the basis of conscientious objection" and matriculated with brilliant results in English and Art. Humphries himself described this schooling, in a Who's Who entry, as "self-educated, attended Melbourne Grammar School".Humphries spent two years studying at the University of Melbourne, where he studied law, Philosophy and Fine Arts.

Barry Humphries Wife

Barry Humphries Wife

Humphries has been married four times. His first marriage, to Brenda Wright, took place when he was 21 and lasted less than two years. He has two daughters, Tessa and Emily, and two sons, Oscar and Rupert, from his second and third marriages, to Rosalind Tong and Diane Millstead respectively. His elder son Oscar was editor of the art magazine Apollo and a contributing editor at The Spectator.He is now an art curator. His fourth wife (from 1990), Elizabeth "Lizzie" Spender, previously an actor, is the daughter of British poet Sir Stephen Spender and the concert pianist Natasha Spender. They live in a terraced town house in West Hampstead, his home for forty years. 

Barry Humphries Net Worth

John Barry Humphries is an Australian actor, artist, author, comedian and satirist has an estimated Net Worth around $15 Million in 2021.All Earnings Comes From his acting Career.

  Worth
Name  Barry Humphries
Net Worth ( 2021 ) $15 Million
Income Source Actor and Author 
Yearly Income / Salary $2.5 Million ( estimated )
Last Update  2021

Barry Humphries Net Worth Growth

Growth
Net Worth in 2021 $15 Million
Net Worth in 2020 $10Million
Net Worth in 2019 $8 Million
Net Worth in 2018 $5 Million
Net Worth in 2017 $3 Million

Barry Humphries Income Source

Barry Humphries earns money as an Australian actor, artist, author, comedian and satirist.His main source of money came from his Acting and Writing Career.He is best known for writing and playing his on-stage and television alter egos Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson. 

John Barry House

A stunning mansion in Sydney's Rose Bay, previously owned by Barry Humphries, has hit the market with hopes of $45million.Barry, best known for his iconic character Dame Edna Everage, purchased the home in 1986 for $1.75million and sold it five years later for $2.52million.According to Realestate.com.au, the current owners are hoping to sell the property, located seven kilometres from the CBD, for $45million.The spacious home is set on 1,290sqm of land and features multiple entertainment zones.The stunning property, which was originally built in 1928, boasts extensive sea views across Sydney Harbour.

Professional Career

Humphries has been awarded his place in the Gallery of Achievement there. As his father's building business prospered, Humphries was sent to Melbourne Grammar School where he spurned sport, detested mathematics, shirked cadets "on the basis of conscientious objection" and matriculated with brilliant results in English and Art. Humphries himself described this schooling, in a Who's Who entry, as "self-educated, attended Melbourne Grammar School".Humphries spent two years studying at the University of Melbourne, where he studied law, Philosophy and Fine Arts.

In 1958, Humphries and O'Shaughnessy collaborated on and appeared in the Rock'n'Reel Revue at the New Theatre in Melbourne where Humphries brought the characters of Mrs Everage and Sandy Stone into the psyche of Melbourne audiences.In the same year, Humphries made his first commercial recording, the EP Wild Life in Suburbia, which featured liner notes by his friend, the Modernist architect and writer Robin Boyd.

In 1959 Humphries moved to London, where he lived and worked throughout the 1960s. He became a friend of leading members of the British comedy scene including Dudley Moore, Peter Cook, Alan Bennett, Jonathan Miller, Spike Milligan, Willie Rushton and fellow Australian expatriate comedian-actors John Bluthal and Dick Bentley. Humphries performed at Cook's comedy venue The Establishment, where he became a friend of and was photographed by leading photographer Lewis Morley, whose studio was located above the club. 

He contributed to the satirical magazine Private Eye, of which Cook was publisher, his best-known work being the cartoon strip The Wonderful World of Barry McKenzie. The bawdy cartoon satire of the worst aspects of Australians abroad was written by Humphries and drawn by New Zealand born cartoonist Nicholas Garland. The book version of the comic strip, published in the late '60s, was for some time banned in Australia.

In 1961 when Humphries was in Cornwall with his wife, he fell over a cliff near Zennor and landed on a ledge 50 m (150 ft) below, breaking bones. The rescue by helicopter was filmed by a news crew from ITN. The footage of the rescue was shown to Humphries for the first time on a 2006 BBC show, Turn Back Time.

Humphries' forte has always been his one-man satirical stage revues, in which he appears as Edna Everage and other character creations, most commonly Les Patterson and Sandy Stone. The remarkable longevity he has enjoyed with Dame Edna has endured for more than sixty years, but in 2012 he announced his retirement from live performance.

Humphries' one-man shows, which are typically two and a half hours long, alternate satirical monologues and musical numbers and consist of entirely original material, laced with ad-libbing, improvisation and audience participation segments. Humphries mostly performs solo, but he is occasionally joined on stage by supporting dancers and an accompanist during the musical numbers. Only one actor ever regularly shared the stage with Humphries, and this was during the Edna segments: English actress Emily Perry played Edna's long-suffering bridesmaid from New Zealand, Madge Allsop, whose character never spoke.

In 2000 Humphries took his Dame Edna: The Royal Tour show to North America winning the inaugural Special Tony Award for a Live Theatrical Event in 2000 and won two National Broadway Theatre Awards for "Best Play" and for "Best Actor" in 2001. Asked by an Australian journalist what it was like to win a Tony Award, he said "it was like winning a thousand Gold Logies at the same time".Dame Edna's new-found success in America led to many media opportunities, including a semi-regular role in the hit TV series Ally McBeal. Vanity Fair magazine invited Dame Edna to write a satirical advice column in 2003 although after an outcry following a remark about learning Spanish, the column was discontinued.