The Man Inside Dame Edna

Channel 4 - 60’ (2008)

A look behind the mask of Australia's most well-known comic actor, Barry Humphries, that delves into the origins of his world famous characters Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson.

Filmed during his 2007 Australian tour, this documentary traces Humphries' roots to his suburban Melbourne home, his school, Melbourne Grammar and university days. The film is spliced with interviews of Humphries and his comic creations, Dame Edna and Sir Les, thrusting and parrying with the official Humphries version of events.

Australian Cinematographers Society Silver Award

"This was a fascinating, brilliant character portrait - one of the finest of any performer in a long time."

- The Times

Narrators: Toby Jones (UK version), Geoffrey Rush (Australian version)
Director & Producer: Adrian Sibley
Executive Producer: Adam Bullmore
Director of Photography: Greg Parish
Editor: Bruce Law