Barry Humphries, The Voice Behind Finding Nemo’s Bruce The Shark, Passes Away

Australian actor Barry Humphries began his career in the late 1950s.

Barry Humphries the creator of Edna and voice of Bruce

Barry Humphries, the Australian actor, comedian, writer, and satirist, has passed away at age 89. He gained worldwide fame for playing Dame Edna Everage. This character was a flamboyant and outspoken Australian housewife, bringing him international success. The character became a household name and appeared in various TV shows, stage productions, and films. Pixar fans will recognize his voice as Bruce The Shark in 2003’s Finding Nemo.

In 1955, he co-founded the Melbourne Theatre Company, which helped to develop and showcase Australian talent. Humphries’ other notable characters include Sir Les Patterson, a crude Australian politician, and Sandy Stone, a sentimental and aging Australian suburbanite. He has also written several books, including a series of autobiographical works. He announced his retirement from performing in 2018 but has left a lasting legacy in the world of comedy and entertainment. Read more News on Nerdtropolis. Subscribe to our YouTube.

Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis and the host of the Moviegoers Society Podcast. He is also a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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