Barry Humphries cast as Patsy’s ‘sleazy old boyfriend’ in new Ab Fab film

    29 October 2015

    After Miss Steerpike revealed that casting directors were on the hunt for nearly 100 drag queens to be a part of the new Absolutely Fabulous film, new details have come to light regarding the upcoming project

    Writing in this week’s Spectator, Barry Humphries — famous for his on stage character Dame Edna Everage — says that he has just finished filming for the project. However, rather than make a cameo as Dame Edna, Humphries will play ‘the sleazy old boyfriend of Patsy’:

    ‘Last weekend I was in Nice with Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley for their new Ab Fab movie. I played a small but striking role as the sleazy old boyfriend of Patsy at a pool party festooned with Russian babes. My usual theatrical work is rather solitary, so this was a heart-warming tonic.’

    Miss S suspects it’s for the best that Humphries didn’t turn up on set as Dame Edna. The last time she came face-to-face with Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders was when she joined the cast of Absolutely Fabulous to take part in the Great Comic Relief Bake Off. ‘We’ve got wall to wall tarts here,’ Dame Edna declared on meeting her fellow competitors.

    The full diary is now available in this week’s issue of The Spectator.