Portrait of Bryan Dawe

Bryan Dawe

Bryan Dawe is one of Australia’s finest political satirists. He has enjoyed a long career on radio; television, film and the speakers’ circuit, with his much loved characters Sir Murray Rivers QC and Roly Parks’ Letter from Kalangadoo.

On television he is best known for his work with fellow satirist John Clarke – on ABC TV's Clarke & Dawe segment, just before the 7pm news – and for his role in the acclaimed ABC TV series The Games.

Bryan has also appeared in various films – including the hit Australian film The Castle.

Bryan has many passions away from satire. He has held a number of photographic exhibitions, including as part of a group exhibition this year: Syria Lost, showing photos from his previous three trips to Syria. He is an inveterate traveller.

Bryan is also an active social justice advocate and has been involved for many years supporting reconciliation between black and white Australians. His most recent project is the setting up of the National Trouble Makers Union, launched recently in his hometown of Port Adelaide.