Actor… author… director… comedian… musician… philosopher… political satirist… record-company owner… and one of the best “voices” in the business (just ask The Simpsons), Harry Shearer is a comic personality and modern day renaissance man.
For the past two decades he has enjoyed enormous success and planted the fruits of his talents in the heads of millions worldwide thanks to his voice work for The Simpsons, where he plays a stable of characters: most notably Mr. Burns, Smithers, and insufferable neighbour Ned Flanders.
Movie audiences will know Shearer best for his collaborations with Christopher Guest and friends. The most famous of these is the granddaddy of all mock-umentaries, This Is Spinal Tap (with Rob Reiner and Michael McKean). The film revealed the concepts of spontaneously combusting drummers and amps that go up to eleven. Spinal Tap – the band have enjoyed worldwide success performing live and five years ago stole the show at the Live Earth concert at Wembley, London. In 2009 Harry, Christopher and Michael reunited to tour an acoustic version of Spinal Tap songs as themselves in the Unwigged and Unplugged tour and returned as Derek Smalls, Nigel Tufnel and David St. Hubbins to play Glastonbury and Wembley Arena with the volume turned up to eleven. Other Guest collaborations have included A Mighty Wind and For Your Consideration. At Port Fairy Harry will perform with Judith Owen (Wales) and also be a part of a very special and exclusive On The Couch with Brian Nankervis to be followed by a special screening o the iconic folk mock-umentary A Mighty Wind.