|Shane Keith Bourne|
24 November 1949 |
|Occupation||Actor, Stand-up comedian|
Shane Bourne (born 24 November 1949 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian stand-up comedian, award winning actor and a television host.
1980's and 1990's 
Bourne was a well-known comedic face throughout the 1980s and 1990s, with an acting role on the Australian version of the U.K. sitcom, Are You Being Served? (in 1980 and 1981). He also had regular appearances on Hey Hey It's Saturday (1988 - 1994) in various sketches, but mainly appeared on the Great Aussie Joke segemnt. In 1996, Bourne hosted a revived Blankety Blanks, which only lasted only two seasons.
2000's / 2010's 
Bourne made a change to dramatic acting and has been critically acclaimed. After a two episode guest appearance on Blue Heelers in 2000, Bourne took the lead role of lawyer "Happy" Henderson, starring alongside Kerry Armstrong in the ABC1 legal-drama series MDA. The show ended after its third season in September 2005. This show won him 2 awards (see below). He also played a minor role in the film Kokoda, an Australia WWII film on the Kokoda Track where he played as the battalion's doctor.
Personal life 
Has a daughter Ruby Louise Bourne (born November 20, 1990).
- "The Bourne identity". The Age (Melbourne). 10 July 2003.
- "Breakthrough treatment". The Age (Melbourne). 23 June 2005.
- "Shane Bourne to host 2011 Logie Awards". Herald Sun. 28 March 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2011.
|Thank God You're Here
April 2006- July 2009