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Last night Tim performed at the Australia Day Foundation 2011 Gala Dinner, at Australia House and found himself presented with an award:

Young Australian Achiever of the Year in the UK

“To have achieved so much in his career at a young age is perhaps not surprising given Tim Minchin’s many talents and his focus. The Foundation awards great talent and in recognition of his extraordinary accomplishments to date the Australia Day Foundation consider Tim Minchin a worthy recipient of the 2011 Young Australian Achiever of the year in the UK award”, said Philip Aiken, Chairman of the Australia Day Foundation.

The Australia Day Foundation, gathers Australians in the UK to celebrate Australia’s national day, which falls on 26 January. This award has been presented annually since 2005. Previous recipients are Harry Kewell, Shane Osborn, Joe Roff, Chloe Chick, Matt Wilkin and Dr Ainsley Newson.

Also recognised and honoured last night were goldsmith Stuart Devlin who was awarded Australian of the Year in the UK and Honorary Australian of the Year went to former British High Commissioner to Australia, Lord Alastair Goodlad.

Congratulations Tim!

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Tee on 31st of January 2011

Many congratulations on your award, I was present at the gala dinner and enjoyed the evening very much. I understand that you were born in Northampton, UK, was that at the Barrett Maternity at Northampton General Hospital? It is their 75th anniversary this year, drop in and visit, we would love to see you, you will be in good company too, the latest Dr Who was born there also.

carolyn carver on 26th of January 2011

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE…. Will you come to Woodford Folk Festival 2011-2012???or even the following year>??Puleeeease. ?? You will Love the fest anyway and ev one LOVES u… me inc.

tony on 26th of January 2011

How appropriate – your Rock’n’Roll Nerd is being played on Aus Day on ABC1 now…

G.jefffs on 26th of January 2011

melbourne next month, cant wait , you are a legend.

Val on 26th of January 2011

As someone almost twice your age I agree with the Aus. Day foundation; you are most certainly young and a great choice for the award.
Congratulations! from Bundanoon Australia.

Karen on 25th of January 2011

I believe one is only as the person (s)he is feeling – if he can keep up with the kids then he’s young :)
Congratulations to the cheeky bugger!

Abi on 24th of January 2011

Well done Tim- You really deserve it! :)

Mary on 24th of January 2011

YOUNG??? What age do Aussies live to?

Helen Sumner on 24th of January 2011

Congratulations fellow Aussie.. It’s great to see that Australia is finally giving you some credit for your talents…. This , makes me very happy…..xxxxx

Cathy on 24th of January 2011

YAAY !!! An abbreviation of Young Australian Achiever of the Year … couldn’t have put it better myself! Well done Tim :o)))

cazz on 23rd of January 2011

yaaaayyyyyy congratulations Tim. xx

Janis on 23rd of January 2011

Congratulations. It’s a well deserved award.

ellie on 23rd of January 2011

I am just chuffed that 35 still qualifies as young!

Kelly Allum on 23rd of January 2011

Congratulations TIm :) I am a big fan and have especially enjoyed the last 12 months, ignore the fuckers picking on the “young” part of the award I saw you in Stratford close up Sunday and thought you looked deceptively young ;)

Tina on 23rd of January 2011

Congrats Tim! Amazing stuff and totally deserved

Joanne on 23rd of January 2011

Woohoooo :o)

Warwickshire Shithouse on 23rd of January 2011

Young?!?! Hahahahahahahahahahaha

Aussies are a funny bunch.

Well done for feigning youthfulness (extraordinarily well if Matilda is any marker!)

Helen on 23rd of January 2011

we all know exactly how old Tim is as he tells up (with updates) every time he sings Not Perfect

Christine on 23rd of January 2011

Congrats, Tim! And you know, 35 is extremely young to someone who’s been on the other side of it for a while.

Jamey on 23rd of January 2011

I think your only as young as you feel and in all fairness I havent seen anyone perform with as much energy as Mr Minchin does .. more energy than most 22 year olds!! Congratulations though sir, us British do love ya! x

Elizabeth M on 23rd of January 2011

35 isn’t old though! plus he looks more like 27-28 anyway!

Congrates Tim!

Btw looking forward to the Royal Albert Hall!

ReHarakhti on 23rd of January 2011

Good Job Mr Minchin :D

MaddyCro on 23rd of January 2011

As an Australian I was unaware that there was a Young Australian Achiever of the year in the U.K award. Young Australian of the year yes, but this one? Its rather specific don’t you think. Anyway, Tim deserves every accolade he gets.
Congratulations Tim, your a bloody genius.

Claire on 23rd of January 2011

Well done Tim :-)

Elaine (elainepixie) on 23rd of January 2011

Must we keep feigning surprise at Tim’s accolades? So tiring. ;-) Well done, Tim! x (I wonder how far this definition of young stretches..? :-)

CatM on 23rd of January 2011

Congratulations, Tim! *applause*

sophie on 23rd of January 2011

not exactly young are ya tim! =)
Comedy Awards next year?
x

Dave on 23rd of January 2011

Isn’t Tim like… 35?

Still, congrats!

seda on 23rd of January 2011

Great!! Congrats Tim!

Sarah on 23rd of January 2011

Good on you Tim, congrats!

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