Tony Barry was an Australian actor famous for his roles in various television series and films throughout his decades-long career. He died on the afternoon of December 21 at the age of 81 peacefully after a long illness. His death was announced by his family today.

Who is Tony Barry?

Tony Barry, born in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, in 1941, was an accomplished Australian actor. During his five-decade career, Tony appeared in nearly 60 films and over 45 television series.

After several years of struggling as a bartender, shopkeeper and waiter, the actor finally made his debut in 1968 with the TV series Skippy: the Bush Kangaroo, and he made his film debut with the movie The Mango Tree in 1977.

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He was known for his roles in The Box, Goodbye Pork Pie, The time of our lives and many more. His role in the comedy series Goodbye Pork Pie was a huge success and earned him the title “Honorary Kiwi” and made him the only Australian to appear on the New Zealand postage stamp.

The actor’s long esteemed career was recognized when he received the 2014 Film Critics Circle of Australia award for his “extraordinary contribution to the Australian film industry”.

He won the Best Actor award at the 2010 New Zealand Films and TV Awards for his role in “Home For Christmas”. He also worked with actors such as Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman in the 2008 film Australia. His last work was in the TV series Harrow in 2018.

How did Tony Barry die?

He was diagnosed with melanoma in 2007, a type of skin cancer. Due to his cancer diagnosis, he had to have his left leg amputated above the knee through melanoma surgery. Despite all this, he never stopped working. His work was very close to his and he continued to contribute his admirable achievements to the Australian film industry which clearly shows his spirit towards his work and life. He was a fighter through and through. He died peacefully yesterday afternoon in Murwillumbah, New South Wales, after a long illness which affected his health over a long period.


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