Tony Barry was an Australian actor famous for his roles in various television series and movies over his decades-long career. He passed away on the afternoon of 21st December 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-long career, Tony featured in nearly 60 films and over 45 television series.
After years of struggle working as a barkeeper, storeman and waiter, the actor finally made his debut in 1968 with the television series Skippy: the Bush Kangaroo, and he made his debut in films 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 got him the title of “Honorary kiwi” and made him the only Australian to feature on the New Zealand postage stamp.
The long-lived esteemed career of the actor came to be 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 prize at the 2010 New Zealand Films and TV Awards for his role in “Home For Christmas”. He also worked with actors like Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman in the 2008 film Australia. His last work was in the television series Harrow in 2018.
How did Tony Barry die?
He was diagnosed with melanoma 2007, a type of skin cancer. Due to his cancer diagnosis, he had to get his left leg amputated above the knee through melanoma surgery. Despite all of this, he never stopped working. His work was very close to his, and he kept contributing his admirable performances 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 at Murwillumbah, New South Wales, after a long illness that affected his health over a long period.