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Tony Barry

Actor

Tony Barry's gravel voice won Kiwi fame when he starred in 1981 hit Goodbye Pork Pie. By then he already had 30 plus screen credits — including cult 70s sitcom Buck House, and the anarchic Blerta TV series. Barry's busy acting career continues both in his native Australia, and New Zealand. In 2010 he won a Qantas Best Actor Award for his starring role in Gaylene Preston's war tale Home by Christmas.

I think it connected with the dreams of a lot of people ... It gave people a license to believe that they could be free in their own hearts, even if it was just for an hour and a half in the movies. Tony Barry, talking about Goodbye Pork Pie