New drama from ABC Bay of Fires features the final performance by veteran actor Tony Barry.
Barry, whose credits include Time of Our Lives, The Sack, Paper Giants, Newsfront, The Strange Angry Shothe died in December, aged 81. He was diagnosed with melanoma and had his left leg amputated above the knee between seasons of The Time of Our Lives, which was written into the storyline.
Bay of Fires star, executive producer and co-creator Marta Dusseldorp said: “We were all very aware that this could be his last role, and it was exciting to work with him, knowing that, every day we weren’t necessarily sure if he wouldn’t Done I can’t even get over the shoot But we always checked with him He had a caregiver with him full time obviously.
“He was always so positive,” she said Gold TV Podcasts. “He would come forward, make jokes. He would get his transfusion and he’d be ready to tell stories right away, fight for the environment and give everyone these beautiful wooden whale tails that he had, which was about Save the Whale. He was spinning, like he sat in the car when we were shooting that scene in the car, I mean, it takes all day.
But it was difficult to edit the scenes as Barry was already dead.
“Good memories and what a beautiful beautiful performance. He was emotional, without revealing anything.
Bay of Fires airs Sundays at 8:30 pm on ABC.