Tony Hughes (actor)

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Tony Hughes
Occupation Actor, musician
Years active 1970–present

Tony Hughes is an Australian actor and singer. As an actor, he starred in The Lost Islands (1976), Chopper Squad (1977–1979) and the film adaptation of Puberty Blues (1981). [1] As a singer he has fronted Bellydance and King Tide. [2]

<i>The Lost Islands</i> television series

The Lost Islands is an Australian television series which first aired in Australia on Network Ten. It later screened around the world, including the United Kingdom, France, West Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Greece, as well as Israel, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Canada and the United States.

Chopper Squad is an Australian television series produced by the Reg Grundy Organisation for the 0-10 Network.

<i>Puberty Blues</i> 1981 film by Bruce Beresford

Puberty Blues is a 1981 Australian coming-of-age film directed by Bruce Beresford. The film is based on the 1979 novel Puberty Blues, by Gabrielle Carey and Kathy Lette, which is a protofeminist teen novel about two 13-year-old girls from the lower middle class Sutherland Shire in Sydney. The girls attempt to create a popular social status by ingratiating themselves with the "Greenhill gang" of surfers, who have a careless attitude toward casual sex, drugs and alcohol over the course of one Sydney summer.


Hughes was born in England and moved to Australia at age 12. He moved into acting in the 1970s, first appearing in an episode of The Rovers. He then appeared in the entire The Lost Islands and Chopper Squad series. He made his first feature film appearance in a small part in My Brilliant Career . He was then a major cast member of Puberty Blues. After a few more small parts he moved into music, playing with Bellydance until they disbanded and then forming King Tide.

<i>My Brilliant Career</i> book

My Brilliant Career is a 1901 novel written by Miles Franklin. It is the first of many novels by Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin (1879–1954), one of the major Australian writers of her time. It was written while she was still a teenager, as a romance to amuse her friends. Franklin submitted the manuscript to Henry Lawson who contributed a preface and took it to his own publishers in Edinburgh. The popularity of the novel in Australia and the perceived closeness of many of the characters to her own family and circumstances as small farmers in New South Wales near Goulburn caused Franklin a great deal of distress and led her to withdrawing the novel from publication until after her death.




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  1. Pompor, Paris (21 December 2006), "My Brilliant Career", Sydney Morning Herald
  2. O'Grady, Anthony (26 September 2009), "MUSIC REVIEWS", The Australian