Born: Established: 13 Oct 1944 Melbourne ;
Barrie Hughes spent his childhood in Malaya and Borneo. He returned to Australia to attend St Ignatius College in Sydney before going on to graduate from the University of Sydney, the London Film School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Hughes was the General Editor of The Penguin Working Words: An Australian Guide to Modern English Usage (1993). He also published The Educated Gambler: A Guide to Casino Games (1976).