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Mark Brandon Read (1954–2013)

Mark Brandon Read was born on November 17, 1954 in Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was an actor and writer, known for Chopper (2000), Wild Colonial Psychos: Bandits on the Run (2005) and Start Options Exit (2014). He was married to Margaret Cassar and Mary-Ann Hodge. He died on October 9, 2013 in Parkville, Melbourne. See full bio »

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Known For

Chopper Writer
Start Options Exit
Start Options Exit Army Disposal Clerk
Trojan Warrior
Trojan Warrior Erik Bana


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 2014 Groomless Bride
 2014 Start Options Exit
Army Disposal Clerk
 2012 Housos vs. Authority
Dazza's Dad
 2005 The Footy Show (TV Series)
Terry the Ear (segment "Bullet & Gunn")
- Episode #12.17 (2005) ... Terry the Ear (segment "Bullet & Gunn")
- Episode #12.15 (2005) ... Terry the Ear (segment "Bullet & Gunn")
 2002 Trojan Warrior
Erik Bana
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 2000 Chopper (books)
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 2005/I The Magician (thanks)
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 2013 An Evening with Mark Chopper Read (Video documentary)
 2009 Fatbelly: Chopper Unchopped (Documentary)
 2006 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary)
- Magnificent Movies (2006) ... Himself (as Mark ''Chopper'' Read)
- Great Aussie Movies (2006) ... Himself
 2006 Postcards (TV Series)
- Episode #8.27 (2006) ... Himself
 2005 Wild Colonial Psychos: Bandits on the Run (Video)
Himself (as Mark 'Chopper' Read)
 2003 Enough Rope with Andrew Denton (TV Series)
- Episode #1.21 (2003) ... Himself
 2001 A Weekend with Chopper (Video documentary short)
Himself (uncredited)
 2001 Australian Story (TV Series documentary)
- Inside Out: Mark 'Chopper' Read (2001) ... Himself

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Personal Details

Other Works:

1994 book: Chopper 4: For the Term of His Unnatural Life See more »

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1 Portrayal | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mark ''Chopper'' Read | Mark 'Chopper' Read | Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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The film 'Chopper' was released in 2000, loosely based on Chopper Read's life. See more »



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