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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), Start Options Exit (2014) and Trojan Warrior (2002). 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 Army Disposal Clerk
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)
 2003-2007 Enough Rope with Andrew Denton (TV Series)
- Episode #1.21 (2003) ... Himself
 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)
 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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 2018 Sunrise (TV Series)
- Episode dated 11 January 2018 (2018) ... Himself
 2017 Weekend Today (TV Series)
- Episode dated 27 May 2017 (2017) ... Himself

Personal Details

Other Works:

1998 book: Chopper 8: The Sicilian Defence See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

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


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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He had a film based on his life called Chopper in 2000. See more »



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