Mark Lee (actor)

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Mark Lee
Born 1958
Occupation Actor, director

Mark Lee (born 1958) is an Australian actor and director whose most prominent role was the lead in the film Gallipoli (1981), alongside Mel Gibson. He has worked extensively in Australian film, television and theatre for over thirty years.

His debut was in 1969 in the film Strange Holiday (based on the novel by Jules Verne). He starred in the 1987 Australian television drama Vietnam (one of Nicole Kidman's early roles) and the 1988 gay cult film The Everlasting Secret Family. He also starred as a gay man in Sex Is a Four Letter Word.[1]. Lee has also worked with James Belushi in the remake of Sahara in 1995.

Most of his work has drawn little notice outside of Australia, save for a short film Stranger So Familiar, shown in the 2005 Reno Film Festival.

In 2000 Mark Lee starred in Nowhere to Land as the antagonist Phillip Decon. The following year he starred in the one man show The Time Machine, adapted by Frank Gauntlett from the novelette by H. G. Wells, and directed by Penny Young.[2] He also appeared in the acclaimed and controversial production of The Miracle Rose at Belvoir Street Theatre in Sydney, directed by film and theatre Robert Chuter.

His feature film directorial debut was an Australian film titled The Bet, released in 2007. He also made a documentary Mountains to the Sea, about a couple of pub bands, and directed the play Unit 46 in 1999.

In 2012 he reprised his role in The Time Machine at The Old 505 Theatre, Sydney.

In 2013/2014 he toured Australia in the theatrical production of a play based upon Agatha Christie's A Murder Is Announced, playing the character of Inspector Craddock. In 2013 he featured in the successful TV Mini-Series Paper Giants: Magazine Wars. In 2016 he had a recurring role in the TV series 'A Place Called Home'. When not working extensively in Australian Television or features, Mark continues to pursue his first love - Music.

He has been married twice and has children.

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