UNDERBELLY FILES: CHOPPER LEAD CAST AN­NOUNCED

Soap World - - THE GOSS! -

Former McLeod’s Daugh­ters ac­tor Aaron Jef­fery will play crim­i­nal Mark “Chopper” Read in Nine’s Underbelly Files mini-se­ries about the no­to­ri­ous gang­ster. Jef­fery will star along­side veteran ac­tor Michael caton who plays Chopper’s fa­ther Keith.

“Underbelly re­de­fined Aus­tralian drama when it first ex­ploded onto our screens in 2008,” said Andy Ryan and Jo Rooney, Nine’s heads of drama.

“Now after a four-year break, it’s back with the riv­et­ing un­told story of Aus­tralia’s most no­to­ri­ous and au­da­cious gang­ster. This is ‘Chopper’ as you’ve never seen him be­fore, and who bet­ter to por­tray this larger-than-life crim­i­nal than mul­ti­ple Lo­gie and AACTA-award-win­ner Aaron Jef­fery, with the out­stand­ing Michael Caton as his fa­ther, Keith.”

The mini-se­ries starts pro­duc­tion in Mel­bourne from July.

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