UNDERBELLY FILES: CHOPPER LEAD CAST ANNOUNCED
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.