Hopgood's first very successful play was And the Big Men Fly in 1963. In 1966 he produced Private Yuk Objects, which he claims was the first play anywhere in the world on the subject of the Vietnam War.
Hopgood has also written a number of film and television programmes, including the very successful Alvin Purple.
Hopgood was an actor with the Melbourne Theatre Company for ten years and was an early soap star in Bellbird. He has also performed in the later soaps, Prisoner and Neighbours.
As an actor, his cinema credits include My Brilliant Career, The Blue Lagoon, Roadgames, Evil Angels and The Man From Snowy River II.
He contracted prostate cancer and his book on the experience Surviving Prostate Cancer – One Man's Journey was widely praised. He often tours giving humorous talks on men's health.
Alan Hopgood Facts
|Birthday||September 29, 1934 (88)|
|Birthplace||Launceston, Tasmania, Australia|
|Return To Snowy River|
|The Blue Lagoon / Return to the Blue Lagoon|
|Prisoner: Cell Block H|
|Prisoner: Cell Block H, Vol. 2|
|Hotel de Love|
|My Brilliant Career|