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Alan Hopgood

Alan Hopgood (born 1934 in Launceston, Tasmania) is an Australian writer and actor. He is a graduate of the University of Melbourne.

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.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Alan Hopgood Facts

BirthdaySeptember 29, 1934 (88)
BirthplaceLaunceston, Tasmania, Australia

Selected Filmography

Return To Snowy River
The Blue Lagoon / Return to the Blue Lagoon
Prisoner: Cell Block H
Road Games
The Games
Prisoner: Cell Block H, Vol. 2
Hotel de Love
My Brilliant Career
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