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|Born||1955 (age 62–63)
|Other names||Robert Mark Hembrow|
Mark Hembrow (born 1955 in Brisbane) is an Australian actor, writer and musician. He also has worked as a Producer Director. His parents were Vernon Charles Hembrow, who was a senior English Literature Lecturer at the Teachers Training College at Kelvin Grove and Sally Hembrow who was a daytime women's television personally and presenter and Cooking specialist. Sally produced her own television show for BTQ9 on the 9 network. 'Living Graciously' which aired from 1963-1973. She was a forerunner for women in television, food, fashion and interior decor in Australia . Sally also had a radio show on 4KQ named 'Hotline to the Oven'. Mark's education was at Ashgrove State School and then St. Peters Lutheran College Indooroopilly. He has one brother John. Mark has three daughters Amy ,Emilee and Tammy Hembrow.
Mark first stepped on stage at age 16 at La Boîte Theatre Company as Barnaby Tucker in The Matchmaker and then Sandy in Hayfever and Apollo in Fetch Me A Fig Leaf the musical, all directed by Graham Johnson. He then performed the lead in Once Upon a Mattress at the Arts Theatre , which was to be his last amateur production at aged 17.
At 18 years of age, Mark first started working professionally for the main company at Queensland Theatre Company where he worked in productions over two years while doing in-service training. Productions included 'Springle' a secondary school theatre and education production, written by Billy Brown to celebrate 100 years of education. He also performed in Equus, School for Scoundrels, Savages, Jumpers, The Department, Hamlet and Fourth of July before heading to Sydney.
His first professional jobs in Sydney were with the Old Tote Theatre Company (Now Sydney Theatre Company) in a production of Night of the Iguana and on Television series Young Doctors as Georgie Saint. He then worked on two musicals, Rocky Horror Show and Paradise Regained. And then in his first feature, Goodbye Paradise directed by Karl Schultz.
Mark proceeded to do many TELEVISION shows and FEATURE FILMS over the years . Mark returned home from the USA to raise a family decided to have a break for a number of years away from the Public Eye and FILM and TELEVISION to raise his three daughters in the Mountains. During this time he wrote two feature film scripts and was composing music.
Mark's return to the screen has been celebrated. He is also passionate and involved in relief water projects and salvaging projects globally for results to help others .
Recent guest roles on AUSTRALIAN TELEVISION include The Straits directed by Rachael Ward and Old School starring Bryan Brown and Sam Neil by Matchbox Productions.
some Select Credits
The Straits ...ABC Who Killed Hannah Jane ....ABC TV Follies ...ABC Jonah...ABC Damien Parar....ABC Old School...ABC GP...ABC Patrol Boat...ABC Guest Singer on MR Squiggle...ABC 1915...ABC Writing.... "ONE SUMMER " Script for ACADEMY AWARD WINNER Hans de Weers " IN DANGER OF WINNING " and co writer on "DUCK STRUCK" (The Argues movie)
- Shimmering Light
- At Last... Bullamakanka: The Motion Picture
- Running from the Guns
- Out of the Body
- The Man from Snowy River 2 "RETURN TO SNOWY RIVER"
Producer ....RAZZ , GABLE and SKID FOR THE AUSTRALIAN ARTS COUNCIL
- THE ARGES movie for Egmond PACIFIC ENTERTAINMENT .
EP.... DIDGE ON FIRE .....SONGS and CLIPS for EPEntertainment
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