From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mark Lee (born 1958) is an Australian actor and director, whose most prominent role was the lead in the film Gallipoli (1981), alongside Mel Gibson. He has worked extensively in Australian film, television and theatre for over thirty years. His debut was in 1969 in the film Strange holiday (based on the novel by Jules Verne). He starred in the 1987 Australian television drama Vietnam (one of Nicole Kidmans early roles) and the 1989 cult film Everlasting Secret Family. Most of his work has drawn little notice outside of Australia, save for a short film Stranger so familiar, shown in the 2005 Reno Film Festival. He starred as a gay man in Sex is a four letter word. In 2001, Mark starred in the one man show The time machine, adapted by Frank Gauntlett from the novelette by H.G. Wells, and directed by Penny Young. His feature film directorial debut was an Australian feature titled The bet, released in 2007. He also made a documentary Mountains to the sea, about a couple of pub bands; and directed the play Unit 46 in 1999.