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Mark Holden is an Australian singer, music producer and writer, actor, television personality and now Barrister.
He made his name in the 1970s as the good-looking carnation-carrying pop star who sang hits like “Never Gonna Fall in Love Again”, “I Wanna Make You My Lady” and “Last Romance”. Over the years there have been over 50 cover recordings of his songs from artists such as Belinda Carlisle, Fleetwood Mac, Donnie Osmond and The Manhattans.
As a songwriter, he had two top 10 hits with The Temptations; “Lady Soul” and “Look What You Started”. He also played a big role in launching one of Australia’s most successful recording artists - Vanessa Amorosi - onto the Australian and international stage with hits such as “Absolutely Everybody” and “Shine”.
As an actor and performer Mark played the lead role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and was an original cast member of the soap opera ‘The Young Doctors’ and has various other film and TV roles to his name. In 2003, Mark became a household name to a whole new audience as the judge on the record-breaking 'Australian Idol' television show where he coined the famous “Touchdown!” phrase that became the highest form of accolade for the contestants.
In 2011 Mark finally completed the law degree that he had started many years prior and is now a Barrister in the Magistrates Court in Melbourne.
His labour of love at the moment is the making of a family album Holden Brothers Travelling Circus which, via music, song and amazing archival footage tells the story of the Holden Brothers travelling circus from the 1800s to the 1960s. He plans on unveiling the finished product during celebrations for his 60th birthday.
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