Fresh off the success of Hollywood romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians, Singaporean actress Tan Kheng Hua has signed with worldwide expertise brokers and is scoring extra roles in movie and tv exhibits overseas.
The 55-year-old, who performed Kerry Chu, the mom of Chinese-American heroine Rachel Chu in Crazy Rich Asians, has signed with Conway van Gelder Grant in Britain and GVA Talent Agency and Zero Gravity Management in Los Angeles.
She continues to be represented in Asia by her long-time Singapore brokers, Fly Entertainment.
She has simply wrapped filming on Foreign Skies, a four-part restricted sequence adaptation of Lucy Kirkwood’s acclaimed play Chimerica for British TV broadcaster Channel four. It might be launched subsequent yr.
The sequence stars American actor Alessandro Nivola as an American photojournalist who took the enduring picture of a lone man defying tanks in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989. Years later, he units out to search out this man.
Tan performs Ming Xiao Li, an ailing neighbour of one other primary character, Zhang Lin, who is performed by Canadian actor Terry Chen.
She may even be within the HBO movie The Garden Of Evening Mists, which is predicated on Penang-born author Tan Twan Eng’s 2012 novel of the identical title.
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The e-book strikes between completely different intervals within the lifetime of Teoh Yun Ling, a Malaysian decide who was captured and interned by the Japanese throughout World War II and later serves as an apprentice to an exiled Japanese gardener.
The novel received the Man Asian Literary Prize and Walter Scott Prize for historic fiction and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
The film is directed by Taiwanese film-maker Tom Lin and stars the likes of Malaysian actress Lee Sinje and Taiwanese actress Sylvia Chang.
Tan performs Emily, the spouse of Scottish actor John Hannah’s character Magnus. The couple are shut associates of Yun Ling.
She says that whereas she is now globetrotting for her roles, she stays simply as dedicated to her work as an actress, director and producer in Singapore. She has simply returned to Singapore to helm She’s A Great Way To Fly, a theatre showcase about Singapore Airlines stewardesses that’s a part of The Substation’s programme Singapore Girl, Or Heritage Deployed.
“All the work I have done, I have loved. I don’t ever feel that I was making a beeline for Hollywood or anything like that,” she says. “I have a great sense of loyalty and commitment to all my different works, whether here or in the UK or the US or Timbuktu.”