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Tom Wu

Actor, Movement Director

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Arts. Entertainment. Film, TV & Radio. Theatre.

Tom's forthcoming film roles include Fong in The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian, Juba in Mutant Chronicles and Tatsumi in The Tournament. He has recently appeared as Lord John in film Revolver and on television as Lee Jiyong in Whistleblower, Jimmy Wu in Diamond Geezer, Perak in The Ruby in the Smoke, Lao Ai in The First Emperor, Huang Lok in Casualty, Lin Liang Ren in Death on the Beach, The Omid Djalili show amongst others.

Actor Tom Wu was born in the New Territories, Hong Kong, and grew up in London’s Chinatown. At the age of 10 he began practising Martial Arts such as Hung Gar, Karate and Wing Chun and later took up acrobatics. In 1988 he competed for Britain at China’s International Wu-Shu (Martial Arts) Tournament and was awarded 2 Bronze Medals, and a Gold Medal.

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David Tse Ka-Shing

Freelance actor, writer, theatre director and film-maker. Creative Director of Chinatown Arts Space (part-time)

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Arts. Culture. Education. Entertainment. Film, TV & Radio. Theatre.

David read law before training at Rose Bruford College (acting) and the Leicester Haymarket Theatre (directing). He studied Beijing Opera movement with Lee Siu Wah and during M. Butterfly with Jamie Guan. Inspired by East Asian physical style, he became Artistic Director of Yellow Earth Theatre where for 13 years, he successfully led the company to become the UK’s only revenue-funded British East Asian touring theatre.

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Jennifer Lim

Actor and Filmmaker

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Arts. Culture. Entertainment. Film, TV & Radio. Theatre.

Jennifer Lim is an actress and filmmaker. Her acting work encompasses film, TV, theatre and radio in the UK and abroad.

Hailing originally from Singapore where her television appearances include the Mandarin series, Waves Of Courage and The Broadcaster, Jennifer is probably best known for her role as Kana in the smash hit horror film, Hostel. Written and directed by Eli Roth of Cabin Fever fame (himself the star of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds) and exec produced by Tarantino, Hostel went on to gross more than $45 million at the U.S. box office.

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Lucy Sheen Chau Lai-Tuen

Freelance Actor, Published writer, Poet, Playwright, Advocate for BEAA & Transracial Adoptees

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Arts. Education. Film, TV & Radio. Theatre.

Lucy Sheen was born in Hong Kong, orphaned and then adopted by an English family. She was flown over to the UK in the late fifties early sixties.

Lucy trained at The Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama. One of the first if not the first British-Chinese actress to be accepted into a recognised UK adult drama school. Lucy graduated with a BA in Theatre Arts in 1984.

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Suan-Li Ong

Actress

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Arts. Entertainment. Fashion. Film, TV & Radio.

Suan-Li Ong is a British Chinese actress born to parents originating from Malaysia and Hong Kong. She is a true Londoner having lived there for the majority of her life.

As a child she spent many days after school and weekends training Ballet which led to her very first performance at The Tricycle Theatre. Her passion for performance lent it's hand to fate and at the age of 14 she was scouted by a photographer and was instantly signed to Storm Model Management thus her modelling career began. With her Asian looks and London style she has carved out a successful career in commercial and high fashion.

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Siu-see Hung 熊小颸

Actress

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Arts. Entertainment. Film, TV & Radio.

Siu-see is a mixed race British/Chinese actress and voice artist based London. Born to a Chinese father and an English mother, Siu-see grew up in Hong Kong before coming to England to study dance at London Studio Centre in 2006.

Siu-see loved growing up in a mixed household, and feels so grateful that she got to grow up in an environment of both Chinese and British cultures.

Siu-see is tri-lingual, able to speak English, her mother tongue (literally!), Cantonese and Mandarin.

After working as a musical theatre dancer for a number of years, Siu-see re-trained as an actress, graduating with an MA in acting from Arts Educational Schools London in 2012.

Since graduating, Siu-see has consistently worked in theatre and voice-overs, as well as appearing in a number of films and TV pilots.

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Jennifer Wong

Writer, Translator and Copywriter

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Arts. Literature.

Jennifer is a Hong Kong-born writer, translator and copywriter currently living in London.

She is the author of two poetry collections including Summer Cicadas (2006) and Goldfish (2013) published by Chameleon Press. Her poems have appeared in literary journals including Eyewear, Morning Star, Frogmore Papers, Warwick Review, Orbis, TATE ETC, UCity Review, Cha, QLRS (Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore), Dimsum, One Night Stanzas, Iota, New Writer, Rising, as well as poetry anthologies including Oxfam anthology of Young British Poets by Todd Swift and Kim Lockwood (Cinnamon Press 2012); World Record: An Anthology edited by Neil Astley and Anna Selby (Bloodaxe Books 2012); Prairie Schooner – Fusion online journal edited by Kwame Dawes and Agnes Lam (August 2013) and Asian Poetry in English forthcoming from Math Paper Press. She is a regular contributor to Asian Review of Books and Sphinx Reviews.

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Rosaline Ting 陈静姗

Writer
Prior to 2005, Chartered Surveyor


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Arts. Culture. Film, TV & Radio. Literature. Theatre.

In 2005, in her mid fifties, Rosaline stopped practising as a Chartered Surveyor to pursue playwriting. She is a Singaporean-Chinese living in London (a first generation immigrant) and drawing upon her multi-cultural background, she writes the untold stories of older Chinese women living away from their birth countries. In her writing, Rosaline uses a sprinkling of Mandarin and Cantonese to bring authenticity to her Chinese characters.

Her debut stage play was Journeys celebrating the courage of older women who take their own fate in their hands. Work-in-progress performances were held at Wimbledon Studio (2007) and staged readings at Tara Arts (2008) with funding from Arts Council of England and China Now Festival. Journeys was selected for the Women Playwrights’ International Conference in Stockholm in 2012, and for the ELDORADO(Hong Kong)! Festival in April 2013. A private reading was also held in New York (2012).

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Aowen Jin 金翱文

Artist/Social commentator

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Arts. Culture.

Aowen is an artist and she exhibits globally. Her art projects explore contemporary Chinese culture both in China and Britain. She was named "one of tomorrow’s great artists" by The Times Magazine, and had her first profile interview with the eminent cult magazine Dazed and Confused before she even graduated from art school. BBC News 24 and the 'Woman's Hour' programme on BBC Radio 4 have both covered her exhibitions and artworks – along with a number of other publications.

With her unique understanding of both Chinese and Western culture, Aowen also carries out Chinese cultural research and consultancy for high profile banks around the world, helping investors to understand Chinese behaviour patterns. As an insightful social commentator, Aowen is frequently quoted by the media on issues related to China.

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Fuchsia Dunlop 扶霞 (Fu Xia)

Food-writer and cook specialising in Chinese cuisine

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Arts. Culture. Cuisine. Education. Film, TV & Radio. Literature. Media.

Fuchsia Dunlop is an internationally renowned cook and food-writer specialising in Chinese cuisine. She was the first Westerner to train as a chef at the Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine, and has been researching Chinese food and culinary culture since 1994.

She writes about Chinese food and cookery for publications including the Financial Times, The New Yorker, The Observer, the New York Times, Gourmet, Saveur and Time Out, and has been featured as an expert commentator on radio and TV stations all over the world.

She also appears on television as a Chinese cook and food expert. She speaks, reads and writes Chinese.

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