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Irene Ng

Actor, Creative Artist, Presenter

Irene has been working in the entertainment industry for over 20 years. She is British Chinese and grew up in the suburbs of London. She started modelling in her teens before going to drama school to train as an actress.

She graduated from Drama Studio London (NCDT) in 1993 and since then has worked internationally in film, television, theatre, radio, commercials, and as a presenter. Notably she was Lead Supporting actress to Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor in feature films "Nightwatch" and "Rogue Trader" respectively. Irene is also host and anchor for Oracle WebTV.

For nearly 3 years, Irene was a band member of RnB pop group United Colours of Sound, headed up by David and Carrie Grant. UCS appeared with winner Will Young on the original and TV format breaking Pop Idol and her final gig with the band was headlining at the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Manchester. Earlier that year UCS had performed in front of Her Majesty the Queen on 3 occasions, including at Buckingham Palace.

Irene's creative flair extends to working with children, teenagers and adults both in a professional and non-professional capacity. She runs drama workshops, presentation skills, and voice and speech delivery. She has experience in directing and recently completed a Introduction to Theatre Producing course at the Young Vic Theatre. Irene informally mentors young and upcoming actors, especially from East Asian backgrounds, first speaking to a group of American Chinese high school students in Los Angeles in 1995. She is passionate about encouraging and nurturing the next generation to explore their creative talents thus raising up and establishing more East Asian role models in the UK and beyond.

Irene volunteers at the local branch of international charity Besom, which helps the poor. She is also a prison volunteer on the course Sycamore Tree, which goes into prisons and addresses the issues of restorative justice and victim awareness to inmates. Personal styling and events management are also part of her extensive and diverse creative portfolio.

Irene is a member of Equity and PAMRA and is currently co-opted on the Minority Ethnic Members Committee of Equity.

Note : If you'd like to contact Irene Ng, please follow the instructions at the bottom of the Enquiries page.


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Updated on 28 July, 2009


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Hello, I thought I would say hello to you. Haven't seen you for years after that Ball in Lincoln's Inn fields - didn't think it would be that long. I never came back to London. Impressive C.V.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  21/05/11  at  07:11 PM

Hello Irene, I'm a British-Chinese actor/writer currently looking to extend my existing network and specifically interested in connecting with future artistic partners, colleagues, or potential collaborators. I am developing a cannon of work which at its heart will have the history, memories, viewpoint of being Chinese in the UK. I'd like to be able to connect either on Facebook and or LinkedIn (I'm also on Visible Chinese too)

Posted by Lucy Sheen  on  25/05/11  at  11:42 AM

Hello Irene, I haven't seen you for so many years - I wonder if you will remember me. I have wanted to get in touch with you but this seems to be the only site I have found with any way of contacting you. It would be great to catch up. All the best, Bill

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  28/06/11  at  01:20 AM

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