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Jennifer Lim

Actor and Filmmaker

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.

Her other film appearances include When Evil Calls (also starring Sean Pertwee, Dominique Pignon), Michael Winterbottom’s Code 46, Puritan (starring Nick Moran), Rogue Trader (with Ewan Macgregor & Anna Friel), Hungarian arthouse director Benedek Fliegauf’s Womb (starring Matt Smith & Eva Green) and the soon to be released Act Of Grace ( co-starring with Leo Gregory & David Yip) and acclaimed artist Shezad Dawood’s debut sci fi feature, Piercing Brightness. In Germany she has appeared in Die Strasson Von Berlin.

Her short film appearances include Happy Macgee (opposite Ewan Macgregor, Jude Law & Danny Webb) and in work by British Chinese film makers Rosa Fong (Red), Hong Khaou (For 200 Apples) and Jo Ho (Isolation 9).

In the theatre she has performed in The Good Person Of Setzuan (Royal National Theatre), Daughter Of The River for Mu-lan Theatre Company, Hecuba on tour in the UK, Geisha Girl (Riverside Studios) and Cleaning Up (Stratford Circus). She will shortly be seen in the Young Vic/Actor’s Touring Company/American Repertory Theatre production Wild Swans.

Television appearances include Holby City, The League Of Gentlemen (Series 2 & 3), World Of Pub and Spirit Warriors. Radio credits include The Story Of The Stone, And The Rain My Drink, The Flower Room and Tiananmen Square, all for Radio 4.

Jennifer recently wrote, co directed (with Daniel York), produced and starred in the short film, Night Lives, funded by the London Borough Film Fund and also co directed Mercutio’s Dreaming:The Killing Of A Chinese Actor written by Daniel York and commissioned by B3 Media and BBC Writersroom’s Cineast initiative aimed at emerging East Asian film makers.

She also speaks fluent Mandarin and Cantonese and is currently working on a series of projects with renowned Beijing actress Naranhuar (The Girl from Hunan, A Mongolian Tale).

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