Adrian Pang 彭耀顺
Considering he has a law degree from Keele University in the UK, it’s ironic that Adrian Pang has never once played a lawyer in his entire acting career. Adrian spent eight years as an actor in the UK, amassing a huge body of work, ranging from theatre (including Hair at the West End’s Old Vic Theatre; The Magic Fundoshi at the Lyric Hammersmith, winner of Best Play at the London Fringe Festival), television (including The Fragile Heart with Sir Nigel Hawthorne; Lovejoy; The Bill), film (including the lead in Spiralling, winner of Best Film at the International Solidarity Festival; Everybody Loves Sunshine with David Bowie, SpyGame directed by Tony Scott, and starring Brad Pitt and Robert Redford), as well as many radio plays and numerous TV/film commercials. Unlike many actors in the UK, he has never, thankfully, resorted to being a waiter to make ends meet. Although he did act as one once.
He would also occasionally return to Singapore for stage work, most notably in the title role in Hamlet, Little Shop of Horrors, The Glass Menagerie, and They’re Playing Our Song opposite Lea Salonga. During that period he was perhaps best known to Singaporeans for his lead role in the movie <Forever Fever>.
Since re-locating to Singapore with his family in 2001, he has found a whole new audience with his work on TV. He has met with much success with many of the television productions he has been involved in, most notably <Yummy King> and <Top Ten> (both for which he was nominated for Best Entertainment Presenter at the Asian Television Awards), the sitcom <Ah Girl> (Winner of Best Actor in a Comedy Series at the ATV Awards), and Chinese dramas such as <Back To Basics>, <Together Whenever> and <The Power of Love>. He is most proud, however, of two productions which were hits with critics and audiences alike, namely <Durian King> and <Six Weeks>, the latter being co-written by him. He was also involved in Channel 8 drama production <Portrait of Home> as oddball Zhou Dadi who holds a torch for factory supervisor Xiuhua (played by Xiang Yun).
In the meantime he has also made sure he has had the opportunity to dabble in theatre in Barefoot in the Park, Forbidden City at the Esplanade (nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Life! Theatre Awards), and The Odd Couple (nominated for Best Actor at the Life! Theatre Awards), as well as to take on the lead role in Jack Neo’s hit movie <I Do I Do>. He has also hosted numerous events, ranging from corporate dinner-and-dances, to prestigious awards ceremonies, to the National Day Parade. But all this pales in comparison to his favourite role of all time - Daddy to his two sons.
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