British Chinese/East Asian Actor of the Month: Chris Li

An actor from the British Chinese and East Asian community will be featured on Nee Hao Magazine once a month, in order to raise the profile of these talented and hardworking artists.

With the increase in film and arts collaborations between China and the UK, British Chinese and East Asian actors are in demand as they have a unique understanding of both cultures.

Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA, said: “BAFTA encourages creative and cultural exchange, and we’ve already begun this work by investing in new talent and laying foundations for future collaboration through initiatives and events in mainland China and Hong Kong.”

If you are an actor of British Chinese or East Asian descent and would like to be featured here, please send us an email with a good photograph to: [email protected]

You can also join this Facebook group – British Chinese/East Asian Actors and Artists Discussion Forum 

Actor of the Month for November 

Name: Chris Li 

Age: Between 20s and early 30s

Location: Manchester 

Tell us about a time when you had a really bad day, but had to perform no matter how bad of a day you had.

Once before a filming engagement, I was emotionally upset and almost had a mental crash, but I went into auto mode. 

When was your first role as an actor?

I played the main villain William Cordor, in a school melodrama production. 

What kind of roles do you prefer?

Anything with at least 3 lines of dialogue!

How did you get involved in acting?

I had some friends who introduced me to the industry, but I had always wanted to be in plays since childhood. 

What motivates you to act?

The need to express.

Who is your favourite actor?

That’s a tough one…either Christopher Walken or Wiliam Shatner

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