Empress Myeongseong (TV series)

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Empress Myeongseong
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Genre Period drama
Written by Jung Ha-yeon
Directed by Yoon Chang-bum
Shin Chang-suk
Starring Lee Mi-yeon
Choi Myung-gil
Lee Jin-woo
Yoo Dong-geun
Ending theme "If I Leave" (Na Kakeodeun)
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 124
Production
Producer(s) Yoon Yong-hoon
Location(s) Kyeongbok Palace, South Korea
Running time 60 minutes
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:50 (KST)
Broadcast
Original channel Korean Broadcasting System
Picture format 480 Analog Television480 Standard-Definition Television
Original run May 9, 2001 (2001-05-09) – July 18, 2002 (2002-07-18)
External links
Website
Empress Myeongseong
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Myeongseong Hwanghu
McCune–Reischauer Myŏngsŏng Hwang-hu

Empress Myeongseong (Hangul: 명성황후; hanja: 明成皇后) is a 2001 South Korean television series that aired on KBS2.

Historical connection[edit]

Main article: Empress Myeongseong

Empress Myeongseong was considered as the last empress of Korea because of the Eulmi Incident (also called Operation Fox Hunt).

Cast[edit]

  • Choi Myung-gil - Empress Myeongseong (episodes 82-124)
  • Lee Mi-yeon - Empress Myeongseong (episodes 1, 10-81)
  • Moon Geun-young - Min Ja-yeong (young Empress Myeongseong)
  • Lee Jin-woo - King Gojong
  • Lee Joon - young Gojong
  • Yoo Dong-geun - Heungseon Daewongun
  • Jung Sun-kyung - Lady Yeongbodang[1]
  • Sunwoo Eun-sook - Yi Kamgodang (Ja-yeong's mother; Min Chi-rok's wife)[2]
  • Lee Deok-hee - Min, the Consort Princess to the Prince of the Great Court (Heungseon Daewongun's wife; Gojong's mother)[3]
  • Kim Yong-rim - Grand Royal Dowager Queen Jo[4]
  • Lee Young-hu - Prince Heungin
  • Eom Yoo-shin - Prince Heungin's wife (Gojong's chief female servant)
  • Park Young-ji - Kim Byeong-hak
  • Kim Hyo-won - Min Seung-ho
  • Kim Joo-young - Yi Gyeong-ha
  • Yoo Hye-young - the Queen[5]
  • Kim Jeong-ha - the Royal Dowager Queen[6]
  • Kim Sang-soo - Jo Doo-seon
  • Song Jae-ho - Kim Jwa-geun
  • Han Beom-hee - Yi Jae-myeon
  • Kim Seong-han - Min Gyeom-ho
  • Hyeon Seok - Min Tae-ho
  • Lee Jae-eun - Lady Jang
  • Kim Bo-mi - Court Lady Hong
  • Hong Il-gwon - Hong Gye-hun (Court Lady Hong's elder brother)

Awards[edit]

2001 KBS Drama Awards
  • Top Excellence Award, Actress: Lee Mi-yeon
  • Best Supporting Actor: Kim Sung-hwan
  • Best Supporting Actress: Kim Bo-mi
  • PD of the Year Award: Yoon Chang-bum
2002 Baeksang Arts Awards
2002 KBS Drama Awards

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Formally known as "Lee Gwi-in of the Yeongbo House".
  2. ^ Formally known as "Hanchang, Princess Consort to the Internal Prince, of the Yi clan".
  3. ^ Formally known as "Yeoheung, Princess Consort to the Grand Internal Prince, of the Yeoheung Min clan".
  4. ^ Formally known as "Queen Sinjeong of the Pungyang Jo clan".
  5. ^ Identified as Queen Cheolin of the Andong Kim clan; Cheoljong's Queen
  6. ^ Identified as Queen Hyohyeon of the Andong Kim clan; Heonjong's Queen Consort

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