Remy Hii

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Remy Hii
Born 1986/1987 (age 27–28)[1]
Queensland, Australia
Occupation Actor
Years active 2009–present

Remy Hii is an Australian actor. He attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art for three years and appeared in various theatre productions, before being cast in his first television roles. Hii starred as Van Tuong Nguyen in the four-part miniseries Better Man and was cast as Hudson Walsh in the soap opera Neighbours in 2013.

Early life[edit]

Hii was born to a Chinese-Malaysian father and an English mother.[2] He attended the Queensland University of Technology. His early theatre work was with The Emerge Project an arm of Switchboard Arts.[3] There he performed in a number of original productions in Brisbane by local playwrights between 2005 and 2007. From 2009 to 2011 he attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney where he graduated in 2011.[4][5] During his time at NIDA he played in the Sydney indie-rock group Rapids alongside fellow actors Angus McLaren and Jamie Timony.[6]

Career[edit]

Hii's professional theatre debut was with the Queensland Theatre Company's production of The Estimator[7] in 2007 after he was noticed by its playwright David Brown performing in a play reading with The Emerge Project. He was later cast in guest roles in the television series East of Everything and H2O: Just Add Water.[5][8] In 2011, Hii appeared as Tom in the short film Kiss.[8] Hii appeared in the lead role of Van Tuong Nguyen in SBS's four-part miniseries Better Man, which began airing from 25 July 2013. The series is based on a true story.[9] The role led to Hii receiving a nomination for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama at the 2014 AACTA Awards and the Most Outstanding Newcomer accolade the 2014 Logie Awards.[10][11]

On 12 June 2013, it was announced the Hii had joined the cast of Neighbours as Hudson Walsh.[12] Hudson is a love interest for established character Chris Pappas (James Mason). On 20 June, Hii told Daniel Kilkelly from Digital Spy that he had been asked back to continue filming the following month.[5] Hii has been cast as Prince Jingim in Netflix's drama Marco Polo.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 East of Everything Guest
2009 H2O: Just Add Water Bass Guitarist
2011 Kiss Tom Short film
2013 Better Man Van Tuong Nguyen Logie Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer
Nominated – AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama
2013 Neighbours Hudson Walsh
2014 Marco Polo Prince Jingim

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