May 15, 1982 |
Tatsuya Fujiwara (藤原 竜也 Fujiwara Tatsuya?, born May 15, 1982) is a Japanese actor. Internationally, he is best known for his leading roles as Shuya Nanahara in the Battle Royale films, Light Yagami in the Death Note films, Kaiji Ito in the Kaiji films, and Rikuhiko Yuki in Hideo Nakata's The Incite Mill. In 2014 he portrayed the villainous Shishio Makoto in the live action Rurouni Kenshin films. 
He is famous for acting the part of Shuya Nanahara in Kinji Fukasaku's controversial 2000 film Battle Royale. He continues the character as a leader of the Wild Seven in the sequel, Battle Royale II: Requiem.
He stars as Light Yagami, the leading role in Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name, films based on the manga of the same name. He also has a cameo appearance in L: Change the World, an L spin-off movie for the Death Note series. Fujiwara portrayed Death Note's main protagonist Light Yagami in the live-action movie. Fujiwara stated during filming that it was difficult to portray a character with such restrained emotions. During the filming of Death Note: The Last Name, Tatsuya became close friends with Kenichi Matsuyama, who plays L. Matsuyama mentioned that Tatsuya had done a good job.
In theatrical works, he is known for collaborating with Yukio Ninagawa, one of the most influential directors in Japan. He started his career in theatre, before screen debut, with the title role of Shintoku-maru, the boy who has an obsessive relationship with his step mother. He has also acted in Shakespeare plays, including Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet. Fujiwara played one of the lead roles in Hideo Nakata's psychological thriller film The Incite Mill. Fujiwara has also done voice dubbing for IRIS along with Meisa Kuroki, Yuu Shirota and his Death Note co-star Hikari Mitsushima when Fujiwara plays Kim Hyun-jun played by Lee Byung-hun
He portrayed the role of Shishio Makoto in the sequels of Rurouni Kenshin in 2014. From January to February 2015, he will appear in Hamlet directed by Yukio Ninagawa at Sai-no-Kuni Saitama Arts Theater in Saitama and at Umeda Arts Theater in Osaka for the first time in 12 years. After that, he is schduled to play the role in Taiwan in March and at Barbican Theatre in May 2015.
- Kamen Gakuen (2000) - Akira Dojima
- Battle Royale (2000) - Shuya Nanahara
- Sabu (2002) - Eiji
- Battle Royale II: Requiem (2003) - Shuya Nanahara
- Dark Fist (2003) - Takimo Usato
- Sweet Happenings (2004) - Yukio Watanabe
- Moonlight Jellyfish (2004) - Seiji Terasawa
- Electric Magnet (Girl) (2006) - Yuichiro Kazama
- Chain Movements (2004) - Nagato Sone
- Sea Ghost (2006) - Yukoni Chinari
- Death Note (2006) - Light Yagami
- Death Note: The Last Name (2006) - Light Yagami
- It's Only You (2007) - Hiro Kamikaze
- L: Change the World (2008) (cameo) - Light Yagami
- My First Love Goes to Past (2008) - Yuriko Dosu
- Chameleon (2008)
- Snakes and Earrings (2008)
- Zen (2009) - Hojo Tokiyori
- Kaiji (2009) - Kaiji Ito
- Parade (2010) - Naoki
- The Incite Mill (2010)
- You Dance With The Summer (2010) - Shiro Takaki
- The Borrower Arrietty (2010) - Spiller (voice)
- Kaiji 2 (2011) - Kaiji Ito
- Okaeri Hayabusa (2012) - Kento Ohashi
- I'm Flash! (2012)
- Wara no Tate (2013) - Kunihide Kiyomaru
- Kamisama no Karute 2 (2014) - Dr. Tatsuya Shindo
- Sanbun no Ichi (2014) - Shu
- Monsterz (2014)
- Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014) - Shishio Makoto
- Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (2014) - Shishio Makoto
- ST 'Scientific Task Force' Aka to Shiro no Sosa File - The Movie (2015)
- That's the Answer (1997)
- Cyber Bishōjo Telomere (1998)
- Feeling Relief Is Easy (1998)
- Frozen Summer (1998)
- Change! (1998)
- LxIxVxE (1999)
- Kiss of Heaven (1999)
- The Things You Taught Me (2000)
- Saintly Springtime of Life (2001)
- Ikutsumono Umi o Koeru Te (2001)
- Heaven's Coins 3 (2001)
- I Cannot Say I Love You (2002)
- Night of Being Concerned (2002)
- Ai Gorin (2003)
- Shinsengumi! (2004) - Okita Sōji
- Yatsuhakamura (2004)
- Red Doubt (2005)
- SunLight (2005)
- Furuhata Ninzaburo (2006)
- Sengoku Jieitai: Sekigahara no Tatakai (2006)
- Tokyo Daikushu (2008)
- Ojiichan wa 25-sai (2010)
- Wagaya no Rekishi (2010) - Osamu Tezuka
- Piece Vote (2011) - Yu Wakitan
- ST 'Scientific Task Force' Keishichou Kagaku Tokusouhan (2013)
- ST 'Scientific Task Force' Aka to Shiro no Sosa File (2014)
- Sherlock Holmes (2014) - Windibank and Hosmar Angel
- Ryū ga Gotoku 3 - Rikiya Shimabukuro
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- Barbican - Ninagawa Company : Hamlet