Zhang Jingchu

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Zhang Jingchu
JingChu Zhang.jpg
Chinese name 張靜初 (traditional)
Chinese name 张静初 (simplified)
Pinyin Zhāng Jìngchū (Mandarin)
Jyutping Zoeng1 Zing6 Co1 (Cantonese)
Birth name Zhang Jing (張靜)
Born (1980-02-02) 2 February 1980 (age 34)
Yong'an, Fujian, China
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002 - present
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhang.

Zhang Jingchu (born 2 February 1980[1]) is a Chinese film actress. She graduated in Directing at the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing.

Zhang was brought up in a middle-working-class family in the countryside. She studied English in Beijing New Oriental Institute and is fluent in the language.

She came into international prominence through director Gu Changwei's debut film Peacock, which won the Silver Bear at the 2005 Berlin International Film Festival. Zhang went on to star in a number of well-received films, including Tsui Hark's Seven Swords (2005), Derek Yee's Protégé (2007), Brett Ratner's Rush Hour 3 (2007), Florian Gallenberger's John Rabe (2008) and Ann Hui's Night and Fog (2009).

Zhang was named one of "Asia's Heroes" by Time magazine in 2005.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[3][4]
Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2000 Affection Double Days 情义两重天 Mengmeng
2005 Peacock 孔雀 Sister Won - Asian and Arab Competition Award for Best Actress
Won - Shanghai Film Critics Award for Best Actress
Huayao Bride in Shangri-la 花腰新娘 Fengmei Nominated - Golden Rooster Awards for Best Actress
Nominated - Hundred Flowers Awards for Best Actress
Seven Swords 七剑 Liu Yufang Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
Seven Nights 七夜 Gui
2006 The Road 芳香之旅 Li Chunfang Won – Cairo International Film Festival Best Actress Award
Jade Warrior 玉战士 Pinyu
2007 Protégé 门徒 Jane Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress
Rush Hour 3 尖峰时刻3 Soo Yung
2008 Beast Stalker 证人 Ann Gao
2009 Red River 红河 Tao
John Rabe 拉贝日记 Langshu
Night and Fog 天水围的夜与雾 Wong Hiu-ling Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress
Overheard 窃听风云 Mandy Yam
2010 The Double Life A面B面 Liu Yue
Flirting Scholar 2 唐伯虎点秋香2之四大才子 Qiuxiang
Aftershock 唐山大地震 Fang Deng / Wang Deng Nominated - Golden Horse Awards for Best Supporting Actress
City Under Siege 全城戒备 Xiuhua Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
2011 The Man Behind the Courtyard House 守望者:罪恶迷途 Hong
The Law of Attraction 万有引力 Xuelian
2012 Lacuna 醉后一夜 Tong Xin
Casino Moon 赌城月色 casino dealer Short film
2013 Switch 天机:富春山居图 Lin Yuyan
The Mercury Factor 危情黑吃黑 Jiazhen
2014 The Old Cinderella 脱轨时代
Television
Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2000 San Shaoye De Jian 三少爷的剑 Zhu Qianqian
2001 Qin Shi Huang 秦始皇 Princess Mindai
Love Dictionary 爱情宝典之风筝误 Zhan Shujuan
The Great Love in Your Life 你的生命如此多情 Yan Yu
Bu Huijia De Nanren 不回家的男人 Lu Tong
2002 The Cricket Master 蟋蟀大师 Xiaocui
Imperial Guards 英雄 Ye Min
2004 The 36th Chamber of Shaolin 南少林三十六房 Li Menglin
2005 Purple Jade and Gold Sand 紫玉金砂 Pan Lingyu

References[edit]

  1. ^ Age is just a number for zhang jingchu
  2. ^ "TIMEasia Magazine: Asia's Heroes - Zhang Jingchu". Time magazine. 2005-10-03. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  3. ^ "Zhang Jingchu". imdb.com. Retrieved March 17, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Zhang Jingchu". chinesemov.com. Retrieved March 17, 2010. 

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