Hans Zhang

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Hans Zhang
Chinese name (traditional)
Chinese name (simplified)
PinyinZhāng Hàn (Mandarin)
BornZhang Han
(1984-10-06) 6 October 1984 (age 34)
Qiqihar, Heilongjiang, China
EthnicityHan
Alma materCentral Academy of Drama
Occupation
Years active2007–present
Label(s)EE-Media (2009–2014)
Zhang Han Studio (2014–present)

Hans Zhang Han (simplified Chinese: 张翰; traditional Chinese: 張翰; pinyin: Zhāng Hàn, born 6 October 1984) is a Chinese actor, singer and host. He graduated from The Central Academy of Drama in 2007. Zhang is best known for his roles in Meteor Shower (2009) and Meteor Shower II (2010), The Queen of SOP (2012), Heroes in Sui and Tang Dynasties (2013), Boss & Me (2014), The Four (2015) and Wolf Warriors 2 (2017).

Early life[edit]

Zhang was born in Qiqihar, Heilongjiang. He entered the Central Academy of Drama and majored in acting in 2003. At the start of his life, his prudishness led him to doubt his potential to be an actor. Zhang lingered around Beijing Railway Station to make a short video. He shot his video as a romantic love story, which sprung from the story of a ragged man. As a result of the video, Zhang was rewarded and was determined to stick with acting.[1]

Career[edit]

2009–2011: Beginnings and Rising popularity[edit]

Hans Zhang graduated from Central Academy of Drama in 2007. He rose to fame for his role as Murong Yunhai in popular Chinese idol drama Meteor Shower (2009) and its sequel, Meteor Shower II (2010).[2][3][4] In 2010, he starred in the Korean-Chinese animal film Hearty Paws 2 alongside Song Joong-ki.[5]

In 2011, Zhang hosted Hunan TV's variety program Great Sunday with Meteor Shower co-stars Peer Zhu and Vision Wei.[6]

2012–2016: Continued success[edit]

In 2012, Zhang starred in the romantic comedy drama The Queen of SOP alongside Joe Chen. It achieved high ratings throughout its run, leading to increased recognition for Zhang.[7] He was recognized as the Most Influential Actor at the Asian Idol Awards, and was coined Mainland's "No.1 Idol Actor" for his successful work in idol dramas.[8] He then starred in historical drama Heroes in Sui and Tang Dynasties (2013),[9] which surpassed 5% ratings for a single episode and received positive reviews from critics.[10] Zhang won the Most Popular Actor award at the 19th Shanghai Television Festival.[11]

In 2014, Zhang joined the travel reality program Divas Hit the Road.[12] He then starred alongside Zhao Liying in the romantic comedy drama Boss & Me, based on Gu Man’s popular novel Come and Eat, Shan Shan. Boss & Me was a huge hit both domestically and overseas.[13][14] Zhang won the Asian Star award at the Seoul International Drama Awards.[15]

In a departure from his usual sunny roles, Zhang played 'Cold Blood' in the wuxia drama The Four (2015), based on the novel Si Da Ming Pu by Wen Ruian.[16] The same year, he was also cast in the film adaptation of popular science fiction novel The Three Body Problem.[17]

Following the establishment of his studio in 2015, Zhang announced that he would be taking part in the production of two upcoming dramas, The Rhapsody of a Summer Dream and If Paris Downcast.[18][19]

In 2016, Zhang starred in the television adaptation of the Chinese mythical novel, Classic of Mountains and Seas. He was nominated for the Best Actor award at the Huading Awards.[20] The same year, he starred in the crime thriller Ten Deadly Sins, based on the novel of the same name.[21]

2017–present: Career resurgence[edit]

In 2017, Zhang co-starred in Wu Jing's action film Wolf Warriors 2.[22] He received praise for his role as a factory heir and army fanatic.[2] He then starred in the revolutionary drama film Eternal Wave alongside Aaron Kwok and Zhao Liying.[23] The same year, Zhang played Run Run Shaw in the drama The Legendary Tycoon, which narrates the life of the tycoon.[24]

In 2018, Zhang starred alongside Janine Chang in romance drama Here to Heart.[25][26] His performance earned him a Best Actor nomination at the Asian Television Awards.

Personal life[edit]

Zhang previously dated actress Zheng Shuang. The two confirmed the break-up of the five year relationship in September 2014.[27]

In early 2015, he dated actress Guli Nazha and the two broke up after 3 years in October of 2017.[28]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2008 Turbulent Times 狂暴 Wang Xiaobing Unreleased
Kung Fu Hip Hop 精舞门 MC Haha Cameo
2010 Hearty Paws 2 心心历险记2 Zhao Ming
2011 No Limit 无极限 Wu Jixian [29]
2013 Night Cry 夜幕惊魂 A Han [30]
2015 An Inspector Calls 神探驾到 Qi Shijing [31]
Chang Chen Ghost Stories 张震讲故事之鬼迷心窍 Zhong Yu [32]
Youth Never Returns 既然青春留不住 Wang Jinhui [33]
2016 The Rise of a Tomboy 女汉子真爱公式 Ye Siyi [34]
2017 Wolf Warriors 2 战狼2 Zhuo Yifan
Eternal Wave 密战 Liang Dong
TBA The Three-Body Problem 三体 Pan Han

Television series[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2009 Meteor Shower 一起来看流星雨 Murong Yunhai
2010 Meteor Shower II 一起又看流星雨 Murong Yunhai
2011 Fall in Love 一不小心爱上你 Qin Lang [35]
Phoenix Totem 凰图腾 Duan Feihong [36]
The Han Triumph 大风歌 Zhang Shizhi [37]
2012 Secret History of Princess Taiping 太平公主秘史 Li Longji [38]
The Queen of SOP 胜女的代价 Tang Jun /Tom
Fairytale 童话二分之一 Fan Yun Cameo[39]
2013 Heroes in Sui and Tang Dynasties 隋唐演义 Luo Cheng
The Colors of Youth 等待绽放 Liu Yiming [40]
The Queen of SOP 2 胜女的代价2 Hua Tianqi [41]
2014 A Different Kind of Pretty Man 不一样的美男子 Yuan Shugao [42]
Boss & Me 杉衫来了 Feng Teng
2015 The Four 少年四大名捕 Leng Xue
2016 The Classic of Mountains and Seas 山海经之赤影传说 Chi Yu/Xin Yuehu
Ten Deadly Sins 十宗罪 Hua Long Web series
2017 The Legendary Tycoon 传奇大亨 Gu Yanmei
2018 Here to Heart 温暖的弦 Zhan Nanxuan
If Paris Downcast 如果巴黎不快乐 Tong Zhuoyao also producer
TBA Braveness of the Ming 锦衣夜行 Xia Xun [43]
The Rhapsody of a Summer Dream 夏梦狂诗曲 Xia Chengsi also producer
Gorgeous Workers 华丽上班族 Li Xiang [44]
Saker Falco 猎隼 Song Wenbo [45]
One Boat One World 海洋之城 Guan Dingkai [46]

Discography[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Album Notes
2009 "Picking Up Memories" 拾忆 Meteor Shower OST
"Stars' Language" 星空物语 with Yu Haoming, Vision Wei & Zhu Zixiao
"Let Me Sing For You" 让我为你唱首歌
2010 "Accidentally Fall in Love" 一不小心爱上你 Fall in Love OST with Vivi Jiang
2011 "Great Sunday" 给力星期天 N/A Glee Sunday theme song
with Vision Wei & Zhu Zixiao
"Glee Sunday" N/A
"A Sweet Risk" 甜蜜的冒险 N/A
"Extreme Love" 极限爱恋 No Limit OST with Zheng Shuang
2012 "Be the friend that loves you" 做最爱你的朋友 The Queen of SOP OST
2013 "An Angel's Tears" 天使之泪 The Queen of SOP 2 OST
2014 "The Wind's Promise" 风之诺言 Boss & Me OST
2015 "Hero in the Wind" 风中英雄 The Four OST
"Racing With Time" 和时间赛跑 Gorgeous Workers OST
"Get Lost Song" 滚蛋歌 Youth Never Returns OST
2016 "Don't Ask" 莫问 The Classic of Mountains and Seas OST
2018 "If There is Downcast" 如果那里不快乐 If Paris Downcast OST
"Be with you" N/A with Ya Zheng

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Results Ref.
2013 19th Shanghai Television Festival Most Popular Actor Heroes in Sui and Tang Dynasties Won [11]
2015 10th Seoul International Drama Awards Asian Star Award Boss & Me Won [15]
2017 1st Marianas International Film Festival Best Supporting Actor Wolf Warriors 2 Won [47]
2018 34th Hundred Flowers Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated [48]
23rd Asian Television Awards Best Actor Here to Heart Nominated [49]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "揭秘《一起来看流星雨》主演张翰成长历程". Hunan TV (in Chinese). 21 August 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Hans Zhang doesn't regret days of doing idol dramas". Yahoo. 6 September 2017.
  3. ^ "张翰成长历程揭秘 凭笑容拿下慕容云海(图)". Sina (in Chinese). August 21, 2009.
  4. ^ "《流星雨2》张翰最新剧照 阳光男生大展魅力笑容". Sina (in Chinese). August 5, 2010.
  5. ^ "张翰宋钟基携手拍片 中韩美男讲述"人狗情缘"". Hunan TV (in Chinese). 9 June 2010.
  6. ^ "《给力星期天》首播收视佳 张翰魏晨表现抢眼". Sohu (in Chinese). 11 October 2011.
  7. ^ "《胜女的代价》破收视纪录 张翰站台为胜女助阵". NetEase (in Chinese). 17 July 2012.
  8. ^ "张翰实至名归 获亚洲最具收视号召力演员奖". NetEase (in Chinese). 8 August 2012.
  9. ^ "《隋唐演义》登陆东方卫视 严宽张翰展英雄本色". Netease (in Chinese). 13 January 2013.
  10. ^ "《隋唐演义》收视破5 专家赞有其有历史观". Sohu (in Chinese). 23 December 2013.
  11. ^ a b "第19届上海电视节白玉兰奖获奖名单". Sina (in Chinese). 14 June 2013.
  12. ^ "《花儿与少年》嘉宾出炉 张翰当导游花花管钱". NetEase (in Chinese). 14 April 2014.
  13. ^ "《杉杉来了》圆满收官 赵丽颖续写收视传奇". Tencent (in Chinese). 21 July 2014.
  14. ^ "《杉杉来了》海外赢收视 张翰霸占榜单太"贪心"". NetEase (in Chinese). 6 May 2015.
  15. ^ a b "Seoul Drama Awards 2015 winners list". SBS PopAsia. 11 September 2015.
  16. ^ "《少年四大名捕》激情收官 冷爷张翰完美转型". NetEase (in Chinese). 4 June 2015.
  17. ^ "张翰加盟科幻电影《三体》 变身科学怪人". Xinhua News Agency (in Chinese). 24 April 2015.
  18. ^ "《夏梦狂诗曲》演员张翰变制片人". NetEase (in Chinese). 17 March 2016.
  19. ^ "《如若巴黎不快乐》后期制作 张翰任制作人护航". Tencent (in Chinese). 30 March 2017.
  20. ^ "《山海经》张翰诠释两重人格 双面海报露端倪". Sohu (in Chinese). 23 July 2015.
  21. ^ "《十宗罪》28日开机 张翰曾志伟领衔". Netease (in Chinese). 29 February 2016.
  22. ^ "Wu Jing Returns with Wolf Warrior 2, Stands Unrivaled in 2017". Asian Movie Pulse. July 2017.
  23. ^ "《密战》定档11月3日 郭富城赵丽颖张翰生死暗战". China.com (in Chinese). 14 September 2017.
  24. ^ "《传奇大亨》开机 张翰携翰家族再合体". Sina (in Chinese). 24 September 2015.
  25. ^ "《温暖的弦》定档429 张翰张钧甯变身"局中人"". Netease (in Chinese). 23 April 2018.
  26. ^ "张翰出道十年重回湖南卫视 回忆演艺生涯很感慨". Sina (in Chinese). April 30, 2018.
  27. ^ "三年情断!娜扎工作室发文宣布:张翰与娜扎已分手". Tencent (in Chinese). Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  28. ^ "张翰娜扎宣布三年情断:已于今年十月和平分手". Sina (in Chinese). 25 December 2017.
  29. ^ "《无极限》首映 张翰郑爽升格国民偶像". Mtime (in Chinese). 9 August 2011.
  30. ^ "民国喜剧《夜幕惊魂》9日上映 笑爆夜上海". Tencent (in Chinese). 8 March 2013.
  31. ^ "《神探驾到》专访张翰 男人要懂得控制自己的欲望". ifeng (in Chinese). 30 January 2015.
  32. ^ "《张震讲故事》首部曝概念预告 7月3日上映 主打走进影院听鬼故事". Mtime (in Chinese). 14 May 2015.
  33. ^ "《既然青春留不住》定档10.23 海报预告双发 张翰陈乔恩校服造型曝光". Mtime (in Chinese). 31 August 2015.
  34. ^ "《女汉子真爱公式》定档3.18 预告海报双发 富帅暖男大PK求爱赵丽颖". Mtime (in Chinese). 23 February 2016.
  35. ^ "《一不小心爱上你》张翰深情不输宋承宪". Sina (in Chinese). 29 December 2010.
  36. ^ "《凰图腾》张翰挑战内心戏感情归属成谜(图)". Sina (in Chinese). 23 December 2011.
  37. ^ "《大风歌》主演-张翰饰演张释之". Sina (in Chinese). December 1, 2011.
  38. ^ "《太平公主秘史》张翰饰演李隆基登场". Sina (in Chinese). 4 February 2012.
  39. ^ "《童话二分之一》曝剧照 张翰郑爽演绎职场商战". Sina (in Chinese). 13 April 2012.
  40. ^ "张翰《等待绽放》首演北漂男 自称本色出演(图)". ifeng (in Chinese). 27 December 2012.
  41. ^ "《胜女的代价2》开播 张翰郑爽情侣档牵手". Sina (in Chinese). 28 September 2013.
  42. ^ "《不一样的美男子》6月29日湖南卫视播出 七男神闹暑假". China Daily (in Chinese). 26 June 2014.
  43. ^ "《锦衣夜行》张翰打造"锦衣卫联盟"". Sina (in Chinese). 2 June 2015.
  44. ^ "《华丽上班族》曝剧照 张翰上演喜感"萌呆男"". China Radio International (in Chinese). 29 October 2013.
  45. ^ "演卧底学撒谎玩颠覆 张翰《猎隼》挑战双面间谍". People's Daily (in Chinese). 23 August 2017.
  46. ^ "《海洋之城》开机 张翰王丽坤演绎海上爱情". Netease (in Chinese). 5 January 2018.
  47. ^ "Youth is Best Picture at MIFF". Saipan Tribune. 11 December 2017.
  48. ^ "第34届大众电影百花奖提名名单公布". Netease (in Chinese). 7 November 2018.
  49. ^ "2018 Nominees". Asian TV Awards.

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