Jing Lusi

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Jing Lusi
Born 16 May 1985 (1985-05-16) (age 32)
Shanghai, China
Alma mater Peter Symonds College
Occupation Actress
Years active 2010 – present
Website www.jinglusi.com

Jing Lusi is a British-Chinese actress. Her first television role was as ill-fated junior doctor Tara Lo in the BBC television series Holby City. Lusi was part of the original cast of the European premiere of Amy Herzog's award-winning play 4000 Miles. She has also presented for the BBC, as well as being the focus, for the documenties My Chinese New Year (2015) and Chinese New Year: The Biggest Celebration on Earth (2016). She currently stars in Sky 1's Stan Lee's Lucky Man as Lily-Anne Lau.

Early life[edit]

Lusi was born in Pudong, Shanghai, and moved with her parents to the United Kingdom at the age of five.[1] She studied at Peter Symonds College, Winchester, obtaining all A Grades at A Level, before reading in law from University College London.[2]

Career[edit]

Lusi began her career in independent and international films.

In 2009, Lusi played Princess Li Hua in KRU StudiosThe Malay Chronicles: Bloodlines. The film required Lusi to speak Bahasa Melayu, which she had to learn phonetically.[3][4] Lusi has starred in independent British films Jack Falls opposite Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher and Olivia Hallinan, Breathe (2010) with Ricci Harnett, and Bollywood action film Tezz with Anil Kapoor.

In 2012, Lusi joined the cast of the BBC's BAFTA award-winning medical drama series Holby City, making her debut in Series 14. She played Tara Lo.[5] In 2013, she left the cast when her character died during neurosurgery. Her final episode aired on 16 April 2013. Her other television credits include Law & Order: UK and Josh.

In 2015, Lusi appeared in action thriller film Survivor alongside Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan, Dylan McDermott and Robert Forster as US Embassy Agent Joyce Su .[6]

On stage, Lusi performed as Amanda in the Pulitzer Prize shortlisted play 4000 Miles at the Theatre Royal, Bath[7] and The Print Room in London in 2013,[8] for which she received critical acclaim.[9][10][11] The Independent described her performance as, "cruelly well observed, and very funny... Jing Lusi nails the narcissism and the ridiculous, relentless self-promotion of the Facebook age".[12]

Lusi performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 as part of a collective of comedians in Immigrant Diaries; a comedy story telling show aimed to 'show a different side' to the heaviness of the topic during the General Election of the same year. [13]

In February 2015, Lusi hosted the annual Chinese New Year Celebrations to a crowd of 50,000 in Trafalgar Square.[14] [15]

She was the subject of the BBC1 My Chinese New Year which was broadcast on 1 March 2015.[16]

Since January 2016 Lusi has starred as Lily-Anne Lau in Sky 1's Stan Lee's Lucky Man. Additionally she joined the cast of Scott & Bailey for Series 5, playing the part of new character DC Anna Ram.

In April 2017, it was announced that Lusi had been cast in the Warner Bros. film Crazy Rich Asians starring Constance Wu and Michelle Yeoh.[17]

Filmography[edit]

Films and television
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Breathe Lauren Film
2011 Jack Falls Carly Film
2011 The Malay Chronicles: Bloodlines Princess Meng Li Hua Film
2011 Tezz Reporter Film
2012-2013 Holby City Dr. Tara Lo-Valentine TV series: Series 14, Episode 21 "Fresh Blood" (first appearance), Series 15, Episode 27 "Great Expectations" (final appearance)
2014 Law & Order: UK Gabby TV Series: Series 8, Episode 8 "Repeat to Fade"
2015 Survivor Joyce Su Film
2015 Josh Holly TV Series
2016 Stan Lee's Lucky Man Lily-Anne Lau TV Series
2016 Scott & Bailey DC Anna Ram TV Series: First Appearance in Series 5 Episode 1 "Episode One"
TBD Crazy Rich Asians TBD Film

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Visible Chinese: Jing Lusi
  2. ^ Interview Extra: Jing Lusi TV Choice Magazine 28 February 2012
  3. ^ Cinando: Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa
  4. ^ Yahoo! Movies: Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa
  5. ^ Holby City Jing Lusi "Tara and Ollie Should Stay Together Digital Spy 29 November 2012
  6. ^ [1] IMDb
  7. ^ 4000 Miles Theatre Royal Bath
  8. ^ 4000 Miles The Print Room
  9. ^ 4000 Miles Exeunt Magazine by Tom Wicker
  10. ^ Theatre Royal Bath Facebook
  11. ^ 4000 Miles The Londonist, 17 May 2013 by Tom Bolton
  12. ^ 4000 Miles The Independent, 23 May 2013 by Holly Williams
  13. ^ [2] A Younger Theatre 24 August 2015
  14. ^ [3] The Resident 20 February 2015
  15. ^ [4] Time Out Chinese New Year 2015
  16. ^ [5] BBC My Chinese New Year
  17. ^ "'Crazy Rich Asians' Adds Awkwafina". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-04-24.