Pierre Png

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Pierre Png
Chinese name 方展發 (traditional)
Chinese name 方展发 (simplified)
Pinyin Fāng Zhǎnfā (Mandarin)
Birth name Pierre Theodore Png Tiang Huat[1]
Born October 29, 1973 (age 43), Singapore
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Married Andrea De Cruz in 2003
Ancestry Peranakan
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Png.

Pierre Theodore Png Tiang Huat, better known as Pierre Png or Fang Zhanfa, is a Singaporean actor and comedian of Peranakan descent. He is contracted to MediaCorp and is known for starring in dramas on Channel 5 (English language) and Channel 8 (Chinese language). Early in his career he was known for playing Phua Chu Beng, brother of Gurmit Singh's character in Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd. He is also known for his role as a troubled and unhappy husband in the 2008 year-end blockbuster period drama The Little Nyonya, and as a villain in 2013 drama The Journey: A Voyage.

Career[edit]

Png made his television debut on Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd and several Channel 5 productions. He later began acting in Chinese language dramas on Channel 8 and was nominated for the Most Popular Newcomer Award at the 2001 Star Awards.

In 2006 he received his first Best Actor award nomination at the Star Awards 2006 for his role in The Shining Star. Png won the coveted award on his fourth nomination in 2014 for his vicious role Hei Long in MediaCorp's year-end mega-blockbuster The Journey: A Voyage.

In 2014, he snared a leading role in the Channel 5 blockbuster drama Zero Calling and clinched the "Best Actor" award at the 19th Asian Television Awards (ATA).[2]

In April 2017, he joined the cast of the Warner Bros. Crazy Rich Asians starring Constance Wu—the film will mark his Hollywood feature film debut.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Png is married to ex-actress Andrea De Cruz.[4]

Education[edit]

Png is educated at St Gabriel's Primary School and Holy Innocents' High School.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Forever Fever (That's The Way I Like) Richard
2000 Chicken Rice War Fenson Wong
2002 Nothing To Lose (Neung Buak Neung Pen Soon) Somchai
The Eye Dr Eak
2006 Seed of Contention Shinzo
TBD Crazy Rich Asians TBD

Telemovies[edit]

Year Title Role Channel Notes
2009 A Kucinta Family Reunion Chris Channel 5
2015 Cats and Dogs: Chronicles of a Pest Detective Phang Wee Kong Channel 5

Television[edit]

Year Drama Role Notes
1997 Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd Phua Chu Beng
1998 Growing Up
2000 Money
2001 The Hotel
In Pursuit of Peace
2003 Holland V Mo Yangyang
2004 Room in My Heart Li Jinsheng
2005 Portrait of Home Dayang
2006 An Enchanted Life Yang Zhiyun
The Shining Star Wuming
Yours Always Zhang Shaoqi
2007 Dear, Dear Son-In-Law Zhang Shunfa
Honour and Passion Picasso Soh
Mars vs Venus William
2008 The Defining Moment Sun Jiaming
The Little Nyonya Chen Sheng
2009 Your Hand in Mine Fang Kai
The Legend and the Hero 2 Hong Jin
2010 The Score Luo Shunan
2011 A Tale of 2 Cities
乐在双城
Lin Wentao
林文涛
  • Pairs up with Rui En
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 两大男主角之一
The In-Laws
麻婆斗妇
Xiao Jianhai
肖健嗨
  • Pairs up with Rui En
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 两大男主角之一
2012 Rescue 995
995
Shi Zeming
诗泽明
  • Pairs up with Yvonne Lim
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 两大男主角之一
Pillow Talk
再见单人床
He Tingkai
何挺凯
  • Pairs up with Joanne Peh
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 两大男主角之一
Beyond
X元素
Xu Wenbin
许文斌
  • Pairs up with Jeanette Aw
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一
2013 C.L.I.F. 2
警徽天职2
Chen Yanjun
陈彦均
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Marry Me
我要嫁出去
Richard Li
  • Pairs up with Yvonne Lim
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一
The Journey: A Voyage
信约:唐山到南洋
Hei Long
黑龙
  • Pairs up with Cai Peixuan
  • One of the Male Leads 男主角之一
2014 Zero Calling David Tan
C.L.I.F. 3
警徽天职3
Chen Yanjun
陈彦均
  • Supporting Role 男配角
In The Name of Love
最爱是你
Song Xinren
宋欣任
  • Pairs up with Julie Tan
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 两大男主角之一
Mata Mata 2 Peter Beh
2015 Life Is Beautiful
初一的心愿
Yu Yang
于洋
  • Pairs up with Rui En
  • 1st Male Lead 第一男主角
Zero Calling 2 David Tan
Project W
W计划
Marc
2016 Beyond Words
爱要怎么说
Leo
徐文杰
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一
The Gentlemen
来自水星的男人
Zhang Nailiang
张乃良
  • Pairs up with Paige Chua
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一
2017 Home Truly
回家
Hong Jianfeng
洪剑锋
  • 1/2 of the Male Lead 两大男主角之一
When Duty Calls
卫国先锋
Chen Jinbao
陈金保
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一

Accolades[edit]

Year Accolades Representative Work Notes
2006 Star Awards 2006, Best Actor The Shining Star Nominated
2007 Star Awards 2007, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
2009 Star Awards 2009, Best Actor The Little Nyonya Nominated
Star Awards 2009, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
Asian Television Awards 2009, Best Actor The Little Nyonya Nominated
2010 Star Awards 2010, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
2011 Star Awards 2011, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
2012 Star Awards 2012, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Won
Star Awards 2012, Favourite Onscreen Couple (w Rui En) The In-Laws Nominated
2013 Star Awards 2013, Best Actor Pillow Talk Nominated
Star Awards 2013, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
Asian Television Awards 2013, Best Supporting Actor C.L.I.F. 2 Won Highly Commended
2014 Star Awards 2014, Best Actor The Journey: A Voyage Won
Star Awards 2014, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
Asian Television Awards 2014, Best Actor The Journey: A Voyage Nominated
Asian Television Awards 2014, Best Actor Zero Calling Won
2015 Star Awards 2015, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
PPCTV MediaCorp Awards 2015, Favourite Lead Actor (Cambodia) The Journey: A Voyage Nominated
Asian Television Awards 2015, Best Actor Zero Calling 2 Won Highly Commended
2016 Star Awards 2016, Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Nominated
Asian Television Awards 2016, Best Supporting Actor Rise Won Highly Commended
2017 Star Awards 2017, Best Actor The Gentlemen Nominated
Star Awards 2017, Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 24
Star Awards 2017, Bioskin Most Healthiest Hair Award N/A Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Name shown on Identification Card. Png's birth name can be seen on a Mediacorp advertisement for the Singaporean general election, 2011.
  2. ^ "Asian Television Awards 2014 Winners". Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "'Crazy Rich Asians' Adds Awkwafina". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-04-24. 
  4. ^ "Plans to adopt put on hold". AsiaOne. 31 March 2012. 

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