Remy Hii

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Remy Hii
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Hii in 2018
Born1986/1987 (age 32–33)
Malaysia
Other namesRemy Hill
Alma materQueensland University of Technology
OccupationActor
Years active2009–present

Remy Hii (born 1986/1987) is an Australian actor. Hii attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art for three years, and appeared in various theatre productions before being cast in his first television role. Hii starred as Van Tuong Nguyen in the four-part miniseries Better Man and was cast as Hudson Walsh in the soap opera Neighbours in 2013. He is also known as Prince Jingim from the Netflix original series Marco Polo. Since 2018, Hii has played Simon Van Reyk in the Australian television crime drama Harrow. Hii has also appeared in the series Sisters, the romantic comedy film Crazy Rich Asians, and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Early life[edit]

Hii was born in Malaysia to a Malaysian Chinese father and an English mother from Manchester.[1][2] His father's family left China during the Cultural Revolution and settled in Malaysia like many others. He moved with his parents to Townsville, Queensland when he was eight. He attended the Queensland University of Technology. His early theatre work was with The Emerge Project an arm of Switchboard Arts.[3] There he performed in a number of original productions in Brisbane by local playwrights between 2005 and 2007. From 2009 to 2011 he attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney where he graduated in 2011.[4][5] During his time at NIDA, Hii played in the Sydney indie-rock group RAPIDS, alongside Will Shepherd, and fellow actors Angus McLaren and Jamie Timony. The band released a self-titled EP in 2010.[6]

Career[edit]

Hii's professional theatre debut was with the Queensland Theatre Company's production of The Estimator in 2007,[7] after he was noticed by its playwright David Brown performing in a play reading with The Emerge Project. He was later cast in guest roles in the television series East of Everything and H2O: Just Add Water.[5][8] In 2011, Hii appeared as Tom in the short film Kiss.[8] Hii appeared in the lead role of Van Tuong Nguyen in SBS's four-part miniseries Better Man, which began airing from 25 July 2013. The series is based on a true story.[9] The role led to Hii receiving a nomination for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama at the 2014 AACTA Awards and the Most Outstanding Newcomer accolade the 2014 Logie Awards.[10][11]

On 12 June 2013, Hii joined the cast of Neighbours as Hudson Walsh.[12] Hudson was introduced as a love interest for established character Chris Pappas (James Mason). On 20 June, Hii told Daniel Kilkelly from Digital Spy that he had been asked back to continue filming the following month.[5] After leaving Neighbours, Hii was cast as Prince Jingim in the Netflix drama Marco Polo.[13] The series was cancelled after two seasons in 2016.[14] Hii went on to appear in Paul Currie's 2017 thriller film 2:22,[15] and he has a recurring role as Sam in the Australian television drama Sisters.[15] Hii portrays Alistair Cheng in the 2018 romantic comedy film Crazy Rich Asians, based on the novel of the same name by Kevin Kwan.[15][16]

As of 2018, he plays Simon Van Reyk, a forensic pathologist, on the crime drama Harrow, and appears in every episode of the first series.[15] In 2019, he played Brad Davis in Spider-Man: Far From Home.[17][18] Hii was set to have the lead role of Luen in Jane the Novela, a spin-off from Jane the Virgin that was later not picked up by The CW.[19]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Beyond Blood Gabriel Truong Short film
2009 Maligayang Pasko Short film
2010 Origami Boy Short film
2011 Kiss Tom Short film
2012 Treading Water Tom Short film; as Remy Hill
2013 Mirrors Manny Short film
2017 2:22 Benny
2018 Crazy Rich Asians Alistair Cheng
2019 Spider-Man: Far From Home Brad Davis

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 East of Everything Guest Recurring role; 2 episodes
2009 H2O: Just Add Water Bass Guitarist Recurring role; 4 episodes
2013 Better Man Van Tuong Nguyen Series lead; 4 episodes
Logie Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer
Nominated – AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama
2013–2014 Neighbours Hudson Walsh Recurring role; 57 episodes
2014–2016 Marco Polo Prince Jingim Main role; 21 episodes
2017 Sisters Sam Recurring role; 5 episodes
2018–2019 Harrow Simon Van Reyk Regular role; 16 episodes
2019 Jane the Novela Luen Unaired television series

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.couriermail.com.au/lifestyle/uonsunday/crazy-rich-asians-star-remy-hii-calls-his-suitcase-home/news-story/fe77f4d289cdd0123a3063adf1c1f16d
  2. ^ Knox, David (23 July 2013). "Raw emotion the key for Remy Hii". TV Tonight. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  3. ^ http://www.switchboardarts.com.au/
  4. ^ Devlyn, Darren (24 July 2013). "Remy Hii delivers performance of the year in SBS miniseries Better Man". news.com.au. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  5. ^ a b c Kilkelly, Daniel (21 June 2013). "'Neighbours' newcomer Remy Hii talks Hudson role, Chris plot". Digital Spy. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Rapids". Triple J Unearthed. Archived from the original on 21 May 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  7. ^ White, Erin (15 June 2007). "The Estimator – Queensland Theatre Company". Australian Stage. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Cast & Crew". Azure Productions. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Better Man". Special Broadcasting Service. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  10. ^ Knox, David (4 December 2013). "AACTA Awards 2014: nominations". TV Tonight. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  11. ^ Cooper, Amy (20 April 2014). "All hail supermum Emilia Clarke". The Age. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  12. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (12 June 2013). "'Neighbours': Remy Hii to play new love interest for Chris Pappas". Digital Spy. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  13. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (8 April 2014). "Netflix's 'Marco Polo' Sets Its Cast". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  14. ^ Koblin, John (13 December 2016). "Netflix, in Rare Cancellation, Is Ending 'Marco Polo'". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  15. ^ a b c d Groves, Don (29 January 2018). "Actor Remy Hii hails progress towards on-screen diversity". If Magazine. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  16. ^ Li, Shirley (7 November 2017). "Meet the cast and characters of Crazy Rich Asians". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  17. ^ Gonzalez, Umberto (14 August 2018). "'Crazy Rich Asian' Star Remy Hii Joins 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Cast (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  18. ^ Hullender, Tatiana (8 May 2019). "Remy Hii's Spider-Man: Far From Home Character Revealed". Screen Rant. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  19. ^ Knox, David (20 March 2019). "Remy Hii lands US lead role". TV Tonight. Retrieved 19 March 2019.

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