Shinobu Otake

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Shinobu Otake
Native name
大竹 しのぶ
Born (1957-07-17) July 17, 1957 (age 62)
Years active1973–present
AgentAvex Management, Inc.
Spouse(s)Seiji Hattori (1982-1987)
Sanma Akashiya (1988-1992)

Shinobu Otake (大竹 しのぶ, Ōtake Shinobu, born 17 July 1957) is a Japanese actress. She has won three Japanese Academy Awards: the 2000 Best Actress award for Poppoya, and the 1979 awards for both Best Actress (The Incident) and Best Supporting Actress (Seishoku no ishibumi). She also won the award for best actress at the 12th Hochi Film Award for Eien no 1/2.[1] At the 25th Moscow International Film Festival she won the award for Best Actress for her role in Owl.[2] She has received a total of 12 nominations.

She was the favoured lead actress of director Kaneto Shindo after his previous lead actress, Nobuko Otowa, died in 1994, and featured in several of his films from A Last Note in 1995 to Postcard in 2011.[3]

Otake has also acted on the stage.

Personal life[edit]

Otake was born and grew up mostly in Tokyo. In 1982 she married Seiji Hattori, a Tokyo Broadcasting director who died in 1987.[citation needed] One year later, Otake married Akashiya Sanma, but got divorced in 1992.[citation needed] In the early 1990s Otake lived with playwright Hideki Noda.[citation needed]

Otake has two children, Nichika, a son by Hattori and Imaru, a daughter by Sanma.[citation needed] After her divorce she kept custody.



1977 Seishun no mon: Jiritsu hen a.k.a. The Gate of Youth Part 2
1978 The Demon
1978 Jiken a.k.a. The Incident
1979 Ah! Nomugi Toge a.k.a. Nomugi Pass
1984 Mahjong hōrōki
1986 Hakō kirameku hate a.k.a. Beyond the Shining Sea
1987 Eien no 1/2
1992 Original Sin
1996 Gonin 2 a.k.a. Five Women
1998 Gakko III a.k.a. Gakko III: The New Voyage
1999 Poppoya a.k.a. Railroad Man
1999 Kuroi ie a.k.a. The Black House
1999 Will to Live
2000 Shiki-Jitsu
2001 Go
2003 Like Asura
2003 Owl
2010 My Darling is a Foreigner
2011 Postcard
2015 The Mourner
2015 Our Little Sister
2015 Galaxy Turnpike
2016 Black Widow Business – Sayoko Takeuchi
2016 Sanada 10 BravesYodo-dono
2018 Flea-picking Samurai
2019 Kagefumi

Animated film[edit]



In 2012, she became a representative for NTT DoCoMo's "Raku-Raku Smartphone", a smartphone aimed at the over-55s.[4]



  1. ^ 報知映画賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Archived from the original on 2011-10-05. Retrieved 2010-01-26.
  2. ^ "25th Moscow International Film Festival (2003)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
  3. ^ Shindo, Kaneto (2012). Nagase, Hiroko (ed.). 100 sai no ryugi [The Centenarian's Way] (in Japanese). PHP. ISBN 978-4-569-80434-7.
  4. ^ "「らくらくスマートフォン」20日予約開始、大竹しのぶがミニスカ登場". 2012-07-17. Retrieved 17 August 2013.

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