Shinobu Otake

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Shinobu Otake
大竹 汀信
Born (1957-07-17) July 17, 1957 (age 65)
OccupationActress
Years active1973–present
AgentAvex Management, Inc.
Spouse(s)Seiji Hattori (1982-1987)
Sanma Akashiya (1988-1992)
ChildrenImalu

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 Railroad Man, 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 four of his films from Will to Live in 1999 to Postcard in 2011.[3]

Otake has also acted on the stage. She performed during the last segment of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Closing Ceremony along Tokyo’s Suginami Children Chorus, singing the song "Hoshimeguri no Uta" (Star Tour Song) composed by Kenji Miyazawa, as the Olympic flame was extinguished. [4] In 2021, Otake took the lead role of Dr. Ruth Wolff in a Japanese stage adaptation of The Doctor.[5]

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.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Director(s) Notes Ref.
1975 The Gate of Youth Orie Maki Kirio Urayama
1976 The Human Revolution 2 Nobuko Toshio Masuda
1977 The Gate of Youth Part 2 Orie Maki Kirio Urayama
Tora-san Plays Cupid Yoji Yamada
1978 The Demon Yoshitarō Nomura
The Incident Yoshitarō Nomura
Seishoku no ishibumi Shirō Moritani
1979 Nomugi Pass Mine Masai Satsuo Yamamoto Lead role
Oh, My son! Keisuke Kinoshita
1980 Twelve Months Anja (voice) Kimio Yabuki Lead role
1983 Children of Nagasaki Keisuke Kinoshita
1984 Mahjong Hōrōki Mayumi Makoto Wada
1985 Family Without a Dinner Table Masaki Kobayashi
1986 Beyond the Shining Sea Toshiya Fujita
1987 Eien no 1/2 Kichitaro Negishi Lead role
1992 Original Sin Nami Tsuchiya Takashi Ishii Lead role
1993 Rex: A Dinosaur's Story Haruki Kadokawa
1996 Five Women Takashi Ishii
1998 Gakko III: The New Voyage Yoji Yamada
1999 Railroad Man Shizue Satō Yasuo Furuhata
The Black House Yoshimitsu Morita [6]
Will to Live Kaneto Shindo
2000 Shiki-Jitsu Hideaki Anno
2001 Go Isao Yukisada
2003 Like Asura Yoshimitsu Morita Lead role
Owl Kaneto Shindo Lead role
2004 Otakus in Love Suzuki Matsuo
2007 Kitokito! Yasuhiro Yoshida Lead role
Into the Faraway Sky Isao Yukisada
Welcome to the Quiet Room Nishino Suzuki Matsuo
2010 My Darling is a Foreigner Kazuaki Ue
Arrietty Homily (voice) Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Surely Someday Shun Oguri
Here Comes the Bride, My Mom! Yōko Morii Mipo O Lead role
2011 Postcard Kaneto Shindo Lead role
2013 Before the Vigil Isao Yukisada
Leaving on the 15th Spring Yasuhiro Yoshida
The Wind Rises Mrs. Kurokawa (voice) Hayao Miyazaki
2015 The Mourner Yukihiko Tsutsumi
Pieta in the Toilet Daishi Matsunaga
Our Little Sister Hirokazu Kore-eda
Galaxy Turnpike Kōki Mitani
2016 Black Widow Business Sayoko Takeuchi Yasuo Tsuruhashi Lead role
Sanada 10 Braves Yodo-dono Yukihiko Tsutsumi
2017 Mary and the Witch's Flower Charlotte (voice) Hiromasa Yonebayashi
2018 Flea-picking Samurai Osuzu Yasuo Tsuruhashi
2019 Shadowfall Naomi Makabe Tetsuo Shinohara
2021 Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko Nikuko (voice) Ayumu Watanabe Lead role [7]
The House of the Lost on the Cape Kiwa (voice) Shin'ya Kawatsura [8]
2022 Hell Dogs Noriko Kinugasa Masato Harada [9]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
1975 Mizuiro no Toki Tomoko Matsumiya NHK Lead role; Asadora
1977 Kashin Osato NHK Taiga drama
Taiyō ni Hoero! Yōko Hamada NTV Episode 276
1980 Shishi no Jidai Chiyo NHK Taiga drama
1983 Tokugawa Ieyasu Odai no Kata NHK Taiga drama
1986 Seven Men and Women, Summer Story Momoko Kanzaki TBS
1987 Seven Men and Women, Autumn Story Momoko Kanzaki TBS
1994 The Misery of Others is as Sweet as Honey Mayuko Kurebayashi TBS Lead role
1999 Genroku Ryōran Riku NHK Taiga drama
2011 Kōdai-in NHK Taiga drama
2017 I'm Sorry, I Love You Reiko Hyūga TBS
2019 Idaten Ikue Ikebe NHK Taiga drama

Dubbing[edit]

Commercials[edit]

In 2012, she became a representative for NTT DoCoMo's "Raku-Raku Smartphone", a smartphone aimed at the over-55s.[12]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 報知映画賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
  2. ^ "25th Moscow International Film Festival (2003)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 3 April 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
  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. ^ Busetto, Arielle (8 August 2021). "Japan Brings its Best Hospitality to the Tokyo Olympics Closing Ceremony | JAPAN Forward". japan-forward.com. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  5. ^ Tanaka, Nobuko (11 November 2021). "'The Doctor' diagnoses society's afflictions". The Japan Times. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  6. ^ "黒い家". eiga.com. Retrieved 29 August 2021.
  7. ^ "大竹しのぶ、明石家さんま企画・プロデュースの映画に声優出演「漁港の肉子ちゃん」主人公役". eiga.com. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  8. ^ "Misaki no Mayoiga Anime Film's Trailer Reveals More Cast, Theme Song". Anime News Network. 6 July 2021. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  9. ^ "松岡茉優がボスの愛人役、北村一輝&大竹しのぶも出演『ヘルドッグス』". eiga.com. Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  10. ^ "映画「キャッツ」吹替版に葵わかな、山崎育三郎、森崎ウィン、大竹しのぶら出演". Natalie. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  11. ^ "ウエスト・サイド物語 -日本語吹き替え版". Fukikaeru. Retrieved 2 October 2021.
  12. ^ "「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". 17 July 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  13. ^ "田中絹代賞とは". Tanaka Kinuyo Memorial Association. Retrieved 3 April 2021.

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