|Native name||大竹 しのぶ|
July 17, 1957|
Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
|Agent||Avex Management, Inc.|
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. At the 25th Moscow International Film Festival she won the award for Best Actress for her role in Owl. 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.
Otake has also acted on the stage.
Otake was born and grew up mostly in Tokyo. In 1982 she married Seiji Hattori, a Tokyo Broadcasting director who died in 1987. One year later, Otake married Akashiya Sanma, but got divorced in 1992. In the early 1990s Otake lived with playwright Hideki Noda.
Otake has two children, Nichika, a son by Hattori and Imaru, a daughter by Sanma. 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 Braves – Yodo-dono
- 2018 Flea-picking Samurai
- 1980 Twelve Months – Anja
- 2010 Arrietty – Homily
- 2013 The Wind Rises – Mrs. Kurokawa
- 2017 Mary and the Witch's Flower – Charlotte
- 1983 Tokugawa Ieyasu – Odai no kata
- 2011 Gō – One
- 2017 Sorry, I Love You – Reiko Hyūga
- 2019 Idaten – Ikue Ikebe
- Medal with Purple Ribbon (2011)
- 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.
- "25th Moscow International Film Festival (2003)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
- Shindo, Kaneto (2012). Nagase, Hiroko, ed. 100 sai no ryugi [The Centenarian's Way] (in Japanese). PHP. ISBN 978-4-569-80434-7.
- "「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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