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July 27, 1974 |
Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
Takehiro Hira (平 岳大 Hira, Takehiro, born July 27, 1974) is a Japanese theatre, film, and television actor. He was born in Japan and raised there until he was 15 years old. He went to high school in Providence, Rhode Island, United States, and then attended Brown University. Prior to becoming an actor, he held a few different kinds of jobs including care provider for autistic children, financial analyst, project manager at an internet start-up and tempura chief at a Japanese restaurant.
He made his theatrical debut in 2002 with Rokumeikan which was written by Yukio Mishima. He worked closely with his father Mikijiro Hira, who is also a Japanese actor. Takehiro played the role of Iago in the production of Othello with his father playing Othello. He received major recognition when he played the last shogun Yoshinobu Tokugawa in the NHK taiga drama Atsuhime. He has appeared in several films of Takashi Miike, including Harakiri, Ace Attorney and Aku no Kyoten. He plays Natsuka Masaie in the big-budget film Nobou's Castle.
He played the role of the Player Queen in the English production of Hamlet in 2005, in which the title role was played by Michael Maloney. This three-month tour was received well at many places in the UK.
|Love to be loved||TV drama|
|Special Mission Boss||TV drama|
|2004||Go Ryoma||Kurata Ike||TV drama|
|Mito Komon||Guest Star||TV drama|
|The Clan of Inugami||Kiyotake||TV drama|
|2005||Nada sousou||TV drama|
|2006||Delicious Proposal||Hinohara||TV drama|
|Memories of Tomorrow||Film|
|2008||Atsuhime||Tokugawa Yoshinobu||TV series|
|Lineage of Cop||Terrorist||TV drama|
|Counter Terrorist Police||Kubota||TV drama|
|2010||The Chapter of Mountain||Guest Star||TV series|
|The diary of Doctor Chizuru||Guest Star||TV drama|
|Nobou's castle||Natsuka Masaie||Film|
|2011||Fake||Guest Star||TV series|
|Go||Kazunari Saji||TV drama|
|Woman from Kyoto Police||Guest Star||TV drama|
|Absolute Zero||Sawada||TV drama|
|Tsukahara Bokuden||Co-star||TV series|
|Boyfriend,husband and male friend||Yagi||TV series|
|Science Investigation||Guest star||TV drama|
|The return from Pearl Harbor||Lieutenant Iwase||TV drama|
|Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai||Shogun Ii||TV drama|
|The Life of Juzo Itami||The leading character||TV drama|
|Umechan Sensei||Sanada||TV drama|
|Gyakuten Saiban||Mitsurugi'father||TV drama|
|Aku no Kyoten||Teacher Kume||TV drama|
|2015||Okāsan no Ki||Film|
|2016||Sanada Maru||Takeda Katsuyori||TV drama|
- Rokumeikan (2002)
- King Lear, Edmund (2003)
- And Then There Were None, Philip Lombart (2004)
- Hamlet, Player Queen (2005)
- Korikoribanashi (2006)
- Othello, Iago (2007)
- Genghis Khan, Title role (2008)
- Gabrielle Chanel (2009)
- The Film of the Nation, Gustav Friedrich (2011)
- ""Elite" Japan Entertainment News".
- ""Ace Attorney trailer" Nippon Cinema".
- ""Aku no Kyoten" Tokyo Hive".
- ""Hamlet Barbican" British Theatre Guild".
- "平幹二朗さん死去 ８２歳 「蜷川マクベス」名演" [Mikijiro Hira, star of "Minagawa Macbeth" dead at 82] (in Japanese). Chunichi Shinbun. 24 October 2016. Archived from the original on 24 October 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
- Billington, Michael (November 12, 2004). ""Hamlet review Guardian" Guardian". The Guardian. London.
- Management agency profile (in Japanese)