Takehiro Hira

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Takehiro Hira
Born (1974-07-27) July 27, 1974 (age 46)
OccupationActor
Years active2001–present

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.[1]

Career[edit]

He made his theatrical debut in 2002 with Rokumeikan which was written by Yukio Mishima. He worked closely with his father Mikijirō Hira, who was 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 Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, Ace Attorney[2] and Aku no Kyoten.[3] He plays Natsuka Masaie in the big-budget film Nobou's Castle.

International experience[edit]

He played the role of the Player Queen in the English stage 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.[4]

Personal life[edit]

His father is Mikijirō Hira and his mother is Yoshiko Sakuma, a Japanese actress.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Memories of Tomorrow
2007 Chacha Gotō Mototsugu
2010 Sayonara Itsuka
SP -Ambition Eiji Takigawa
SP -Revolution Eiji Takigawa
Aibō: Gekijō-ban II Hideaki Maruyama
2011 Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai Ii Naotaka
2012 Lesson of the Evil Teacher Kume
Ace Attorney Mitsurugi
The Floating Castle Natsuka Masaie
2013 Shundo Master Harada Lead
The Eternal Zero Lieutenant
2015 Mother's Trees Kenjirō
S The Last Policeman - Recovery of Our Future doctor
Foujita Lieutenant
2017 Sekigahara Shima Sakon
2018 Killing for the Prosecution Tanno
2019 Erica 38
2020 Lost Girls & Love Hotels Kazu American film
2021 Snake Eyes Kenta Post-production, American film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Cosmetic
Love to be loved
Special Mission Boss
2004 Go Ryoma Kurata Ike
Mito Komon Guest Star
The Clan of Inugami Kiyotake
2005 Nada sousou
2006 Delicious Proposal Hinohara
2008 Atsuhime Tokugawa Yoshinobu Taiga drama
2009 Dandan Sawada Asadora
Lineage of Cop Terrorist
Counter Terrorist Police Kubota
2010 The Chapter of Mountain Hideo Guest Star
The diary of Doctor Chizuru Guest Star
2011 Fake K Guest Star
Go Saji Kazunari Taiga drama
Woman from Kyoto Police Takuma Ōkura Guest Star
Absolute Zero Sawada
Tsukahara Bokuden Samon Yamazaki
Boyfriend,husband and male friend Hiroki Yagi
Science Investigation Guest star
The return from Pearl Harbor Lieutenant Iwase
2012 Pioneers Morimitsu
The Life of Juzo Itami Juzo Itami Lead role
Umechan Sensei Sanada
2013 Ooka echizen' Shogun
Tokuso Saizensen Benitake
Mottomo nagai Ginga Seike
2014 Shinzanmono Kajita
Iryu Team Dragon Sakurai
Kindaichi Hoshino
Kenkaku shibai Okubo Guest Star
2015 Aibo Tobishiro Guest Star
Kaze no Touge Washisu Guest Star
Keibuho Sugiyama Shintaro Yabuki Guest Star
64 Akama
Ishitachi no Renai jijyo izaki
Ishino Mayu Kadowaki Wowow drama
Cho no Sanmyaku Yukio Tabuchi Lead
Shitamachi Rocket Kusaka
Onnnatachi no Tokuso Kuryu
2016 Sanada Maru Takeda Katsuyori Taiga drama
Fragile Kosaka Guest Star
99.9 Yamashiro Guest Star
IQ246 Kasahara Guest Star
2017 Uso no Senso Toru Kushima
Iryu Sosa kurihara Guest Star
2019 Giri/Haji Kenzo Mori
2021 Yasuke Nobunaga Oda ONA[6]

Stage[edit]

  • Rokumeikan (2002)
  • King Lear, Edmund (2003)
  • And Then There Were None, Philip Lombart (2004)
  • Hamlet,[7] Player Queen (2005)
  • Korikoribanashi (2006)
  • Othello, Iago (2007)
  • Genghis Khan, Title role (2008)
  • Gabrielle Chanel (2009)
  • The Film of the Nation, Gustav Friedrich (2011)
  • Bouye (2011)
  • Harvest Albert,(2012)
  • Pygmalion Dr. Higgins (2013)
  • HInoyouni Sabishi Anegaite (2014)
  • Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan (2015)
  • Kakuonnna' (2016)
  • Super Kabuki (2016–18)
  • Otoko no Hanamichi (2017)
  • Yukinojo Henge (2017)
  • Phedre (2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schilling, Mark (August 24, 2017). "Takehiro Hira embodies the samurai spirit in 'Sekigahara'". The Japan Times. Retrieved February 7, 2021.
  2. ^ ""Ace Attorney trailer" Nippon Cinema".
  3. ^ ""Aku no Kyoten" Tokyo Hive".
  4. ^ ""Hamlet Barbican" British Theatre Guild".
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Yasuke Anime Unveils Japanese Cast With New Teaser". Anime News Network. April 14, 2021. Retrieved April 14, 2021.
  7. ^ Billington, Michael (November 12, 2004). ""Hamlet review Guardian" Guardian". The Guardian. London.

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