Teruyuki Kagawa

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Teruyuki Kagawa
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Born (1965-12-07) December 7, 1965 (age 50)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Actor
Years active 1989–present

Teruyuki Kagawa (香川 照之 Kagawa Teruyuki?, born December 7, 1965) is a Japanese actor.

Biography[edit]

Born in 1965, his parents are the kabuki actor Ichikawa Ennosuke III and the cinema actress Yuko Hama. His grandmother is the film actress Sanae Takasugi.

In the Kabuki world, it is usual for the son of an actor to follow the father's footsteps since very early ages, but his parents divorced in 1968 and his mother was given the custody of him. After that event, he never saw his father again, and his mother refused to give him any training on the Kabuki art and he grew believing that it was "something that must not be watched". However he tried several times to meet his biological father. When he was 20, he went to one of his performances and asked if he could see him, stating that he was Ennosuke's son, but when his father's assistants reported to him the situation he refused, stating that he didn't have any son.

He graduated in social psychology at the University of Tokyo and decided to start a career in cinema.

Career[edit]

He has twice been nominated for the Best Supporting Actor award at the Japanese Academy Awards, once for Warau Iemon and once for Kita no zeronen. He won the award for best supporting actor at the 33rd Japan Academy Prize for Mt. Tsurugidake.[1]

Recounciliation with his father[edit]

His first son Masaaki, born in 2004, shown interest in becoming a Kabuki actor. As a result, Teruyuki tried again to meet with his aged father and succeeded. [2]

At the same time, he decided to start his own career in Kabuki, at an age which is extremely unusual for an actor. The only time it happened was in 1910, when Ichikawa Danjuro IX's adopted and then son-in-law Ichikawa Sansho V decided to start his career at age 28 after his adoptive father's death.

In 2011, it was announced that on June 2012 he and his son, at their father and cousin's Shumei, they would have taken the names, respectively, of Ichikawa Chusha IX and Ichikawa Danko V.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2000 Devils on the Doorstep Kosaburo Hanaya
Suri
2001 Man Walking on Snow Ryoichi
2002 Doing Time
2003 Nuan Yawa
2004 Akai Tsuki
Warau Iemon
Heaven's Bookstore Takimoto
Quill Isamu Nii
2005 Bashing Hotel manager
Kita no zeronen
2006 Sway Minoru Hayakawa
Memories of Tomorrow Atsushi Kawamura
2007 Sukiyaki Western Django Sheriff Hoanka
Kisaragi Ichigo Musume
2008 Tokyo! Hikikomori
Tokyo Sonata Ryūhei Sasaki
20th Century Boys: Beginning of the End Yoshitsune
2009 20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope
20th Century Boys 3: Redemption
John Rabe Prince Asaka Yasuhiko
Snow Prince Arima Masamitsu
Mt. Tsurugidake
Kaiji 1 Tonegawa
2011 Tormented Kohei
Tomorrow's Joe Dampei Tange
kaiji 2 The ultimate gambler Tonegawa
2012 Kagi Dorobō no Method Kondo
Rurouni Kenshin Takeda Kanryū
2016 Creepy Nishino

Television[edit]

Year Title Role
1989 Kasuga no Tsubone Kobayakawa Hideaki
1990 Wataru Seken wa Oni Bakari Masayuki Tōyama
2000 Aoi Tokugawa Sandai Ukita Hideie
2002 Toshiie to Matsu Toyotomi Hideyoshi
2006 Komyo ga Tsuji Rokuheita
Taigan no Kanojo Narahashi Fumimasa
Unfair Sato Kazuo
Unfair the Special - Code Breaking Sato Kazuo
Yakusha Damashii! Yanagisawa Mitsuharu
2007 Shimane no Bengoshi Akita Ryoichi
Kitaro ga Mita Gyokusai - Mizuki Shigeru no Senso Mizuki Shigeru & Private (Second Class) Maruyama
2009 Mr. Brain Tanbara Tomomi
Saka no ue no kumo Masaoka Shiki
2010 Ryōmaden Iwasaki Yataro
2011 Diplomat Kosaku Kuroda Takeshi Shimomura
2012 Penance
2013 Hanzawa Naoki Akira Ohwada
2016 Montage Akira Shōji
Yuriko-san no Ehon Makoto Onodera
The Sniffer Komukai

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

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