December 7, 1965 |
Teruyuki Kagawa (香川 照之 Kagawa Teruyuki, born December 7, 1965) is a Japanese actor.
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.
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.
Reconciliation with his father
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. 
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 Shūmei, they would have taken the names, respectively, of Ichikawa Chusha IX and Ichikawa Danko V.
|2000||Devils on the Doorstep||Kosaburo Hanaya|
|2001||Man Walking on Snow||Ryoichi|
|Kita no zeronen|
|Memories of Tomorrow||Atsushi Kawamura|
|2007||Sukiyaki Western Django||Sheriff Hoanka|
|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|
|Ashita no Joe||Danpei Tange|
|kaiji 2 The ultimate gambler||Tonegawa|
|2012||Key of Life||Kondo|
|Rurouni Kenshin||Takeda Kanryū|
|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 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|
|2011||Diplomat Kosaku Kuroda||Takeshi Shimomura|
|2013||Hanzawa Naoki||Akira Ohwada|
|Yuriko-san no Ehon||Makoto Onodera|
- Teruyuki Kagawa was honored with the John Rabe Award in 2009 by the John Rabe Communication Centre in Heidelberg and the Austrian Peace Service.
- 第 33 回日本アカデミー賞優秀作品 (in Japanese). Japan Academy Prize. Retrieved 2010-12-16.
- Kyodo News, "At 46, actor continues in father's kabuki footstep", Japan Times, 6 June 2012, p. 3 Archived June 5, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- Teruyuki Kagawa honored with John Rabe Award 2009 (www.john-rabe.de) Archived December 26, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
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