Vithaya Pansringarm

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Vithaya Pansringarm
Born (1959-08-11) 11 August 1959 (age 59)
Bangkok, Thailand
OccupationActor
Years active2010–present

Vithaya Pansringarm (Thai: วิทยา ปานศรีงาม; born 11 August 1959) is a Thai actor best known for appearing in Only God Forgives.[1] He is also known in Thailand as "Pu Vithaya".

Vithaya graduated in Graphic Design from New York Institute of Technology.[2] He holds a 5th Degree Black Belt (5 DAN) in Kendo (a Japanese martial art) and is President of the Thailand Kendo Club.[3][4]

Career[edit]

In June 2014, he won Best Actor at the Shanghai International Film Festival for his role as Chavoret in The Last Executioner, a film based on the true life story of Thailand's last person to carry out executions by gun.[5] The film also won 'Best Picture' and 'Best Screen Play' at the 30th Surasawadi Awards in 2015.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2010 The Prince and Me: The Elephant Adventure King Saryu Video
2011 The Burma Conspiracy Colonel Komsan
2011 Mindfulness and Murder Father Ananda He also wrote the screenplay
2011 The Hangover Part II Minister
2012 Trade of Innocents Nath
2013 Choice Cop
2013 Only God Forgives Chang
2013 Gutted The Priest Short film
2013 The Mark: Redemption Bldg owner
2013 Ninja: Shadow of a Tear General Sung
2013 The White Storm Mr. Choowit
2014 The Last Executioner Chavoret Won Best Actor at the 2014 Shanghai International Film Festival
2014 Klinik unter Planen Dian TV Movie
2014 Glory Days Chang
2014 Lupin the 3rd Narong
2015 River Bartender
2016 Mechanic: Resurrection Prison Warden
2016 Operation Mekong P'Som
2017 Paradox Commissioner Chai
2017 Samui Song
2017 Haphazard Akutagawa
2018 The Meg Thai Boat Captain
2018 Trafficker Tran In post-production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew Pulver (19 December 2013). "Vithaya Pansringarm on acting opposite Ryan Gosling in Only God Forgives". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.nationmultimedia.com/life/From-fighting-to-forgiveness-30205691.html
  3. ^ https://variety.com/2014/film/global/international-star-you-should-know-vithaya-pansringarm-1201277165/
  4. ^ https://www.kendo-fik.org/english-page/english-page2/IKF-affiliates/asia.html
  5. ^ Clifford Coonan (22 June 2014). "Shanghai Film Fest: 'Little England' Wins Golden Goblet for Best Film". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  6. ^ The Nation newspaper June 5th 2015

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