Yanxi Palace star Nie Yuan watched autopsies for his new role as a medical examiner

Chinese actor Nie Yuan talks about his role as Emperor Qianlong on popular drama The Story Of Yanxi Palace, his new role as a medical examiner in The Listener, and Singapore food.
Nie Yuan will be playing the role of a medical examiner in modern crime drama The Listener.
Nie Yuan will be playing the role of a medical examiner in modern crime drama The Listener.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - Chinese actor Nie Yuan might be better known to Singapore audiences for his roles in period dramas, in particular the suave Emperor Qianlong in last year's hit Chinese drama series, The Story Of Yanxi Palace.

But one of the 41-year-old actor's upcoming roles will be as a medical examiner in modern crime drama The Listener - and he is putting in the work for that.

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