Cutting up dead bodies on screen

Nie Yuan's notable credits are in period dramas, but he also enjoys filming modern procedurals.
Nie Yuan's notable credits are in period dramas, but he also enjoys filming modern procedurals.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Chinese actor Nie Yuan, who was Emperor Qianlong in Story Of Yanxi Palace, is going to play a medical examiner in modern crime drama The Listener

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, 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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 18, 2019, with the headline 'Cutting up dead bodies on screen'. Print Edition | Subscribe