Age Of Possibility

Old is gold on silver screen

Veteran actors are stealing the show as Singapore's ageing society and changing media landscape give rise to more programmes for older viewers

Long-running Channel 8 drama Old Is Gold stars senior actors Zhu Houren (front centre), Chen Shucheng (front right) and Lin Ruping (back) alongside younger ones such as Xu Bin (far left).
Long-running Channel 8 drama Old Is Gold stars senior actors Zhu Houren (front centre), Chen Shucheng (front right) and Lin Ruping (back) alongside younger ones such as Xu Bin (far left). PHOTOS: MEDIACORP
Channel 8 drama Good Luck (2015) centres on a centenarian played by Hong Huifang, 59, who is the matriarch of a four-generation family.
Channel 8 drama Good Luck (2015) centres on a centenarian played by Hong Huifang, 59, who is the matriarch of a four-generation family.PHOTOS: MEDIACORP

It has been a good year for Mediacorp actor Chen Shucheng, who made it to the ranks of the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artists for the first time at this year's Star Awards.

Chen, who turns 70 in October, also won Best Supporting Actor.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 14, 2019, with the headline 'Old is gold on silver screen'. Subscribe