The Big Day of Desmond Tan and Amber An, backwards

(From left) Geraldine Gan, Amber An and Desmond Tan in The Big Day.
(From left) Geraldine Gan, Amber An and Desmond Tan in The Big Day. PHOTO: GOLDEN VILLAGE

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Actor Desmond Tan has gone through a lot in his career. He chewed and swallowed a whole raw fish - bones, scales and all - on camera. That was when he played a soldier in the Channel 8 drama When Duty Calls (2017).

The 31-year-old, winner of the Star Award for Best Actor earlier this year, seems to attract parts in which he plays the stoic, quietly suffering man.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 21, 2018, with the headline 'The Big Day, backwards'. Print Edition | Subscribe