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Massively thrilled to welcome CARY-HIROYUKI TAGAWA to the UK in 2018! 😮
Known for SO much – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0846480/
His breakthrough as an actor came when he was cast as the Eunuch Chang in THE LAST EMPORER (1987). In 1989, he played an undercover agent of the Hong Kong Narcotics Board in the James Bond film LICENSE TO KILL. In 1991, he starred alongside Dolph Lundgren and Brandon Lee in the action film SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO, where he played the role of Yakuza boss Yoshida.
Then came Cary’s most popular role, he appeared in the movie MORTAL KOMBAT (1995) as the shapeshifting sorcerer Shang Tsung, and as the deadly pirate leader Kabai Sengh in The PHANTOM (1996). Tagawa is among the actors, producers and directors interviewed in the documentary The Slanted Screen (2006), directed by Jeff Adachi, about the representation of Asian and Asian-American men in Hollywood.
Tagawa played Heihachi Mishima in TEKKEN, the film adaptation of the video game franchise. In 2006, he provided the voice of Brushogun in TEEN TITANS: TROUBLE IN TOKYO. He was in the film JOHNNY TSUNAMI (1999) and its sequel Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board (2007). In between those two films, Tagawa played Attar’s mentor Krull in Tim Burton’s version of PLANET OF THE APES (2001).
Tagawa reprised his role as Shang Tsung for the second season of the YouTube series MORTAL KOMBAT: LEGACY. This new version of the character was unrelated to Tagawa’s previous work as Tsung.
He played Satoshi Takeda in REVENGE, a powerful CEO in Japan and Emily Thorne’s former mentor in her quest for revenge. In season 2, Tagawa took over the role from Hiroyuki Sanada.
In 2015, Tagawa was cast as one of the lead characters, Nobusuke Tagomi, the Trade Minister of the Pacific States of America in Amazon’s incredibly popular THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE.
We are thrilled that Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa is taking time out of his busy schedule to travel to the UK for Island Con and we hope you’re as excited as we are!