- Ozzie Yue
Ozzie Yue Born Austin J. Yue
Ozzie Yue (born Austin J. Yue in 1947) is an English actor, guitarist and singer. He is most noted for his roles in television programmes such as Father Ted, All Quiet on the Preston Front and Coronation Street as well as for roles in films such as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Syriana and Nuns on the Run. In the 1960s Yue was guitarist with Merseybeat group The Hideaways and later for the 1970s group Supercharge; today he has his own band, "Yue Hoo", and in 2008 starred in the title role in Kensuke's Kingdom, a theatre production which has toured the UK.
Yue's father, Jack, was well-known in Liverpool as a restaurateur, court translator and point of contact between Liverpool's Chinese and English communities. Ozzie went to junior schools in the Wirral and Skerry's School in Rodney Street, Liverpool. He then attended the Liverpool Institute High School for Boys as a contemporary of Paul McCartney and George Harrison, although junior to them. Yue has admitted that he did "flick pieces of paper" at McCartney during art classes.
After a spell as an apprentice electrician, Yue joined The Hideaways as guitarist during the Merseybeat era; he played at The Cavern Club more often than The Beatles. In the 1970s, he joined funk, soul & RnB group Supercharge, which achieved some reputation and local success, but failed to make an impression on the UK charts. They did however have a number 1 single in Australia in 1976. In the late 1970s he played with Liverpool band "Joker". Today Yue has his own RnB group playing locally, "Yue Hoo".
In his teens, Yue appeared in productions such as The King and I and South Pacific at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool. However, acting took a back seat during his musical career until the 1980s, when he began to be cast in British film and television, usually in stereotypical Chinese roles such as waiters and minor villains. He was initially offered work by Granada TV as an extra, and of this he says,I was one of very few oriental-looking actors at that time. A London agent saw my photograph in casting and said 'you don't do any more extras work from now on'.
From the early 1990s onwards, Yue has appeared in numerous productions and in 2006 branched out into theatre, starring in Kensuke's Kingdom across the country and finally at London's Bloomsbury Theatre.
- 1990 Agatha Christie's Poirot - Restaurant Manager
- 1990 London's Burning - Chinese Man
- 1992 Lovejoy - 'Flat Fee' Lee Chan
- 1992 To Be the Best - Bank President
- 1993 The Long Roads - Jimmy
- 1994 All Quiet on the Preston Front - Peter Wang
- 1994 The House of Windsor - Mr. Takasoni
- 1995 Porkpie - Mr Lu
- 1995 Harry - Tommy
- 1996 Porkpie - Mr Lu
- 1996 Thief Takers - Uncle Wong
- 1998 Father Ted - Sean Yin
- 1998 Dinnerladies - Malcolm
- 2004 Silent Witness - Micky Choo
- 2005 Meet the Magoons - Scouse Punter
- 2005 Rocket Man - Mr. Xi
- 2011 Come Fly With Me - Chinese Man
- 2011 White Van Man - Mr. Chung
- 1990 Nuns on the Run - Ernie Wong
- 1998 Croupier - Mr Tchai
- 2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - Aged Buddhist Monk
- 2003 Out for a Kill - Fang 'The Barber' Lee
- 2005 Syriana - Chinese Oil Executive
- 2008 Act of Grace - Dai-Lo
- ^ a b c Jonathan Sale (2007-01-11). "Passed/Failed: An education in the life of Ozzie Yue, actor and musician". The Independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/student/career-planning/getting-job/passedfailed-an-education-in-the-life-of-ozzie-yue-actor-and-musician-431561.html. Retrieved 2008-06-20.
- ^ "Chittick, Phil". Merseybeat. http://www.merseybeat.co.uk/articles-details.php?cat=Mersey+Artists&id=574. Retrieved 02-March-2010.
- ^ "Pop castaway". The Northern Echo. 2006-06-15. http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/leisure/theatre/features/display.var.794607.0.pop_castaway.php.
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