Anthony Chinn

Anthony Chinn (1930, Georgetown, Guyana – 22 October 2000, Georgetown, Guyana) was a British supporting actor who appeared in over 50 films and television series throughout a career which spanned more than four decades.[1] He was the child of Chinese and Brazilian parents.[2]

Anthony Chinn
Born
DiedOctober 22, 2000 (aged 6970)
CitizenshipBritish
OccupationActor
Years active1957–2000
Children4

Career

Chinn made his film début in the United Kingdom in 1957. He moved to London in 1961[3] and for the next several years appeared in British TV series such as The Avengers, Danger Man, The Protectors and Steptoe and Son.[2] He also had early uncredited roles in the James Bond films Dr. No (1962), Goldfinger (1964) and You Only Live Twice (1967), later playing a Taiwanese businessman in A View to a Kill (1985).[4] Chinn played the Kitai in John Huston's The Kremlin Letter (1969),[4] a Chinese assassin in The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) and a Chinese Doorman Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978).[4] He appeared as Mohan in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and as Mactilburgh's technician in The Fifth Element (1997).[4]

Chinn also worked in theatre and appeared in TV advertisements for brands such as McEwan's beer.[2][3]

Selected filmography

References

  1. Anthony Chinn at asianstarz.com, retrieved 3 January 2009
  2. Brennan, Sandra: Anthony Chinn, at AllRovi (via nytimes.com), retrieved 3 January 2009
  3. "Frozen Looks for an Eskimo". Evening Times. Glasgow. 22 November 1983. p. 2.
  4. IMDb.com, Anthony Chinn, retrieved 3 January 2009
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