Joan Chen

Joan Chen: 'Little Flower' in full bloom

Joan Chen plays a woman who takes over a detective agency when her husband is killed in the TV seriesSerangoon Road, set in 1960s Singapore.

Joan Chen can remember with complete clarity the night that she decided to give the acting game away.

Sunday, 3 March, 2013, 5:34pm

It's all about disguises, Wang says

Many stars have their own way to get rid of the paparazzi, and for singer-songwriter Wang Leehom it's adopting different guises.

'I've tried to disguise myself by wearing wigs, shades as well as beards,' said the 34-year-old. 'I view the entertainment industry and being a celebrity with a more humorous and ironic attitude.'

19 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Sparkling gala for imperial collection

Chaumet 230th anniversary dinner

Where: Four Seasons Hotel

When: May 18

What: The jeweller celebrated its 230th anniversary with a lavish gala in the hotel's grand ballroom, with models showing off the new Josephine collection, inspired by Empress Josephine, who was a customer of Chaumet founder Marie-Etienne Nitot.

28 May 2010 - 12:00am

The empress strikes back

It's late afternoon when I sit down with Joan Chen, who is perched regally on a white sofa on the terrace of Venice's Excelsior Hotel. 'Are we OK here?' she says, a little concerned at our proximity to some loud Italians. I assure her we are and she relaxes, aided by a stunning view over the calm Mediterranean waters and a breeze.

16 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

AND ROLLING ...

Chinese showings at Berlin include:

Lost in Beijing (Ping Guo)

Li Yu's film is about how a rural labourer (Fan Bingbing) navigates her way through cruel and chaotic circumstances in Beijing, signified by a stormy relationship with her employer (Tony Leung Ka-fai).

Tuya's Marriage (Tu Ya De Hun Shi)

8 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Back to directing

Another rare face in town over the weekend was actress and director Joan Chen Chong. Chen, who starred in Bertolucci's The Last Emperor and directed Richard Gere and Wynona Ryder in Autumn in New York, talked to CitySeen about her plans. 'I've written a script and I'm going to try directing again,' she said.

28 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Chen chats

Actress-turned-director Joan Chen will talk about her life on November 24 in the Discovery Channel celebrity series Crossings. At the programme's launch yesterday, the 41-year-old got sentimental. 'When you get older, you think of the time when you were young . . .

14 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Mainland's Hollywood heroine

Hollywood film star Joan Chen returned last month to her motherland. Although she did not come to star in a film, her arrival in Shenzhen caused a big stir.

One of China's most popular actresses in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Chen went to the United States in 1982.

29 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Ring of roses

IN Stanley Kwan's resonant Red Rose, White Rose (Pearl, 9.30pm) Winston Chao is in the enviable position of being loved by both Joan Chen and Veronica Yip. Chen is his 'red rose' and former soft-porn star Yip his 'white rose'. He is a thorn, but a lucky one.

8 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

The Lynch mob

ANYONE with a passing interest in American culture of the past few years will know that the phrase ''Who killed Laura Palmer?'' means as much to the nation as ''Who shot J.R?'' and ''Read my lips: no new taxes''. Laura's body was discovered in the two-hour pilot for the television series Twin Peaks, which did for cherry pie what Saturday Night Fever did for white flared trousers.

9 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

FOR HEAVEN AND EARTH

WHILE Joan Chen sang Oliver Stone's praises on set the day Thea Klapwald visited, it was a different story when she returned to the comfort of the US, where Alison Dakota Gee caught up with her.

2 Jan 1994 - 12:00am