'Glee' star Harry Shum Jr. cast in 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' sequel

'Glee' star Harry Shum Jr. cast in 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' sequel

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) --"Glee" actor Harry Shum, Jr. will star alongside Donnie Yen and Michelle Yeoh in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny."
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'Crouching Tiger' prequel to start shooting in July

'Crouching Tiger' prequel to start shooting in July

BEIJING , April 21 (UPI) -- Michelle Yeoh is to reprise her role as warrior Yu Shu Lien in {i:The Green Destiny}, a prequel to the 2000 blockbuster, {i:Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon}.
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Michelle Yeoh banned from Myanmar

Michelle Yeoh banned from Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar, June 28 (UPI) -- Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh has been barred from Myanmar because of her portrayal of the country's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, officials said.

Bill Clinton to lead AIDS benefit

ANTIBES, France, April 4 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will serve as one of the event co-chairmen for the annual Cinema Against AIDS benefit for the Foundation for AIDS Research.
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China wants changes made to 'Mummy'

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'Mummy' flick to premiere early in China

SHANGHAI, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The latest installment of Hollywood's blockbuster "Mummy" franchise will debut in Beijing a week before its U.S. release, Variety.com reported Wednesday.

Bello signs up for 'Mummy' role

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Nanjing Massacre going to big screen

BEIJING, March 29 (UPI) -- The story of the killing of 300,000 Chinese by Japanese soldiers in the 1937 Nanjing Massacre is being filmed in time for the episode's 70th anniversary.

'Memoirs of a Geisha' wraps filming

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Hong Kong film stars honored

HONG KONG, April 27 (UPI) -- The handprints of action film star Jackie Chan and director John Woo are among more than 70 film stars honored on Hong Kong's new Avenue of the Stars.

Honk Kong's beloved Anita Mui dies

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Feature: Lack of Chinese tourists to hurt

SINGAPORE, April 14 (UPI) -- In the run-up to the Chinese New Year, Singapore and Malaysia were blitzing Chinese television with advertisements praising the wonders and excitement of their destinations. Malaysia had chosen former James Bond girl Michelle Yeoh as its poster girl to br
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Michelle Yeoh
Actress Michelle Yeoh arrives on the red carpet before a screening of the film "The Exchange" during the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 20, 2008. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)

Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng (born 6 August 1962) is a Hong Kong-based Malaysian actress and dancer, well known for performing her own stunts in the action films that brought her to fame in the early 1990s.

Born in Ipoh, Malaysia, she is based in Hong Kong and was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1997.

She is best known in the Western world for her roles in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, playing Wai Lin, and the multiple Academy Award-winning Chinese action film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, for which she was nominated the BAFTA for "Best Actress". In 2008, the film critic website Rotten Tomatoes ranked her the greatest action heroine of all time.

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