It was in 2006 that I caught her acting prowess in an understated feature on DVD called SINGAPORE DREAMING.
In it, she played a downtrodden daughter whose parents only cared about her less-than-capable brother to perpetuate the family lineage.
I was immediately hooked to this personable actress, and since then I made a point to always check her other acting performances.
YEO YANN YANN is a renowned actress of stage and screen.
She certainly needs no introduction.
It had been reported that it was a blessing-in disguise she did not become a contracted artiste with the Singapore Mediacorp or else she would be seen in the station’s oft predictably scripted, regular drama series, as with thespian Huang Biren who is no longer in the scene.
Not YEO YANN YANN.
She’s one tough cookie, she crossed the causeway a few years ago to meet new challenges, to enter the Malaysian Chinese drama market.
Here, she made her mark in a lead role of THE IRON LADY, where she was personified as a teenager right through old age, defying conventions than a female in a Chinese traditional family can give the male gender a run for his money, can be as capable in heading a corporation like any other.
She earned the prestigious Malaysian Golden Award for Best Actress for THE IRON LADY in 2010.
She had not look back since and has gone from strength to strength in a slew of other demanding performances.
Her notable big screen roles were SINGAPORE DREAMING, 881, BEING HUMAN and PETALING STREET WARRIORS.
Her drama series THE IRON LADY and THE DESCENDANT will always be my firm favorites.
This online article pays homage to her many talents.
She is my “on-top-the-list” Chinese actress.
Immensely approachable, unpretentious and self-deprecating in some of her jokes, she is great company to be with.
YEO YANN YANN, I salute you here with this timely piece before the NTV7 2012 Golden Awards this September where you have achieved two nominations for BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS in your recent drama roles.
May the force be with you in love and career!
A COLLEAGUE OPINES:
LEE MING ZHONG is not just a goodlooking face. He can be a fun guy who’s sincere and will let his hair down given the right company. He is passionate about his acting craft. If you check with him on how he reacts to criticism in the show business, he will say sure, criticism hurts, but it is the last thing you should worry about. You only judge people if you know them well. And what is his opinion of YEO YANN YANN whom he has partnered in a slew of dramas and a feature film?
“She’s a very competent actress, a die-hard perfectionist, but she is also a caring and fun colleague to be with. She’s able to tackle tough roles, be it comedic or dramatic, with aplomb.”
Here are the two trailers showcasing YEO YANN YANN’s Best Supporting Actress nominations for the NTV7 Golden Awards 2012:
Stretching for almost 3 hours long, there must be a helluva lot going for the DARK KNIGHT.
There’s every reason for its succint long-windedness.
With this long-awaited actioner from ace director CHRISTOPHER NOLAN, our helmsman draws the drapes to let the light in, to assure us that there are no holds barred, no shortage of surprises, dark secrets are strewn like red herrings to lure us straight into the plot.
With him you’d have to trust his creation, see it, feel it.
So hop in!
“THE DARK KNIGHT” has finally arrived in grand fanfare, a resounding gong to peel the layers of mounting suspense off the Pandora’s box.
It’s saving the best for last, so be braced to expect the unexpected.
Here’s a triumphant cinematic experience for your eyes, ears and heart that will capture audiences of all sizes.
Charming and chilling, this top-notch thriller boasts strong performances from an awesome all star cast, notably CHRISTIAN BALE, MICHAEL CAINE, TOM HARDY, JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT, ANNE HATHAWAY and MARION COTILLARD.
No one likes spoilers, so here’s a quick tread on the plot line:
Eight years have rolled by since the disappearance of superhero BATMAN.
He is now BRUCE WAYNE, living as a recluse, hobbling around in his mansion, mourning for a lost love.
Gone forever, is his fearless hero persona.
BRUCE has taken the blame for the death of district attorney HARVEY DENT.
Meanwhile, everything is going wrong in Gotham City.
It is crushing under the weight of the anti-crime Dent act.
In time, a crafty female cat burglar appears, with a mysterious agenda.
Far more dangerous is the emergence of a dangerous rogue called BANE, a masked terrorist.
BRUCE is therefore forced to return as BATMAN to save the masses.
But given the hapless physical state he is now, can he ever be a sparring match for BANE?
Behold action galore via kidnappings, colossal explosions, shootings, death and mass destruction. The film’s villain, Bane, is monstrously muscled, is ghastly sadistic, adorning a grotesque mask that is enough to send shivers down one’s spine.
The cinematography, visual effects and production design are way over the top.
Let’s pay homage to this third and final installment of the Batman saga.