Jang Ok Jung - Netflix
This drama tells the story of Jang Ok Jung, known as Lady Jang Hee Bin, one of Korea's best known royal concubines of the Joseon Dynasty and famous for her hunger for power and ruthless plotting. However, this drama will tell a completely new interpretation of the infamous royal concubine Lady Jang Hee Bin and show the story before she became concubine and how her involvement as a fashion designer and cosmetics-maker during that era. This drama will also highlight the love story between Jang Ok Jung and King Suk Jong.
Runtime: 65 minutes
Jang Ok Jung - Yoo Ah-in - Netflix
Yoo Ah-in (born Uhm Hong-sik on October 6, 1986) is a South Korean actor, creative director and gallerist. He rose to fame after starring in the 2010 television series Sungkyunkwan Scandal. Yoo is best known for his leading roles in the coming-of-age film Punch (2011), melodrama Secret Love Affair (2014), action blockbuster Veteran (2015), period drama The Throne (2015), and the historical television series Six Flying Dragons (2015-2016). A controversial figure in South Korea, Yoo is known for his politically charged views and his frequent involvement in online spats with netizens on his social media accounts. In late 2017, Yoo drew controversy for his allegedly anti-feminist comments, which ended in Yoo making a public apology. The following year, Yoo was again caught up in controversy for showing his alleged detestation for the Me Too movement in South Korea on his social media account. For his work in film and television, Yoo won Best Actor at the Blue Dragon Film Awards and Baeksang Arts Awards respectively. In 2016, he ranked second in the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list.
Jang Ok Jung - 2006–2009: Film debut - Netflix
Resuming his acting career, Yoo starred in low-budget indie film Boys of Tomorrow, which premiered at Busan International Film Festival in October 2006. He expressed of the film “If I have drawn a picture of the actor career, this film must be within that picture”. Director Noh dong-seok cast Yoo because Noh was impressed that Yoo looked out of the window and said “it's sad” shortly when asked to describe his role at the audition. Yoo's performance of a boy who is looking for a real gun to escape from the frustrating reality earned positive reviews, and he won the Best New Actor award at the Busan Film Critics Awards. He then starred in Jeong Yoon-cheol’s black comedy film Skeletons in the Closet, playing the role of a eccentric boy who believes he was a king in previous incarnation. Yoo was nominated at the Blue Dragon Film Awards. In 2008, Yoo starred in historical drama Chil-woo the Mighty, playing a cruel but lonely assassin adopted by a nobleman. He gained recognition from critics and viewers for his performance, despite it being the first historical drama for him. He also featured in Min Kyu-dong’s comedy-drama film Antique, adapted from Yoshinaga Fumi’s manga Antique Bakery. For his role as a patisserie aspirant and former boxer, Yoo took boxing and baking classes. He received the Best New Actor award at the Director's Cut Awards and emerged as the one of promising actors in Korean film industry. In 2009, he was cast in romance drama He Who Can’t Marry, as cheeky assistant who works at the architectural office, portraying the lively and bright sides of twenties. He next starred in film Sky and Ocean, playing a pizza delivery man who makes his own livelihood.
Jang Ok Jung - References - Netflix