Ah Nan died before he got to see his breakthrough role

12 April 2013 / 3 years 6 months ago

It was supposed to be his breakthrough role, but John Cheng’s performance in local movie Judgment Day turned out to be his final starring role.It’s a pity he did not get to watch it, said executive producer and host-comedian Mark Lee, who was his good friend.Cheng, a veteran getai performer and part-time actor better known as Ah Nan, died of a heart attack on Jan 21. He was 52.In Judgment Day, a collection of four stories which opens on Thursday, Ah Nan plays a medium, Uncle Jiu, in one of the stories.In other local films, Ah Nan was usually cast as a ruffian, playing a gangster in Money No Enough (1998), a nightclub bouncer in I Do, I Do (2005) and a loan-shark runner in The Ghosts Must Be Crazy (2011).“Not only is this the first time he’s one of the lead actors, his performance is also very different from before,‘ Lee said, speaking in Mandarin.Lee said Ah Nan had been looking forward to seeing his performance.Read the full story in The New Paper

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