[News] Lee Min Ho is the ′Best Korean Actor′ in France
Lee Min Ho is making waves all the way over in France.
In a recent poll that took place in the country, Lee was crowned ‘The best Korean male actor of 2011’.
Lee Min Ho came in first as the best Korean actor out of 32 others with 26.71 percent of the votes in the poll held by Dramas Mangas Sensei (DMS). SBS’ City Hunter, which starred Lee Min Ho, also was deemed Korea’s best drama of 2011 out of a pool of 33 dramas with 24.75 percent of the votes.
DMS is a famous website that covers the Korean wave, and has had more than 20 million visitors. Its recent poll determined Korea’s best drama and actor in 2011 through a rank decided by visitor votes.
City Hunter has been airing in Europe since December 11 on GongTV, along withBoys over Flowers on KZTV. City Hunter will continue to be aired around the world starting in Asia, starting in Taiwan in December, and continuing through the Philippines in January and Japan’s Fuji TV in February.
Lee is currently considering his next piece to come after finishing filming his commercials and overseas promotion events.
Photo credit: Starus Entertainment
Lee Min Ho as the most popular Korean actor in France
Actor Lee Min Ho has fascinated French women.
In a recent survey about the best Korean actor of 2011, carried out in France, Lee ranked first by a landslide.
A popularity vote has recently been taken by DMS(Dramas Mangas Sensei) for the best Korean drama and the best Korean actor or actress. City Hunter ranked first (24.75%) out of 33 drama series, and Lee ranked first by a landslide (26.71%) out of 32 Korean actors.
DMS is a representative Hallyu website, to which over twenty million people have connected. It has conducted the vote to rank the Korean dramas and actors or actresses and select the best Korean drama and actor or actress of 2011.
City Hunter, starring Lee, has aired on GongTV on every Sunday since December 11 last year. His previous drama series, Boys Over Flowers, is also airing now in European countries through KZTV. City Hunter has also aired in Taiwan since December and in the Philippines since January.
In addition to this, City Hunter will also start airing on Fuji TV in Japan in February. Thus, it’s expected that his popularity in overseas countries will grow more.
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Lee Min Ho’s “City Hunter” to Air on Fuji TV February 6
City Hunter which stars Lee Min Ho and Park Min Young will be broadcast on Japanese Fuji TV. The decision was made on January 30 and the drama will begin to air from February 6 to February 29. The drama will air for one hour and five times each week.
A Japanese broadcasting representative stated, “There is a lot of anticipation for City Hunter. The high quality of the drama has already been established, because the original manga is Japanese we believe that the moment it begins to air in Japan that Lee Min Ho will become a huge star.”
The representative continued, “Lee Min Ho is drastically changing with each drama he does. We believe that viewers who met Lee Min Ho through ‘Boys Over Flowers’ will fall for Lee Min Ho in ‘City Hunter.’”
Lee Min Ho’s agency stated, “After hearing about the news of a Japanese broadcasting of City Hunter, many other countries are giving love calls to Lee Min Ho. He is currently resting and figuring out what project to do next. Through essential promotions we plan on creating an event where he can greet fans of the drama series.”
Lee Min-ho starrer “City Hunter” to air in Japan next month
Lee Min-ho poster for “City Hunter” [SBS]
A SBS TV series starring Korean actor Lee Min-ho will soon air in Japan, according to Lee’s agency Starhaus Entertainment on Tuesday.
A press release from Starhaus announced that Lee’s action drama “City Hunter” is slated to air five times a week through Japan’s Fuji TV from February 6 to 29.
“The viewers in Japan have high expectations for the show since it has received rave reviews when it first aired in Korea last year,” an official with Fuji was quoted as saying.
A rep from Starhaus said in the statement that they have gotten a number of offers from various countries overseas though Lee is currently taking a break from his activities.
“We hope to visit all the countries as soon as Lee decides on his next project.”
In “City Hunter,” Lee plays Lee Yoon-sung who vows to get revenge for his father’s death by starting to work at Korea’s presidential Blue House after receiving his doctorate from MIT and Park plays Kim Nana (played by actress Park Min-young), a judo athlete-turned-bodyguard, who works at the presidential office to protect Choi Da-hye, the youngest daughter of the President.
The show, based on the Japanese manga series by Tsukasa Hojo, is a collaboration by famed producer Jin Hyuk of hit dramas “Brilliant Legacy” and “Princess Prosecutor” and scenarist Hwang Eun-kyung of “New Hit” and “The President.”
The series, which aired in Korea for two months in May last year, was also sold to several other countries including the United States, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.
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