Friday, January 25, 2008

Maye Choo joins the growing list of British Asians in the media

Despite being in what must be the least annoying of the Halifax can't-get-it-out-of-your-head series of commercials, Thomas Yau appears to have become something of an annoyance to many people, according to London paper the Metro. Even a member of is quoted as saying - quite bizarrely:

'I saw it on telly and hung my head in shame and disbelief.'

Source: TV advert inspires a little Xtra loathing

Hopefully not all of us are prone to such feelings when we see a Chinese face on telly but if Thomas and his singing aren't your thing, there is another new British Asian face on our screens at the moment:

Maye Choo has a recurring role in a high profile ITV drama 'Honest' starring alongside veteran actor Burt Kwok who plays her father.

To be honest (no pun intended) when I first saw Maye Choo's performace I was surprised at how good it was - quite confident and convincing. I think the unusual thing about her character is that she isn't just a 'Chinese type' but is actually a scheming, plotting character with motives who gets really involved in the plot. It's not the kind of thing you see that often from a Chinese character and I think it makes a nice change.

Maybe this be a future star to watch?

'Honest' is on ITV Wednesdays at 9:00pm

Maye Choo has her own website:

Related: Castnet profile


Anonymous said...

Maye is my fave Chinese girl at the moment. Pretty face, talented, ample chest mmmmmmmmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

i know her in person

Unknown said...

Hate to tell you know-it-all's but Maye Choo is NOT a "British Chinese Face" She was born (quote)"Maye Choo (born March 1, 1974), is an actress who was born in Quang Ninh, Vietnam."

See for yourself

Can't you Brits get anything right???

burntbreadboy said...

Article corrected to 'British Asian'.

Anonymous said...

She looks like my Chinese school teacher. Or is it her?