Gemma Chan

Gemma Chan (born 29 November 1982) is an English actress. She is known for her role as Astrid in the 2018 film Crazy Rich Asians, in which she received widespread recognition, and as Anita/Mia on the television drama Humans. Born in London and raised in Kent, she attended the Newstead Wood School for Girls and studied law at Worcester College, Oxford. She gained a position in a law firm following graduation but chose to pursue a career in acting instead, studying acting at the Drama Centre London. She has had supporting roles in television series: Doctor Who special "The Waters of Mars" (2009), Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2011), Fresh Meat (2011) and Bedlam (2011). She continued to gain recognition for her roles in high-profile films including Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), and Transformers: The Last Knight (2017). She also starred in the leading role of Anita/Mia on the AMC/Channel 4 science-fiction drama Humans from 2015 to 2018. In 2018, she received recognition for portraying Astrid Leong-Teo in Crazy Rich Asians and also portrayed Bess of Hardwick in the historical drama Mary Queen of Scots. She portrayed Minn-Erva in the Marvel Studios superhero film Captain Marvel in 2019 and will play Sersi in Eternals in 2021. Description above is from the Wikipedia article Gemma Chan, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Exam (2009)

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The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Hazeldine
CAST:  Luke Mably  •  Adar Beck  •  Chris Carey  •  Gemma Chan

The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Hazeldine
CAST:  Luke Mably  •  Adar Beck  •  Chris Carey  •  Gemma Chan

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

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Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  Chris Pine  •  Kevin Costner  •  Nonso Anozie

Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  Chris Pine  •  Kevin Costner  •  Nonso Anozie

The Double (2014)

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An awkward office drone becomes increasingly unhinged after a charismatic and confident look-alike takes a job at his workplace and seduces the woman he desires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Ayoade
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Wallace Shawn  •  Noah Taylor

An awkward office drone becomes increasingly unhinged after a charismatic and confident look-alike takes a job at his workplace and seduces the woman he desires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Ayoade
CAST:  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Wallace Shawn  •  Noah Taylor

Submarine (2011)

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15-year-old deep-thinking Welsh schoolboy Oliver Tate struggles to initiate and maintain a relationship with Jordana, his devilish, dark-haired classmate at their Swansea high school. As his parents' marriage begins to fall apart, similar problems arise in his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Ayoade
CAST:  Craig Roberts  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Paddy Considine  •  Noah Taylor

15-year-old deep-thinking Welsh schoolboy Oliver Tate struggles to initiate and maintain a relationship with Jordana, his devilish, dark-haired classmate at their Swansea high school. As his parents' marriage begins to fall apart, similar problems arise in his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Ayoade
CAST:  Craig Roberts  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Paddy Considine  •  Noah Taylor

When Evil Calls (2006)

When Evil Calls centers around the mysterious appearance of a text message that grants the students of Wilburn High School their wildest desires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Johannes Roberts
CAST:  Sean Pertwee  •  Dominique Pinon  •  Lois Winstone  •  Chris Barrie

When Evil Calls centers around the mysterious appearance of a text message that grants the students of Wilburn High School their wildest desires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Johannes Roberts
CAST:  Sean Pertwee  •  Dominique Pinon  •  Lois Winstone  •  Chris Barrie

Pimp (2010)

A week in the life of Woody; a Soho pimp, as seen through the eyes of concealed documentary cameras: A week which spirals brutally out of control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Cavanah
CAST:  Robert Cavanah  •  Danny Dyer  •  Billy Boyd  •  Gemma Chan

A week in the life of Woody; a Soho pimp, as seen through the eyes of concealed documentary cameras: A week which spirals brutally out of control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Cavanah
CAST:  Robert Cavanah  •  Danny Dyer  •  Billy Boyd  •  Gemma Chan

Shanghai (2010)

An American man returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months before Pearl Harbor and discovers his friend has been killed. While he unravels the mysteries of the death, he falls in love and discovers a much larger secret that his own government is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  John Cusack  •  David Morse  •  Ken Watanabe

An American man returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months before Pearl Harbor and discovers his friend has been killed. While he unravels the mysteries of the death, he falls in love and discovers a much larger secret that his own government is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  John Cusack  •  David Morse  •  Ken Watanabe

Captain Marvel (2019)

The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anna Boden  •  Ryan Fleck
CAST:  Brie Larson  •  Jude Law  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Samuel L. Jackson

The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anna Boden  •  Ryan Fleck
CAST:  Brie Larson  •  Jude Law  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Samuel L. Jackson

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

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In 1926, Newt Scamander arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America with a magically expanded briefcase, which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the American ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Eddie Redmayne  •  Ezra Miller  •  Katherine Waterston  •  Alison Sudol

In 1926, Newt Scamander arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America with a magically expanded briefcase, which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the American ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Eddie Redmayne  •  Ezra Miller  •  Katherine Waterston  •  Alison Sudol

Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars (2009)

In a Mars base, the inhabitants are being infected by a mysterious water creature which takes over its victims. The Doctor is thrust into the middle of this catastrophe, knowing a larger one is waiting around the corner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graeme Harper
CAST:  David Tennant  •  Lindsay Duncan  •  Gemma Chan  •  Peter O'Brien

In a Mars base, the inhabitants are being infected by a mysterious water creature which takes over its victims. The Doctor is thrust into the middle of this catastrophe, knowing a larger one is waiting around the corner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graeme Harper
CAST:  David Tennant  •  Lindsay Duncan  •  Gemma Chan  •  Peter O'Brien

Revolting Rhymes (2017)

Two half-hour animated films based on the much-loved rhymes written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Lachauer  •  Jakob Schuh
CAST:  Dominic West  •  Gemma Chan  •  Rose Leslie  •  Tamsin Greig

Two half-hour animated films based on the much-loved rhymes written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Lachauer  •  Jakob Schuh
CAST:  Dominic West  •  Gemma Chan  •  Rose Leslie  •  Tamsin Greig

Stratton (2017)

A British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon West
CAST:  Dominic Cooper  •  Gemma Chan  •  Connie Nielsen  •  Austin Stowell

A British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon West
CAST:  Dominic Cooper  •  Gemma Chan  •  Connie Nielsen  •  Austin Stowell

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

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Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Laura Haddock  •  Anthony Hopkins

Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Laura Haddock  •  Anthony Hopkins

Families (2015)

Jérôme Varenne, a French financier, lives and works in Shanghai with Chen-Li, his life and business partner. One day, during a short stay in Paris, while paying a call to his mother, he is very displeased to learn from her and his hated brother, that the family ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Paul Rappeneau
CAST:  Mathieu Amalric  •  Marine Vacth  •  Gilles Lellouche  •  Nicole Garcia

Jérôme Varenne, a French financier, lives and works in Shanghai with Chen-Li, his life and business partner. One day, during a short stay in Paris, while paying a call to his mother, he is very displeased to learn from her and his hated brother, that the family ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Paul Rappeneau
CAST:  Mathieu Amalric  •  Marine Vacth  •  Gilles Lellouche  •  Nicole Garcia

London Fields (2018)

Clairvoyant femme fatale, Nicola Six has been living with a dark premonition of her impending death by murder. She begins a tangled love affair with three uniquely different men—one of whom she knows will be her murderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathew Cullen
CAST:  Amber Heard  •  Theo James  •  Jim Sturgess  •  Billy Bob Thornton

Clairvoyant femme fatale, Nicola Six has been living with a dark premonition of her impending death by murder. She begins a tangled love affair with three uniquely different men—one of whom she knows will be her murderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathew Cullen
CAST:  Amber Heard  •  Theo James  •  Jim Sturgess  •  Billy Bob Thornton

Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

In 1561, Mary Stuart, widow of the King of France, returns to Scotland, reclaims her rightful throne and menaces the future of Queen Elizabeth I as ruler of England, because she has a legitimate claim to the English throne. Betrayals, rebellions, conspiracies and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josie Rourke
CAST:  Saoirse Ronan  •  Margot Robbie  •  Joe Alwyn  •  Guy Pearce

In 1561, Mary Stuart, widow of the King of France, returns to Scotland, reclaims her rightful throne and menaces the future of Queen Elizabeth I as ruler of England, because she has a legitimate claim to the English throne. Betrayals, rebellions, conspiracies and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josie Rourke
CAST:  Saoirse Ronan  •  Margot Robbie  •  Joe Alwyn  •  Guy Pearce

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

An American-born Chinese economics professor accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore for his best friend's wedding, only to get thrust into the lives of Asia's rich and famous.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon M. Chu
CAST:  Constance Wu  •  Henry Golding  •  Gemma Chan  •  Awkwafina

An American-born Chinese economics professor accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore for his best friend's wedding, only to get thrust into the lives of Asia's rich and famous.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon M. Chu
CAST:  Constance Wu  •  Henry Golding  •  Gemma Chan  •  Awkwafina

Leading Lady Parts (2018)

The best women of British acting go to an audition for a dream role, primed to take on the role of a lifetime: that complex woman, the strong woman, a woman for today.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jessica Swale
CAST:  Catherine Tate  •  Gemma Arterton  •  Anthony Welsh  •  Emilia Clarke

The best women of British acting go to an audition for a dream role, primed to take on the role of a lifetime: that complex woman, the strong woman, a woman for today.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jessica Swale
CAST:  Catherine Tate  •  Gemma Arterton  •  Anthony Welsh  •  Emilia Clarke

Mr. Malcolm's List (2019)

Set in early 1800s England, a young lady (Gemma Chan) engages in courtship with a mysterious wealthy suitor, Mr. Malcolm (Sope Dirisu), unaware of his unattainable list of demands for his future wife. Written by Suzanne Allain, based on her script and novel of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emma Holly Jones
CAST:  Gemma Chan  •  Sope Dirisu  •  Freida Pinto  •  Oliver Jackson-Cohen

Set in early 1800s England, a young lady (Gemma Chan) engages in courtship with a mysterious wealthy suitor, Mr. Malcolm (Sope Dirisu), unaware of his unattainable list of demands for his future wife. Written by Suzanne Allain, based on her script and novel of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emma Holly Jones
CAST:  Gemma Chan  •  Sope Dirisu  •  Freida Pinto  •  Oliver Jackson-Cohen

Intrigo: Dear Agnes (2019)

What is a human life worth? How is it possible that a woman like Agnes could agree to kill another human being? Is it the money? Or are there other forces at play?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Alfredson
CAST:  Gemma Chan  •  Carla Juri  •  John Sessions  •  Jamie Sives

What is a human life worth? How is it possible that a woman like Agnes could agree to kill another human being? Is it the money? Or are there other forces at play?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Alfredson
CAST:  Gemma Chan  •  Carla Juri  •  John Sessions  •  Jamie Sives
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