Kim Nam Gil


Kim Nam-gil( Hangul :김남길; born March 13, 1981) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for playing Bidam in the hit period dramaQueen Seondeok.

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  • by ifrit1112  -  December 22, 2015 07:50 PM

    Idols? Just call them actors

    There was this stereotype about idol singers acting but the more they do it, the better they are getting and some are actually earning their titles.-"She Was Pretty"Choi Si-wonChoi Si-wonput out his all in the MBC drama"She Was Pretty". His cheekiness and acting up seemed like hi…

  • by desire  -  December 19, 2015 08:52 PM

    "The Sound of a Flower"

    The time is the mid-nineteenth century. Chae-seon (played bySuzy) has been brought up in a gisaeng house since she was a child, following a desperate plea by her dying mother to try and provide Chae-seon with some kind of future. Chae-seon has been no stranger to grief in her life. And from this, sh…

  • by jaicoree  -  December 11, 2015 08:53 PM

    Director Lee Seok-hoon is preparing 'The Pirates 2' starring Kim Nam-gil and Son…

    DirectorLee Seok-hoonsays he is preparing to produce 'The Pirates 2'.He told TV Report about the upcoming production during the interview for movie 'The Hymalyas', which took place in Palpan-dong, Jong-ro-gu, Seoul on December 10th.DirectorLee Seok-hoonsaid about the sequel of"Pirates", &q…

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 Kim Nam Gil's Career

Kim Nam-gil began his acting career on television with a minor role in the 1999 KBS youth dramaSchool 1. Four years later, he won the 2003 Talent Audition conducted annually by MBC , and appeared in various minor roles on the network's shows, while using the stage name Lee Han.

In 2006, Kim made the bold decision to portray a homosexual character in the controversial queer indieNo Regretin a role which included several gay sex scenes. The film was critically praised and traveled the film festival circuit, but it failed to boost Kim's popularity. Instead, he continued taking on more supporting roles in television dramas , among themGoodbye Solo,Lovers, andWhen Spring Comes.

Kim had previously stated in interviews that his role model is actor Jung Jae-young , who attended the same high school he did. He got to work with Jung in 2008'sPublic Enemy Returns. Upon the advice of the film's director Kang Woo-suk , Kim stopped using the stage name Lee Han and reverted to his birth name. Later that year, Kim played his first leading role in a major commercial film,Portrait of a Beauty. Though his co-star Kim Min-sun garnered most of the attention for the erotic costume drama , Kim's strong performance did not go unnoticed.

A horse-riding-related injury on set,and a brief hospitalization due to H1N1 flu ,were minor negatives compared to the impact the series had on Kim's career. He won several awards for his performance, gained more local and international fans,received advertisement offers, and was flooded with film and TV scripts.

,a relationship drama which the director described as a "KoreanLeaving Las Vegas."

Kim shot as much as he could (his scenes were reduced, and a body double was also used) then entered the army two days later on July 15, 2010. He received four weeks of basic training at Nonsan , and served for two years as a public service worker.

He then published a book titledWay Back to the Road, his memoir of the past two years, which contained photos Kim had taken himself. It also featured New Zealand scenery captured by photographer Cho Nam-ryong, and contributions from writer Lee Yoon-chul.

depicted the love between a mother and her daughter, and evoked the warm feeling of an analog film.This was followed by his casting in the big screen thrillerThe Man Who Runs Backwards.

andThe Devil.He reunites withSharkcostar Son Ye-jin in the upcoming period adventure filmPirates.

Queen Seondeoksoundtrack .

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 Kim Nam Gil's Filmography

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  • Ensemble(2012)

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 Kim Nam Gil's Television

  • Shark( KBS2 , 2013) - Han Yi-soo
  • Bad Guy( SBS , 2010) - Shim Gun-wook
  • Personal Taste( MBC , 2010) - man sitting in cafe (cameo)
  • Tears of the Amazon(MBC, 2009) - documentary narrator
  • Queen Seondeok( MBC , 2009) - Bidam
  • Terroir( SBS , 2008) - Jo Yi-young
  • Several Questions That Make Us Happy( KBS2 , 2007) - Seok-joo
  • When Spring Comes( KBS2 , 2007) - Kim Joon-ki
  • Lovers( SBS , 2006) - Tae-san
  • Goodbye Solo( KBS2 , 2006) - Yoo Ji-ahn
  • My Name is Kim Sam-soon( MBC , 2005) - Kim Byung-tae
  • The 5th Republic( MBC , 2005)
  • Be Strong, Geum-soon!( MBC , 2005) - Noh Jung-hwan, Geum-soon's husband
  • Sweet Buns( MBC , 2004) - Hong Hye-jan's boyfriend
  • Nonstop 4( MBC , 2004)
  • School 1( KBS2 , 1999) - Min-soo

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 Kim Nam Gil's Theater

  • Park Mu-geun's Family(2003)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream(2000)

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 Kim Nam Gil's Music Video

  • Just Ten Days( J , 2007)
  • Don't Forget, Don't Forget( The Red , 2005)
  • Start( M.Street , 2005)
  • Attention( Lady , 2005)
  • Gift( Kim Jang-hoon , 1999)

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 Kim Nam Gil's Discography

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 Kim Nam Gil's Awards

  • 2010 46th Baeksang Arts Awards - Best New Actor for TV (Queen Seondeok)
  • 2009 MBC Drama Awards - Excellence Award, Actor (Queen Seondeok)
  • 2009 MBC Drama Awards - Best Couple Award with Lee Yo-won (Queen Seondeok)
  • 2009 17th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards: Best New Actor for Film
  • 2009 2nd Style Icon Awards - New TV Icon

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 Kim Nam Gil's Reference list

  1. Kim, Lynn (22 December 2009). "Seon-deok wraps up final shooting today". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. Beck, Una (31 December 2009). "FOCUS: The 16 stars of 2009 - Part 3". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  3. Choi Ji-eun, Wee Geun-woo (4 November 2009). "INTERVIEW: Kim Nam-gil from Seon-deok (Part 1)". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. Choi Ji-eun, Wee Geun-woo (4 November 2009). "INTERVIEW: Kim Nam-gil from Seon-deok (Part 2)". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  5. Choi Ji-eun, Wee Geun-woo (4 November 2009). "INTERVIEW: Kim Nam-gil from Seon-deok (Part 3)". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  6. Moon, Yong-sung (26 October 2009). "Seon-deok hero Kim hospitalized for checkup". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  7. "Actor Kim Nam-gil Comes Down With H1N1 Virus". The Korea Times. 20 November 2009. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  8. Ko, Jae-wan (10 February 2010). "Actor Kim Nam-gil to hold fan meeting in Korea". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  9. Hong, Lucia (15 May 2012). "Tribute event for Kim Nam-gil to take place in Japan next month". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  10. Lee, Ji-hye (11 March 2010). "Kim Nam-gil says his love was weak compared to Vanished". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  11. "Lovers Vanished - Press Kit". M-LINE Distribution. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  12. Choi, Ji-eun (31 March 2010). "Press conference for drama Bad Guy". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  13. Choi, Ji-eun (20 May 2010). "Kim Jae-wook says Kim Nam-gil "like a time bomb" - Part 1". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  14. Choi, Ji-eun (20 May 2010). "Kim Jae-wook says Kim Nam-gil "like a time bomb" - Part 2". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  15. Han, Sang-hee (25 May 2010). "Will Kim, Han create magic thru Bad Boy". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  16. Choi, Ji-eun (16 June 2010). "INTERVIEW: Bad Boy Actors Kim Nam-gil and Kim Jae-wook". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  17. Ko, Kyoung-seok (9 March 2010). "Kim Nam-gil to enter military "between fall and winter"". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  18. Kim, Lynn (12 July 2012). "Kim Nam-gil to enter Korean military next week". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  19. Park, Jong-kyu (15 July 2010). "Kim Nam-gil bids farewell to fans upon entering military". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  20. Sunwo, Carla (14 August 2012). "Kim Nam-gil's first step back into spotlight". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  21. "Ensemble". 8th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  22. Sunwoo, Carla (23 November 2012). "Kim Nam-gil to launch photo book". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  23. Jang, Sung-ran (9 May 2013). "4 Celebrities Make Smartphone Shorts". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-05-10. 
  24. Lee, Tae-ho (25 September 2012). "Kim Nam-gil Cast in New Thriller". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  25. Oh, Jean (22 May 2013). "Kim Nam-gil back to being bad". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  26. Bae, Sun-young (23 May 2013). "Kim Nam-gil and Son Ye-jin Returning with Hot Romance and Cold Revenge". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  27. Lee, Sun-min (6 September 2013). "Actor injured during filming". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  28. Kang, Jung-yeon (30 May 2013). "Kim Nam-gil to Make Singer Debut Japan in July". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  29. Ho, Stewart (14 January 2013). "Actor Kim Nam Gil Joins as First Singer for Yawang's OST". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 

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