Lee Sun-kyun(born March 2, 1975) is a South Korean actor. After beginning his career in musical theatre, for many years Lee was relegated to minor and supporting roles onscreen, only getting to play lead characters in one-act dramas on KBSDrama Cityand MBCBest Theater. In one suchBest Theaterproject, he worked with TV director Lee Yoon-jung onTaereung National Village(2005), which led to him being cast in her later seriesThe 1st Shop of Coffee Princein 2007.Coffee Prince, along with medical dramaWhite Towerbrought Lee mainstream popularity, which he followed withPasta(2010) andGolden Time(2012).Meanwhile on the big screen, he received a Best Actor award from the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival for his role inPaju(2009), followed by critical acclaim for mystery thrillerHelpless(2012), romantic comedyAll About My Wife(2012), and crime / black comedyA Hard Day(2014). Lee also continues to collaborate with auteur Hong Sang-soo , and his arthouse films with Hong includeNight and Day(2008),Oki's Movie(2010), andNobody's Daughter Haewon(2013).
The Rocky Horror Show.
White Towerand the highly popular romantic seriesThe 1st Shop of Coffee Prince. BesidesCoffee Prince, he has worked with director Lee Yoon-jung two other times—in the sports-themedTaereung National Villagein 2005, and in slice-of-life dramaTriplein 2009.
Lee was appointed as ambassador for the Health Insurance Review Agency in 2007, and won an award from the Korea Advertisers Association in 2008.
,Oki's Movie,Nobody's Daughter HaewonandOur Sunhiwere all directed by Hong Sang-soo , an auteur renowned for his realistic portrayal of ordinary lives.Lee also headlinedPaju,for which he won the Best Actor award at the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival held in Spain. Film distributor Myung Film quoted the judging committee as handing Lee high points for portraying the anguish his character felt for loving his wife's younger sister.
and one-upmanship action comedyOfficer of the Year(also known asArrest King) soon followed.
Our Slightly Risque Relationship(his acting was later recognized at the KBS Drama Awards ). He has continually defended the importance of the short drama format as a training ground for young talent, acknowledging its contribution to his own career.
.His third collaboration with Kwon wasMiss Koreaset amidst the IMF crisis in the 1990s.
In 2015, Lee starred in courtroom drama filmThe Advocate: A Missing Body.
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|2000||Psycho Drama||Park Dong-woo||short film|
|2002||Make It Big||Woo Jung-chul|
|Surprise Party||the real Kim Jung-woo|
|A Perfect Match||Doctor|
|2003||Goodbye Day||short film|
|Scent of Love||Doctor Shin|
|Show Show Show||Sang-chul|
|Survival Meeting Game||short film|
|My Mother, the Mermaid||Do-hyeon|
|Love, So Divine||Man in lovey dovey couple|
|2005||Curry and Rice Story||short film|
|Erotic Chaos Boy|
|2006||The Customer Is Always Right||Lee Jang-gil|
|A Cruel Attendance||Cheon Man-ho|
|2008||Night and Day||Yoon Kyeong-soo|
|Romantic Island||Kang Jae-hyuk|
|2009||Lost in the Mountains||Myeong-woo|| short filmfrom|
Jeonju Digital ProjectVisitors
|2010||Oki's Movie||Nam Jin-gu|
|Petty Romance||Jeong Bae|
|2011||Officer of the Year||Jung Eui-chan|
|All About My Wife||Lee Doo-hyun|
|2013||Nobody's Daughter Haewon||Lee Seong-joon|
|2014||A Hard Day||Ko Gun-su|
|2015||The Advocate: A Missing Body||Byeon Ho-sung|
|Love Is a Virus|
|2003||Thousand Years of Love||Pil-ga||SBS|
|MBC Best Theater"Chakhan Dangshin Loveholic"||MBC|
|MBC Best Theater"Dad Romeo, Mom Juliet"||MBC|
|Drama City"18-year-old Bride"||KBS2|
|Drama City"Dr. Love"||KBS2|
|2005||Drama City"Love of a Spider Woman"||KBS2|
|Drama City"Innocent Love"||KBS2|
|MBC Best Theater"Taereung National Village"||Lee Dong-kyung||MBC|
|2006||Fugitive Lee Doo-yong||Noh Cheol-ki||KBS2|
|MBC Best Theater"Behind"||MBC|
|2007||White Tower||Choi Do-young||MBC|
|The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince||Choi Han-sung||MBC|
|2008||My Sweet Seoul||Kim Young-soo||SBS|
|Drama Special"Our Slightly Risque Relationship"||Ki Dong-chan||KBS2|
|2012||Golden Time||Lee Min-woo||MBC|
|2013||Miss Korea||Kim Hyung-joon||MBC|
|2009||Happy Together - Season 3||KBS2|
|2011||Golden Fishery: The Knee-Drop Guru||MBC|
|2012||2 Days & 1 Night||KBS2|
|2013||March: A Story of Friends||SBS||Cast member|
|2014||Healing Camp, Aren't You Happy||SBS|
|2015||Three Meals a Day- Season 2||tvN||Guest, episode 14|
|2015||Please Take Care of My Refrigerator||JTBC||Guest, episode 46-47|
|2001||"You Remain in My Heart"||Lucid Fall|
|2008||"Between Hidden Time"||Yoon Gun|
|2001||The Rocky Horror Show|
|2005||Indangsu Love Song|
|2013||Love, Love, Love||Kenneth|
|2007||"Ocean Voyage (Choi Han-sung version)"||Track fromThe 1st Shop of Coffee PrinceOST|
|2008||"My Sweet City"||Track fromMy Sweet SeoulOST|
|2008||"Romantic Christmas"|| Duet withEugene;|
track fromRomantic IslandChristmas Storysingle
|2008||"Boy"||Track fromYoon Sang'sSong Book: Play With Himalbum|
|2010||"Kangaroo"||Duet withChoi Kang-hee; track fromPetty RomanceOST|
|2007||43rd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actor (TV)||White Tower||Nominated|
|MBC Drama Awards||Golden Acting Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Won|
|Excellence Award, Actor||The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince||Nominated|
|2008||Korea Advertisers Association||Good Model Award||N/A||Won|
|2010||11th Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival||Best Actor||Paju||Won|
|CETV Awards||Top 10 Asian Stars||Pasta||Won|
|MBC Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award with Gong Hyo-jin||Won|
|KBS Drama Awards||Best Actor in a One-Act/Drama Special||Our Slightly Risque Relationship||Won|
|2012||5th Herald DongA TV Lifestyle Awards||Best Dressed||N/A||Won|
|MBC Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Golden Time||Nominated|
|2014||23rd Buil Film Awards||Best Actor||A Hard Day||Nominated|
|35th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|MBC Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Miss Korea||Nominated|
|2015||20th Chunsa Film Art Awards||Best Actor||A Hard Day||Nominated|
|51st Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor (Film)||Won|
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