Jeon Ji-hyun

It was a very pleasing selection of Korean films at the BFI London Film Festival this year. And for the first time that I can remember, I managed to get to all of them. Here are the verdicts.   The Assassination 암살, Dir Choi Dong-hoon, 2015. With a fantastic ensemble cast, including Jeon Ji-hyun as […]

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Looking back at 2012: Hallyu and entertainment news

by Philip Gowman 24 January 2013
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In the second of four round-ups of links to news which caught our eye in 2012, we focus on hallyu-related stories from around the world, some of the local entertainment industry stories plus a quick look at the film industry. UK. The Guardian put together an entertaining photoshop when London Mayor Boris Johnson claimed he […]

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Festival Film Review: The Thieves – an exhilarating start to LKFF 2012

by Philip Gowman 3 November 2012
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What can one say about one of the most popular Korean films ever? It’s slick, it’s got Jeon Ji-hyun and Kim Hye-su; it’s got Lee Jeong-jae, Kim Yun-seok and even Hong Kong megastar Simon Yam. Yes, it’s a real pleasure to combine in one film some of your favourite Korean eye-candy with a couple of […]

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Jeon Ji-hyun finally comes clean on her upcoming marriage

by Philip Gowman 4 March 2012
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Enewsworld explains why Jeon Ji-hyun denied wedding rumours for so long: she needed to get some modelling contracts signed first. The wedding is on 13 April, brought forward from 2 June, after which she starts shooting Ryu Seung-wan’s new film Berlin http://bit.ly/ygigUg. Keywords: Directors: Ryu Seung-wan People: Jeon Ji-hyun

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“Thank you, Jeon Ji-hyun! And Sorry”

by Philip Gowman 10 December 2011
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“Thank you, Jeon Ji-hyun! And sorry.” Interesting piece on the use of celebrity models in Korea’s cosmetics industry, as Kim Tae-hee replaces Jeon for the Elastine brand http://t.co/3xWVg32V Keywords: People: Jeon Ji-hyun | Kim Tae-hee Other tags: Advertisements

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Jeon Ji-hyun with Li Bing Bing in US Vogue

by Philip Gowman 2 July 2011
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Annie Leibovitz photographs Jeon Ji-hyun with Li Bing Bing in July's US Vogue to mark the release of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. http://bit.ly/iUJsCo # Keywords: People: Jeon Ji-hyun

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Jeon Ji-hyun’s comeback

by Philip Gowman 27 March 2011
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Jeon Ji-hyun to feature in July issue of US Vogue to mark the release of her film Snow Flower and the Secret Fan – nice to see her back in the news after so long. http://bit.ly/ia2ohe # Keywords: People: Jeon Ji-hyun

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The Rain and Jeon Ji-hyun rumours

by Philip Gowman 19 June 2010
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Yes, I know they deny it, but wouldn't it be a good story if Rain and Jeon Ji-hyun really were an item? http://bit.ly/a8UEko # Keywords: People: Jeon Ji-hyun | Rain

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Jeon Ji-hyun’s new film: Snow Flower

by Philip Gowman 9 January 2010
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Can’t wait for Snow Flower and the Secret Fan http://bit.ly/5WGEjZ. Jeon Ji-hyun and Zhang Ziyi. What more could you ask for? 11:32 PM Jan 9th from bit.ly Keywords: People: Jeon Ji-hyun

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A belated look back at 2009

by Philip Gowman 9 January 2010
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For the past 3 years LKL has concocted a quiz of the year as a way of gathering together some of the news stories which have most caught our eye. This year, as I came to draw up the list in mid December I found it hard to think of anything amusing or diverting: most […]

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Storm Shadow v Saya: Who wins?

by Philip Gowman 22 August 2009
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Just seen GI Joe; and saw Last Vampire last month. Who wins in the battle of Storm Shadow v Saya? I think Lee Byung-hun wins hands down over Jeon Ji-hyun, despite having less to do. # Keywords: People: Jeon Ji-hyun | Lee Byung-hun

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Bichunmoo meets Buffy: Jeon Ji-hyun’s Hollywood debut

by Philip Gowman 16 April 2009
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The gorgeous Jeon Ji-hyun (Gianna Jun) will be coming to the big screen very soon.

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Easter celebrity round-up

by Philip Gowman 22 March 2008
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It’s been a while since I rounded up some of the celebrity news as an excuse for posting some pictures, so here’s some recent items: First – Brits with Korean connections: Korea Beat has a translation of an interview with David Beckham, recently in Korea with LA Galaxy Kate Moss gets an advertising contract with […]

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Deadly Elves and other recent tabloid stories

by Philip Gowman 28 August 2007
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It’s a while since I did a round-up of celebrity news, which means that I’ve almost forgotten all the things I was going to mention, and lost most of the links that I was going to use. So before things get completely out of hand, here’s one of my not-so-regular posts shamelessly plundering the celebrity […]

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A date with Rain? I’d rather have my hair done

by Philip Gowman 7 January 2007

“Sorry, I’m washing my hair that night” is the familiar put-down you get when the girl of your dreams doesn’t fancy a date with you. But it’s also true of LKL visitors. They’re much more interested in finding the best Korean hairdressers in London, or reading about the techniques involved in a “Magic Straight” perm, […]

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Top singer-actors, a Chungmuro A-list wedding, a record deal and the Last Vampire

by Philip Gowman 8 December 2006

I haven’t posted about any celebs recently, so here’s the latest clips I’ve come across: 1 Singers turned actors With an eye on the success of canto-pop stars on the big screen, K-pop stars and their managers have been looking to maximise brand value and revenue streams. Uhm Jung-hwa, I only recently noticed, has been […]

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Jeon Ji-hyun’s smooth thighs

by Philip Gowman 24 August 2006
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As regular visitors to this site will know, once in a while I like to lower the tone with an unnecessary post. This post is one of them. I’m not sure how the Chosun Ilbo can tell from looking at the video of the cosmetic commercial in question, from which the still above is taken, […]

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