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Li Nanxing is perhaps one of Singapore's most prolific veteran actors, and is widely regarded as the best actor in MediaCorp. Having consistently been voted as the 'Top 10 Most Popular Male Artiste' throughout his distinguished career, Li Nanxing has certainly established himself as an actor of pure class and talent. 

In 1993, Li shot to fame for starring in The Unbeatables, an iconic Mandarin-language saga that aired on prime-time weekdays. The huge success of the drama quickly led to 2 more sequel seasons which lived up to the public's high expectations. Li's portrayal of the lead character Yan Fei led to widespread acclaim. 

Last seen in 2011's On The fringe, Li Nanxing has shown that he still has a long way to go before giving up his crown as 'king' of Singapore's MediaCorp Caldecott Hill.



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Who would dare claim his throne when he's still here?

Li Nan Xing is a stunning actor. The easy way he plays his characters, the charm he exudes so easily, the intensity his characters are played with, everything. The roles he's taken on in the past were glamorous and high-flying, like in The Unbeatables. He played them to pristine, making the role look as if it's tailored especially for him.

Of late, he has taken darker roles and he plays them with as much fire. He still has his moves and his manly charm, and the way he exudes weariness and reform is superb. Age has not crept up on Li Nan Xing. Age has greeted him as an equal and left him only with little laugh lines and a sexier vibe.

Please give the king more roles.
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Nicole Lee Reviewed by Google Plus Image Nicole Lee on October 25, 2012
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"The undisputed King of Caldecott"

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Who would dare claim his throne when he's still here?

Li Nan Xing is a stunning actor. The easy way he plays his characters, the charm he exudes so easily, the intensity his characters are played with, everything. The roles he's taken on in the past were glamorous and high-flying, like in The Unbeatables. He played them to pristine, making the role look as if it's tailored especially for him.

Of late, he has taken darker roles and he plays them with as much fire. He still has his moves and his manly charm, and the way he exudes weariness and reform is superb. Age has not crept up on Li Nan Xing. Age has greeted him as an equal and left him only with little laugh lines and a sexier vibe.

Please give the king more roles.

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Li Nan Xing is one of my all times favourite actors. He has that really wonderful look on him that showed people that he has went through countless difficulties in life and it simply shows on his face. This make him really suitable to act in roles that requires such life experience or at least the look of it.

My deepest impression of him was his role in the gambling show (双天至尊). All the stunts and magic with the cards, and the sadness when he loses his family and everything. He may not be Chow Yun Fatt in the King of Gamblers, but Li has his own way of acting as a King himself. Although it was a great impression then, when I watched the replays now, well, it is pretty cheesy though.

He has also acted in a few dramas where he appeared like a gangster or gangster who turned over a new leaf. His portrayal of such roles was also fantastic as he was able to showcase the loyalty and toughness of a gangster, yet at the same time a gangster that will let tears roll down his face and show his soft side.

He has now gone from acting and moved on to directing and his movies are pretty decent as well.
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90%
David Tan Reviewed by David Tan on October 24, 2012
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Li Nan Xing is one of my all times favourite actors. He has that really wonderful look on him that showed people that he has went through countless difficulties in life and it simply shows on his face. This make him really suitable to act in roles that requires such life experience or at least the look of it.

My deepest impression of him was his role in the gambling show (双天至尊). All the stunts and magic with the cards, and the sadness when he loses his family and everything. He may not be Chow Yun Fatt in the King of Gamblers, but Li has his own way of acting as a King himself. Although it was a great impression then, when I watched the replays now, well, it is pretty cheesy though.

He has also acted in a few dramas where he appeared like a gangster or gangster who turned over a new leaf. His portrayal of such roles was also fantastic as he was able to showcase the loyalty and toughness of a gangster, yet at the same time a gangster that will let tears roll down his face and show his soft side.

He has now gone from acting and moved on to directing and his movies are pretty decent as well.

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I've always been attracted to the rugged look of Li Nanxing. It seems that most of the sitcoms that he stars in portray him as a man of steel - both physically and mentally. That being said, he does play the role well - it suits his look and physique. While he may be portrayed as a man of little words with a strong persona, he has a look of a dashing hero.

Even in his real life portrayal, I never fail to look at him and think that he could be a hero of some sort in real life. His tanned skinned matches his nice smile - even when he is dressed in a suit, he looks smart and dashing.

Maybe its because my impression of him as a hero has marred my impression of him as a person in reality.
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"Dashing personality in addition to his physique"

I've always been attracted to the rugged look of Li Nanxing. It seems that most of the sitcoms that he stars in portray him as a man of steel - both physically and mentally. That being said, he does play the role well - it suits his look and physique. While he may be portrayed as a man of little words with a strong persona, he has a look of a dashing hero.

Even in his real life portrayal, I never fail to look at him and think that he could be a hero of some sort in real life. His tanned skinned matches his nice smile - even when he is dressed in a suit, he looks smart and dashing.

Maybe its because my impression of him as a hero has marred my impression of him as a person in reality.

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Li Nanxing has been an actor for as long as I can remember. Although I was never a hardcore fan of him, I still enjoyed watching his acting greatly. I think that he has an ability to really connect with his onscreen character, which brings a lot of depth and personality to an otherwise dead and fictional being. The number of shows that he has acted in and the range of roles that he has played are also testimonies of how versatile he is as an actor.

However, he was missing from the scene for quite some time, which I thought was strange. Maybe Mediacorp was trying to bleed the younger actors and give them more air time while letting the veteran actors rest a bit. But now he's back in the 9pm Channel 8 show The Voyage which assures me that at least he is not completely gone from the Singapore acting scene!

Definitely a worthy actor to keep tabs on.
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Li Nanxing has been an actor for as long as I can remember. Although I was never a hardcore fan of him, I still enjoyed watching his acting greatly. I think that he has an ability to really connect with his onscreen character, which brings a lot of depth and personality to an otherwise dead and fictional being. The number of shows that he has acted in and the range of roles that he has played are also testimonies of how versatile he is as an actor.

However, he was missing from the scene for quite some time, which I thought was strange. Maybe Mediacorp was trying to bleed the younger actors and give them more air time while letting the veteran actors rest a bit. But now he's back in the 9pm Channel 8 show The Voyage which assures me that at least he is not completely gone from the Singapore acting scene!

Definitely a worthy actor to keep tabs on.

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Li Nanxing is undisputedly the best actor in Singapore. He is the best at playing bad personas, including a gambler in The Unbeatables series and a gangster in On The Fringe. He may be more inclined playing these types of characters, but he can be a caring dad in shows like 企鹅爸爸 (Daddy At Home). His competency in acting is very well shown.

The best of his acting is still in On The Fringe, where he breaks through as one who has turned over a new leaf. His portrayal of the emotions are very effective.

Even off screen, he still shows his vulnerabilities. He goes to my church and testified once about how his life went downhill, much like his characters on TV. He has since bounced back and is very resilient. Love how personal he can get and shows that his fame never gets to him.
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Johnathan Yeo Reviewed by Johnathan Yeo on December 19, 2013

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"Best actor in Singapore"

Li Nanxing is undisputedly the best actor in Singapore. He is the best at playing bad personas, including a gambler in The Unbeatables series and a gangster in On The Fringe. He may be more inclined playing these types of characters, but he can be a caring dad in shows like 企鹅爸爸 (Daddy At Home). His competency in acting is very well shown.

The best of his acting is still in On The Fringe, where he breaks through as one who has turned over a new leaf. His portrayal of the emotions are very effective.

Even off screen, he still shows his vulnerabilities. He goes to my church and testified once about how his life went downhill, much like his characters on TV. He has since bounced back and is very resilient. Love how personal he can get and shows that his fame never gets to him.

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Li Nanxing is no doubt a powerful veteran actor on Channel 8, having played many different roles and played them well, winning much acclaim from his acting career.

Aside from his acting career, there was a certain concert/performance some time last year in the Indoor Stadium. Li Nanxing was not the only one speaking in the performance, there were other actors and actresses, some from Taiwan who appeared on stage. Li Nanxing appeared toward the end of the show, in which he got a little personal by sharing a bit about his life experiences and his faith.

The audience marveled at his life sharing and how authentic he was baring his heart to a large group of people he did not know. The audience consisted of people from all walks of life, spanning a diverse age range. He was very sincere and passionate about his convictions, which he came to hold after some dramatic life experiences. In a sense, he came across just like any other ordinary person, going through the ups and downs of life. What is extraordinary about him, however, is how he arose from those vicissitudes of life not irrevocably damaged, but profoundly changed. This, he credits in large part to his faith, which saw him through.

Li Nanxing is ordinarily extraordinary as he has shown to us through his life example that life may throw you curve balls, but what we do is to face them squarely, overcome them valiantly and ultimately emerge as better people. While some people in the limelight may choose to keep their private lives secret, Li Nanxing has set himself apart by opening up his life, being generous in loving the community through sharing his heart.
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JoyceeLokee Reviewed by JoyceeLokee on December 08, 2013

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"Can Get Pretty Personal"

Li Nanxing is no doubt a powerful veteran actor on Channel 8, having played many different roles and played them well, winning much acclaim from his acting career.

Aside from his acting career, there was a certain concert/performance some time last year in the Indoor Stadium. Li Nanxing was not the only one speaking in the performance, there were other actors and actresses, some from Taiwan who appeared on stage. Li Nanxing appeared toward the end of the show, in which he got a little personal by sharing a bit about his life experiences and his faith.

The audience marveled at his life sharing and how authentic he was baring his heart to a large group of people he did not know. The audience consisted of people from all walks of life, spanning a diverse age range. He was very sincere and passionate about his convictions, which he came to hold after some dramatic life experiences. In a sense, he came across just like any other ordinary person, going through the ups and downs of life. What is extraordinary about him, however, is how he arose from those vicissitudes of life not irrevocably damaged, but profoundly changed. This, he credits in large part to his faith, which saw him through.

Li Nanxing is ordinarily extraordinary as he has shown to us through his life example that life may throw you curve balls, but what we do is to face them squarely, overcome them valiantly and ultimately emerge as better people. While some people in the limelight may choose to keep their private lives secret, Li Nanxing has set himself apart by opening up his life, being generous in loving the community through sharing his heart.

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You cannot deny that Li was the best looking male actor in his prime compared to the rest. For that he won a number of roles that portrayed him as a good looking cad, good looking gambler, good looking lover, good looking good guy. You get the drift?

Acting skills wise, I felt that there were more talented actors other than him, the late Huang Wenyong being one of the best. But you cannot begrudge the fact that he did provide some eye candy moments for female viewers back then.
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Khairul Nizam Reviewed by Khairul Nizam on August 28, 2013
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"Original Yandao?"

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You cannot deny that Li was the best looking male actor in his prime compared to the rest. For that he won a number of roles that portrayed him as a good looking cad, good looking gambler, good looking lover, good looking good guy. You get the drift?

Acting skills wise, I felt that there were more talented actors other than him, the late Huang Wenyong being one of the best. But you cannot begrudge the fact that he did provide some eye candy moments for female viewers back then.

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Li Nanxing has been my idol ever since the unbeatables sequels while I was still a kid. Aside from the unbeatables series, his starring in the Vagrant has also left a huge impression on me. He also won the best actor award by starring in the vagrant which I think he totally deserves. He is charismatic in his own ways and that doesn’t go away with age. In his more recent drama with Jeanette Aw, I feel that he can still carry off his character and role well and certainly does not lose out to the younger actors at all. Oh and come to think of it, in the drama, he also acted as a vagrant! Anyway, he is a rather low profile actor I would say, as usually there isn’t much news about him (or maybe because I seldom read the news) and I seldom see him on variety shows even in the past. I really miss his blockbuster dramas and would definitely hope to see more of his works in future.
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awle Reviewed by awle on May 01, 2013
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"The charismatic vagrant"

Li Nanxing has been my idol ever since the unbeatables sequels while I was still a kid. Aside from the unbeatables series, his starring in the Vagrant has also left a huge impression on me. He also won the best actor award by starring in the vagrant which I think he totally deserves. He is charismatic in his own ways and that doesn’t go away with age. In his more recent drama with Jeanette Aw, I feel that he can still carry off his character and role well and certainly does not lose out to the younger actors at all. Oh and come to think of it, in the drama, he also acted as a vagrant! Anyway, he is a rather low profile actor I would say, as usually there isn’t much news about him (or maybe because I seldom read the news) and I seldom see him on variety shows even in the past. I really miss his blockbuster dramas and would definitely hope to see more of his works in future.

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He is an ongoing onscreen veteran. He's acting skill has raised several notches up within each show he was featured in. I didn't know that was possible! He was already impressive before but his improvement was so apparent in the show he's currently in!

He seemed drab, haggard and demented when he was first featured in a show called was it 'Beyond'? He vividly immersed himself with the character he was supposed to portray; a vagabond. However, he appeared in C.L.I.F 2 recently and it was a far cry from his vagabond image. He was frequently clad in crisp shirts that were tucked in in a manner that didn't repulse the eyes. The attires he wore there even flaunted his physique! I was rather taken aback that his physique was rather lean and toned for an age that is approaching a grey haired era! He seemed to be injected by a vial of youthfulness for his character in this show made him appear to age backwards. He was much more radiant and jovial in comparison to the gloomy and mundane being he portrayed in the previous show.

Coupled with his myriad range of expressions and experiences, Li Nanxing is certainly reigning the veteran position of versatility!
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80%
Haziyah Ali Reviewed by Haziyah Ali on March 08, 2013
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"Applaudable veteran!"

He is an ongoing onscreen veteran. He's acting skill has raised several notches up within each show he was featured in. I didn't know that was possible! He was already impressive before but his improvement was so apparent in the show he's currently in!

He seemed drab, haggard and demented when he was first featured in a show called was it 'Beyond'? He vividly immersed himself with the character he was supposed to portray; a vagabond. However, he appeared in C.L.I.F 2 recently and it was a far cry from his vagabond image. He was frequently clad in crisp shirts that were tucked in in a manner that didn't repulse the eyes. The attires he wore there even flaunted his physique! I was rather taken aback that his physique was rather lean and toned for an age that is approaching a grey haired era! He seemed to be injected by a vial of youthfulness for his character in this show made him appear to age backwards. He was much more radiant and jovial in comparison to the gloomy and mundane being he portrayed in the previous show.

Coupled with his myriad range of expressions and experiences, Li Nanxing is certainly reigning the veteran position of versatility!

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I could not understand why Li Nanxing was such a successful actor. Yes, I agreed, when he was younger, he was quite a good looking guy but I had never remembered him to be a good actor.

Especially now that they do not use dubbed voice but use live recording, his shows become more difficult to watch. The way he speaks, it is not very clear and I guess his natural language is definitely not Mandarin. In the latest C.L.I.F.2, he acted as a forensic team leader and his acting was not convincing at all. The worst part was he was interested in Rui En in the show. They must have at least a ten years age difference.
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wangkh Reviewed by wangkh on March 08, 2013
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"Cannot understand his success"

I could not understand why Li Nanxing was such a successful actor. Yes, I agreed, when he was younger, he was quite a good looking guy but I had never remembered him to be a good actor.

Especially now that they do not use dubbed voice but use live recording, his shows become more difficult to watch. The way he speaks, it is not very clear and I guess his natural language is definitely not Mandarin. In the latest C.L.I.F.2, he acted as a forensic team leader and his acting was not convincing at all. The worst part was he was interested in Rui En in the show. They must have at least a ten years age difference.

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Years ago, I read that while filming The Unbeatables series, this guy actually worked himself into a depression because the character he was portraying is moody and depressed all the time. Talk about getting into character.

The last drama I caught him in was On the Fringe, and I was once again reminded of why Li Nanxing is the undisputed King of Caldecott Hill. His acting skills have been honed to perfection after all these years and like me, many viewers find themselves washed away effortlessly in a flood of emotions while emphasizing with Bang-ge during the show. It got to a point that I started reiterating his anguished admonishment ' 十年也好!二十年也好!做给他!还给他!' whenever I hit a low during work, much to the ire of my friends.
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xine Reviewed by xine on February 09, 2013
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"The Unbeatable"

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Years ago, I read that while filming The Unbeatables series, this guy actually worked himself into a depression because the character he was portraying is moody and depressed all the time. Talk about getting into character.

The last drama I caught him in was On the Fringe, and I was once again reminded of why Li Nanxing is the undisputed King of Caldecott Hill. His acting skills have been honed to perfection after all these years and like me, many viewers find themselves washed away effortlessly in a flood of emotions while emphasizing with Bang-ge during the show. It got to a point that I started reiterating his anguished admonishment ' 十年也好!二十年也好!做给他!还给他!' whenever I hit a low during work, much to the ire of my friends.

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Just take a look at his role in Beyond.

Fabulous.

He definitely deserves the title veteran actor. His every expression possesses not only his body but his soul the way his character has. It's been awhile since I last saw him on tv so I paid close attention to his character in Beyond and indeed, the anguish on his face whenever he recalls his fiancee is fantastic. I don't see him as Li Nan Xing; I see him as the character. That is an incredible feat - to be able to throw away your identity to assume a new one, to convince others that that is the new you - that is what Li Nan Xing is capable of, and what many people applaud and respect him for. He is one of the reigning kings of Singaporean TV, a talent that Channel 8 should continue to tap on. I have been a big fan of his works since long ago, and I believe I will continue to be for a long time to come.
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jaetee Reviewed by jaetee on January 15, 2013
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"Deserves the crown"

Just take a look at his role in Beyond.

Fabulous.

He definitely deserves the title veteran actor. His every expression possesses not only his body but his soul the way his character has. It's been awhile since I last saw him on tv so I paid close attention to his character in Beyond and indeed, the anguish on his face whenever he recalls his fiancee is fantastic. I don't see him as Li Nan Xing; I see him as the character. That is an incredible feat - to be able to throw away your identity to assume a new one, to convince others that that is the new you - that is what Li Nan Xing is capable of, and what many people applaud and respect him for. He is one of the reigning kings of Singaporean TV, a talent that Channel 8 should continue to tap on. I have been a big fan of his works since long ago, and I believe I will continue to be for a long time to come.

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