Sorapong Chatree

Sorapong Chatree (Thai: สรพงษ์ ชาตรี, born December 8, 1950 in Ayutthaya Province) is a Thai film actor. He has frequently starred in the films of Prince Chatrichalerm Yukol, as well as in Cherd Songsri's classic romance, Plae Kao.

Sorapong Chatree
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Sorapong Chatree at the opening of the Cherd Songsri Retrospective in September 2007 in Bangkok.
Born
Pittaya Tiamswate

(1950-12-08) December 8, 1950 (age 70)
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1970—present
Spouse(s)Pimchan Jaiwong (Divorced)
Duangduaen Jithaisong
Children4

BiographyEdit

He was born in Tambon Tha To (later separated into Tambon Ban Mai), Amphoe Maha Rat, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province. He is the youngest son of the family whose older brother is the oldest child and the older sister is the second child. In the past, his house was regarded as the only house in a community that has a television set.[1]

Sorapong became one of the top male stars by the mid 1970s, eventually displacing the older Sombat Metanee from the lead position. As he aged, he retained his popularity and is well known today as a major supporting actor.

He was named a National Artist of Thailand in 2009.[2]

Currently, at his hometown, it has been transformed into a museum and cultural tourism destination which exhibits about his biography and works as well as local goodies.[1]

Selected filmographyEdit

Appearances in Hong Kong filmsEdit

In the 1980s and early 1990s, the international rights to many of films featuring Sorapong were obtained by the Hong Kong production companies IFD and Filmark. The films were then edited and newly-shot footage added (often featuring ninja directed by Godfrey Ho) to produce a movie more easily marketed to the Western market. In general IFD productions credit Sorapong and no other Thai actors, while Filmark's credit only the western actors, although more than two-thirds of the film is of Thai origin.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "ประเด็นข่าว (16 ต.ค. 61)" [News issues (16 Oct 18)]. TPBS (in Thai). 2018-10-16. Retrieved 2021-04-24.
  2. ^ Ministry names Kingdom's top artists Archived 2012-02-20 at the Wayback Machine, Daily Xpress, January 20, 2009.

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