Dubbed the “women” of the Vietnamese screen with prickly roles and beautiful action sequences, Ngo Thanh Van has also left a strong mark as a director and producer.
Ngo Thanh Van, also known by his English stage name Veronica Ngo, was born on February 26, 1979 in Tra Vinh.
From the image of “battered women” in a series of famous action films such as Dragon Trap, Buddha’s Fire, Ngo Thanh Van transformed into a director and producer with Today’s Bouncing Day (2015), Ms. Ba Sai Gon , Tam Cam: Untold Stories, Hai Phuong caused a stir in Vietnam and abroad.
1999–2005: Beginning with music
In 1999, after settling with his mother in Norway, Ngo Thanh Van returned to Vietnam, participated in the Miss Vietnam photo contest organized by Women’s World Magazine and won second place.
After that, she started her career as a model for magazines, calendars, fashion collections, etc.
|Possessing an attractive face and an ideal body, Ngo Thanh Van caught the eye of director Vinh Huong and was given the lead role in the movie Huong Chest, a series of short films on HTV.|
In 2002, Ngo Thanh Van began his singing career by signing a contract with Phuong Nam Film. Then, she released the album “Lovers Garden” with singer Tuan Hung.
A year later, in 2003, with the help of musician Quoc Bao, Ngo Thanh Van released his first album titled “Game World” on February 26, which was also his 23rd birthday.
Two music videos from the album, including the songs “Game World” and “Bright Days”, were recorded as the most expensive video using visual effects among music videos in Vietnam at that time. .
|In 2004, Ngo Thanh Van went on to release a second album titled Mystery of the Moon on March 15. After that, a series of Ngo Thanh Van hits received the love of the public such as “For the lover” far “and” Sing alone “.|
In the following years, Ngo Thanh Van acted in films and continued to develop his singing career. In 2010, as the director of Viet Talent Supply Company (VAA), Ngo Thanh Van founded a 5-member boy band named 365.
2006-2013: The female image was born with action roles
|Although before that, Ngo Thanh Van’s songs and albums were well received by the public, but she didn’t really make a mark compared to other female singers of the same era. It wasn’t until he moved into the film industry that Ngo Thanh Van really broke through.|
Thuy’s role in the film “Hero’s Blood” directed by Charlie Nguyen helped Ngo Thanh Van make a strong impression on the audience and it was also the origin of her title “the fighter woman” that was born.
Thua Thang stormed the image of a strong woman with beautiful martial arts scenes, Ngo Thanh Van continued to raise the fever through a series of action films: Dragon Trap, Sea Eagle Squad , Far East Horse, Buddha Fire.
In addition to domestic roles, Ngo Thanh Van has also participated in famous international film projects with supporting roles such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2 (2016), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) and Bright (2017).
2014–present: Film production
Ngo Thanh Van continues to transform and challenge herself with a new role, and this time it’s a much more difficult position than before, that of director and producer.
|In 2015, she produced her first film The Day Bounce Today and received many positive reviews from critics and audiences thanks to the new mythological element in the Vietnamese film market.|
Only a year later, Ngo Thanh Van released Tam Cam: The Untold Story and it was also the first movie she directed.
Although the film was later embroiled in a controversy with CGV Cinemas and was not shown here, the film also grossed VND22 billion after the first three days of release, a very positive figure for a Vietnamese film.
In March 2017, held a press conference to introduce the film Co Ba Saigon, the third film project invested and produced by her, set in Saigon in the 1960s.
|In early 2018, a film produced by Ngo Thanh Van titled Coming Home to Celebrate Tet was released. In 2018, she acted as a producer for the art film Song Lang.|
On February 22, 2019, the film Hai Phuong starring Ngo Thanh Van was officially premiered and after 2 weeks, the film generated a turnover of VND 135 billion, becoming the 3rd best-selling film in the Vietnamese cinema history.
Thuy’s role in Heroic Blood: Ngo Thanh Van portrayed Thuy – a brave and prickly anti-French female soldier.
Role of Virgin in Dragon Trap: Playing the role of a social gang leader, the grainy and cold lines in the lines, the eyes and the beautiful and elaborate martial arts techniques of Vovinam and Teakwondo, Ngo Thanh Van once again affirmed the image of “beat the woman” of the Vietnamese screen.
Role of Light in Buddha Fire: Ngo Thanh Van is highly regarded for his excellent form as well as his martial arts actions. Moreover, the psychological development of Anh – a mysterious woman who has affairs with three men was also successfully portrayed by Ngo Thanh Van, marking his maturity in acting.
Hai Phuong’s role in Hai Phuong: Playing the role of a mother in search of her child, Ngo Thanh Van perfectly portrays the image of a sincere western woman in the traditional traditional dress, but has a resilient personality, exemplified by her piercing eyes with beautiful footage. of action. And the actress also announced that it will be her last female role of her career.
Looking back at his career from 1995 to present, one can see that Ngo Thanh Van is still passionate about work and always challenging himself with new things in new roles.
|This creates a rare Ngo Thanh Van in Vietnamese cinema in particular and in the country’s art scene in particular.|