Elizabeth Tan

Last updated 05 March 2013

Elizabeth Tan


Elizabeth Tan is a British actress of Chinese descent. Known for a number of BBC television series, she was cast to appear in the long-running ITV Soap OperaCoronation Street, as the show's first regular Chinese character, making her first appearance in February 2011. She departed the show in June of that year. 

She also appeared as Anna Zhou in Journey's End, the second episode of the two-part finale of series 4 of Doctor Who, Penny Anderson in New Tricks, Lu Choi in Hustleand the enigmatic Madame Ching in the fantasy drama Spirit Warriors. Other BBC television appearances include Spooks/MI5Hotel Babylon and the comedy series, Just for Laughs.

Elizabeth has also worked in theatre and film including her role as Abigail in Arthur Miller's The Crucible (The Waverley Theatre), her memorable portrayal of Bunny in the award-winning playThis isn¬ít Romance at the Soho Theatre and as Pae in the Bollywood film, Love Aaj Kal, starring Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone. Other feature film appearances include Swinging with the FinkelsWitch House: The Legend of Petronel Haxley and Hallo Panda.

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