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Ozzie Yue

Last updated 27 July 2014


Ozzie Yue
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Austin J. Yue

Born: 1947 (age: 72)

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Ozzie Yue is an English actorguitarist and singer. 

He is most noted for his roles in television programmes such as Father TedAll Quiet on the Preston Frontand Coronation Street as well as for roles in films such as Lara Croft: Tomb RaiderSyriana and Nuns on the Run. In the 1960s Yue was guitarist with Merseybeat group the Hideaways and later for the 1970s group Supercharge; today he has his own band, "Yue Hoo", and in 2008 starred in the title role in Kensuke's Kingdom, a theatre production which has toured the UK.

After a spell as an apprentice electrician, Yue joined the Hideaways as guitarist during the Merseybeat era; he played at the Cavern Club more often than the Beatles. In the 1970s, he joined funk, soul & RnB group Supercharge, which achieved some reputation and local success, but failed to make an impression on the UK charts. They did however have a number 1 single in Australia in 1976. In the late 1970s he played with Liverpool band "Joker". 

In his teens, Yue appeared in productions such as The King and I and South Pacific at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool. However, acting took a back seat during his musical career until the 1980s, when he began to be cast in British film and television, usually in stereotypical Chinese roles such as waiters and minor villains.

From the early 1990s onwards, Yue has appeared in numerous productions and in 2006 branched out into theatre, starring in Kensuke's Kingdom across the country and finally at London's Bloomsbury Theatre.