Paul Courtenay Hyu
Paul is a British born Chinese actor who has appeared in theatre, TV & film for 30 years. He has appeared in the West End in such award-winning shows as Miss Saigon and Wind in the Willows and on TV in EastEnders, Coronation St, Doctor Who, Happy Valley to name a few. He also entertains as a character called “Chinese Elvis” in pubs and other venues.
Chinese Elvis has fronted a national advertising campaign for AOL, appeared on news services worldwide to discuss Elvis and won an international version of the TV gameshow The Weakest Link and is the only Elvis act to appear at a major UK music festival, closing the 2012 Latitude Festival. He has had hundreds of bookings domestically and internationally for many well-known and high-profile clients and businesses.
Going to school in North Yorkshire with the Theakston boys in the 70s, Paul has long been a fan of pubs and beer. Paul is passionate about the role pubs play as key venues for music, festivals, drama groups and all sorts of cultural activities and is the Campaign for Pubs Pub Music and Culture Champion.
In 2007, Paul was nominated for a Chinese Community achievement “Pearl Award”. In 2010 he was one of a cohort of 100 British Born Chinese invited to 10 Downing Street for the first ever Prime Minister’s Chinese New Year official celebrations (by Gordon Brown MP, then then Prime Minister).