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    Who are the top British Asian (Oriental) actresses and what are the top British films that feature Asian themes?



    Chaim Finkelstein.

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    The slightly tricky answer to this question is Merle Oberon who was an Anglo Indian. There are quite a few current British/Asian actresses who have become fairly famous but I doubt if any other became a big star in Hollywood. She married Alexander Korda and became Lady Korda.



    I think some people tried, years ago, to imply that an even more famous star, Vivien Leigh, was Anglo Indian but I think that was nonsense.

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    Financially, I would think our highest earner is probably Leicester-born Parminder Nagra, ex-Bend It Like Beckham, and about 120 episodes into ER....I'm guessing that pays pretty well.

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    Tweaking this topic a bit to be "My favourite Asian actresses in British films" yields:



    Zienia Merton (b. Burma)



    Me Me Lai (b. Burma)



    Tsai Chin (b. China)

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    Meera Syal and Nina Wadia.

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    Shobna Gulati

    Mina Anwar

    Anna May Wong

    Rita Wolf

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    Anna May Wong was Chinese American.....

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    name='Nick Dando']Rita Wolf


    I have always had a fondness for young Rita Wolf ....

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    But Anna May Wong was in Piccadilly.



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    name='Nick Dando']But Anna May Wong was in Piccadilly.



    Nick


    She was also in Pavement Butterfly, but that doesn't make her German...

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    OK, I surrender!



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    Indira Varma.



    How could we forget her as the concerned mother in one Little Britain sketch, who had a prior engagement and of course the babysitter had to be "Got any Pernod?" Lauren?

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    Archie Panjabi is a very talented and very beautiful actress

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    name='chaimfink']Who are the top British Asian (Oriental) actresses and what are the top British films that feature Asian themes?



    Chaim Finkelstein.

    Veteran Producer.


    Do you have an age range in mind? The aforementioned Zienia Merton is still active (and great fun if you get a chance to chat with her). Anna Chen is a very talented actress and writer who doesn't turn up on screen anything like as often as she should.

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    name='Sleepin_Dragon']Archie Panjabi is a very talented and very beautiful actress


    She looked especially grown-up, sparkling and lovely when she was one of the judges for the British Independent Film Awards on BBC4 earlier this year.

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