Keiko Matsuzaka

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Keiko Matsuzaka
Born
Keiko Shimizu (清水慶子, Shimizu Keiko) as a Japanese and Han Kyeong-ja (韓慶子) as a Korean

(1952-07-20) July 20, 1952 (age 68)
Other namesKeiko Takauchi (髙内慶子, Takauchi Keiko)
Years active1967–present
Spouse(s)Haruhiko Takauchi
Children2

Keiko Matsuzaka (松坂 慶子, Matsuzaka Keiko) (born July 20, 1952) is a Japanese actress.

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Born in Ōta, Tokyo, her father was a naturalized South Korean while her mother was Japanese.

Career

In the 1960s, Matsuzaka became a child actress. Matsuzaka grew into adulthood in film working for Daiei and Shochiku.

Matsuzaka played the "Madonna" role in the 1981 film Naniwa no Koi no Torajirō, the 27th in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series. The producers called on her again for that role in Torajirō no Endan, the 46th of the 49 installments (1993). Keiko also appeared in Legend of the Eight Samurai (1983), Shin Izakaya Yūrei (1996), Dr. Akagi by Shōhei Imamura (1998), Runin: Banished by Eiji Okuda (2004), and Inugamike no Ichizoku (scheduled for release in 2007). She won the award for best actress at the 6th Hochi Film Award for The Gate of Youth and Tora-san's Love in Osaka , [1] and at the 15th Hochi Film Award for The Sting of Death . [2]

Her early television appearances have included the tokusatsu superhero series Ultra Seven (1968). She portrayed Nohime, wife of Oda Nobunaga, in the 1973 NHK Taiga drama Kunitori Monogatari. From 1973 to 1981, she appeared in Edo o Kiru , including five seasons as the character Oyuki. The 1975 Taiga drama Genroku Taiheiki featured Keiko as Aguri (Yōzen'in), the wife and later widow of Asano Naganori in the dramatization of the events of the Forty-seven Ronin. She then appeared in Kusa Moeru in the same time slot in 1979, and portrayed Sada (Kawakami Sadayakko), the lead role in the 1985 Taiga drama Haru no Hatō. Having portrayed Aguri, Keiko also played Riku, the wife of Oishi Yoshio, in Chūshingura Yōzen'in no Inbō, broadcast on January 2, 2007. She played Taira no Tokiko in the 2005 NHK Taiga drama Yoshitsune. She has made numerous other television appearances in series and specials, jidaigeki, contemporary dramas, and variety shows. Recently she is portrayed "Ikushima" in the 2008 NHK Taiga Drama Atsuhime.

Matsuzaka has represented a variety of products and companies in television commercials. These include Nippon Menard Cosmetic Co., Nissin Foods, Yutoku Pharmaceutical Industries, Nissan Sunny, Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Kleenex, and Ōtsuka Foods.

Among her other works are songs released in 1979 and 2002, and a book of photographs of her, also in 2002.

Filmography

Films

(1981)

Television

Awards and nominations

Honours

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<i>Tora-san Meets His Lordship</i>

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<i>Tora-san Plays Cupid</i>

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<i>Tora-sans Matchmaker</i>

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References

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  2. 報知映画賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Archived from the original on 2011-10-05. Retrieved 2010-01-26.
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