Gregory Rivers 河國榮 (Actor)

In this episode I sit down with Gregory Rivers, an Australian actor living and working in Hong Kong for the past 30 years. Gregory Rivers has made himself a career as the go to man to represent a white character in a drama or TV show. It helps that Gregory is fluent in Cantonese.

We start talking about the errors in Rivers’ wikipedia page, his time spent learning Cantonese and issues using it for work. Did you know Yale University produces more accurate translation material than Hong Kong University when it comes to producing cantonese language books. Gregory shares his earliest days working as an actor; the pressure of his first job, the various roles he’s been in over the years, dealing with his fame on the street and not taking it too seriously. 

Topics soon switch to the local economy for locals and tourists and Gregory’s 30 history with Hong Kong.

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