Han Suk-Kyu Participated in Romantic Doctor
Romantic Doctor is a drama that aired on SBS with a total of 20 episodes. The drama is written by Kang Eun-kyung and directed by Yu In-Sik and Park Soo-Jin. Han Suk-Kyu plays the lead role in this drama as Teacher Kim or Boo Yong-Joo. Han Suk-Kyu is also accompanied by senior actors and actresses such as Jin Kyung, Kim Hong-Fa, Seo Hyun-Jin, Yoo Seo-Jung, and Yoo Yeon-Seok.
This drama successfully enhanced Han Suk-Kyu’s name, and he even became more publicly known. Because of this drama Han Suk-Kyu earned several awards and nominations in the SBS Drama Awards, such as Grand Prize (Daesang) and Top 10 Stars. He also received several nominations such as Best Actor (TV) and Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Genre & Fantasy Drama.
Romantic Doctor tells the story of Boo Yong-Joo, a famous surgeon with the nickname “Hand of God.” One day, he suddenly disappeared, and nobody knew exactly why. Boo Young-Joo became Teacher Kim, and started calling himself the Romantic Doctor. He enjoys his life in seclusion.
Kang Dong-Joo became a doctor to win somebody over, and Yoon Seo-jung became a doctor to be recognized by somebody. After they meet Teacher Kim, they learn about life values, and the comfort that comes from love.
Romantic Doctor has a rating of 22.1% and that is increasing every episode. In fact, Yang Seo-Jong also revealed one of the actors he admired who became his inspiration for his part in “Romantic Doctor”. The actor is none other than Han Suk Kyu, who successfully portrayed the character of Boo Young-Joo.
“I’m always amazed every time I see senior actor Han Suk Kyu. In every take for the same scene on the shoot, senior Han Suk Kyu always gives a different performance every time, his acting is very convincing, it’s beyond it,” Seo-Jung said.
The crew and the actors in the SBS Romantic Doctor drama have a close relationship. In fact, when Han Suk-Kyu’s 53rd birthday happened, all the crew and the actors celebrated his birthday.
Through his Instagram account, Yoo Yeon Seok shared a photo of the pre-crew and drama Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim celebrating Han Suk-Kyu’s birthday. In the picture, everyone is smiling and Yoo Yeon Seok did not forget to write the caption, “Kim Sa Bu (Teacher Kim) happy birthday! Thank you for being born~”
Han Suk-Kyu’s List of Dramas
1. Our Paradise – 1990
Han Suk-Kyu debuted with MBC’s Our Paradise. The drama is written by Seong-sil Choi and Jung Sung-Joo and directed by Jin-seok Lee and Choi Yi-Sub. Han Suk-Kyu plays the role of Hyun Chul.
2. Son and Daughters – 1992
Having successfully debuted with Our Paradise, Han Suk-Kyu again participated in a drama as a supporting actor in MBC’s Son and Daughters. The drama was written by Park Jin-Suk, and directed by Jang Su-Bong. Han Suk-Kyu plays the role of Suk Ho.
This drama tells of a set of fraternal boy-girl twins born in a household that obsessively favors boys over girls. While the family refuses to provide the girl post-secondary education and always treats her unfairly, the boy is continually expected to ‘act like a man’ and burdened by overbearing responsibilities.
3. Hotel – 1995
In 1995, Han Suk-Kyu again became the main actor in an MBC drama, the Hotel. The drama is written by Hee-Jun Hong, and directed by Jin-seok Lee. Han Suk-Kyu plays Lim Hyeong-Bin.
4. Secret Door – 2014
Han Suk-Kyu again plays the lead role in the drama Secret Door. The drama was written by Yoon Sun-Joo, and aired on MBC. Han Suk-Kyu plays the role of King Yeong-Jo.
The drama tells of the conflict between King Young-Jo’s father, who wants to strengthen the King’s power, and his son Crown Prince Sado, who dreams of making his a country where everyone is treated equally. This drama tells the story of the discovery of the truth behind the mystery surrounding Sado’s death after he was sentenced to death by his own father King Young-Jo.