CHINESEELVIS is Paul Courtenay
Hyu. As ChineseElvis he has appeared live on GMTV (many
times, including a pre-recorded feature with Tony Blackburn),
Sky News, Canal Plus, BBC London Live, Radio 5 Live, BBC
World Service, BBC Radio Wales, XFM, some Polish radio station,
London Tonight as well as featuring in the Daily Express,
Daily Mail (voted among top three best Elvises in UK), Daily
Star, Daily Mirror, The Sun, BBC Online (and many more).
He turns stuff down, too! He has so far rejected: Robbie
Williams, Test The Nation, Terry & Gaby, The Weakest
Link (making it a double rebuff for Anne Robinson - now
he's going for the hat-trick), Ri:Se (C4), Melinda Messenger's
chat show on Living TV, and many others all politely declined.
Its a whimsical thing... But he did work for David Bailey
for free (the photographer, stupid)! He has travelled to
Ireland, Barbados, Toronto and Atlanta to weave his ChineseElvis
A trained singer, Paul was (the
only straight member) in the cast of the West End musical
Miss Saigon in 1992, in which he performed over 600 times.
Paul has worked around the world as an actor - mainly in
theatre - in Germany, Luxembourg, Singapore, Croatia, Hong
Kong and more closer to home in Scotland, Wales and of course
extensively around England, his spiritual home-land. He
has appeared in the films The 1st Nine & Half Weeks,
The Lost Batallion, Wing Commander, Busted and a few others.
He has smoked dope with James Bond in a war zone (well,
50 km from the front). He has appeared in the tv shows Bad
Crowd, Funland, Meet The Magoons, The Marchioness Disaster,
EastEnders, Casualty, The Bill, One Foot In the Grave, Sweet
'n' Sour Comedy, The Missing Chink, Bugs, Trial & Retribution,
Manchild, Clocking Off, Dr Terrible's House of Horrible,
Comedy Nation, Smith & Jones, Dr at the Top, An Actor's
Life For Me to name the bulk of them... He has read the
news on the Chinese Satellite TV station, CNE. He has also
worked on many radio plays and provided the voices for a
host of well-known video games, including Hitman, Viet-Cong,
WarHammer, Fate of the Dragon and many others. Upcoming voice-over works includes several new space and dragon games online. He is keeping
busy. Which is nice.
Paul is also one of very few Elvi on the planet who can be linked to Elvis himself (as fellow actors). Check out the Super Elvis Fun Page for more details.