Please refresh the page and retry. That would be her mixed heritage: her father, Peter, runs a wholesale company in Glasgow, while her mother, Kar Wai Li, is a successful Hong Kong financier. The two divorced when Leung was three. It is something that needs to be addressed. Installing more English-speaking Asian actresses on our screens would be a good start, she suggests. Yet her parts are but drops in the ocean, with only near-reaching ripples. The casting landscape is improving, she believes, but she worries not enough young Asian girls are considering the acting profession for fear they will be typecast in peripheral, Chinese-centric roles.
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By Benji Wilson for MailOnline. Updated: BST, 27 January Katie Leung made her debut in the biggest film franchise of all time — but then nearly walked away from acting altogether. She tells Benji Wilson why uncovering her past tempted her to return…. Before she had even left school, Katie Leung was famous as Cho Chang, the weepy girl with a bit of a temper in the Harry Potter films. She went on to appear in the remaining three Potter films, but once they were done, rather than rush off to Hollywood, Katie took a step back. Katie returned home to Motherwell in Scotland. It was there, at 16, that she had been plucked from obscurity, with no previous acting experience, to win the role of Cho — it was her father who had suggested she audition.