Harry Potter star Katie Leung’s New Role Explores International Adoption Themes

In the television child One Child, Leung plays the part of a young woman relinquished because of China's one-child policy.

Denalee Chapman February 25, 2016

Most widely known for her role in the Harry Potter films as Cho Chang, the girl who gave Harry his first kiss, actress Katie Leung’s latest acting adventure was for BBC2′s One Child. She plays the part of a young woman born to Chinese parents who relinquished her because of the country’s one-child policy. They already had a son. Katie Leung’s character is adopted as an infant to a couple in the UK. The drama unfolds as she is brought back to China to help her brother escape the death penalty after being falsely accused of murder.

In an interview with TV Times , Leung shares a bit about her experiences filming the drama as well as the research she participated in which included a visit with a Chinese adoptee who lived the life of the character Leung portrayed.

One Child is a two-part drama.  An overview of the show as well as insight into Katie’s character, her feelings as an adoptee and her hopes to save her brother, are discussed by Katie on Sundance TV.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at DenaleeChapman.com.


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