Lee Tien-chu (Chinese: 李天柱; pinyin: Lǐ Tiānzhù; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lí Thian-chū; 7 November 1956), also known as Mark Lee, is a Taiwanese actor.

Lee Tien-chu
Born (1956-11-07) 7 November 1956 (age 67)
NationalityRepublic of China

He has appeared on stage, notably in a 2001 Taiwanese adaptation of Black Comedy,[1] and in the 2010 production The Waste Land, alongside Akira Chen.[2] Lee was given the Golden Bell Award for Best Actor in a Television Series in 2006. Ten years later, he was awarded the Golden Bell Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film in October 2016. During the time allotted for his acceptance speech, Lee, a Christian, led the audience in prayer.[3] In an interview after the ceremony, he commented on homosexuality, stating "I don’t hate gay people. I love them, and I also have compassion for them. But I have to say that [being gay] is wrong." Lee's later statements were harsher, as he said "I’ll be open about it. I don’t support homosexuality because it’s going to lead to the destruction of humanity and that of the nation," as well as "I won’t betray my faith just for a little money. This is wrong. Homosexuality is a huge curse to our future generations."[4]

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  1. ^ Bartholomew, Ian (10 August 2001). "Taipei proves good spot for British humor". Taipei Times. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Events and entertainment". Taipei Times. 17 December 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  3. ^ Hetherington, William (10 October 2016). "Award winner slammed over homophobic remarks". Taipei Times. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  4. ^ Chang, Eddy (30 October 2016). "Taipei Watcher: Loose lips..." Taipei Times. Retrieved 15 August 2018.

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