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Kenji Takaki (1894–1984)

Kenji was born in Japan and as a teenager set out to make his fortune abroad. Eventually he ended up in Liverpool where he found work on various ships as a merchant seaman. He became naturalized and obtained a British passport. In 1941 he was captured at sea and, because of his British passport, was held as a prisoner of war in MILAG - the prison ... See full bio »


in Japan


(age 90) in London, England, UK

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Known For

A Town Like Alice
A Town Like Alice Japanese Sergeant
Jungle Fighters
Madam Butterfly
Madam Butterfly The Bonze, Cho-Cho-San's uncle


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 1982 On the Line (TV Series)
Mr. Takahama
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Mr. Takahama
 1970 The Last Grenade
Te Ching (uncredited)
 1968 Champion House (TV Series)
- Who Cries Wolf? (1968) ... Koshida
 1963 Das Ende vom Lied (TV Movie)
 1963 55 Days at Peking (uncredited)
 1963 The Cool Mikado
Ho Ho
 1960 Chasing the Dragon (TV Movie)
First Prison Coolie
 1958 The Camp on Blood Island
Japanese Patrol (uncredited)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Played the Japanese Soldier in Willis Hall's "The Long and the Short and the Tall" for the English Stage Company, initially at the Royal Court Theatre. The director was Lindsay Anderson.

Alternate Names:

Kenji Takagi | Tenji Takagi | Takagi

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He and Ronald Fraser are the only cast members of the original stage production of Jungle Fighters (1961) to reprise their roles in the film version.

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