Henry Golding is an actor and television presenter based in Singapore. Born of English and Iban ancestry, Henry grew up in Terengganu and England where he later worked as a professional hairstylist in London’s Sloane Square.
In 2008 Henry left the UK in search of his roots, and was quickly discovered by local television executives in Malaysia. The move marked his foray into television presenting with him helming shows on networks like Channel News Asia, ESPN and FOX International.
With Discovery Channel, Henry completed two life-changing projects. An investigative piece - Sabah Earthquake Decoded - Henry led the production crew up Mount Kinabalu just two months after the 6.0-magnitude earthquake had struck Sabah, making them the first ever news team to retrace the route of the victims of the tragedy. Surviving Borneo was Henry’s tribute to his Iban roots where he spent seven weeks in the Borneo jungle going through the same traditional rites of passage that his ancestors had gone through for hundreds of years.
Currently, Henry is also seen on BBC World News’ flagship travel program The Travel Show. Produced out of the BBC’s New Broadcast House in London, The Travel Show broadcasts around the world on the BBC World News TV channel to a global audience of more than 303 million homes, reaching 71 million viewers weekly.
In March 2017, after a worldwide search, Henry shocked the world and landed the coveted leading role of “Nick Young” in the highly anticipated Warner Brothers production of Kevin Kwan’s hit book – Crazy Rich Asians. The movie, which would be Henry’s debut as an actor, is directed by Jon M Chu (Now You See Me 2, GI Joe Retaliation, Step Up) and will hit theatres globally in August 2018.
Henry has also wrapped his second Hollywood movie, co-starring alongside Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick in Lionsgate’s thriller A Simple Favor, which is directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Spy, Ghostbusters). “A Simple Favor” revolves around betrayals and reversals, a dead body, and the question of who is duping whom.
In March 2018, it was announced that Henry will be playing the lead in Monsoon, a new film from writer/director Hong Khaou (Lilting). In the drama, he will play a man who travels from London to his birth country of Vietnam to scatter his parents’ ashes.
On his days off, Henry can probably be found, off the beaten track, deep in a side alley in any given city, discovering and documenting life in 24 Megapixels.
Henry Golding is proudly represented by FLY Entertainment.