23
Jul

My friend becomes a knight

Hossan is awesome, and he makes things look so easy if you don’t see him panicking, trying to memorise scripts because they’ve been given to him at the last minute.

He speaks French so well that if you were stranded on a desert island that was a French colony, you’d want him to be in your tribe.

More importantly, he’s got heart.

Félicitations, Ch. Leong, Hossan.

SINGAPORE: Singapore Boy Hossan Leong has received the prestigious Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (The Order of Arts and Literature). The distinction honours Hossan’s achievements in the Arts and significant contributions to French culture worldwide – in particular his involvement in cultural ties between Singapore and France.

The forty-one year old actor/director and radio presenter learnt of his Knighthood when he received a letter and certification from France’s Minister For Culture and Communication, Frederic Mitterrand. An official ceremony to confer the title will be held at the Ambassador of France to Singapore’s residence in coming weeks.

“It’s a dream come true to be recognized for something that I’m passionate about, French Culture and the Arts,” Leong said.

Hossan has starred in several French themed productions with Sing’theatre – including the company’s tribute to Edith Piaf and the recent production of A Singaporean In Paris. He represented the Singapore Actors in Paris at the inaugural Asian Film Festival. In 2006 Hossan was awarded the Prix des Ambassadeurs Francophones (Francophone Ambassador Award).

Hossan lived in the South of France during his twenties where he studied French. He has also been actively involved with the French community in Singapore hosting events and teaching acting classes to the students at the French School.

Leong is the co founder of the Paul Carr Consultancy Pte Ltd – a Singapore based Entertainment & Media Training Company and is a popular host/stand-up comedian for corporate events.