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Tomoko Naraoka

Occupation  Actress
Parents  Masao Naraoka
Role  Actress
Name  Tomoko Naraoka
Years active  1948–present

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Born  December 1, 1929 (age 86) (1929-12-01) Tokyo, Japan
Education  Joshibi University of Art and Design
Nominations  Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Movies  Ponyo, Ballad of Orin, Railways, Poppoya, Everything Goes Wrong
Similar People  Yasuo Furuhata, Masahiro Shinoda, Hisano Yamaoka, Yuko Tanaka, Hisashi Igawa

Tomoko Naraoka (奈良岡 朋子, Naraoka Tomoko, born December 1, 1929) is a Japanese actress and narrator. The daughter of a painter, she was born in Komagome, Hongō (present-day Bunkyo), in the city of Tokyo, Japan. She graduated from Joshibi University of Art and Design.

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Naraoka debuted as a cinema actress in the 1949 film Chijin no Ai, based on the novel Naomi. In 1981 she appeared in Rengō Kantai (lit. "Combined Fleet", United States title: The Imperial Navy). She also appeared in Torajirō Sarada Kinenbi (a 1988 movie in the long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series) as well as eight films in the Tsuribaka Nisshi series. Naraoka has appeared in several NHK Taiga dramas. Her first was the 1969 Ten to Chi to, in the role of the wife of Uesugi Sadazane. She portrayed Kita no Mandokoro (the wife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi) in Haru no Sakamichi (1971). Her next Taiga drama appearance was in 1976 in Kaze to Kumo to Niji to. She narrated the 1986 Inochi and 1989 Kasuga no Tsubone. She is the narrator of the 2008 drama Atsuhime. Other noteworthy narration roles include the 1983 serialized morning television drama Oshin. She also narrated Onna wa Dokyō (1992) and Haru Yo Koi (1994–1995). A nonfiction voice role was in the series Kiwameru: Nihon no Bi to Kokoro.

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(Partial list)

  • Chijin no Ai (1949)
  • Wolf (1955)
  • Ballad of Orin (1977)
  • The Imperial Navy (1981)
  • Torajirō Sarada Kinenbi (1988)
  • My Sons (1991)
  • Poppoya (1999)
  • Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008) – Yoshie (voice)
  • Railways (2010) – Kinyo
  • Television

  • Atsuhime (2008) – Narrator
  • (2011) – Ōmandokoro
  • Theater

  • Driving Miss Daisy (2005) – Daisy Werthan
  • Honours

  • Medal with Purple Ribbon (1992)
  • Order of the Rising Sun, 4th Class, Gold Rays with Rosette (2000)
  • References

    Tomoko Naraoka Wikipedia

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