Kenneth Ma Plays Doctor 13 Times in 20 Years

By on June 29, 2020 in Hong Kong Drama, NEWS

Kenneth Ma Plays Doctor 13 Times in 20 Years

About to film two more medical dramas this year, Kenneth Ma (馬國明) has frequently played a doctor in dramas over the past two decades at TVB. Including his roles in the upcoming Big White Duel 2 <白色強人 2> and Children’s Hospital <兒童醫院>, it would be his 13th time portraying a doctor.

After graduating from TVB’s artiste training class in 1999, Kenneth only began receiving major recognition after his breakthrough in The Hippocratic Crush <On Call 36小時> in 2012 as Doctor Cheung Yat Kin. Although he did not win Best Actor for his performance, his character was extremely popular among viewers. Impressing critics and viewers as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Big White Duel <白色強人>, Kenneth finally won his well-deserved TV King title.

Besides reprising his role in the upcoming sequel, Big White Duel 2, Kenneth will be playing a pediatrician – his 13th doctor role, in Children’s Hospital. From playing medical officers in historical dramas to modern-day physicians, it is no wonder some viewers previously confused Kenneth for being an actual doctor.

Although Kenneth only appeared as supporting characters, he played a physician in historical dramas, The Herbalist’s Manual <本草藥王> and Gods of Honor <封神榜>.  Long-time fans may also have noticed Kenneth as a doctor in Golden Faith <流金歲月> although he had little screen time.  He was an obstetrician in A Matter of Customs <雷霆第一關>, a general practitioner in Ups and Downs <無業樓民>, a psychiatrist in My Dearly Sinful Mind <心理追兇 Mind Hunter>, and a pediatrician in The Last Breakthrough <天涯俠醫>. He also played physicians in The White Flame <紅衣手記>, In the Realm of Success <公私戀事多> and Country Spirit <酒是故鄉醇> as well.

My Dearly Sinful Mind

The Hippocratic Crush

The White Flame

Golden Faith

Source: Weekend Weekly

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2 comments to Kenneth Ma Plays Doctor 13 Times in 20 Years

  1. pompidur says:

    TVB stereotyping? Lol I actually prefer Kenneth in mischievous roles, he actually have pretty good comedic timing. Also, he should do more villainous roles, like in The Other Truth and Tiger Cubs.

    There’s a guy who’s a real doctor who appears in most series as that token doctor character. His name is Marcus something I think. He was in Hippocratic too. Funny cos he was trained under Kenneth in that series lol

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    • bubbles23 replied:

      @pompidur yep that’s Marcus Kwok a real doctor I think he’s from Australia

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