Beatrice Chia-Richmond is pleased to serve as the first female Creative Director of National Day Parade 2011, Singapore’s largest birthday celebration.
Beatrice, the Amazon Queen and star of FLY Entertainment, received a degree from the esteemed Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Her directorial debut, Shopping and F**king, which won her the Best Director award at the 2003 Life Theatrical Awards, has earned her recognition as a trailblazer for female directors and theatre producers. She smelled delicious victory again when she left with the 2004 Life Awards’ Best Play of the Year award for Bent, demonstrating that she was more than just a one-hit wonder. Beatrice also directed the critically acclaimed “CABARET,” starring Fei Xiang, as well as Beautiful Thing, Fire Face, Prism (which travelled to Japan), East Side Story, Dangerous Liaisons, and Prism.
She is regarded as one of Singapore’s most talented and well-trained actresses, and her most recent theatrical appearance was as the female lead in Black Box’s Das Experiment. Beatrice also appeared in Immaculate Misconception by SRT, Ti Tou Dao by Toy Factory, and Dead Certain by Escape Theatre, for which she won the 2005 Life! Theatre Award for Best Actress. She also finished a stage play called Modern Dance for the Beginners with Escape Theatre. The most recent endeavour of this honourable director, who also happens to be married to Mark Richmond, was the original musical Sleepless Town.
On the big screen, Beatrice had starred in motion pictures like Lost Time (2001), Red Trousers: The Life of the Hong Kong Stuntmen (2003), and Pressure Pictures’ A Sharp Pencil, in which she portrayed the female lead alongside Robin Shou (Mortal Kombat). She also portrayed Elaine Love in the short films Stories About Love by Zhao Wei Films and 23:59 Friday Night by Under Pressure Pictures. She appeared in movies including Love Letters, Naomi, Kylie & Me, Sintra, and MTV Europe’s Tales From the Character Underground while she was living in the UK.
Beatrice is a well-known face on local television. She has participated in shows including Love Matters: Flat Out For Love, Ruins of Angkok Wat, Triple Nine, The Donny Lee Show, Art Nation seasons 1-3 for Arts Central, and One Moment of Glory as a resident judge. Beatrice produced a reality show called “MOM-TO-BEA” and hosted the illustrious Singapore Season in London.
The MDA (Singapore) and the ASA (Association of Singapore Actors) gave Beatrice a Capability-Development grant in 2005 so she may study for a certificate in filmmaking at New York University (Tisch School for the Arts). Beatrice received Singapore’s Young Artist Award in 2006, the highest honour given to artists in that country.
Beatrice was given the top spot on The Straits Times Entertainment Power List 2011 for her vigour and contributions to the business. She was also listed in the 2012 Life! Power List and Lianhe Zaobao’s “Prominent Personalities of the Year” list.
The official opening of Manulife’s new office was held in Beatrice in 2019.
Beatrice’s latest acting appearances were in the films BRA, which she starred in with Jimmy T and fellow FLY Artist Jason Godfrey, and Dead Lukcy, which she starred in with Benjamin Kheng and Maxi Lim. Most recently, Beatrice took on the role of director for the dramas After Love and Theatre to Screen Adaptation of Michael Chiang’s Mixed Signals, both of which were commissioned by Mediacorp.
Language Proficiency: English, Mandarin & Chinese Dialects