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Datin Seri Tiara Jacquelina Abdullah

Datin Seri Tiara Jacquelina Abdullah

Singer/Actress, Limkokwing International Advisor of Performing Arts, 2013

I almost forgot that I was in a Malaysian University. It could have very well been in New York or somewhere in Europe for that matter. I am very impressed by the quality of work and the dedication of the students in those departments.

06 June 2013

Datin Seri Tiara Jacquelina Abdullah is a Malaysian actress and producer.

Tiara, 39, is married to former Malaysian Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department. She is an actress who acted in various television movies and films including Puteri Gunung Ledang which was listed 49 on the short list of the Best Foreign Film category at the Academy Awards in 2004.

She won the best actress award in the 12th Malaysia film festival for the movie “Ringgit Kasorrga” and had co-acted with Academy Award winner Frances McDormand with the movie Beyond Rangoon.

Following the success of the movie Puteri Gunung Ledang movie, she transformed it into a theatre musical which was equally successful and that prompted her to move behind the screen.

Tiara also produced P. Ramlee the musical, an early depiction of the legendary icon and movie star of the 1960’s and 1970s. The musical received overwhelming response from the public when it was staged in Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei.

Tiara appointed international advisor for Performance Arts at Limkokwing

Tiara joined other celebrities like Mel Gibson and Hollywood director Bruce Davey in being appointed the International Advisor of Arts at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Cyberjaya.

Tiara visited the Cyberjaya campus in January 2008, where she toured the Limkokwing University’s Presidential library and Branding gallery, Sound and Music design academy, film and television academy and hair design academy.

“I almost forgot that I was in a Malaysian University. It could have very well been in New York or somewhere in Europe for that matter. I am very impressed by the quality of work and the dedication of the students in those departments.”

She also met students preparing for their Fashion Graduate show checking out their designs.

“I almost couldn’t imagine that all this was done by students. It is very, very professional work. I can see the direction that Limkokwing University is going now.

You are teaching students to think how we can position Malaysia for the world, and this is wonderful!”

Using Hall of Fame for P. Ramlee the musical rehearsals

In May 2008, Tiara used the Hall of Fame facility at Limkokwing University for the training and rehearsal of the highly acclaimed P. Ramlee the musical.

The musical was brought back by popular demand by Tiara and her Enfiniti Productions Sdn Bhd crew, after a popular stint in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Brunei in 2007.

I almost forgot that I was in a Malaysian University. It could have very well been in New York or somewhere in Europe for that matter. I am very impressed by the quality of work and the dedication of the students in those departments.

It is about the ever popular artiste, screen legend and singer P. Ramlee, an icon who had graced the silver screen since the 1950’s until his untimely death in 1973.

P. Ramlee who had acted in 66 films and sang more than 300 songs during what was described as the glowing shining era of Malay movies and performing arts.

The P. Ramlee musical will be performed in Singapore on May 17th onwards, and at Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur on May 28 onwards. The rehearsals are being practiced by the performing artistes at the Limkokwing University’s Hall of Fame.

Introducing the new P. Ramlee

Datin Tiara, who is also the Limkokwing University’s International advisor for the Performing Arts, also announced Musly Ramlee will play the lead role of P. Ramlee.

Musly, who has the splitting image of the larger than life P. Ramlee takes over the role from Sean Ghazi in this highly acclaimed musical brought for the second season.

Tiara described Musly, a singer and impersonator, as someone who has exactly the same facial and movements of P. Ramlee.

“I couldn’t believe my eyes when I watched a recording of his audition, to see that he looked much like P. Ramlee and sounded like him.

He has captivated the imagination of Adlin Aman Ramlie who is the writer and director for this season, and when Datuk Zahim Al Bakry (associate director for season 2) auditioned him, they both agreed that Musly was P. Ramlee. I believe Musly will bring to the show a fresh interpretation of the character of P. Ramlee, and literally “bring to life” the persona of this great man, his interpretation of the character of P. Ramlee, and literally “bring to life” the persona of this great man.”

Musly on being selected said he was honored on being chosen by Datin Seri Tiara Jacquelina to portray the larger than life legend as this was his first experience in theatre.

“I am basically a singer who had performed many P. Ramlee songs in the past, and I see this role as a transformation towards the performing arts,” he said.

Musly has “mastered” P. Ramlee from studying his past films and songs. “P. Ramlee” is in Musly – his physical features, style, voice, and now the production is working hard on inculcating the inner features of the screen legend inside Musly.

He sees his performance in this musical as doing something good and beneficial to the industry

Besides Datin Seri Tiara, other celebrities who had visited the Limkokwing campus included Mel Gibson, Eric Way, Sharifah Amani and Datuk Siti Nurhaliza.

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