Lee Maxwell Simpson
GET UPDATES FROM Lee Maxwell Simpson
Lee trained as an actor at London's Central School of Speech and Drama before moving to Beijing in 2010 with his wife Amy, who is an English and Drama teacher. He currently works as a voice artist and TV presenter and is best known in Beijing for writing and presenting Action English, an English learning programme for China's national network CCTV-6.

As a voice artist he has provided narration for several commercials and many educational tapes for the Chinese market, along with work for China Radio International. He also works part-time as an English teacher and regularly writes comment on expat life in China, recently for the China Daily. In between these things he struggles his way through learning Chinese and trying not to fall off his bike.

Entries by Lee Maxwell Simpson

UK Now: Pulling all the Strings

(0) Comments | Posted 29 October 2012 | (11:55)

When David Cameron breezed into Beijing in 2010 banging the drum for UK Inc. and announcing "the biggest ever celebration of British arts held in China (highlighting) the best of UK creativity...(including) exhibitions, concerts and performances across the country" in the shape of UK Now, I was a little dubious....

Read Post

Chinese Transformers

(0) Comments | Posted 19 April 2012 | (16:15)

The scent of Granny's Gumdrops is lingering in the sullied Beijing air. Sitting watching the critically acclaimed British theatre company 1927's performance of The Animals and Children Took to the Streets last Sunday night at Beijing's epic National Center for Performing Arts, or the egg, as it is affectionately known,...

Read Post

You Will Win an Oscar

(0) Comments | Posted 17 March 2012 | (02:30)

Another odd encounter here in Beijing this week. As I've mentioned before I have great faith in Beijing and the potential here. Whenever a new opportunity arises I like to seize it and foolishly believe that this will be the time that I attend an audition that is legitimate and...

Read Post

Save Your Face; Foreigners With No Homeland

(0) Comments | Posted 5 March 2012 | (23:08)

Everyone keeps banging on about how "the eyes of the world are on Beijing" ensuring me that by living here I am "part of history making" with the re-emergence of the Middle Kingdom, as the Chinese know it. Having been a laowai (literally - 'old foreigner', I'm not old though,...

Read Post