Martial arts movie star Jackie Chan will arrive in Hanoi on November 4 as an ambassador for Operation Smile on the organisation’s 20th anniversary in Vietnam.
He will stay for three days to visit cleft palate children at hospitals before their operations. He will be joined by Miss Vietnam 2008 Mai Phuong Thuy and actress Ly Nha Ky.
This will be Chan’s second visit to Vietnam. He appeared in Hanoi in April 2005 as a Goodwill Ambassador of the UNICEF/UNAID. On that occasion he visited Quang Ninh to meet HIV/AIDS patients and their carers.
The Hong Kong star is variously described as an action choreographer, filmmaker, comedian, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer and stunt performer.
Chan has been acting since the 1970s and has appeared in over 100 films. He has a star on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 2008, Chan sang at the 2008 Summer Olympics closing ceremony.