2021 proves to be Lee Do-hyun’s year. He started the year by the Netflix horror smash hit Sweet Home, followed by the period drama Youth of May in the summer, and now he currently stars in Melancholia. Aside from the countless casting offers, blessings continue to come his way as he bagged the Best New Actor recognition in the APAN Star Awards and Baeksang Arts Awards for his 2020 drama 18 Again. He even gained international accolades as the Rookie of the Year Award at the Asia Artist Awards for Youth of May and Best Actor in Supporting Role in the prestigious Asian Academy Creative Awards for Sweet Home.
At such a young age, he is already a well-decorated actor. Ahjummamshies, we like to end 2021 with bang – and a smile – so let’s look back on Lee Do-hyun’s impressive filmography for this December edition of In Spotlight!
Prison Playbook (tvN / 2017-2018) – Lee Joon-ho (young)
He debuted in the hit drama Prison Playbook as the Lee Joon-ho (later played by Jung Kyung-ho), a star player of the high school baseball team.
Still 17 (SBS / 2018) – Dong Hae-beom
He then played the kindhearted friend of Ahn Hyo-seop’s character in SBS’s Still 17.
Clean With Passion For Now (JTBC / 2018-2019) – Gil O-dol
2018 was a busy year for Lee Do-hyun as he also played the charming Taekwondo athlete and younger brother of Kim Yoo-jung in JTBC’s Clean With Passion For Now.
Hotel Del Luna (tvN / 2019) – Ko Choeng-myung
In 2019, he became the light that accompanied the full moon in the dark fantasy drama, Hotel Del Luna.
Drama Special: Scouting Report (KBS2 / 2019) – Jae-won
He won his first Best Actor award with his leading role as a high school baseball player in the KBS Drama Special: Scouting Report at the 33rd KBS Drama Awards.
The Great Show (tvN / 2019) – Wi Dae-han (teen)
He appeared as the teenage version of Song Seung-heon’s character in the 2019 tvN drama The Great Show.
18 Again (JTBC / 2020) – Hong Dae-young / Ko Woo-young
He earned the Best New Actor award in television at the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards for his remarkable performance in the JTBC drama 18 Again. The drama is the Korean adaptation of the Hollywood film “17 Again” about a man on the brink of divorce who transformed back to his 18-year-old self.
Sweet Home (Netflix / 2020) – Lee Eun-hyuk
He secured international stardom through the Netflix smash hit Sweet Home, wherein he played the human survivors’ leader Lee Eun-hyuk.
Beyond Evil (JTBC / 2021) – Lee Dong-sik (young)
He made a cameo appearance as the young Shin Ha-kyun in JTBC’s Beyond Evil.
Youth of May (KBS2 / 2021) – Hwang Hee-tae
In 2021, we met him as Hwang Hee-tae and followed the melancholic story of the one who was left behind in the drama Youth of May.
Melancholia (tvN / 2021) – Baek Seung-yoo
He made math more bearable as the genius Baek Seung-yoo in the tvN drama Melancholia.