Dae Jang Geum (Jewel in the Palace)

Title: 대장금 / Dae-jang-geum / Dae Jang Geum
Chinese Title : 大長今
Also known as: Jewel in the Palace / Great Jang Geum
Episodes: 54
Broadcast network: MBC
Broadcast period: 2003-Sep-15 to 2004-Mar-23
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55


About 500 years ago during the time of Chosun Dynasty, Korea boasted a rigidly hierarchical and male dominated social structure. Set in this period, “Jewel in the Palace” is based on a true story about a legendary girl (Jang-Geum) who became the first woman to be the supreme royal physician of her times. Despite her poor condition as a low class girl in the male dominated society, Jang-Geum overcame a series of social discrimination and landed herself as a royal cook, later becoming the royal physician, then ultimately the physician in charge of the king. She was even given by the king the title “The Great Jang-Geum”. The story of her checkered life on her success and breakdown as well as her love story beautifully unfold. “Jewel in the Palace” is sure to touch your heart.


Lee Young Ae as Seo Jang Geum
- Jo Jung Eun as young Seo Jang Geum
Ji Jin Hee as Min Jung Ho
Hong Ri Na as Choi Keum Young
Im Ho as King Joong Jong
Yang Mi Kyung as Han Baek Young (Jang Geum’s cooking teacher)
Yeo Woon Kye as Jeong Mal Geum
Han Ji Min as Shin Bi
Lee Se Eun as Yeol Yi
Im Hyun Sik as Kang Deok Gu
Park Jung Soo as Park Yong Shin
Jo Kyung Hwan as Oh Gyeom Ho
Park Eun Hye as Lee Yeon Saeng
Choi Ja Hye as Chang Yi
Geum Bo Ra as Na Joo Daek (35)
Lee Seung Ah as a Doctor trainee
Jun In Taek as Jung Yoon Soo
Kim Hye Sun as Ms. Park (Jang Geum’s mom/Royal lady attendant, 18-28)
Kyun Mi Ri as Ms. Choi (Keum Young’s paternal aunt, 38)
Lee Hee Do as Choi Pan Sool (45)
Ji Sang Ryul as Park Il Do (25-50)
Park Chan Hwan as Suh Cheon Su
Maeng Sang Hoon as Jung Woon Baek (45)
Kim Do Yun as Shi Yeon
Kim So Young as young Jo Bang
Na Sung Kyoon as Yoon Mak Gye
Kang Jung Hwa
Lee Ip Sae
Eom Yoo Shin
Won Duk Hyun
Lee Se Eun
Kim Yeo Jin
Jun Soo Yeon
Kim So Yi
Joo Da Young
Han Young Kwang
Seo Bum Shik
Han Young Sook

Production Credits

Chief Producer: Jo Joong Hyun
Director: Lee Byung Hoon
Writer: Kim Young Hyun