Title: 천추태후 / Empress Chun Chu
Also known as: The Iron Empress / Empress Chun Choo
Chinese title : 千秋太后
Genre: Historical
Episodes: 78
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2009-Jan-1 to 2009-Sep-27
Air time: Saturdays & Sundays 21:30


The drama is about the third empress of the Goryeo era who fought against the Tungustic people of Manchuria in order to achieve their dream of reclaiming their old land.


Chae Si Ra as Empress Chun Chu
Kim So Eun as young Chun Chu
Kim Suk Hoon as Kim Chi Yang
Choi Jae Sung as Gang Jo
Lee Duk Hwa as General Kang Kam Chan
Lee In as Mok Jong (The 7th King; the empress’s son with the 5th king)
Park Ji Bin as Wang Song / Prince Gae Ryeong

Extended Cast

Kim Ji Hoon as King Hyeon Jong (The 8th King; Wang Wook & Hwang Bo Seol’s son)
Choi Soo Han as Wang Sun / young King Hyeon Jong
Kim Ho Jin as Wang Wook / Prince Gyeong Joo
Shin Ae as Hwang Bo Seol / Princess Hun Jung (the empress’s younger sister)
Park Eun Bin as young Hwang Bo Seol
Kim Myung Soo as Seong Jong / Wang Chi (The 6th King and the empress’s older brother)
Choi Woo Hyuk as Wang Chi / young Seong Jong
Moon Jung Hee as Empress Moon Hwa / Lady Kim (Seong Jong’s 2nd wife)
Kim Min Ji as young Lady Kim
Lee Hyun Kyung as Empress Moon Deok / Lady Yu (Seong Jong’s 1st wife)
Lee In Hye as Empress Seon Jeong (Mok Jong’s wife)
Han Bo Bae as Yoo Sun (teen)
Choi Chul Ho as Gyeong Jong / Wang Yu (The 5th King)
Ban Hyo Jung as Queen mother, Shin Jung Hwang (Taejo Wang Geon’s 4th wife)
Lee Young Ah as Empress Dae Mok (Gyeong Jong’s mother)
Jang Hee Soo as Princess Choongjoo
Lee Jin Woo as Han Duk Yang (prime minister)
Lee Il Jae
Kim Jong Kyul as Choi Ryang
Im Byung Ki as Han Un Kong
Park Byung Ho as Jin Gwan (Priest, young King Hyeon Jong’s guardian)
Kim Young Sun as Han In Kyung
Ki Se Hyung
Baek Seung Hoon

Production Credits

Screenwriter: Son Young Mok, Lee Sang Min (이상민), Kang Young Ran (강영란)
Chief Producer: Kim Won Yong
Producer: Jin Hyung Wook
Director: Shin Chang Suk, Hwang In Hyuk (황인혁)

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50 Responses to “Empress Chun Chu”

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  1. 26
    Sumiko Sugihara Says:

    Please help!!! Who is the actor who plays the grown up son of Empress Chun Chu and Kim Chi Yang? He is so handsome. He only appears in the last episode. What other drama is he in. Thank you for your help.

  2. 27
    ardhan Says:

    love historical film so much :D

  3. 28
    mel Says:

    i wanna watch this.. looks like so interesting..

  4. 29
    nining Says:

    it’s so historical,, love korean drama much..

  5. 30
    Elvie Mendoza Says:

    Gained weight since I started watching Korean drama but I am not sorry. It’s ultra magnificent!

  6. 31
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  7. 32
    Nice drama Says:



  8. 33
    louis vuitton wallet Says:

    love historical film so much :D

  9. 34
    Amy Says:

    Wait for second half.

  10. 35
    chris Says:

    can anyone tell me if it worth to watch this drama

  11. 36
    Sumiko sugihara | SellIndia Says:

    […] » Empress Chun Chu » Korean DramaThe drama is about the third empress of the Goryeo era who fought against the Tungustic people of Manchuria in order to achieve their dream of reclaiming their old land. … Chae Si Ra as Empress Chun Chu; Kim So Eun as young Chun Chu; Kim Suk Hoon as Kim Chi Yang; … Sumiko Sugihara Says: November 7th, 2009 at 4:35 pm… […]

  12. 37
    demir prenses Says:

    Empress Cheon Chu

    (Iron Empress) is perfect
    Iron empress to turkish

    demir prenses

  13. 38
    Stafon Says:

    Real brain power on display. Thakns for that answer!

  14. 39
    Florence Says:

    I have not watch this. How do you compare with Gong Yi and Queen Seon Duk?

  15. 40
    Tmmugen Says:

    Any version dubbed in Chinese?

  16. 41
    Pink Says:

    Does anyone know who the (actual)girl child’s name? The empress Chun Chu’s older brother and his second wife’s daughter?

  17. 42
    agave Says:

    I found this drama so interesting that I had to continue watching until the end. Before this, I had never watched such a long drama before. I think the longest was a medical historical drama that has half the episodes The Iron Empress has.

    I was also surprised to hear that this was intended to have 100 episodes, but that the ratings, while not bad, were not high enough to warrant so many additional episodes.

    Now that I have finished watching it, I think I can see why they wanted those additional episodes because although I enjoyed the ending, it felt a bit rushed compared to the attention that earlier events received.

  18. 43
    willy Says:

    Guys, I heard this drama is based on a novel written by Jeong-mi Kim. DOes anyone know the website or email of the book publisher? on hanbooks.com it says that the publisher is Areumdaun Saramdeul, but I can’t find the website anywhere. So can anyone help me? If you can find out the website or email or any contact detail of the publisher, please email me at willywonkaindafactory@yahoo.com.

    Many thanks! :)

  19. 44
    jedi Says:

    Lee Tae Im cast for who in this drama? I loved her, but I don’t find her name on the cast above, is she get small role?

  20. 45
    Yinka from nigeria.. Says:

    I was missin all dis while not watchin movie like this… great movie.. whats the real name of duyan? thats most loved act in this film.

  21. 46
    sangjhoon Says:

    Dear Admin: If you could pls add this photo of my favorite actor Kim suk hoon since you don’t seem to have it in the above photo gallery:


    thank you very much!

  22. 47
    sangjhoon Says:

    To dear Admin: Many many thanks for posting Kim suk hoon’s photo! I appreciate it v much! :) Have a great day to you all! Once again endless thanks!

  23. 48
    sangjhoon Says:

    i’m watching this rather belatedly n now on epi 65 n it gets better each time! i also hv one of my other fave k actors kim jihoon, as i look at him n kim suk hoon woah they cld pass as brothers even the emperor looks like kim ji hoon as well!good drama, i’m usually not into epic dramas but this one is pretty good!

  24. 49
    sangjhoon Says:

    Just finished watching 78 epis of this drama & i really liked it! well made drama and all the leads were amazing esp Kim suk hoon ssi! first time i stayed to watch an epic usually in the middle of some episodes i’d stop watching but this drama was addictive as well two thumbs up!

  25. 50
    winnie Says:

    I thought this was boring in its first 2 episodes but it became interesting when it had a flashback to teen days of empress chun Chu. I’m still in ep 14 so long way to go. I got so curious with the characters that now i’m researching the goryeo history in wikipedia. thank you korean drama

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