Monday, September 15, 2008

Sammo Hung

Sammo Hung is a actor, and from Hong Kong, known for his work in many and Hong Kong action cinema. He has been a for, amongst others, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, King Hu, Stephen Chow and John Woo.

Hung is one of the pivotal figures who spearheaded the Hong Kong New Wave movement of the 1980s, helped reinvent the martial arts genre and started the Jiang Shi genre.

In East Asia, it is common for people to address their elders or influential people with familial nouns as a sign of familiarity and respect. Jackie Chan, for example, is often addressed as "Dai Goh", meaning Big Brother. Hung was known also known as "Dai Goh", until the filming of Project A, which featured both actors. As Hung was the eldest of the kung fu "brothers", and the first to make a mark on the industry, he was given the nickname "Dai Goh Dai", meaning, Big, Big Brother or Biggest Big Brother.

The early years

Hung's ancestral hometown is Ningbo, Zhejiang Province. Born Hong Gam-Bou in Hong Kong, both of his parents worked as wardrobe artists in the local film industry and guardianship was thrust upon his grandparents. His grandmother was archetypal martial-arts actress Chin Tsi-ang and his grandfather was film director Hung Chung-Ho.

Hung joined the China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School in Hong Kong, in 1961. He was enrolled for a period of 7 years, beginning at the age of 9, after his grandparents heard about the school from their friends). The opera school was run by Master Yu Jim Yuen and as was customary for all students, Hung adopted the given name of his sifu as his family name whilst attending. Going by the name ''Yuen Lung'', Hung became the foremost member of the Seven Little Fortunes performing group, and would establish a school rivalry with one of the younger students, ''Yuen Lo''. Yuen Lo would go on to become international superstar Jackie Chan.
At the age of 14, Hung was selected by a teacher who had connections to the Hong Kong film industry to perform stunts on a movie. This brief foray into the industry piqued his interest in film and he took particular interest in the operation of film cameras., in which he played the ten year old Yue Fei, the historical figure from the Song Dynasty who would go on to become a famous Chinese general and martyr. The majority of Hung's performance was alongside another actor portraying , Yue's elderly military arts tutor.
In 1966, at the age of just 14, Hung began working for Shaw Brothers Studio, assisting the Han Yingjie, on King Hu's film ''Come Drink with Me''. Between 1966 and 1974, Hung worked on over 30 wuxia films for Shaw Brothers, progressing through the roles of , stuntman, stunt co-ordinator and ultimately, action director.

In 1970, Hung began working for Raymond Chow and the Golden Harvest film company. His popularity soon began to grow, and due to the quality of his choreography and disciplined approach to his work, he again caught the eye of celebrated Taiwanese director, King Hu. Hung choreographed two of Hu's movies, ''A Touch of Zen'' and ''The Fate of Lee Khan'' .

In the same year, Hung went to South Korea to study the martial art Hapkido under master Ji Han Jae.

Also in 1973, he was seen in the Bruce Lee classic, ''Enter the Dragon''. Hung was the student Bruce faces in the opening sequence.

Toward the late 1970s, Hong Kong cinema began to shift away from the -language, epic martial arts movies popularised by directors such as Chang Cheh. In a series of movies, Hung, along with Jackie Chan, began reinterpreting the genre by making comedy kung fu. While these movies still strongly featured martial arts, they also feature a liberal mixture of humour.

In 1977, Hung was given his first lead role in a Golden Harvest production, in the film ''Shaolin Plot''. His next film was his directorial debut, ''The Iron Fisted Monk'', one of the earliest kung fu comedies. and is assisting with casting.

Hung has also directed and starred in another martial arts epic entitled ''Howling Arrow'', and the film is currently in post-production. According to Hung's official website, the film stars Aaron Kwok, Wu Jing, and Zhou Xun and was filmed for Tsui Siu-Ming’s Sundream Motion Pictures.

Further announced film projects that will involve Hung include a starring role in Daniel Lee's '''', an action direction role for '''' and another starring role in Vincent Kok's horror comedy, ''V for Vampire''.


In between films and special appearances, Hung has appeared in several East Asian TV series. In 2003 he was in two Mainland China series' - ''Undercover Cop'' with Fan Bing-Bing, followed by ''The Valley of Lost Vengeance'' . More recently, he played a master con-artist in the Taiwanese series ''Coming Lies'' and Wing Chun master Wong Wah-bo in the Hong Kong series '''', reprising the role he played in over 20 years earlier. He co-starred in the series alongside Yuen Biao, Nicholas Tse and his youngest son, Sammy Hung.

Hung is scheduled to appear as a guest judge on the China Beijing TV Station reality television series '''', which is currently airing in Mainland China and is produced by, and features Jackie Chan. The aim of the program is to find a new star, skilled in acting and martial arts, to become Chan's "successor", the champion being awarded the lead role in a film. It will conclude on June 7, 2008, with the series winner being announced in Beijing.

Another Mainland series is also due, ''Shaolin Temple: Monks and Marines'', set during the Ming dynasty, in which Hung will play Big Foot, a Shaolin warrior monk joining General Qi Ji Guang's marines to help defend the nation against Japanese pirates. Sammy Hung also has a role, as Big Foot's disciple.


''For more information, see Sammo Hung filmography.''

Hung has starred in 75 films, and worked on over 230, beginning as a child actor whilst still attending the ''China Drama Academy''. Upon leaving the opera school, he worked as an extra and stuntman, and progressed through other roles including fight choreographer, stunt co-ordinator, action director, actor, writer, producer and director.

Film Production

Gar Bo Motion Picture Company

In 1978 Sammo Hung formed Gar Bo Motion Picture Company, a subsidiary of Golden Harvest, with director Karl Maka and former actor-choreographer Lau Kar Wing . The company's name consists of the "Gar" sound from Lau Kar Wing and Karl Ma-ka, and "Bo" from Hung Kam Bo.). The company disbanded in 1980, when Maka moved on to form Cinema City & Films Co. with Raymond Wong and Dean Shek. Gar Bo released two films, both starring Hung and Lau:

* ''Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog''
* ''''

Bo Ho Film Company Ltd

1980 saw Raymond Chow pull one of Hung's films from local cinemas after just two weeks. Hung responded by starting his own production company Bo Ho Film Company Ltd, allowing him to have greater control to produce Hong Kong films. Whilst Bo Ho produced, Golden Harvest still operated as distributors. In all, 40 films were released by Bo Ho, several of which starred Hung:

* ''Encounters of the Spooky Kind''
* ''Long Arm of the Law''
* ''''
* ''''
* ''Mr. Vampire''
* ''Heart of Dragon
* ''Those Merry Souls''
* ''Lucky Stars Go Places''
* ''Millionaire's Express'' aka ''Shanghai Express''
* ''Paper Marriage''
* ''Righting Wrongs'' aka ''Above the Law''
* ''''
* ''The Strange Bedfellow''
* ''Mr. Vampire Part 2''
* ''Eastern Condors''
* ''Mr. Vampire Part 3''
* ''The Final Test''
* ''The Happy Bigamist''
* ''My Cousin, the Ghost''
* ''Scared Stiff''
* ''Sworn Brothers''
* ''To Err is Humane'' aka ''To Err is Human''
* ''China's Last Eunuch'' aka ''Lai Shi, China's Last Eunuch''
* ''Mr. Vampire Saga 4''
* ''''
* ''Picture of a Nymph'' aka ''Portrait of a Nymph''
* ''One Husband Too Many''
* ''Blonde Fury''
* ''Three Against the World''
* ''A Fishy Story''
* ''Doctor's Heart''
* ''Her Fatal Ways''
* ''Mortuary Blues''
* ''Shanghai, Shanghai'' aka ''Shanghai Encounter''
* ''She Shoots Straight'' aka ''Lethal Lady''
* ''Queens Bench III''
* ''The Top Bet''
* ''Lover at Large''
* '''' aka ''Operation Scorpio''

D&B Films Company Ltd

In 1983, Hung co-founded another production company, D&B Films Company Ltd, with Dickson Poon and John Shum.

* ''Hong Kong 1941''
* ''The Owl vs Bumbo'' aka ''The Owl vs Bombo''
* ''The Return of Pom Pom''
* ''''
* ''It's a Drink, It's a Bomb''
* ''Mr. Boo Meets Pom Pom''
* ''Police Assassins'' aka ''Yes, Madam!''
* ''''
* ''Dream Lovers''
* ''Silent Love''
* ''
* ''Legacy of Rage''
* ''''
* ''Pom Pom Strikes Back''
* ''''
* '''' aka ''Royal Warriors''
* ''''
* ''From Here to Prosperity''
* ''The Lunatics''
* ''''
* ''''
* ''On the Red''
* ''Where's Officer Tuba?''
* ''''
* ''It's a Mad Mad World''
* ''Porky's Meatballs''
* ''The Wrong Couple'' aka ''The Wrong Couples''
* ''''
* ''Magnificent Warriors'' aka ''Yes, Madam 3''
* ''You're OK, I'm OK!''
* ''The Final Victory''
* ''''
* ''The Gang Don't Shoot Straight'' aka ''The Goofy Gang''
* ''An Autumn's Tale''
* ''In the Line of Duty 3'' aka ''Yes, Madam 2''
* ''Sapporo Story''
* ''Heart To Hearts''
* ''It's A Mad Mad World 2''
* ''Tiger Cage''
* ''''
* ''Classmate Party'' aka ''Student Union''
* ''''
* ''Double Fattiness''
* ''''
* ''''
* ''''
* ''''
* ''Darkside Of Chinatown''
* ''''
* ''In the Line of Duty 4'' aka ''In the Line of Duty'' aka ''Yes, Madam 4''
* ''Mr. Fortune''
* ''''
* ''It's A Mad Mad World 3''
* ''''
* ''Funny Ghost''
* ''''
* ''A Bite of Love''
* ''''
* ''''
* ''Tiger Cage 2''
* ''Heart Into Hearts''
* ''BB 30''
* ''Brave Young Girls''
* ''Look Out, Officer!''
* ''Perfect Girls''
* ''Vampire Settle on Police Camp''
* ''Forbidden Arsenal''
* ''The Perfect Match''
* ''''
* ''''
* ''Dreams of Glory, A Boxer's Story''
* ''Tiger Cage 3''
* ''''
* ''His Fatal Ways''
* ''Will of Iron''
* ''Black Cat 2''
* ''Heart Against Hearts''

Bojon Films Company Ltd

In 1989, Hung formed a new production company, Bojon Films Company Ltd. The company produced 5 films, all of which starred Hung:

* ''Pedicab Driver''
* ''Encounters of the Spooky Kind 2''
* ''Pantyhose Hero'' aka ''Pantyhose Killer''
* ''Slickers vs. Killers''
* ''Don't Give a Damn'' aka ''Burger Cop''

Personal life

* Hung's grandmother was martial-arts actress Chin Tsi-ang, who starred in almost 80 films between 1941 and 2002. His grandfather was film director and writer Hung Chung Ho, who directed over 40 films between 1937 and 1950.
* Hung's younger brother, Lee Chi Kit, has worked on almost 40 films, many of which Hung was also involved with. Lee also worked on Hung's ''Martial Law'' series. He works primarily as a supporting actor and action director.
* He has three sons and a daughter, Timmy Hung , Jimmy Hung , Sammy Hung and Stephanie Hung with Jo Yun Ok, whom he grew up with in martial arts training school. He divorced Yun Ok in 1994 and married model and actress in 1995. Godenzi appeared in several of his films including ''The Haunted Island'' ''Eastern Condors'' , and ''Paper Marriage'' prior to the pair becoming a couple. She also appeared in .

* Timmy Hung has appeared alongside his father in '''' and '''', as well as having a recurring role in Sammo's series, ''Martial Law''.
* Sammy Hung appeared as the nemesis to Nicholas Tse's character in the 2007 television series ''Wing Chun'', a remake of the original series broadcast in 1994, and the subsequent film ''''. The series also starred Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao.
* Hung is one of the celebrities honoured on the Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong.
* Hung is known for his large frame. Despite this, he is a surprisingly agile and formidable martial artist.
* He has a circular scar on the right-hand side of his face, just above his lip. In the early days of his film career, Hung was involved in a street fight outside a Kowloon nightclub, and was stabbed with a broken cola bottle.

In popular culture

* A pop band from Wales named themselves ''Sammo Hung'' after the actor.
* Master Elehung Kinpo, from ''Juken Sentai Gekiranger'', is named after him. Coincidentally, Yū Mizushima, the voice actor for Elehung Kinpo, did the dubbing for Sammo Hung.

Sam Lee

Sam Lee Chan-Sam formerly , born September 27, 1975, is an actor from Hong Kong, China. He started his film career when he was first spotted by director Fruit Chan who casted him in ''Made in Hong Kong''. Since his debut, Sam has been working hard on many films. In 1999, he made thirteen films in that year alone. He appeared in a Japanese film '''' as one of the contestants in the movie. Sam Lee is best known for the role of Sha Jang in the epic series of The Monkey King: Quest for the Sutra.

Outside of his film career, Sam is a seasonal member of a /hip-hop band where he is the rapper. Sam Lee is also known as DJ Becareful.

Selected filmography

* ''''
* ''Nude Fear''
* ''Beast Cops''
* ''Bio Zombie''
* ''Young and Dangerous: The Prequel''
* ''A True Mob Story''
* ''The Longest Summer''
* ''Afraid of Nothing, The Jobless King''
* ''When I Look Upon the Stars''
* ''''
* ''Trust Me U Die''
* ''Believe It or Not''
* ''The King of Debt Collecting Agent''
* ''Moonlight Express''
* ''''
* ''Gen-X Cops''
* ''A Man Called Hero''
* ''Metade Fumaca''
* ''The Untold Story 3''
* ''Heaven of Hope''
* ''Wan Chai Express''
* ''Rave Fever''
* ''''
* ''Phantom Call''
* ''''
* ''Fist Power''
* ''A War Named Desire''
* ''Bio-Cops''
* ''Skyline Cruisers''
* ''Gen-Y Cops''
* ''Scaremonger''
* ''Horror Hotline... Big Head Monster''
* ''Final Romance''
* ''Visible Secret''
* ''Fing's Raver''
* ''A Gambler's Story''
* ''''
* '' The Monkey King: Quest for the Sutra]''
* ''Color of Pain''
* ''''
* ''The Stewardess''
* ''Devil Face Angel Heart''
* ''No Problem 2''
* ''Just One Look''
* ''''
* ''''
* ''Deals with the Dark''
* ''Troublesome Night 17''
* ''Love is Over''
* ''The Trouble-Makers''
* ''I want to get married''
* ''Fate Fighter''
* ''Dream and Desire''
* ''We're Not The Worst''
* ''''
* ''Dragon Loaded 2003''
* ''Fatal Training Course''
* ''A Wedding or a Funeral''
* ''Enter the Phoenix'' ''''
* ''Osaka Wrestling Restaurant''
* ''One Nite in Mongkok''
* ''''
* ''Gun Affinity''
* ''Instant Marriage''
* ''The Key to Destiny''
* ''My Sweetie''
* ''Crazy N' The City''
* ''''
* ''Demonic Flash''
* ''Dragon Reloaded''
* ''b420''
* ''Feel It Say It...''
* ''Dog Bite Dog''
* ''House of Mahjong''

Awards and nominations

Awards won

* 1998: Hong Kong Film Award: Best New Performer for ''Made in Hong Kong''

Awards nominated

* 1997: Golden Horse Award: Best Actor for ''Made in Hong Kong''
* 1999: Hong Kong Film Award: Best Supporting Actor for ''The Longest Summer''

Sam Chan

Sam Chan Yu Sum is a Hong Kong actor working for TVB. He made his acting career debut in TVB's Hearts Of Fencing in 2003. Over the years he was mostly known as Bill Chan 's son.

Miscellaneous facts

*Height: 173 cm
*Weight: 60 kg
*Schools attended: Saint Nicholas , D.P.S , Sir Wilfrid Laurier Elementary School , Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School , Chinese Int'l School , Kingston University School of Architecture
*Spoken languages: Chinese & English
*Favorite Actors: Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Tadanobu Asano, Tony Leung


*Hearts Of Fencing
*Healing Hands 3
*The Price of Greed
*The Ultimate Crime Fighter
*The Building Blocks of Life
*The Seventh Day
*Burning Flame III

Rosamund Kwan

Rosamund Kwan is a born in Shenyang, Liaoning in . She is the daughter of star Kwan San and actress Cheung Bing Sai. She attended Maryknoll Convent School in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.
Although her last film role was in 2005, she officially announced her retirement from acting in 2007.

Acting career

Kwans' first acting role was in the soap opera ''Agency 24'' . Her film debut was alongside Chow Yun Fat in the 1982 film, ''The Head Hunter''. She appeared with Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao in ''Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars'' and again with Chan in ''Project A Part II'' and ''Armour of God''. She also appeared with Jet Li in the films ''Swordsman II'', ''Dr. Wai and the Scripture with No Words'' and as Shao Yun aka "Sap Saam Ee" throughout the ''Once Upon a Time in China'' film series.

Although the majority of her acting roles were in , she is best known internationally for her roles in , alongside a variety of major stars of the genre.

Amongst her more dramatic roles, she notably appeared with ''House of Flying Daggers'' star Andy Lau in several films including ''Casino Raiders'' and ''The Wesley's Mysterious Files''. Kwan also released a record in 1994, a duet with Andy Lau called "Love Forever".

In 2001 she appeared in Feng Xiaogang's Chinese comedy, ''Big Shot's Funeral'', which starred Donald Sutherland as a film director and Kwan as his adopted daughter.


* ''Hands in the Hair''
* ''''
* ''The Wesley's Mysterious File'' aka ''The Wesley's Mysterious Story''

* ''Big Shot's Funeral''
* ''Once Upon a Time in China and America'' aka ''Once Upon a Time in China and America''
* ''Thanks For Your Love''
* ''Dr. Wai and the Scripture Without Words''
* ''''
* ''''
* ''Once Upon a Time in China V''
* ''All's Well, Ends Well Too''
* ''Long and Winding Road''
* ''The Great Conqueror's Concubine Pt. B''
* ''The Great Conqueror's Concubine''
* ''Blade of Fury''
* ''Once Upon a Time in China III''
* ''Gigolo and Whore II''
* ''Inspector Pink Dragon''
* ''Once Upon a Time in China''
* ''''
* ''Tricky Brains''
* ''Tiger Cage 2''
* ''Return to Action''
* ''Undeclared War''
* ''A Bite of Love''
* ''Casino Raiders''
* ''Ghost Fever''
* ''Mr. Smart''
* ''Proud and Confident'' (傲氣雄鷹
* ''''
* ''The Crazy Companies II''
* ''Three Against The World''
* ''Project A Part II''
* ''Armour of God''
* ''Millionaire's Express''
* ''Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars''
* ''The Head Hunter'' aka ''Long Goodbye''

Ronald Cheng

Ronald Cheng Chung-Kei is a Hong Kong cantopop singer and .


Originally intending to work behind the scenes as a composer and record producer, Cheng did odd jobs at his father’s company — which included doing for the likes of Alan Tam and Priscilla Chan — during summers as a youth. The lessons were apparently effective, as producers started taking notice of Cheng’s voice and he was signed to a recording contract soon thereafter. Cheng first shot to popularity in before returning home and enjoying some success in Hong Kong. However, his singing career went into a lull from 2000 to 2003 due to the infamous “air rage incident” and has only recently rebounded.

Cheng returned to the Cantopop market in 2003, however success for him did not arrive until 2005, where his signature song "無賴" was voted one of the Top 10 songs at various music award shows, notably 's Jade Solid Gold, where it was voted the most popular song of 2005.


* 1996
** 左右為難 - Mandarin Album
** 別愛我 - Mandarin Album
** 情深 - Mandarin Album
** 最愛的人不是你 - Mandarin EP
** 絕口不提!愛你 - Mandarin Album
** 戒情人 - Mandarin Album
** 時間 人物 地點 - Mandarin / Cantonese New + Best Selections
** 敵人 - Mandarin Album
** 我真的可以 - Mandarin Album
** One More Time - Cantonese Album
** 聲聲愛你 - Mandarin New + Best Selections
** 緣份無邊界 - Cantonese Compilation
** 真朋友 - Mandarin Album
** Encore - Mandarin New + Best Selections
** 唔該, 救救我 - Cantonese Album
** 唔該, 救救我 “火紅火熱”版 - Cantonese Album
** Before After - Cantonese Album
** 正宗K - Cantonese / Mandarin New + Best Selections
** 鄭中基演唱會二零零六 - Cantonese / Mandarin Live Album
** 怪胎 - Mandarin New + Best Selections


* 1997
** '''' - Voice only
** ''Twelve Nights'' - Actor
** ''Blue Moon'' - Actor
** ''Bullets of Love'' - Actor
** ''Dance of a Dream'' - Actor
** ''Interactive Murders'' - Actor
** ''My Wife is 18'' - Actor
** ''Market's Romance'' - Actor
** ''My Lucky Star'' - Actor
** ''Give Them A Chance'' - Actor
** ''Dragon Loaded 2003'' - Actor
** ''Golden Chicken 2'' - Actor
** ''Super Model'' - Actor
** ''Hidden Heroes'' - Actor
** ''My Sweetie'' - Cameo
** ''Himalaya Singh'' - Actor
** ''Dragon Reloaded'' - Actor
** ''McDull, the Alumni'' - Actor
** ''Undercover Hidden Dragon'' - Actor
** '''' - Actor
** ''Mr. 3 Minutes'' - Actor
** '''' - Actor, Director
**''Legendary Assassin''
**''La Lingerie''


* In 2006, Cheng held his first major concert in the Hong Kong Coliseum from March 21, 2006 to March 23, 2006.
* His father, Norman Cheng , is the current chairperson and CEO of EMI, and formerly of the Asia Pacific division of PolyGram and then Universal Music.

Ricky Hui

Ricky Hui Koon-Ying ( 許冠英, Jyutping: heoi2 gun3 jing1; pinyin: Xǔ Guànyīng] is a Hong Kong star in the 1970s to 1990s. He frequently acts with his brothers and . He and his brothers made several comedy blockbusters in the 1970s and 1980s.


Ricky Hui Koon Ying was born August 3 1946 in Panyu, Guangdong Province, China. He has four siblings, Samuel, Michael, Stanley and Judy. The Hui family migrated from mainland China to Hong Kong in 1950 and settled in the then poor area of Diamond Hill. His father worked hard and undertook any work available to be able to support his family. In the Hui family Arts played a very significant role. Ricky's father played the violin and his mother loved Cantonese opera so it is not surprising that the Hui children all had a love for music and acting, and finally almost all of them ended up in the entertainment industry.


Ricky worked as a correspondent for the French Press Agency in Hong Kong. He also frequently appeared in Shaw Brothers films between 1972 and 1976, such as ''The Lizard'' , ''The 14 Amazons'' , ''The Sugar Daddies'' , ''The Generation Gap'' , ''Rivals of Kung Fu'' , ''Hong Kong'' 73 etc. For him the big break came when he joined his brothers on screen.

The first time was in ''The Last Message'' with a short appearance as a waiter. The dialogue between him and Sam's character is hilarious. Ricky got a slightly bigger role in ''The Private Eyes'' and with that film a new era of the Hong Kong Cinema started. The brothers together made the best comedies the Hong Kong film industry has ever seen. Their films were packed with visual gags and the unique humor. Although Ricky had only a small role in ''The Private Eyes'', it remained one of the all time favorites among fans. According to Michael Hui, Ricky had only brief appearance in this film because at that time he had a contract with Shaw Brothers. I think that contract ended around 1976, because the last Shaw Brothers film he appeared in was ''Challenge of the Masters'' that year. The following year found Ricky at Golden Harvest with a leading role in John Woo's ''Money Crazy''. In 1979 ''Games Gamblers Play'' was released for the Japanese market. For this edition Michael shot a new scene, a fight between Ricky and Sam on the beach, and replaced the original Sammo Hung vs Sam Hui fight with it. The next Hui brothers production where Ricky teamed up with his brothers again was ''The Contract'' in 1978, followed by ''Security Unlimited'' , one of the biggest success of the brothers, full of gags and their trademark Cantonese humor. In the late 1970s and early 1980s Ricky played leading roles in John Woo films like ''From Riches To Rags'' , ''To Hell with the Devil'' or ''Plain Jane To The Rescue'' .

Michael became a producer in 1987 and Ricky appeared in his films: ''Chicken and Duck Talk'' , ''Front Page'' , ''The Magic Touch'' . In 1985 Sammo Hung produced one of the biggest cult films ''Mr. Vampire'' where Ricky Hui played Man Choi, a memorable role on the side of the unforgettable Ching-ying Lam.

Ricky was most active in his film career in the 1970s and 1980s. In the late 1990s he appeared in only one film, in ''First Love Unlimited'' . The last films Ricky Hui appeared in are ''Super Model'' and ''Forever Yours'', both from 2004.


Ricky is not only an actor but a very good singer, too. He has released seven albums, most of them on vinyl in the 1970s and 1980s. There are three Ricky albums on vinyl: 發錢寒 , 夏之戀 , 錢作怪 . In 1993 '93 急流? was released, which featured new songs by Sam Hui and guest vocals from Michael Hui. The second album in 1993 was 一生渴望 a 2-CD set that featured one CD of hits from the 1970s and 1980s, and brand-new recordings of songs from '93 急流?. It also paved the way for Ricky's 2 shows at the Hong Kong Coliseum . The third CD was released in 2001, called The Classical Songs of Universal. It is the re-released version of the album from 1980 with a few extra songs. The latest, Greatest Hits album , 十足斤兩, was released ony July 26 2006.

Ricky not only sings but also wrote some songs for his brother Sam: On Sam Hui's debut album, Ricky wrote 3 complete songs : Track 3 , track 4 , and track 11 . On Sam's 2nd Cantonese album, Ricky contributed 2 songs: track 5 , track 10 , and track 11 . On Sam's 3rd Cantonese album, Ricky has one contribution: track 12 . He also wrote a song that can only be heard on his own debut album in 1977: 月影.

In 2000 Ricky had a stage play called Ha Luk Hei Ban. In the same year he appeared in five episodes of the ATV series ''Heung Gong Yat Ka Chun''. In 2001 a DVD was released of a variety show about the development of Hong Kong entertainment, called Laughing Kaleidoscope which featured Ricky among various artists on stage. In the same year he participated with three songs in the La Fai Palace Jubilee concert. In 2003 Ricky appeared in a concert commemorating the 8th anniversary of the death of Teresa Teng Lai-Kwun and also celebrating her 50th birthday. Ricky participated with three songs in Sing Along Golden Hits Encore Concert in 2004 among other stars. He appeared in the Rosanne in Starry Night Concert in March, 2006.

Ricky is also a returning guest on Sam Hui's concerts singing a few songs on his own or duets with brother. He often participates in TV Game Shows as well.

On July 30 2006 Ricky appeared on concert in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Jockey Club Auditorium.


Raymond Lam

Raymond Lam Fung is a Hong Kong TVB actor and singer. He was born into a wealthy family; has a younger brother and sister. His father is a real estate investor in Xiamen and was dubbed as the "Li Ka-shing of Xiamen". He officially became a singer in 2007 under Emperor Entertainment Group Label. His talent in acting and singing has been recognized by many people .


Among many well known celebrities, Raymond has always been recognized as one who is extremely down-to-earth and for this reason, he is well liked by young and older fans alike. Having been born into a wealthy family, Raymond does not like to talk about his family's wealth when being interviewed and has always tried to avoid this topic. At the end of 2007, when Raymond was asked by reporters about his salary, Raymond expressed that he has made additional income from performing abroad and that he can finally buy a new car, suggesting that he does not live off of his family's income. Raymond also mentioned that although his father had hired a driver for him when he was in school, he preferred to take the bus to school instead, like his other friends. In addition, Raymond has good relationship with his family, always spending time with them whenever there is a chance. He indicates that he would like to make more money so that he can support his younger brother's college tuition, when his family is more than capable of paying for it. When interacting with fans, he is well known for meeting his fans' demands, such as taking pictures with him or getting his autograph. Raymond's relationship status has often been a topic among those who interviews him. He expresses many times that he does indeed want to date a girl, however his busy work schedule does not permit him to do so.

Early career

After completing one year in the University of Southern California , Raymond decided to enter the entertainment circle through enrolling in TVB's acting class. At first, Raymond was not accepted by his colleagues at TVB due to his family background. He was often criticized as a rich boy who was not serious about acting and was dubbed "Siu Ye" . Gradually, people began to realize his passion for acting and accept Raymond as a serious actor. Although it was rumored that he was given big roles since he had connections with TVB executives, Raymond actually played small, non-speaking roles when he first started acting. In 2001, Raymond was chosen as the lead in "A Taste of Love," co-starring with Miriam Yeung. His outstanding performance was recognized by many viewers.

Raymond has been recognized as a great actor from the start and therefore, was given many lead roles. He received many awards for his performance in "La Femme Desperado," where he acted as a young man who falls in love with an older woman. This series is also one of TVB's top-rated series, along with "Heart of Greed" . Another one of his notable roles include 'Ben Lok' in "Survivor's Law," in which he starred as a young lawyer who ends up dating Myolie Wu. To date, Raymond has continued to film for TVB and is considered one of TVB's most popular actors- along with Moses Chan and Bosco Wong.

Singing career

Raymond signed with EEG Record Company in 2007. Although Raymond has always showed interest and ability in singing , his TVB schedule has always conflicted with recording an album. However, TVB arranged for him to start recording his first album in the summer of 2007. His debut album "Searching For You In Loving Memories" was released on November 23, 2007. The album's title song is also made into MV (with two versions, featuring Linda Chung and Bernice Liu. More than 20,000 copies of the album were sold and additional copies had to be reprinted. Some of the major awards Raymond received are the Jade Solid Gold's Favorite Newcomer Award and an IFPI award for top album sales among the Newcomer category. It has been said that Raymond will be recording his second album sometime in 2008.

Aside from his first album, Raymond has previously sang many TVB themesongs and subtheme songs. Some of his notable songs include "記得忘記" , "忘記傷害" , "心呼吸" , "浮生若水" and "愛不疚" . 忘記傷害 from Survivor's Law was also named TVB's Favorite Themesong of that year.


Raymond's fanclub, known as "Fung Forever" organizes for fans from around the world to attend functions in which Raymond will participate. In addition, FF organizes annual fans gathering and birthday celebration for Raymond to spend with fans.


*''A Taste of Love''
*''A Step Into The Past''
*''Eternal Happiness''
*''Golden Faith''
*''Lofty Waters Verdant Bow''
*''Survivor's Law''
*''Blade Heart''
*''Twin of Brothers''
*''The Last Breakthrough''
*''Lethal Weapons of Love and Passion''
*''La Femme Desperado''
*''Face to Fate''
*''Heart of Greed''
*''New Breath of Love''
*''The Drive of Life''
*''The Master of Tai Chi''
*''Moonlight Resonance''


*Three Weekly - Favourite Character for his role in A Step Into The Past
*Next TV 2001 - Favourite Character for his role in A Step Into The Past
*Favorite children's song for Violently Dinasour a.k.a Digimon Tamers
*Favorite children's song for Tape down the summer
*TVB 36th Anniversary - Most Improved Actor for Ben Lok in Survivor's Law
*TVB 37th Anniversary - Favourite Character - Kau Jong in Twin of Brothers
*Astro Wah Lai Toi's Award - Favourite Themesong for "Forget the pain" in Survivor's law
*Future's star of Kuang Chu
*Astro Wah Lai Toi's Award - Favourite Actor for his role in Twin of Brothers
*Astro Wah Lai Toi's Award - Favourite Character for his role in Twin of Brothers
*Fung Yan Award - Favourite Character for his role in The Last Breakthrough
*Fung Yan Award - "Potential Star" for his role in The Last Breakthrough
*Astro Wah Lai Toi's Award - Favourite Character for his role in Yummy Yummy - Food For Life
*Astro Wah Lai Toi's Award - Favourite Themesong for "Heart's Breath" in The Last Breakthrough
*Favorite children's song - Be Brave for Kamen Rider Blade
*TVB 40th Anniversary - Favourite Actor in Mainland for the Drive of Life
*QQ Entertainment Award - Most Favorite Hong Kong TV Actor
* Astro Wah Lai Toi's Award - Favourite Character in La Femme Desperado
* Next Magazine Tv Award - "Top ten artist" #6


*''Finding Love In Memories'' - EEG - 2007
*''Your Love'' - EEG - 2008

Raymond Cho Wing Lim

Raymond Cho Wing-Lim is a Hong Kong television star. He currently works for the television company, TVB. Raymond used to be a singer, winning a singing competition when he was 26 years old. After an unsuccessful attempt at being a singer, he gave acting a try. After filming some movies, he joined TVB.
Notable dramas he has starred in are: ''Healing Hands II'' , ''Healing Hands II'' , ''Welcome to the House'' , and ''At Home With Love'' .


*Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre
*Healing Hands II
*A Matter of Customs
*Police Station No.7
*Doomed to Oblivion
*The White Flame
*Invisible Journey
*Square Pegs
*Supreme Fate
*Summer Heat
*Hidden Treasures
*Healing Hands II
*Revolving Doors of Vengeance
*Life Made Simple
*Welcome to the House
*Forensic Heroes
*A Journey Called Life
*Cordial Heroes

Power Chan

Power Chan is an actor in Hong Kong. He has appeared in numerous TVB drama series as well as films.


*Street Fighters
*Hope for Sale
*A Step into the Past
*A Herbalist Affair
*Golden Faith
*Lofty Waters Verdant Bow
*The W Files
*Find the Light
*Lady Fan
*To Love with No Regrets
*Wong Fei Hung - Master of Kungfu
*The Last Breakthrough
*Lost In The Chamber of Love
*Life Made Simple
*Lethal Weapons of Love and Passion
*Bar Bender
*Au Revior Shanghai
*The Conquest
*The Drive of Life
*Marriage of Inconvenience
*The Building Blocks of Life
*Survivor's Law II
*The Master of Tai Chi
*L For Love L For Lies
*Love Exchange

Philip Chan

Philip Chan Yan-Kin is a Hong Kong actor, film director, , screenwriter and .

He worked as a Royal Hong Kong Police Force before entering the . His most memorable moment as a police inspector was during a press conference he held with members of Hong Kong's press at the scene of the 1979 Po Sang Bank robbery, which was one of the biggest bank robbery case up until then in Hong Kong history.

Filmography as actor

* ''Good Times, Bed Times''
* ''Nine Girls and a Ghost''
* ''Love on Delivery'' - Television Commercial Pitchman
* ''Fight Back to School III'' - Officer Chan
* ''Police Story 3'' - Insp. Y.K. Chen
* ''Hard Boiled'' - Supt. Pang
* ''Heart Against Hearts'' - Phillip
* ''The Magic Touch'' - Commissioner
* ''Twin Dragons'' - Hotel Manager
* ''Sisters of the World Unite''
* '''' - Policeman
* ''Double Impact'' - Raymond Zhang
* ''The Tigers'' - Supt. Tsao Siu-Ping
* ''Pantyhose Hero'' - Cameo appearance
* ''The Musical Vampire''
* ''Eat a Bowl of Tea'' - Henry Wang
* ''Carry on Yakuza!!'' - Willie
* ''Widow Warriors'' - Liu Chuan-Hau
* ''The Immigrant Policeman''
* ''City Warriors'' - Supt. Chan
* '''' - Captain Chen
* ''Hero of Tomorrow'' - Crow's Target
* ''Spy Games'' .... Ken's Boss
* ''The Romancing Star'' - Kenny
* ''Flaming Brothers'' - Chen
* ''Crazy Spirit'' - Inspector Chen
* ''Pom Pom Strikes Back'' - Inspector Chan
* ''Mr. Boo Meets Pom Pom'' - Inspector Chan
* ''Night Caller'' - Steve Chan
* ''Owl vs. Dumbo'' - Cop
* ''The Return of Pom Pom'' - Inspector Chan
* '''' - Inspector Chan
* ''Red Panther'' - Lai's Superior
* "''Return of the Condor Heroes''" TV Series - Luk Jin-yuan
* ''Gun Is Law'' - Chan Shing-Fung
* ''Winners and Sinners'' - Inspector
* ''Esprit d'amour'' - John Tang
* ''Secret Ninja, Roaring Tiger''
* ''Hunting Head'' - Kim Tai-Yung
* ''Avengers from Hell''
* '''' - The Uncle
* ''The Servant''
* "''Between the Twins''" TV Series
* ''Operation Foxbat''

Paul Chun (actor)

Paul Chun Pui is a Hong Kong based actor.

He is the brother of actor David Chiang and actor/ director . His son Benji Chiang is an artiste of TVB Hong Kong and his daughter Lesley Chiang is a performer of a kid TV program of NHK Japan.


* ''The Silver Chamber of Sorrows'' - Sheung Hang
* ''Wasabi Mon Amour'' - Ko Shau
* ''Life Art'' - Yum Ching-cheun
* ''Glittering Days'' - Chu Dai-gut
* ''Love Guaranteed'' - Kwok Sing
* ''Karmic Mahjong'' - Qin Long-sheng
* ''Life Made Simple'' - Chung Kam-Wing
* ''Love Bond'' - Gei Tin-man
* ''PaPa Loves You'' - Professor Mak
* ''Lost in Time'' - Siu Wai's Dad
* '''' - Ko Hai
* ''China Strike Force'' - Sheriff Lin
* ''The Teacher Without Chalk''
* ''Don't Look Back... Or You'll Be Sorry!!'' - Elvis Siu
* ''At the Threshold of An Era II''
* ''At the Threshold Of An Era''
* ''Super Car Criminals''
* ''Young and Dangerous 5'' - Datuk Chan Ka-Nam
* ''A Recipe for the Heart'' - Chun Maan-shek
* ''The Good Old Days'' - Fong Sai-faan
* ''Viva Erotica'' - Boss Wong
* '''' - Paul
* ''One and a Half''
* ''Great Adventurers'' - Ray Lui
* ''Fist of Legend'' - Uncle Noh
* ''C'est la vie, mon chéri'' - Uncle/Cheung Po-Tsai
* ''Love on Delivery'' - Chan
* ''Return to a Better Tomorrow'' - Fred Simon
* ''Executioners'' - Colonel
* ''The Heroic Trio'' - Chief of Police
* ''Fight Back to School III'' - Mr.Hung 'King of Gamblers'
* ''The Bare-Footed Kid'' - Teacher Hua
* ''Legal Innocence'' - Prosecutor
* ''The Kidnap of Wong Chak Fai'' - Wong Chat-Fai
* ''Bogus Cops'' - Doctor
* ''Arrest the Restless'' - Ngan Tung
* ''Heart Against Hearts'' - Edmond Tang
* ''What a Hero'' - Lan's Father
* ''The Best of Best'' - Hung Kwan
* ''A Moment of Romance II'' - Frank's Father
* '''' - Wong Chang
* ''Royal Tramp II'' - King Ng Sam Kwai
* ''Lee Rock III''
* ''Royal Tramp'' - Ng Sam Kwai
* ''Justice, My Foot!'' - Inspector General
* ''Lee Rock II'' - Ngan Tung
* ''Lee Rock'' - Ngan Tung
* ''Fantasy Romance'' - Li/Lemon Head
* ''The Raid'' - Lieutenant Mang Tai-Hoi
* ''Bury Me High'' - Nguen
* ''The Gambling Ghost'' - Gambler
* ''Fight Back to School'' - Lam
* ''Top Bet'' - Hung Kwong
* '''' - Dr. Pong
* ''All for the Winner'' - Wong Hung Kwong/'The King of Gamblers'
* ''Pantyhose Hero'' - Captain
* ''Best Friend of the Cops'' - Pao Pu-Ping
* ''Tragic Heroes'' - Tsou
* ''Wild Search'' - Mr. Hung
* ''The Final Judgement'' - Stanley Wu Tai Kit
* ''Profiles of Pleasure'' - Chu
* ''Double Fattiness'' - Kum Dai Tse
* ''I Love Maria'' - Police Captain
* ''In the Line of Duty III'' - Inspector Cameron Chuen
* ''Bet on Fire'' - Tong Pun
* ''People's Hero''
* ''Spiritual Love'' - Pu's Boss
* ''The Wrong Couples''
* ''Rosa'' - Paul Tien
* ''A Hearty Response'' - Lui Tak
* ''Immortal Story''
* ''Peking Opera Blues'' - Fa Gum-Sao
* ''The Lunatics'' - Tsuen
* ''Where's Officer Tuba?'' - Trumpet player
* ''Royal Warriors'' - Chubby escort policeman
* ''The Battlefield'' - Hong Leung
* ''Let's Make Laugh II'' - Mr. Xiao Quanshi
* ''It's a Drink, It's a Bomb!'' - Befuddled Cop
* ''The Young Wanderer''
* ''Hong Kong 1941'' - Sergeant Fa Wing
* ''Rainbow Around My Shoulder''
* ''Heaven Can Help'' - Shek
* ''Double Trouble''
* ''All the Wrong Spies'' - Fat Pig - Commissioner of Police
* '''' - Ghengis Khan
* ''No One Is Innocent''
* ''The Six Directions of Boxing''
* ''To Hell with the Devil'' - Priest
* ''Dangerous Person'' .... Commissioner
* ''The Legend of the Owl'' - Knight
* ''Fatherland'' - Tong Bing-fun
* ''The Lost Kung Fu Secrets''
* ''Raining in the Mountain'' - Hui Ssu
* ''Breakout from Oppression''
* ''Killers Two''
* ''Jackie Chan's Bloodpact'' - Chu Shan Feng
* ''I Want More!''
* ''Dance of Death'' - Ku Cheng-yuan
* ''7 Soldiers of Kung Fu'' - Hua Rong
* ''The Sharp Fists of Kung Fu'' - Yang Hu
* ''The Drug Addicts'' - Police Officer Tang Kuo-Liang
* ''Mad World of Fools'' - Sing Kee twin no. 1
* ''Black Belt'' - Tommy
* ''Death on the Docks''
* ''Breakout from Oppression''
* ''The Yellow Killer'' - Li
* ''Fourteen Amazons'' - 4th prince
* '''' - Hua Yung
* ''Pursuit!'' - Lu Chien
* ''Sunset'' - Chen Zhongkang
* ''The Yellow Muffler'' - Huang Peilin
* ''Famous Swordsman Tin Kiu''
* ''Sky Dragon Castle''
* ''The Joys and Sorrows of Youth''
* ''Unicorn Fortress''
* ''Three Young Girls''
* ''The Magnificent Five''
* '''' - Cho-jen
* ''Parents' Love''

Patrick Dunn

Patrick Dunn is a well-known TV host or Master of Ceremonies for in Hong Kong. He also acts in TV series and films.

Personal life

Dunn finished his secondary education at Diocesan Boys' School in Hong Kong. He later graduated from Boston University in the United States. He was a member of the Royal Hong Kong Regiment and was a lieutenant when the unit disbanded in 1995. He is a licensed . He is married with four children. He speaks four languages -- , , and .


Dunn started his career as a DJ with commercial radio. Later, he moved toward television. He first became the TV host for a morning show at . He also worked for Metro Broadcast Corporation Limited. Now, he is with TVB. He has acted in films and TV series, but he is better known as the host for shows such as ''Miss Hong Kong'' and ''Miss Chinese International''.

Selected TV drama and filmography

* ''Files of Justice''
* ''Triumph in the Skies''
* ''Super Model '' movie
* ''Dragon Loaded 2003'' movie
* ''Au Revoir Shanghai''
* ''Men in Pain''
* ''Love Guaranteed''
* ''On The First Beat''
* ''The Drive of Life''
* ''Wasabi Mon Amour''

Pat Ha

Pat Ha Man Jing is a Hong Kong actress.

Olivia Cheng

Olivia Cheng , born February 14, 1960, is a Hong Kong based former actress. She won the 1979 Miss Hong Kong Pageant and was also elected "Miss Photogenic." She represented Hong Kong in Miss Universe 1979 in Perth, Western Australia, where she went unplaced but ranked a very respectable 21st place in the preliminary swimsuit competition. Olivia created a controversy when she joined ATV immediately after crowning her successor in 1980. This incident embarrassed TVB so much that in 1981, TVB decided to sign 1.5-year contracts with all Miss Hong Kong winners so that they had to stay with TVB for at least 6 months after their reign was over.

Subsequently Olivia she was the cover model of the first issue of Playboy magazine's Hong Kong edition, appearing in a topless pictorial inside. More pictures from the same photo session, filmed by Kevin Orpin in Boracay, later appeared as a large format book.

A high jump champion in secondary school, Olivia is known for her sporty and active image. She is a golf pro and teaches golf now.


*''Blue Lightning'' - Ellen Fong
*''A Killer's Blues'' - Wai
*''Trouble Couple''
*''Mr. Coconut'' - Ping
*''The Wild Ones'' - Sandy Kwong
*''The Happy Bigamist''
*''Sapporo Story''
*''Millionaire's Express'' - Siu-Hon
*''The Missed Date'' - May
*'''' - Koko
*''Hong Kong Graffiti'' - Susan Yang
*''Mr. Virgin''
*''Till Death Do We Scare'' - Irene Leen
*''The Spooky Bunch''

Nick Cheung

Nick Cheung Ka-Fai is a Hong Kong actor. He is married to actress Esther Kwan Wing Ho and the two have a daughter together named Brittany.


* ''''
* '''' - Kwan Ping-Man
* '''' - Cheung Siu-chun
* ''Wise Guys Never Die'' - Nick
* ''Exiled'' - Wo
* '''' - Harry Sin
* ''Election 2'' - Jet
* '' Taming Of The Shrew - Guo Ai
* '''' - Jet
* '''' - Inspector Cheung
* ''The Last Breakthrough'' - wong po fun
* ''Shiver'' - Ko Chun
* ''Fate Fighter'' - Leung
* ''Happy Family'' - Sang
* ''Time 4 Hope'' - Chi
* ''Every Dog Has His Date''
* ''Day Off''
* '''' - Dan
* ''Love Correction'' - Anson
* ''The Teacher Without Chalk'' - Cheung Ying
* ''Conman in Tokyo'' - Jersy
* ''Clean My Name, Mr. Coroner!'' - Fred Cheung
* '''' - Dragon 9
* ''My Name Is Nobody''
* ''The Conmen in Vegas'' - Dragon
* ''Prince Charming'' - Tart
* ''The Tricky Master'' - Leung Foon
* ''He Is My Enemy, Partner, and Father-In-Law'' - Stallone
* ''The King of Debt Collecting Agent'' - Chan Sai
* ''Raped by an Angel 4: The Raper's Union'' - Smart Fai
* ''The Lord of Amusement'' - Wah
* ''The Conman'' - Dragon
* "''Healing Hands''" TV Series - Cheung Chon-yip
* "''A Recipe for the Heart''" TV Series
* ''Ah Kam'' - Whacko
* ''Shoot to Kill''
* ''Born Innocent''
* ''Raped by an Angel''
* ''What a Hero''
* ''Against All''
* ''Thank You Sir''
* ''''

Natalis Chan

Natalis Chan Pak-Chueng, born December 3, 1951 in Hong Kong, is a Hong Kong , film actor and .

Besides his duties as a variety show host, he has also been a horse racing commentator and horse trainer. In total, his horses have won 54 races, including the hard to achieve triple-trifecta six times.

He was the first Lamborghini car owner in Hong Kong.

In the recent decade, he invested in StarEast with Eric Tsang.

Moses Chan

Moses Chan is an actor from Hong Kong. Having started his career working mostly on films, Chan has gained remarkable success in recent years while concentrating on his TV acting career with Television Broadcasts Limited . His career has especially been boosted by his role in ''War and Beauty'', which was arguably one of the most successful TV dramas TVB has ever produced.

Chan is known to be popular amongst mothers because of reasons ranging from his acting ability to his charming disposition. He gives people an impression that he is knowledgeable and bold, which has definitely helped him gain popularity in Hong Kong, where people tend to be extremely cynical about the entertainment industry. He is currently working on more TVB dramas, trying to uphold his reputation as one of the most hard-working actors in TVB.

On November 17, 2007, he won both the Best Actor and Most Favorite Character Awards at the TVB 40th Anniversary Award Show for his character Duk Duk Dei in the popular drama series Heart of Greed.


TVB Anniversary Awards

*2002: 「Most Improved Actor 」
*2004: 「Favourite Character」
*2007: 「Most Favourite Male Character in Drama」(Heart of Greed - Tong Chi On/ Duk Duk Dei)
*2007: 「Best Actor in a Leading Role」(Heart of Greed - Tong Chi On/ Duk Duk Dei)

Astro Wah Lai Toi Drama Awards

*2006: 「My Favourite Character」
*2006: 「My Favourite Couple」
*2006: 「My Favourite Actor in Leading Role」
*2007: 「My Favourite Character」(Land of Wealth - Pak Tsun/Fan Chi Chai)

Hong Kong Next Magazine TV Awards

*2003:「Top Ten Artistes」Ranked #05
*2005:「Top Ten Artistes」Ranked #07
*2005:「Sinomax Sponsorship Award」
*2005:「Omiz Sponsorship Award」
*2006:「Top Ten Artistes」Ranked #10
*2007:「Top Ten Artistes」Ranked #09
*2007:「TITONI Sponsorship Award」
*2008:「Top Ten Artistes」Ranked #03
*2008:「SVENSON Sponsorship Award」

Other Awards

*2002:《Mingpao Magazines Awards》「Best Actor on Television」
*2006:《Metroshowbiz TV awards》 「Top 10 TV Actors and Actresses」
*2006:《China Hunan TV Station》「Best Actor in War and Beauty」
*2007:《China/HK 10th Entertainment Awards》「Most Fashion Actor」
*2008:《HKFDA 20th Annual Best Dressed Personalities Awards》 「Top Ten Best Dressed Personalities Awards」



*Healing Hands II
*ICAC Investigations 2001
*Armed Reaction III
*When The Legends Begin
*The Battle Against Evil
*Take My Word For It
*Love And Again
*Aqua Heroes
*Riches and Stitches
*War and Beauty
*Love Bond
*The Gentle Crackdown
*Healing Hands II
*The Charm Beneath
*The Dance of Passion
*Land of Wealth
*Heart of Greed
*The Ultimate Crime Fighter
*The Gem of Life
*Moonlight Resonance


Moon Lee

Moon Lee is a former Hong Kong actress who frequently played roles related to the and genre in TV serials and films. She was particularly notable in the sub-genre known as Girls with guns.


Moon was born in Hong Kong to a mother of Shanghai descent and a father of descent. In her primary school days, Moon lived in Taiwan with her father. Then she returned to Hong Kong and attended Jing-yi Girls' Junior High School. At the age of 13, Moon developed a passion for ballet and classical Chinese dancing. During secondary school on a holiday season, Moon joined an acting training course at RTV studio which subsequently led to supporting roles and modeling. She also underwent Martial Arts training under the guidance of Tsui Siu Ming to prepare for the physical demands required in her roles. With her dance background, she was able to excel.

Moon's performance came in where she actively participated in some intense action scenes. The role pioneered the Girls with Guns sub-genre and established her status as a bona fide action heroine.

Following a string of action films, she left the entertainment industry in the late 90's and launched the Moon Dancing Studio, a dance school for children. In 2001, she married Dennis K. Law, a renowned surgeon who has now retired and has undertaken a second career in the arts production industry, and later she gave birth to their daughter. The two filed for divorce in 2007.

Stunt accident

While performing the final stunt in Devil Hunters , Moon sustained a third degree burn. Moon was supposed to jump off a window from a second story building to evade an explosion. Due to bad timing by the pyrotechnicians, she was engulfed in flames before she jumped down, resulting in severe burns to her hands and face. The epilogue of the film includes details about the accident, along with a message of gratitude from the director.



* ''To Sir with Troubles'' 交叉零蛋
* ''Winners and Sinners aka 5 Lucky Stars'' 奇谋妙计五福星
* ''The Champions aka Crazy to Win'' 波牛
* ''Zu Warriors aka Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain'' 新蜀山剑侠
* '''' 威龙猛探
* ''Mr. Vampire'' 僵尸先生
* ''Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars''
* ''Cascading Feeling aka Midnight Whispers'' 尽诉心中情
* ''Mr. Vampire 2'' 僵尸先生续集
* ''The Story of Dr. Sun Yat Sen''
* '' aka Fighting Madam aka Iron Angels aka Midnight Angels'' 天使行动
* ''Angel II aka Iron Angles 2 aka Hong Kong Police Madame 2 aka Fighting Madam 2'' 天使行动2之火凤狂龙
* ''Cascading Feeling aka Midnight Whispers''
* ''Angel Enforcers'' 皇家飞凤
* ''Devil Hunters'' 猎魔群英
* ''Angel II aka Iron Angels 3 aka Return of Iron Angels'' 天使行动3魔女末日
* ''Killer Angels'' 杀手天使
* ''Princess Madam aka Under Police Protection'' 金牌师姐
* ''Demon Intruder aka Nocturnal Demon'' 夜魔先生/野鬼先生
* ''Fatal Termination aka Death Blow'' 赤色大风暴
* ''New Kids in Town aka Master of Disaster aka New Killers in Town'' 初到贵境
* ''The Revenge of Angel aka Revenge of an Angel'' 水玲珑
* ''Bury Me High'' 卫斯理之霸王卸甲
* ''Angel Force'' 天使特警
* ''Mission Kill'' 秃鹰档案
* ''Dreaming of the Reality aka Dreaming The Reality'' 梦醒血未停
* ''Mission of Condor aka Mission Kill aka Angel Force'' 秃鹰档案/秃鹰行动
* ''Angel Terminators 2 aka The Best of the Lady Kickboxer'' 火种
* ''The Big Deal'' 神偷家族
* ''Inspector Wears Skirts 4'' 霸王花:重出江湖
* ''Kickboxer's Tears'' 新龙争虎斗
* ''A Serious Shock! aka Yes, Madam! '92 aka Death Triangle'' 末路狂花
* ''The Avenging Quartet'' 霸海红英
* ''Angel of Kickboxer'' aka Angel the Kickboxer aka Bloody Mary Killer aka Honor and Glory 纵横天下 ''Uncredited''
* ''Secret Police'' 警网雄风
* ''Beauty Investigator aka Beauty Inspectors'' 妙探双娇
* ''Mission of Justice'' 金三角群英会
* ''Angel's Project aka Angel Mission'' 天使狂龙
* ''Little Heroes Lost in China'' 小鬼奇兵
***Tai Seng Home Video release of Avenging Quartet incorrectly cited copyright date as 1994 on boxcover.

TV Serial Drama

* ''Fatherland'' 大地恩情
* ''I Have to Fly'' 我要高飛
* ''Ah Sir Ah Sir'' 阿SIR 阿SIR
* ''Onion Flower'' 洋葱花
* ''Drunken Fist'' 醉拳王無忌
* ''I Love Mermaid'' 我愛美人魚
* ''Drunken Fist 2'' 日帝月后
* ''Miracle of the Orient'' 香江歳月
* ''Ji Gong'' 濟公
* ''Passionate Fairy'' 仙女多情
* ''Bravo! Kowloon Tong'' 魅力九龍塘
* ''The Supersword Lady'' 越女剣
* ''Ba Wang Hua'' 霸王花
* ''Fist of Power'' 南拳北腿
* ''Putonghua Children Drama'' 普通話親子劇場
* ''Fist of Hero'' 中華大丈夫

Monica Chan

Monica Chan Fat-Yung is a Hong Kong actress. She won the 1989 pageant.

Chan was signed to after she won the pageant. She went on to compete in the Miss Chinese International 1989 where she finished as 1st runner up. She also took part in the international beauty pageant, Miss Universe 1990 where she finished 23rd. She was a popular figure in both television and movies in the 1990s and early 2000s. She has worked with some popular actors and actresses like Dicky Cheung, Ruby Lin and . She is also known to be best friends with Ada Choi.


TV series

* ''The Key Man''
* ''A Dream called Desire''
* ''I Can't Accept Corruption''
* ''Detective Investigation Files 3''
* ''A Smiling Ghost Story''
* ''Duke of Mount Deer 2000''
* ''Chor Lau Heung 2001''
* ''Wu Dang 2''


* ''One Nite in Mongkok'' - Milo's wife
* ''Love Correction'' - Porsche
* ''''
* ''I.Q. Dudettes'' - Miss Lau
* ''My Name Is Nobody'' - Chun's Girlfriend
* ''14 Days Before Suicide''
* ''Love & Sex of the Eastern Hollywood'' - Yin Chau/Queenie
* ''Full Alert'' - Yee
* ''Option Zero'' - Monica Leung
* '''' - Chau
* ''Haunted Karaoke''
* ''The Tigers: The Legend of Canton''
* ''The Beheaded 1000''
* ''Casino Raiders II'' - Kit's Ex
* ''Gun n' Rose'' - Monica Shum
* ''Shogun & Little Kitchen'' - Miss Kwok
* ''God of Gamblers II'' - Kau Loong/Kowloon
* ''Perfect Girls'' - Mu Lan-Hua

Michael Hui

Michael Hui Koon-Man is a Hong Kong film comedian, and .

He studied in La Salle College, and then earned a sociology from the United College, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

After a spell hosting quiz shows in TVB, Hui gained popularity in the Hong Kong entertainment industry with his variety show stints in the ''Hui Brothers Show''. He then moved from television to film. Hui's first work was in a film by Taiwanese director Li Han-Hsiang called '''' , where he played a farcical warlord in post-revolutionary China.

In 1974 the Hui Brothers Company, with Golden Harvest. Between 1974 and 2000 he was involved in over 20 films, mostly actor and scriptwriter.

The earliest Hui comedies combined episodic gags with the comedic appeal of Michael and his brothers. This usually involved the trio of actors -- Michael, Sam and Ricky -- pitting their wits against the odds to earn quick bucks and their livelihood. Set in modern-day Hong Kong, with upbeat soundtracks performed by Sam himself, these works became wildly popular amongst the working classes in the 1970s and early 1980s. ''Games Gamblers Play'' , '''' , '''' and ''Security Unlimited'' - the last of which won him the first Hong Kong Academy Best Actor award - are often seen as the quintessential comedies made by the company. ''Games Gamblers Play'' was a huge success when first released and paved the way for movies to hold their own against the colonial trend of production.

After a breakup with his brothers in the early 1980s, Hui developed a new brand of satirical comedy, one which capitalized on his deadpan comic timing and a character-driven storyline. Some of his more renowned works came during this period in the 1980s, where he frequently acted out the archetypal "ne'er-do-well" driven on by a cash-mad Hong Kong society. Equally caustic and funny, they focused more fully on himself and the plot, against the backdrop of present-day Hong Kong consumerism. He would make a rare North American film appearance as the Subaru mechanic/engineer with Jackie Chan in the Burt Reynolds comedy ''The Cannonball Run''. In ''Inspector Chocolate'' , he plays a chocolate-eating inspector who must solve a kidnap case while his subordinate is involved in a Miss Hong-Kong pageant. In ''Chicken and Duck Talk'' , opposing restaurateurs come to blows to secure profits. '''' , which reunited the three brothers, lampoons the Hong Kong press, while ''The Magic Touch'' builds on the Chinese knack for fortune-telling and satirizes the their obsession with wealth. '''' continues in this vein of self-deprecating humour, where Hui plays the head of a family who stops at nothing to grab money.

Hui has continued acting and producing his own comedies, albeit at a less prolific rate, in the 1990s and 2000s. ''Chinese Box'' , directed by Wayne Wong, remains Hui's only starring film in the West. One of his most recent movies is the action-comedy ''Rob-B-Hood'', starring alongside Jackie Chan and Louis Koo. He plays a talented safe-cracker who kidnaps a baby for money from Triads, but is kind-hearted and dignified. In 2006, he became the host of the quiz show ''''.

Matt Chow

Matt Chow Hoi-Kwong is a Hong Kong screenwriter, , actor and .



* ''Ghost Office''
* ''Let's Sing Along''


* ''Let's Sing Along''


* ''L - O - V - E ..... LOVE''
* ''PR Girls''
* ''United We Stand, And Swim''
* ''Let's Sing Along''
* ''The Attractive One''
* ''Itchy Heart''


* ''Feel 100%, Once More''
* ''Feel 100%''
* ''July 13th''
* ''Till Death Do Us Laugh''
* ''They Don't Care About Us''
* ''First Love Unlimited''
* ''He Comes from Planet K''
* ''Haunted Karaoke''
* ''L - O - V - E ..... LOVE''
* ''Too Many Ways To Be No. 1''
* ''F***/Off''
* ''Portland Street Blues''
* ''Love Generation Hong Kong''
* ''Nude Fear''
* ''Bio Zombie''
* ''PR Girls''
* ''Afraid of Nothing, the Jobless King''
* ''Bullets Over Summer''
* ''Ghost Office''
* ''La Brassiere''
* ''Everyday Is Valentine''
* ''You Shoot, I Shoot''
* ''Shadow''
* ''Feel 100% II''
* ''Women From Mars''
* ''The Irresistible Piggies''
* ''Dry Wood Fierce Fire''
* ''Beauty and the Breast''
* ''Fighting to Survive''
* ''Summer Breeze of Love''
* ''Fat Choi Spirit''
* ''Happy Family''
* ''Love Undercover''
* ''Loving Him''
* ''The Mummy, Aged 19''
* ''U-Man''
* ''Star Runner''
* ''Sound of Colors''
* ''The Twins Effect''
* ''Naked Ambition''
* ''Love Is a Many Stupid Thing''
* ''Hidden Heroes''
* ''Three of a Kind''
* ''Kung Fu Mahjong 2''
* ''''
* ''A.V.''
* ''Love Undercover 3''
* ''Dating a Vampire''
* ''Wife From Hell''
* ''House of Mahjong''


* ''Hero from Beyond the Boundary of Time''
* ''The Avenging Quartet''
* ''Idol''
* ''A Deadly Way''
* ''The Day that Doesn't Exist''
* ''Lying Hero''
* ''The Little Drunken Masters''
* ''Till Death Do Us Laugh''
* ''Feel 100%''
* ''Shanghai Grand''
* ''July 13th''
* ''He Comes from Planet K''
* ''Too Many Ways To Be No. 1''
* ''Love, Amoeba Style''
* ''L - O - V - E ..... LOVE''
* ''First Love Unlimited''
* ''Bio Zombie''
* ''PR Girls''
* ''Bullets Over Summer''
* ''Juliet in Love''
* ''Ghost Office''
* ''United We Stand, And Swim''
* ''Let's Sing Along''
* ''''
* ''Golden Chicken''
* ''''
* ''Women From Mars''
* ''Diva . Ah Hey''
* ''The Attractive One''
* ''Three of a Kind''
* ''Itchy Heart''
* ''Love Undercover 3''
* ''Dog Bite Dog''

Mandy Cho

Mandy Lee Cho is a Hong Kong beauty contestant and television personality. Cho studied in San Francisco, United States. She came back from her studies in 2003 and competed in the 2003 Miss Hong Kong Pageant. A favorite at the start of the competition, she made it into the semifinals and won the Perfect Team Award. Then in August, she competed in the finals and beat favorites like Selena Li, Rabee'a Yueng, and Carrie Lee for the title. Later Cho appeared in TVB series including Split Second, Guts of Man, and The Charm Beneath. She also became the seventh contestant from Hong Kong to win the Miss Chinese International First Runner Up title. Cho is also the second woman after Winnie Yeung to win the Miss Friendship title. The eventual winner of the 2004 Miss Chinese International title was Linda Chung. In 2006, Cho completed her studies at GIA in New York city and is now a Graduate Gemologist. She returned to Hong Kong in September 2006. Though she claimed she was working as a PR at a jewelry company when she first returned to Hong Kong, she is now saying that she will be in a new series that will start filming November 2007. She has dumped Stephen Huynh lately.


*Split Second
*Sunshine Heatbeat
*Guts of Man
*Women On The Run
*The Charm Beneath
*War and Destiny
*Love Exchange


2000 Model Competition:

Internet Popularity

Miss Hong Kong 2003:

Miss Hong Kong 2003, Diamond Skin, Miss International Goodwill, Miss Figure Beauty, Perfect Group

Miss Hong Kong in 2007:

Most Influenced in the Entertainment World

Miss Chinese International 2004:

First Runner up and Miss Friendship


Best Newcomer

Maggie Lau

Maggie Lau is a Hong Kong actress and singer. She starred in ''New Police Story'', ''The Twins Effect'' and also had a small acting part in '''' alongside Jackie Chan and Korean actress, Kim Hee Seon.

She has had a minor musical career as a member of the now dissolved girl group 3T. In 2004, she sang in the song "Girls" together with Boy'Z and also appeared in the music video.

Maggie Cheung Ho-Yee

Maggie Cheung Ho-Yee , not to be confused with , is a Hong Kong , under contract to the television channel TVB. As such she owes her popularity for her work to that channel's television series, with several film credits to her name.

Born in 1970, she competed in TVB's 1994 Miss Hong Kong beauty pageant, reaching the final five but not placing. However she did gain a special award for best "potential artist" and was signed to the channel soon afterwards.

Her career spun off to a whirlwind of a start, as she was offered a leading role. However, she wanted to start from the bottom up and hence declined the role, only to accept a subsidiary role in another series. Many will say that her career kicked off with the well accepted Old Time Buddies, but some others say it is with her primary leading role in One Good Turn Deserves Another.

The popularity of artists in the Hong Kong television market depends as much on the popularity of the characters in a series as to the ability of the actors and it was not until 1998 that she achieved mainstream popularity with the series "Old Time Buddies", in which she played a character based on 60s teen idol Connie Chan Po-chu. The character was well received because of Maggie's excellent portrayal of Connie Chan. The immense success lead to sequel, To Catch A Thief, a movie, Those Were The Days, and even a platinum selling CD.

She has co-starred with numerous male actors, such as Gallen Lo, Louis Koo, Roger Kwok, Steven Ma, Joe Ma, Moses Chan, Gordon Lam, and numerous others. Her chemistry with Gallen Lo lead to several other pairings in other series. Gordon Lam worked with Maggie Cheung in Plain Love II, which built a strong friendship amongst the two. Joe Ma Tak Chung has declared Maggie in a 2003 interview as one of his best costars. Steven Ma Chun Wai and Maggie have also become great friends.

In 2003, she won the most coveted award a TVB actress can receive, Favorite Lead Actress, beating other "fa dan", a Cantonese term borrowed from Cantonese operas and roughly corresponding to modern notions of main actresses, such as Jessica Hsuan, Flora Chan, and Kenix Kwok. In 2004, she was in the race for the award again with new series that included "The Conqueror's Story" and "War and Beauty". However, the filming for her Mainland China series, "Song of Everlasting Sorrow", interfered with the award ceremony, and Gigi Lai won the award.

In 2005, she was diagnosed with the rare Graves' Disease preventing her from filming "Au Revoir Shanghai" and she was replaced by Anne Heung. After a break from showbiz for 2 years, she has just recovered and Maggie has said in an interview that she would be filming a new drama series in August 2007. Her numerous fans worldwide are avidly awaiting the release of a new drama from Cheung Ho Yee. Maggie also hosted the Mr Hong Kong 2007 contest recently together with Dodo Cheng.


Appearance in Sales Presentation

Louis Koo

Louis Koo Tin-Lok, born October 21, 1970 in Hong Kong is a actor. He was once a notable local series actor, winning 's Best Actor award in 1999 for ''Detective Investigation Files IV''. In recent years, he has focused on film. Louis has become one of the more famous actors of the , and a spokesman for Pepsi, Osim, Tag Heuer, Lotte, Zero Eyewear, Lay's, and other Chinese products.


Before entering showbiz, Louis Koo spent several months in jail for stealing. After that he immediately changed his life in a spectacular way by entering showbiz. Koo began his career as a fashion model and a karaoke MTV actor before becoming a contract artist with TVB in 1993. Since then he has starred in many popular and commercials which raised his popularity to new heights in recent years. Ever since he changed his image by getting an extreme tan , his career gained a huge boost. His distinctive style has captivated audiences of all ages. In 1999, Louis was honoured with TVB's Most Popular Male Artist Award for ''Detective Investigation Files IV''. In 2001, Louis was given the award once again for A Step into the Past'' and also the Most Stylish Personality Award and Men of Power 2001.

Louis Koo also starred in various television dramas, most notably the 1995 remake of ''''; ; and ''A Step into the Past'' . From the cool, aloof character that he had always been cast, he took a different character in ''A Step Into the Past''. This deviation from the cool and aloof character to a funnier, carefree and down-to-earth one opened his career to an extensive list of romantic comedy movies that now have a distinctive Louis Koo element. His silent and sincere attitude, and his devotion to his family, makes his characters more convincing, and thus earns him a wide range of fan base. He further sang a couple of theme song for the television series that he played in. Besides that, he also has various other songs. A notable one is the album "Mr.Cool".

The , ''Happy Birthday'', introduced a sensitive character portrayed by Louis Koo. What sets this movie apart from his other romantic movies is the serious tone between dialogues. This is another first in Louis Koo's film career, that is to portray a sensitive man sans the comical gestures he has always done in past .

His most recent screen character as a drug addict in '''' transcended from his usual charm and wit performances, as he attempted to forego his hunky image. Little screen time did not stop him to successfully achieve this role, and thus earned him positive feedback tucked under his belt.

Koo later received international acclaim for his performance in ''Election 2'' , which was screened during the Out of Competition section at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006.

He won the award for Most Beloved Actor in the Hong Kong UA Film Awards 2006 through public voting for his role in ''Election 2''.


He is an alumnus of St. Teresa's School Kowloon.



* ''''
* ''Run Papa Run''
* ''''
* ''''
* ''Happy Birthday''
* ''Rob-B-Hood
* ''Dragon Tiger Gate
* ''Election 2''
* ''''
* ''Throw Down''
* ''''
* ''''
* ''''
* ''Naked Ambition''
* ''Good Times, Bed Times''
* ''Why Me, Sweetie?!''
* ''Love for All Seasons''
* ''''
* ''Women From Mars''
* ''Dry Wood, Fierce Fire''
* ''Fat Choi Spirit''
* ''The Lion Roars''
* ''La Brassiere''
* ''The Legend of Zu''
* ''Born Wild''
* ''Conman in Tokyo''
* ''Troublesome Night 7''
* ''For Bad Boys Only''
* ''Century of the Dragon''
* ''Bullets Over Summer''
* ''Troublesome Night 5''
* ''Super Car Criminals''
* ''Troublesome Night 6''
* ''Troublesome Night 4''
* ''''
* ''Troublesome Night 3''
* ''Troublesome Night 2''
* ''Troublesome Night''
* ''''
* ''Street of Fury''
* ''''
* ''''
* ''Let's Go Slam Dunk''

Television series

*2001 ''A Step Into The Past''
*2000 ''At the Threshold of an Era''
*1999 ''Detective Investigation Files IV''
*1998 ''Burning Flame''
*1997 ''A Recipe For The Heart''
*1997 ''I Can't Accept Corruption''
*1997 ''Man's Best Friend''
*1997 ''War & Remembrance''
*1996 ''Cold Blood Warm Heart''
*1996 ''The Hit Man Chronicles''
*1995 ''Against The Blade Of Honour''
*1995 ''The Condor Heroes 95''
*1995 ''Happy Harmony''
*1994 ''Class Of Distinction''
*1994 ''Knot To Treasure''

Loletta Lee

Loletta Lee is a Hong Kong born on January 8, 1965 in Hong Kong. She later changed her name to Rachel Lee in 2000.

She started playing small roles in in the 1980s. Her first role as main actress is in ''Devoted to You''. She continued to play as young teenager in the 1980s until 1990. She wanted to change her innocence image by playing more daring film such as ''Summer Lovers''. In 1993 she made a daring decision by taking her clothes off and starred in Hong Kong film ''Spirit of Love''. She continued to show her body in '' Crazy Love'', ''Girls Unbutton'' and ''Sex and Zen 2''. She also released 2 nude photographic albums. ''Crazy Love'', ''Girls Unbutton'' and ''Sex and Zen 2'' become the best selling VCD and DVD until currently..

She doesn't only have a sexy body, but she also has fairly good acting skills; her performance in ''Ordinary Heroes'' earned her a Golden Horse Award in 1999 for Best Actress. She can be found today working in mainstream Hong Kong cinema.


*''Shanghai Blues''
*''Before Dawn''
*''Merry Christmas''
*''Everlasting Love''
*''Happy Ghost''
*''Crazy Games''
*''The Isle of Fantasy''
*''The Flying Mr. B''
*''For Your Heart Only''
*''Devoted to You''
*''Kiss Me Goodbye''
*''My Family''
*''It's a Mad Mad World''
*''Porky's Meatballs''
*''Final Victory''
*''You OK, I'm OK''
*''Bless this House''
*''It's a Mad Mad, Mad World 2''
*''Mr. Vampire Saga Four''
*''Running Mate ''
*''It's a Mad Mad Mad World 3''
*''The Wild Ones''
*''Goodbye Hero''
*''Happy Ghost 4''
*''Chicken a La Queen''
*''The Musical Vampire''
*''Jail House Eros''
*''The Dragon From Russia''
*''Saga of the Phoenix''
*''Off Track''
*''Forbidden Arsenal''
*''Shanghai 1920''
*''All's Well, Ends Well''
*''Gun n' Rose''
*''It's a Mad Mad Mad World Too!''
*''Pom Pom And Hot Hot''
*''Summer Lovers''
*''Happy Partner''
*''Pink Bomb''
*''Legend of the Liquid Sword''
*''Angel Of The Road''
*''Crazy Love''
*''Remains Of A Woman''
*''The Spirit Of Love''
*''Girls Unbutton''
*''Why Wild Girls''
*''Funny Business''
*''Highway Man''
*''Sexy and Dangerous''
*''Sex & Zen 2''
*''Once Upon a Time in Triad Society''
*''Bloody Friday''
*''Ordinary Heroes''
*''Esprit D'Amour''
*''Nightmares in Precinct 7''
*''Killing End''
*''Love is a Butterfly''
*''Market's Romance''
*''Love in Garden Street''
*''Happy Mother''
*''My Troublesome Buddy''
*''Silly Kung Fu Family''
*''Gun Affinity''
*''A Wondrous Bet''
*''Tricky Business''

Liu Wai Hung

Liu Wai Hung was born in 1958 in Hong Kong with family roots in Shunde, Guangdong, China. He was a former actor in TVB with his famous nickname "Ar Chan" .

Liu joined TVB in 1977. In the firm "The Good, The Bad And The Ugly" , he acted as a new immigrant from Mainland China called "Ar Chan", so he got the nickname of "Ar Chan" from that moment. Also, "Ar Chan" became a popular name to represent new immigrants coming from Mainland between 1970s and 1990s in Hong Kong.

Between 1980s and 1990s, Liu took part in Enjoy Yourself Tonight, one of the most popular variety shows in Hong Kong, and later The Funny Half Show.

In 1990s, Liu left TVB and did business in many sectors, such as Karaoke invested in Mainland China and Chinese char siu invested in Malaysia. But, he lost in this investment and recently he joined a HK listed company and went back on track in the agricultural business. He truly is a hard working honorable man. He has a Malaysian wife and a daughter and a son who are young successful adults.

Recently, he stayed in Luoding, Guangdong and restarted his business of organic farm products in there. He has since been endorsed in an organic rice known as 'AH CHARN RICE' which is sold throughout China and the popularity of this product is the 100% natural properties. It is widely famous in Canton and the brand of 'AH CHARN RICE' has established itself well within a short period of time.

Lin Dai

Lin Dai was a actress of made in during 1950s–60s.

Born Cheng Yueru in Guilin, Lin Dai was awarded the Best Actress at the Asia Pacific Film Festival four times for her outstanding performances in a number of films produced by Shaw Studio. Whilst she attended short courses on drama and linguistics at Columbia University, New York in 1958, she met and fell in love with Long Shengxun, the son of Long Yun who was a former governor of China's Yunnan province. They married on 12 February 1961 in Hong Kong.

She committed suicide at home in Hong Kong in July 1964, using an overdose of sleeping pills and inhalation of methane gas, due to family matters referred by the media as "trivial". Her sudden and tragic death shocked the Chinese community.


*''Singing Under The Moon '', 1953
*''Golden Lotus '', 1957
*''Scarlett Doll '', 1958
*''Diau Charn '', 1958
*''The Kingdom and the Beauty '', 1959
*''Les Belles '', 1961
*''Love Without End '', 1961
*''Madame White Snake '', 1962
*''Blue and Black '', 1966

Lindzay Chan

Lindzay Chan 陳令智, Pinyin: Chen Lingzhi, is a former chief dancer of the Hong Kong Ballet, and an actress in the Hong Kong cinema and theatre.

As a long working partner of Hong Kong film director Evans Chan, she was named Best Actress at the Golden Horse Film Festival for her performance in ''To Live'' for the role of Rubie, who writes a letter to Swedish actress Liv Ullman against her criticism of Hong Kong's policy in expelling Vietnamese boat people.

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee was an American-born martial artist, philosopher, , martial arts actor and the founder of the Jeet Kune Do combat form. He was widely regarded as the most influential martial artist of the twentieth century and a cultural icon. He was also the father of actor Brandon Lee and of actress Shannon Lee.

Lee was born in , California, and raised in Hong Kong. His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional to a new level of popularity and acclaim, and sparked the first major surge of interest in Chinese martial arts in the . The direction and tone of his films changed and influenced martial arts and martial arts films in Hong Kong and the rest of the world as well. Lee became an iconic figure particularly to the , as he portrayed Chinese national pride and Chinese nationalism in his movies. He primarily practiced Chinese martial arts .

Early life

Lee Jun Fan was born in the hour of the dragon, between 6–8 a.m., in the according to the Chinese zodiac calendar, November 27, 1940, at the Chinese Hospital in in the United States. His father, Lee Hoi-Chuen , was , and his Catholic mother, Grace , was of Chinese and ancestry. Lee and his parents returned to Hong Kong when he was three months old. He was a citizen of the United States by birth and did not hold any other citizenships.

Education and family

At age 12, Lee entered La Salle College and later he attended St. Francis Xavier's College. In 1959, at the age of 18, Lee got into a fight and badly beat his opponent, getting into trouble with the police. His father became concerned about young Bruce's safety, and as a result, he and his wife decided to send Bruce to the United States to live with an old friend of his father's. Lee left with $100 in his pocket and the titles of 1958 Boxing Champion and the Crown Colony Champion of Hong Kong. It was at the University of Washington that he met his future wife Linda Emery, whom he would marry in 1964.

He had two children with Linda, Brandon Lee and Shannon Lee . Brandon, who also became an actor like his father, died in an accident during the filming of '''' in 1993. Shannon Lee also became an actress and appeared in some low-budget films starting in the mid 1990s, but has since quit acting.


Lee's given name was ''Jun Fan'' . At his birth, he additionally was given the English name of "Bruce" by a Dr. Mary Glover. Though Mrs. Lee had not initially planned on an English name for the child, she deemed it appropriate and would concur with Dr. Glover's addition. However, his American name was never used within his family until he enrolled in La Salle College at the age of 12, Dozier soon invited Lee for an audition, where Lee so impressed the producers with his lightning-fast moves that he earned the role of alongside Van Williams in the TV series ''''. The show lasted just one season, from 1966 to 1967. Lee also played Kato in three crossover episodes of ''''. This was followed by guest appearances in a host of television series, including '''' and ''Here Come the Brides'' .

In 1969, Lee made a brief appearance in his first American film '''' where he played a henchman hired to intimidate private detective Philip Marlowe by smashing up his office with leaping kicks and flashing punches, only to later accidentally jump off a tall building while trying to kick Marlowe off. In 1971, Lee appeared in four episodes of the television series '''' as the martial arts instructor of the title character Mike Longstreet . Bruce would later pitch a television series of his own tentatively titled ''The Warrior''. Allegedly, Lee's concept was retooled and renamed '''', but if so, Warner Bros. gave Lee no credit. The role of the Shaolin monk in the Wild West, known to have been coveted by Bruce, was awarded to non-martial artist David Carradine, purportedly because of the studio's belief that a leading man would not be embraced by the American public.

Not happy with his supporting roles in the U.S., Lee returned to Hong Kong and was offered a film contract by legendary director Raymond Chow to star in films produced by his production company Golden Harvest. Lee played his first leading role in ''The Big Boss'' which proved an enormous box office success across Asia and catapulted him to stardom. He soon followed up his success with two more huge box office successes: ''Fist of Fury'' and ''Way of the Dragon'' . For ''Way of the Dragon'', he took complete control of the film's production as the writer, director, star, and choreographer of the fight scenes. In 1964, at a demonstration in , California, Lee had met karate champion Chuck Norris. In ''Way of the Dragon'' Lee introduced Norris to moviegoers as his opponent in the final death fight at the Colosseum in Rome, today considered one of Lee's most legendary fight scenes.

In 1973, Lee played the lead role in ''Enter the Dragon'', the first film to be produced jointly by Golden Harvest and Warner Bros. This film would skyrocket Lee to fame in the U.S. and Europe. However, only a few months after the film's completion and three weeks before its release, the supremely fit Lee mysteriously died. ''Enter the Dragon'' would go on to become one of the year's highest grossing films and cemented Lee as a martial arts legend. It was made for US$850,000 in 1973 . To date, ''Enter the Dragon'' has grossed over $200 million worldwide. The movie sparked a brief fad in the martial-arts epitomized in songs like "Kung Fu Fighting" and TV shows like ''''.

Robert Clouse, the director of ''Enter the Dragon'', attempted to finish Lee's incomplete film ''Game of Death'' which Lee was also set to write and direct. Lee had shot over forty minutes of footage for ''Game of Death'' before shooting was stopped to allow him to work on ''Enter the Dragon''. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a student of Lee, also appeared in the film, which culminates in Lee's character, Billy Lo taking on the 7'2" basketball player in a climactic fight scene. In a controversial move, Robert Clouse finished the film using a look-alike and archive footage of Lee from his other films and released it in 1978 with a new storyline and cast. However, the cobbled-together film contained only 15 minutes of actual footage of Lee while the rest had a Lee lookalike, Tai Chung Kim, and Yuen Biao as stunt doubles. The unused footage Lee had filmed was recovered 22 years later and included in the documentary ''Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey''.

Challengers on the set

Lee's celebrity and martial arts prowess often put him on a collision course with a number of street thugs, stunt men and martial arts extras, all hoping to make a name for themselves. Lee typically defused such challenges without fighting, but felt forced to respond to several persistent individuals.

, USPK karate champion and co-star in ''Enter the Dragon'', recalled a particularly serious encounter that transpired after a film extra kept taunting Lee. The extra yelled that Lee was "a movie star, not a martial artist," that he "wasn't much of a fighter." Lee answered his taunts by asking him to jump down from the wall he was sitting on. Bob Wall described Lee's opponent as "a gang-banger type of guy from Hong Kong," a "damned good martial artist," and observed that he was fast, strong, and bigger than Bruce.

Wall recalled the confrontation in detail:

:''"This kid was good. He was strong and fast, and he was really trying to punch Bruce's brains in. But Bruce just methodically took him apart."''

:''"Bruce kept moving so well, this kid couldn't touch him...Then all of a sudden, Bruce got him and rammed his ass into the wall and swept him, he proceeded to drop his knee into his opponent's chest, locked his arm out straight, and nailed him in the face repeatedly."''

After his victory, Lee gave his opponent lessons on how to improve his fighting skills. His opponent, now impressed, would later say to Lee, "You really are a master of the martial arts." Lee's sifu, Wing Chun master Yip Man, was also a colleague and friend of Hong Kong's Wu style Tai Chi Chuan teacher Wu Ta-ch'i.

Lee trained in Wing Chun Gung Fu from age 13–18 under Hong Kong Wing Chun Sifu Yip Man. Lee was introduced to Yip Man in early 1954 by William Cheung, then a live-in student of Yip Man. Like most Chinese martial arts schools at that time, Sifu Yip Man's classes were often taught by the highest ranking students. One of the highest ranking students under Yip Man at the time was . Wong is thought to have had the largest influence on Bruce's training. Yip Man trained Lee privately after some students refused to train with Lee due to his ancestry.

Bruce was also trained in Western boxing and won the 1958 Boxing Championship match against 3-time champion Gary Elms by knockout in the 3rd round. Before arriving to the finals against Elms, Lee had knocked out 3 straight boxers in the first round. In addition, Bruce learned western fencing techniques from his brother Peter Lee, who was a champion fencer at the time. This multi-faceted exposure to different fighting arts would later play an influence in the creation of the eclectic martial art Jeet Kune Do.

Jun Fan Gung Fu

Lee began teaching martial arts after his arrival in the United States in 1959. Originally trained in Wing Chun Gung Fu, Lee called what he taught Jun Fan Gung Fu. ''Jun Fan Gung Fu'' , is basically a slightly modified approach to Wing Chun Gung Fu. Lee taught friends he met in Seattle, starting with Judo practitioner Jesse Glover as his first student and who later became his first assistant instructor. Before moving to California, Lee opened his first martial arts school, named the Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute, in Seattle.

Lee also improvised his own kicking method, involving the directness of Wing Chun and the power of Northern Shaolin kung fu. Lee's kicks were delivered very quickly to the target, without "chambering" the leg.

Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do originated in 1965. A match with Wong Jack Man influenced Lee's philosophy on fighting. Lee believed that the fight had lasted too long and that he had failed to live up to his potential using Wing Chun techniques. He took the view that traditional martial arts techniques were too rigid and formalistic to be practical in scenarios of chaotic street fighting. Lee decided to develop a system with an emphasis on "''practicality'', ''flexibility'', ''speed'', and ''efficiency''". He started to use different methods of training such as weight training for strength, running for endurance, stretching for flexibility, and many others which he constantly adapted.

Lee emphasized what he called "''the style of no style''". This consisted of getting rid of a formalized approach which Lee claimed was indicative of traditional styles. Because Lee felt the system he now called Jun Fan Gung Fu was too restrictive, it was developed into a philosophy and martial art he would come to call ''Jeet Kune Do'' or the ''Way of the Intercepting Fist.'' It is a term he would later regret because Jeet Kune Do implied specific parameters that styles connote whereas the idea of his martial art was to exist outside of parameters and limitations.

Lee directly certified only 3 instructors. Taky Kimura, James Yimm Lee , and Dan Inosanto, are the only instructors certified personally by Lee. Inosanto holds the 3rd rank directly from Bruce Lee in Jeet Kune Do, Jun Fan Gung Fu, and Bruce Lee's Tao of Chinese Gung Fu. Taky Kimura holds a 5th rank in Jun Fan Gung Fu. James Yimm Lee held a 3rd rank in Jun Fan Gung Fu. Ted Wong holds 2nd rank in Jeet Kune Do certified directly by Dan Inosanto. James Yimm Lee and Taky Kimura hold ranks in Jun Fan Gung Fu, not Jeet Kune Do; Taky received his 5th rank in Jun Fan Gung Fu after the term Jeet Kune Do existed. Also Bruce gave Dan all three diplomas on the same day, suggesting perhaps that Bruce wanted Dan to be his protege. All other Jeet Kune Do instructors since Lee's death have been certified directly by Dan Inosanto.

James Yimm Lee, a close friend of Lee, died without certifying additional students. Taky Kimura, to date, has certified only one person in Jun Fan Gung Fu: his son and heir Andy Kimura. Dan Inosanto continued to teach and certify select students in Jeet Kune Do for over 30 years, making it possible for thousands of martial arts practitioners to trace their training lineage back to Bruce Lee. Prior to his death, Lee told his then only two living instructors Inosanto and Kimura to dismantle his schools. Both Taky Kimura and Dan Inosanto were allowed to teach small classes thereafter, under the guideline "keep the numbers low, but the quality high". Bruce also instructed several World Karate Champions including Chuck Norris, Joe Lewis, and Mike Stone. Between all 3 of them, during their training with Bruce they won every Karate Championship in the United States.

Controversy over Jeet Kune Do

The name "Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do" was legally trademarked, and the rights to Bruce Lee's name, likeness, and personal martial arts legacy were given solely to the Lee estate for copyrighted commercial use. The name is made up of two parts: 'Jun Fan' and 'Jeet Kune Do' .


At 22 Lee also met Professor Wally Jay, and began to receive informal instruction in Jujitsu from him. The two would have long conversations about theories surrounding the martial arts and grew to be longtime friends.

1964 Long Beach International Karate Championships

At the invitation of Ed Parker, Lee appeared in the 1964 Long Beach International Karate Championships and performed repetitions of two-finger pushups with feet at approximately a shoulder-width apart. In the same Long Beach event he also performed the "''One inch punch''". The description of which is as follows: Lee stood upright, his right foot forward with knees bent slightly, in front of a standing, stationary partner. Lee's right arm was partly extended and his right fist approximately an inch away from the partner's chest. Without retracting his right arm, Lee then forcibly delivered the punch to his partner while largely maintaining his posture, sending the partner backwards and falling into a chair said to be placed behind the partner to prevent injury, though the force of gravity caused his partner to soon after fall onto the floor.

His volunteer was Bob Baker of Stockton, California. "I told Bruce not to do this type of demonstration again", he recalled. "When he punched me that last time, I had to stay home from work because the pain in my chest was unbearable."

1967 Long Beach International Karate Championships

Lee also appeared at the 1967 Long Beach International Karate Championships


Lee was not a professional competitor, but he did set his sights upon the goal of being one of the fittest and strongest fighters of the world, and he went through life earnestly attempting to achieve this. Lee researched many arts in his life and used what he found was useful and rejected what he did not. He also made subtle changes where he could if what he found did not fit his specific requirements. He tended to favor techniques where he could best take advantage of his own attributes, be it his phenomenal speed, strength, elusiveness or power. As seen in his films, Lee shrieked and made high-pitched noises while moving to throw opponents psychically off-center. Lee did say he could have beaten anybody in the world in a real fight.

Dan Inosanto said, "there's no doubt in my mind that if Bruce Lee had gone into pro boxing, he could easily have ranked in the top three in the lightweight division or junior-welterweight division."

Lee had boxed in the 1958 Boxing Championships held between twelve Hong Kong schools, a tournament in which he beat the three-time champion from another school .

Physical fitness and nutrition

Physical fitness

Lee felt that many martial artists of his day did not spend enough time on physical conditioning. Bruce included all elements of total fitness—muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility. He tried traditional bodybuilding techniques to build bulky muscles or mass. However, Lee was careful to admonish that mental and spiritual preparation was fundamental to the success of physical training in martial arts skills. In his book ''The Tao of Jeet Kune Do'', he wrote

The weight training program that Lee used during a stay in Hong Kong in 1965 at only 24 years old placed heavy emphasis on his arms. At that time he could perform bicep curls at a weight of 70 to 80lbs for three sets of eight repetitions, along with other forms of exercises, such as squats, push-ups, reverse curls, concentration curls, French presses, and both wrist curls and reverse wrist curls. The repetitions he performed were 6 to 12 reps . While this method of training targeted his fast and slow twitch muscles, it later resulted in weight gain or muscle mass, placing Bruce a little over 160 lbs. Lee was documented as having well over 2,500 books in his own personal library, and eventually concluded that "A stronger muscle, is a bigger muscle", a conclusion he later disputed. However, Bruce forever experimented with his training routines to maximize his physical abilities. He employed many different routines and exercises including , which served his training and bodybuilding purposes effectively.

Lee believed that the abdominal muscles were one of the most important muscle groups for a martial artist, since virtually ''every movement'' requires some degree of abdominal work. Perhaps more importantly, the "abs" are like a shell, protecting the ribs and vital organs.

He trained from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., including stomach, flexibility, and running, and from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. he would weight train and cycle. A typical exercise for Lee would be to run a distance of two to six miles in 15 to 45 minutes, in which he would vary speed in 3–5 minute intervals. Lee would ride the equivalent of 10 miles in 45 minutes on a stationary bike.

Lee would sometimes exercise with the jump rope and put in 800 jumps after cycling.
Lee would also do exercises to toughen the skin on his fists, including thrusting his hands into buckets of harsh rocks and gravel. He would do over 500 repetitions of this on a given day.


According to , soon after he moved to the United States, Lee started to take nutrition seriously and developed an interest in health foods, high- and and mineral supplements. He later concluded that in order to achieve a high-performance body, one could not fuel it with a diet of junk food, and with "the wrong fuel" one's body would perform sluggishly or sloppily. Lee also avoided baked goods, describing them as providing calories which did nothing for his body. Lee's diet included protein drinks; he always tried to consume one or two daily, but discontinued drinking them later on in his life.

Linda recalls Bruce's waist fluctuated between 26 and 28 inches. ''"He also drank his own juice concoctions made from vegetables and fruits, apples, celery, carrots and so on, prepared in an electric blender"''. He consumed green vegetables, fruits, and fresh milk everyday. Bruce always preferred to eat or other Asian food because he loved the variety that it had. Bruce also became a heavy advocate of dietary supplements, including:
* Vitamin C
* Lecithin granules
* Bee pollen
* Vitamin E
* Rose hips
* Wheat germ oil
* Natural protein tablets
* Acerola — C
* B-Folia


Lee's devotion to fitness gave him a body that was admired even by many of the top names in bodybuilding community. Joe Weider, the founder of Mr. Olympia, described Lee's physique as "the most defined body I've ever seen!" Many top bodybuilding competitors have acknowledged Lee as a major influence in their careers, including Flex Wheeler, Shawn Ray, Rachel McLish, Lou Ferrigno, Lenda Murray, Dorian Yates and eight time Mr. Olympia Lee Haney. Arnold Schwarzenegger was also influenced by Lee, and said of his body,

:"Bruce Lee had a very—I mean a very defined physique. He had very little body fat. I mean, he probably had one of the lowest body fat counts of any athlete. And I think that's why he looked so believable."

A doctor who knew Lee once claimed that he was "Muscled as a squirrel, and spirited as a horse" and fitter than anyone he had ever seen. Lee was known to have collected over 140 books in his lifetime on bodybuilding, weight training, physiology and kinesiology. In order to better train specific muscle groups, he also created several original designs of his own training equipment and had his friend George Lee build them to his specifications.

Physical feats

Lee's phenomenal fitness meant he was capable of performing many exceptional physical feats. The following list includes some of the physical feats that are documented and supported by reliable sources.
* Lee's striking speed from three feet with his hands down by his side reached five hundredths of a second.
* Lee's combat movements were at times too fast to be captured on film at 24 frames per second, so many scenes were shot in 32fps to put Lee in slow motion. Normally martial arts films are sped up.
* In a speed demonstration, Lee could snatch a dime off a person's open palm before they could close it, and leave a penny behind.
* Lee could perform push ups using only his thumbs
* From a standing position, Lee could hold a 125 lb barbell straight out.
* Lee performed a side kick while training with James Coburn and broke a 150-lb punching bag
* In a move that has been dubbed "Dragon Flag", Lee could perform leg lifts with only his shoulder blades resting on the edge of a bench and suspend his legs and torso perfectly horizontal midair.
* Lee could thrust his fingers through unopened steel cans of Coca-Cola, at a time before cans were made of the softer aluminium metal.
* Lee could use one finger to leave dramatic indentations on pine wood. His influences include Taoism, Jiddu Krishnamurti, and Buddhism. Lee was an atheist. When asked in 1972 what his religious affiliation was, he replied "none whatsoever," and expressed disbelief in God.

The following quotations reflect his fighting philosophy.

* "Be formless... shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle; it becomes the bottle. You put it into a teapot; it becomes the teapot. Water can flow, and it can crash. Be water, my friend..."
* "Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it."
* "Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there."

Awards and honors

* With his ancestral roots coming from in , Guangdong province of China , a street in the village is named after him where his ancestral home is situated. The home is open for public access.
* Lee was named among ''TIME Magazine'''s 100 Most Important People of the Century as one of the ''greatest heroes & icons'', as an example of personal improvement through, in part, physical fitness, and among the most influential martial artists of the twentieth century.
* In 2001, ''LMF'', a hip-hop group in Hong Kong, released a popular song called "1127" as a tribute to Lee.
* In 2003, "Things Asian" wrote an article on the thirtieth anniversary of his death.
* In 2004, UFC president Dana White credited Lee as the "father of mixed martial arts".
* In September 2004, a BBC story stated that the city of Mostar was to honor Lee with a , as a symbol of solidarity. After many years of war and religious splits, Lee's figure is to commend his work: to successfully bridge culture gaps in the world. The statue, placed in the city park, was unveiled on November 26, 2005 .
* In 2005, Lee was remembered in Hong Kong with a to mark his sixty-fifth birthday. The bronze statue, unveiled on November 27, 2005, honored Lee as Chinese film's bright star of the century.
* A Bruce Lee theme park with memorial statue and hall has been scheduled to be built in Shunde, China. It is expected to be complete in 2009.
* As of 2007, he is still considered by many martial artists and fans as the greatest martial artist of all time.
* On April 10, 2007 China's national broadcaster announced it has started filming a 40-part series on Lee. Xinhua News Agency said China Central Television started shooting "''The Legend of Bruce Lee''" over the weekend in Shunde in Guangdong province in southern China. Shunde is the ancestral home of Lee, who was born in San Francisco. It said the 50 million yuan production will also be filmed in Hong Kong and the United States, where Lee studied and launched his acting career. Chen Guokun, who plays Lee, said he has mixed feelings about playing the role of the icon, Xinhua reported. "I'm nervous and also excited, but I will do my best," Chen, who's also known as Chan Kwok-kwan, was quoted as saying. Chen, best known for appearing in the action comedy "Kung Fu Hustle," says Lee has been his role model since he was a child and that he has practiced kung fu for many years. The TV series, which is due to be aired in 2008, the year Beijing hosts the 2008 Summer Olympics Games, appears to aimed at highlighting Chinese culture in the run up to the event.
* In 2008, Plans for a Hong Kong museum dedicated to Lee are also in discussion. Lee’s two-story Hong Kong home was to be sold in July for as much as $13 million to benefit victims of the Sichuan earthquake, but its philanthropist owner, responding to pleas from Lee’s fans, decided instead to donate the property to the city so hopefully it can be turned into a museum some day.

Plagiarism accusations

Writings attributed to Lee published posthumously by his estate in several volumes , have been found to contain scores of incorrectly attributed material, including passages belonging to Alan Watts, Helen Keller, Dear Abby, Fritz Perls, Benjamin Franklin, Hugh Prather, Eric Hoffer, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and dozens of other writers. These writings were published from hand-written notes which Bruce Lee compiled throughout his life. While it is fair to point out that Bruce Lee did not authorize the publication of his notes after his death, one of the books, ''The Tao of Gung Fu'', contains at least one essay Lee submitted to his Freshman English class at the University of Washington at Seattle as well as a draft of a chapter for a proposed book by the same name. Both contain plagiarized passages from the books ''The Way of Zen'' and ''This is It'' by Alan Watts, creatively arranged and presented as the first-person experiences of Lee. In the book, ''Bruce Lee: The Man Only I Knew'', written by Lee's widow, Linda, Bruce Lee's former English teacher recounts accusing Lee of plagiarizing. "I accused him once of doing that and he sort of laughed," stated Margaret Walters. "He didn't admit it, but he didn't deny it, either."

Martial arts lineage

Death by misadventure

A foreshadowing of events to come occurred on May 10, 1973, when Lee collapsed in Golden Harvest studios while doing dubbing work for ''Enter the Dragon''. Suffering from full-body seizures and cerebral edema, he was immediately rushed to Hong Kong Baptist Hospital where doctors were able to reduce the swelling through the administration of Mannitol and revive him. These same symptoms that occurred in his first collapse were later repeated on the day of his death.

On July 20, 1973, Lee was in Hong Kong, due to have dinner with former James Bond star George Lazenby, with whom he intended to make a film. According to Lee's wife Linda, Lee met producer Raymond Chow at 2 p.m. at home to discuss the making of the movie ''Game of Death''. They worked until 4 p.m. and then drove together to the home of Lee's colleague Betty Ting Pei, a Taiwanese actress. The three went over the script at Pei's home, and then Chow left to attend a dinner meeting.

A short time later, Lee complained of a headache, and Ting Pei gave him an analgesic , Equagesic, which contained both aspirin and a muscle relaxant. Around 7:30 p.m., he went to lie down for a nap. After Lee did not turn up for dinner, Chow came to the apartment but could not wake Lee up. A was summoned, who spent ten minutes attempting to revive him before sending him by ambulance to . However, Lee was dead by the time he reached the hospital. There was no visible external injury; however, his brain had swollen considerably, from 1,400 to 1,575 grams . Lee was 32 years old. The only two substances found during the autopsy were Equagesic and trace amounts of . On October 15, 2005, Chow stated in an interview that Lee died from a hypersensitivity to the muscle relaxant in Equagesic, which he described as a common ingredient in painkillers. When the announced Lee's death officially, it was ruled a "death by misadventure."

Dr. Langford, who treated Lee for his first collapse, stated after his death that, "There's not a question in my mind that cannabis should have been named as the presumptive cause of death." He also believed that, "Equagesic was not at all involved in Bruce's first collapse." Professor R.D. Teare, who had overseen over 100,000 autopsies, was the top expert assigned to the Lee case. Dr. Teare declared that the presence of cannabis was mere coincidence, and added that it would be "irresponsible and irrational" to say that it might have triggered Lee's death. His conclusion was that the death was caused by an acute cerebral edema due to a reaction to compounds present in the prescription pain killing drug Equagesic. Dr. Peter Wu's preliminary opinion was that the cause of death could have been a reaction to cannabis and Equagesic. Dr. Wu would later back off from this position however:

:''"Professor Teare was a forensic scientist recommended by Scotland Yard; he was brought in as an expert on cannabis and we can't contradict his testimony. The dosage of cannabis is neither precise nor predictable, but I've never known of anyone dying simply from taking it."''

The exact details of Lee's death are a subject of controversy.

His wife Linda returned to her home town of Seattle, and had him buried at lot 276 of . Pallbearers at his funeral on July 31, 1973, included , James Coburn, Chuck Norris, George Lazenby, Dan Inosanto, Taky Kimura, Peter Chin, and his brother, Robert Lee.

His iconic status and young and unusual death fed many theories about his death, including murder involving the Triad society and a supposed curse on him and his family.

The curse theory was extended to his son Brandon Lee, also an actor, who died, 20 years after his father, in a bizarre accident while filming '''' at the age of 28. It was released after his death and gained cult status, as his father's last film had been, and did. Brandon Lee was buried beside his father.


Biographical films

In 1993 a biopic of Lee's life titled '''' was released in which Lee was portrayed by Jason Scott Lee .

In April, 2007, Chinese state media announced that its national broadcaster had started filming a 40-part TV series on Lee titled ''The Legend of Bruce Lee'' to promote Chinese culture for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Lee will be portrayed by Chan Kwok Kuen in the series.

On August 22, 2007, Fruit Chan announced that he will make a film on Bruce Lee's early years, in Chinese, entitled ''Kowloon City'', produced by John Woo's producer Terence Chang, and set in 1950s Hong Kong.

Stanley Kwan stated that he was talking with Lee's family to make a biographical film on Lee. Kwan says that his film will look at how Bruce Lee was affected by the absence of his father and how he brought up his own son, Brandon Lee.

Books authored

* ''Chinese Gung-Fu: The Philosophical Art of Self Defense''
* ''The Tao of Jeet Kune Do''

Books about Bruce Lee or JKD or both

* ''Bruce Lee: The Man Only I Knew'' - written by his widow Linda Lee Cadwell. This book served as the basis for the movie about his life, ''''.
* ''Bruce Lee: Words of the Dragon : Interviews 1958-1973'' - written by John Little
* ''Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body'' - written by John Little
* ''The Dragon and the Tiger: The Birth of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, the Oakland Years.'' by Sid Campbell
* ''Bruce Lee Between Wing Chun and JKD'' - written by Jesse Glover
* ''Bruce Lee: Dynamic Becoming'' - a book about Bruce Lee's philosophy
* ''Bruce Lee: Fighting Spirit'' - a biography by Bruce Thomas
* ''Striking Thoughts'' - thoughts and quotes of Bruce Lee
* ''The Tao of Jeet Kune Do'' - a book assembled posthumously that expresses Bruce Lee's notes on martial arts and philosophy.
* "On the Warrior's Path" by Daniele Bolelli . The longest chapter of this book about martial arts philosophy is on Bruce Lee's philosophical legacy.

Bruce Lee documentaries

* ''The Intercepting Fist''
* ''Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey''
* ''Bruce Lee: The Path of the Dragon''
* ''The Immortal Dragon''
* ''Curse of the Dragon''
* ''Death by Misadventure''
* ''Martial Arts Master''
* ''The Unbeatable Bruce Lee''
* ''The Man And The Legend''

Selected filmography

''For a complete list of Bruce Lee's filmography see''
* ''The Big Boss''
* ''Fist of Fury''
* ''Way of the Dragon''
* ''Enter the Dragon''
* ''Game of Death''

Television appearances

* ''The Green Hornet'' .... Kato
* '''' .... Kato
* '''' .... Leon Soo
* ''''
* ''Here Come the Brides'' .... Lin
* '''' .... Li Tsung
* '''' .... Himself

Other media

* '''' – a video game published by Datasoft Inc under license in 1984.
* ''Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon'' - a video game published by Universal Interactive Inc. in 2002.