Recent News Stories

  1. Miike to battle yakuza vampires
  2. John Woo's Crossing joins 3-D December
  3. CFG joins H'wood investment game
  4. PFF Scholarship film goes crowd-funding
  5. Zhang Yimou, Kawase Naomi in Cannes
  6. Black Coal, Thin Ice crosses RMB100m
  7. Beijing Festival opens like clockwork
  8. Chinese films lock National Day holiday slots
  9. Captain America fends off Korean newcomers
  10. Tsutsumi Yukihiko to adapt Mourner
  11. Crows Zero sequel explodes at Japan B.O.
  12. Daniel Yu and Damon Chan join Emperor
  13. Star Movies hosts 20th anniversary retrospective
  14. Midnight After clocks huge HK opening
  15. Grandmaster sets record at HK Film Awards
  16. GV renews itself for the digital age
  17. Pang Ho-cheung's Aberdeen to open Udine
  18. IMAX sells 20% of China operations
  19. China box office up 29.3% in 2014 Q1
  20. China Film Directors' Guild self-criticises
  21. White Haired Witch release moved to August
  22. Frozen refuses to melt at Japan box office
  23. Hawaii spotlights Asian two dozen
  24. Fortissimo reports best ever FilMart
  25. Captain America commands China box office
  26. ChinaVision reports profit surge in 2013
  27. Tale of Iya, My Name is Salt win HKIFF prizes
  28. Alibaba film investment plan sells out
  29. Peter Chan starts child abduction drama shoot
  30. My Little Princess appeal decision expected
  31. Frozen spends 3rd weekend atop Japan B.O.
  32. Jiseul wins first Wildflower Award
  33. SAPPRFT denies reports of second import licence
  34. Peabody & Sherman tops China box office
  35. Japan cinemas to raise ticket prices
  36. Sono Sion to adapt Shinjuku Swan
  37. Alibaba extends into film business
  38. Japan censors reject France's My Little Princess
  39. Grandmaster wins 7 at Asian Film Awards
  40. Beijing announces competition line-up

Wong Tin-lam (1927-2010)


Wong Tin-lam (1927-2010)

By Stephen Cremin

Wed, 17 November 2010, 13:12 PM (HKT)


Obituary News

Veteran Hong Kong director Wong Tin-lam (王天林) died at 8:20pm on 16 Nov, aged 83. The cause of death was announced as organ failure following a period of ill-health in recent months.

Born in Shanghai in 1927, Wong moved to Hong Kong in 1935. He began directing martial arts films at the age of 22, including episodes in the popular Fong Sai-yuk (方世玉) and Flying Swordsman (飛劍俠) series.

He made his greatest contributions to Cantonese language cinema in the 1950s and 1960s in a wide variety of genres including comedies, musicals and melodramas before entering the television industry in the 1970s.

Since retiring as a director in the 1990s, Wong has concentrated on acting with memorable roles in the films of Johnnie To (杜琪峰). Earlier this year, he had a cameo in Dennis Law's (羅守耀) Bad Blood (滅門).

Wong also regularly appeared in the films directed by his son, prolific Hong Kong film director and producer Wong Jing (王晶). It was Wong Jing who announced his father's death in a statement to the media.


Sign up with your email address for our free weekly newsletter: