Recent News Stories

  1. Donnie Yen embarks on 3-D kung fu dog road movie
  2. Goodbye Mr. Loser makers sue online film critic
  3. Surprise is box office surprise in China
  4. Inside Men continues reign in South Korea
  5. Keeper of Darkness holds top spot in Hong Kong
  6. The Fourth Direction wins top prize in Singapore
  7. Inside Men wins third weekend in South Korea
  8. Ho Yu Hang pulls trigger on Mrs. K
  9. Ko Chun-hsiung (1945-2015)
  10. Mass resignations at Taipei Film Festival
  11. Martian orbits atop China box office
  12. Kitarajanipon wins Hawaii Audience Award
  13. Inside Men fends off newcomers in South Korea
  14. APSA returns awards to Asia
  15. Bona reports lower profit in 2015 Q3
  16. LeTV, cinemas clash over Vanished Murderer
  17. Wallace Chung debuts as director with Sandglass
  18. Hara Setsuko (1920-2015)
  19. Ha Jung-woo and Bae Doo-na enter Tunnel
  20. Local youth fares top Japan box office
  21. Hunger Games finale inflames Greater China
  22. Ode to My Father tops Grand Bell Awards
  23. Inside Men wins South Korea box office
  24. Taiwan takes back spotlight at Golden Horse
  25. Iwai Shunji wraps Rip Van Winkle
  26. Goodbye Mr. Loser team sues film critic
  27. Mozu wins second weekend in Japan
  28. Spectre leads China box office
  29. The Priests remain strong in South Korea
  30. Manang Biring wins animated Cinema One
  31. GTH to split into founding companies
  32. Choi Yong-bae to head BiFan festival
  33. Mozu tops Japan box office
  34. Yuen Woo-ping, Tsui Hark remake Miracle Fighters
  35. EX-Files sequel romances China box office
  36. The Priests possesses South Korean cinemas
  37. Honor Thy Father to open Cinema One Originals
  38. Curtailed Taipei box office data resumes
  39. Hualien withdraws from public listing
  40. Kai Ko to make comeback in Midi Z film

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: