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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.


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