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Bowie Wu

Bowie Woo
Born
Wu Gai Sau

(1932-01-18) 18 January 1932 (age 92)
Guangzhou, China
OccupationActor
Years active1953–present
SpouseLui Wing Ho (married 1957-2016 (her death))
AwardsGolden Bauhinia AwardsLifetime Achievement Award
2003

TVB Anniversary AwardsLifetime Achievement Award
2003

Hong Kong Film AwardsLifetime Achievement Award
2023

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese胡楓
胡繼修
Simplified Chinese胡枫
胡继修
Musical career
Also known as修哥 (Sau Gor)
OriginHong Kong

Bowie Wu Fung (born 18 January 1932) is a Hong Kong veteran actor and director with family roots in Guangdong, China. A matinée idol in the 1950s and 1960s, he began his acting career in long form Cantonese films 1953, becoming an overnight success with his debut film, Men's Hearts. In his long career he has starred opposite many of Hong Kong cinema's leading ladies, and of particular note are his many collaborations with Josephine Siao in 1960s musicals. For these roles he earned the nickname the "Dance King" for his dancing skills. In the 1970s Woo Fung began working in television and continues to do so as a contract artist to Hong Kong's TVB, with occasional guest appearances in films.

Woo Fung remains a very much loved and respected elder in Hong Kong's entertainment industry, and is "godfather" to both Jacky Cheung and Nick Cheung.

Woo Fung held a concert on Jun 19, 2021 at the Hong Kong Coliseum.[1] His granddaughters and great-grandchildren also attended live, with his sons and daughters also joining in via web conferencing.

Filmography

Film

This is a partial list of films.

Television series

(This list is incomplete.)

Asia Television Limited

TVB

  • The Final Verdict (1988)
  • Looking Back in Anger (1989)
  • The Seasons (1989)
  • Blood of Good and Evil (1990)
  • Drifters (1991)
  • One Step beyond (1991)
  • Angel's Call (1992)
  • The Vampire Returns (1993)
  • Forty Something (1995)
  • Night Journey (1996)
  • Corner the Con Man (1997)
  • Justice Sung (1997)

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2023 Hong Kong Film Awards Lifetime Achievement Award - Won[3]

References

  1. ^ "V89歲開騷破紅館紀錄 胡楓望加場想曾江謝賢捧場". SingTao news. 2021-05-16
  2. ^ "The Young Girl Dares Not Homeward". hkmdb.com. April 25, 1970. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  3. ^ "The 41st Hong Kong Film Awards". Hong Kong Film Awards. Retrieved 18 April 2023.
  • This article's content is based on that from the corresponding article on the Chinese Wikipedia.
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