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Overview (2)

Born in Hong Kong
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tony Leung Ka-fai is a four-time Hong Kong Film Award-winning film actor. As he is often confused with actor Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Tony Leung Ka-fai is known as "Big Tony", while Tony Chiu-Wai Leung is known as "Little Tony", nicknames which correspond to the actors' respective physical statures.

Leung has been in the film industry for more than 30 years, starring in a variety of roles. His debut film was Huo shao yuan ming yuan (1983), where he played the Xianfeng Emperor. He would later work with Yun-Fat Chow in three films, Gam yuk fung wan (1987), A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon (1989), and Dou san 2 (1994).

In 1991, Leung went to France to appear in Jean-Jacques Annaud's The Lover (1992), based on Marguerite Duras's novel, as the older lover of a young teen schoolgirl, who was played by British actress Jane March.

Leung's ongoing career has seen him star in films such as San wa (2005), Double Vision (2002), Changhen ge (2005) and Hak se wui (2005).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Movie Guy

Spouse (1)

Jia-Nian Jiang (? - present) (2 children)

Trivia (4)

Married with twin daughters
After he graduated from college, he entered a training program for actors at the Hong Kong TVB Acting School. He dropped out after 9 months because he needed to make a living.
In 1984, the director Lee Hang-Sheng, who was the father of Leung's girlfriend at the time, cast him as the lead in his film "The Burning of the Imperial Palace." He walked away with the first Hong Kong film award for Best Actor from his performance.
Nominated for the best leading actor award at the Golden Horse Film Festival for Mandarin Chinese-language films for his role as a gangster in Triad movie Election.

Personal Quotes (2)

I always see myself as an ordinary person. The fact is I really am an ordinary person. Acting is only my profession. I am just like an ordinary person. I am working at business hours and resting when I am off; like an ordinary citizen I ride the MTR, cross the harbor on the ferry. I always feel, my performance life is the exciting one. My own life is very ordinary.
I feel I am very lucky, when I was young I was already married with children. I had a complete family, which enabled me to maintain stability.

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