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Hong Kong actor Shing Fui-On has succumb to nasopharyngeal carcinoma yesterday after being diagnosed with the disease in 2004. He was 54.
For anyone who watched many Hong Kong films from the 80’s to early 90’s, chances are you seen Shing’s face before. With a tall and rugged appearances, its not so hard to forget and its no wonder why he has become well-known for often playing villainous roles as a Triad boss, a personal favorite of mine with him is in the heroic bloodshed film The Killer. His only leading role throughout his 31 years in the showbiz was the horror comedy The Blue Jean Monster.
He’ll be missed.
- Al Young
Although Stephen Chow is obviously best known for his comedic genius and hits such as “Kung Fu Hustle” and “Shaolin Soccer”, as a young actor he paid his dues in a variety of genres. Inevitably, as with pretty much every other performer of his generation, this saw him making a number of appearances in that most enduring of 1990s trends, namely the Triad drama. The unimaginatively titled “Triad Story”, directed by Shum Wai, better known as a bit part actor who turned up in the likes of “Police Story 3”, was one such early role, which saw him star alongside an impressive cast of veterans including Ng Man Tat, Wu Ma, Shing Fui On and Billy Chow. The film begins in familiar style with Triad boss Feng (Ke Jun Hsung, another instantly recognisable face who featured in a number of Jackie Chan films including “The Canton Godfather” and “Island of »
- James Mudge
2 items from 2009
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