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Andrew Lau Wai-Keung was born in Hong Kong in 1960, and has been fond of photography as a child. He joined Shaw Brothers (HK) Ltd. after secondary school graduation. The first film he participated in as a semi-skilled worker in cinematography was Legendary Weapons of China directed by Chia-Liang Liu. His position rose throughout the years with film... See full bio »


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Infernal Affairs Cinematographer
Confession of Pain Cinematographer
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Chungking Express Cinematographer


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 2018 Kung Fu Monster (as Andrew Lau Wai-Keung)
 2012 The Last Tycoon (director of photography)
 2011 A Beautiful Life (director of photography - as Wai-Keung Lau)
 2010 Jing wu feng yun: Chen Zhen (director of photography)
 2009 Look for a Star (director of photography)
 2006 Confession of Pain (director of photography)
 2006 Deiji (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 2005 Initial D (director of photography)
 2003 Chow lok yuen (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 2003 Infernal Affairs II (director of photography)
 2003 Cat and Mouse (director of photography)
 2002 Infernal Affairs (director of photography)
 2002 The Wesley's Mysterious File (director of photography)
 2001 Dance of a Dream (director of photography)
 2000 The Duel (director of photography)
 1999 The Legend of Speed (director of photography - as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1999 A Man Called Hero (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1998 The Storm Riders (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1998 Young & Dangerous: The Prequel (director of cinematography)
 1998 Young and Dangerous 5 (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1996 Fei hu xiong xin 2: Ao qi bi tian gao (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1996 Young and Dangerous (as Mr. Andrew Lau)
 1995 I'm Your Birthday Cake (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1995 Sixty Million Dollar Man (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1995 The Saint of Gamblers (director of photography - as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1994 Chungking Express (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1993 Perfect Exchange (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1993 Future Cops
 1993 Crime Story (director of photography - as Lau Wai Keung)
 1993 Hero Beyond the Boundary of Time (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1992 Once Upon a Time in China III (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1992 Wicked City (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1991 The Banquet (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1991 Lee Rock (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1991 The Ultimate Vampire (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1990 Against All (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1990 Rebel from China (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1990 Curry and Pepper (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1990 The Unmatchable Match (director of photography)
 1989 China White (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1989 Wild Search (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1989 Little Cop
 1989 The First Time Is the Last Time (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1989 News Attack (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1988 As Tears Go By (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1987 Fighting Madam (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1987 Heng cai san qian wan (as Wai-Keung Lau)
 1987 City on Fire
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Andrew Lau Wai Keung | Lau Wai Keung | Mr. Andrew Lau | Wai-Keung Lau | Weiqiang Liu | Andrew Lau Lo | Andrew Lau Wai-Keung

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...I like directing, so I can be in control of the cinematography, the acting, etc. In Hong Kong , normally the actors have a lot of control, but I need to fully control everything. When I was a cameraman, I was very upset sometimes because I could not control everything. Even when you shoot a shot you don't like, the director can say it's okay, and it will end up in the film. So that's why I ... See more »


Founded B.O.B. & Partners Co. Ltd., in partnership with writer-producer Manfred Wong, and writer-producer-director Jing Wong. The B.O.B. stands for 'Best of the Best'.


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