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|Dr King-fai Chung|
Chung King Fai in 2014
|Chinese name||鍾景輝 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||钟景辉 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||zhong1 jing3 hui1 (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||zung1 ging2 fai1 (Cantonese)|
|Ancestry||Taishan, Guangdong, China|
March 28, 1937 |
Chung King-fai, SBS, is a Hong Kong actor and pioneer of contemporary performing art. He is also a director, TV producer, programme host and performing arts educator. He is the founder and president of the Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies, Art Form Panels of the Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Chairman of Exploration Theatre, and Art Director of Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
Education and career
Chung finished his secondary education in Pui Ching Middle School before studying at Chung Chi College, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, majoring in English. He received a BA degree in Speech and Drama from Oklahoma Baptist University and his masters degree in Fine Arts from Yale School of Drama. Back in Hong Kong, he was an actor and executive producer with the two major television broadcasters, and lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University. He has also been an advisor to Hong Kong Repertory Theatre. In 1983, Chung was appointed the founding Dean of the School of Drama at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts.
Chung introduced Theatre of the Absurd and Broadway musicals to Hong Kong audiences in Cantonese (mother tongue of the major population), with numerous stage performances. He has directed over 80 productions, including Equus, West Side Story, Rashomon, Teahouse, Xiaojing Hutong, Grease, M Butterfly, A Sentimental Journey[disambiguation needed] and Noises off.
Chung also holds an honorary fellowship at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and an honorary doctorate from Armstrong University of California.
Awards and achievements
- 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997 Best Director, Hong Kong Drama Awards
- 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1999 Best Actor, Hong Kong Drama Awards
- 1994 Ten Years Outstanding Achievement Award, Hong Kong Drama Awards
- 1999 Artist of the Year(Stage Director), Hong Kong Artists’ Guild
- 2000 Drama Achievement Award, Hong Kong Arts Development Council
- 2001 Fellowship from Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts
- 2002 Silver Bauhinia Star
- 2005 Most Outstanding TV Actor, Ming Pao Weekly
- 2006 Hong Kong Television Broadcasts Limited
- 2007 World Outstanding Chinese Award
|President of the Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies
|Awards and achievements|
|Ming Pao Weekly Magazine Awards|
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