Chung King-fai

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Dr King-fai Chung
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
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1937-03-28) March 28, 1937 (age 77)
Bangkok, Thailand
Occupation Actor

Chung King-fai, SBS, is a Hong Kong actor and pioneer of contemporary performing art.[1] 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.[2]

Education and career[edit]

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.

Film(s)[edit]

Year Title Role
1996 Black Mask Commissioner

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Awards
1976 Springs and Autumns of the Three Kingdoms Wong Wan RTV
1979 Dragon Strikes Prince Ning RTV
2003 The Threat of Love II TVB
2005 My Family Man Tai-Lor TVB Nominated - TVB Award for Best Actor (Top 5)
2006 Welcome to the House Ko Hing TVB Nominated - TVB Award for Best Actor
The Dance of Passion Yim Kwok-Yip TVB Nominated - TVB Award for Best Supporting Actor (Top 5)
Nominated - TVB Award for My Favourite Male Character
Land of Wealth Chai Hok-Yan TVB
At Home With Love Chung Bong TVB
2007 Word Twisters' Adventures Heavenly King TVB
The Building Blocks of Life Kong Sing-Yue (Preston) TVB
2009 The Stew of Life Ng Man Tak TVB
2010 A Fistful of Stances Au-Yeung Biu TVB
2011 A Great Way To Care Leong Wai Keong TVB
Only You Shaw Chun-fai TVB
The Other Truth Hau Pak-kan (Clayton) TVB
ICAC Investigators 2011 Alfred RTHK
2012 Divas in Distress Fung Han-man TVB
The Confidant Lau Dor-sun TVB
2013 Will Power Paul TVB

Awards and achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hui, Sylvia (19 May 2005). "Jackie Chan to promote China anthem". The Standard. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Recipients of HKSAR Honours and Awards
Academic offices
Preceded by
None
President of the Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies
1984-present
Succeeded by
incumbent
Awards and achievements
Ming Pao Weekly Magazine Awards
Preceded by
Dayo Wong
for To Catch the Uncatchable
Best Actor
2005
for My Family
Succeeded by
Roger Kwok
for Life Made Simple