Dennis To

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Dennis To
Chinese name 杜宇航
Pinyin Dù Yǔháng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Dou6 Jyu5-hong4 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Xiqiao, Guangdong, China
Born (1981-01-01) 1 January 1981 (age 33)
Hong Kong
Other name(s) To Yu-hang, To Yu Hang
Occupation Actor, martial artist
Years active 2007–present
This is a Chinese name; the family name is To.

Dennis To Yu-hang (born 1 January 1981) is a Hong Kong martial artist and actor. He started his career as a wushu practitioner and won several awards at various competitions, including a silver medal at the 2002 Asian Games[1][2] and a gold medal at the 2005 East Asian Games.[3][4] To became an actor in 2007 and started off by playing minor roles in Ip Man (2008), Bodyguards and Assassins (2009) and Ip Man 2 (2010). He is best known for his role as the Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man in the 2010 film The Legend Is Born – Ip Man.

Career[edit]

To started practising wushu at the age of six in the Hong Kong Wushu Union's classes.[5] He attended Helen Liang Memorial Secondary School in Sha Tin, Hong Kong.[citation needed] After graduating from school, To joined the Hong Kong Wushu Team[5] and started participating in wushu competitions. In 1999, at the age of 18, To won a gold medal in Changquan at the 1999 World Wushu Championships, becoming the youngest wushu champion in Hong Kong. He also won various medals at the 2001 and 2003 World Wushu Championships. In 2002, he won a silver medal in Changquan at the 2002 Asian Games.[1][2] In 2005, To, together with Chan Siu-kit and Chow Ting-yu, won a gold medal in duilian at the East Asian Games.[3][4]

To took part in the Hong Kong leg of the 2008 Summer Olympics torch relay as one of the 120 torchbearers in Hong Kong.[5]

To joined the entertainment industry in 2007. He is an artiste under National Arts Holdings Limited.[6] To made his debut in a minor role in the 2008 film Ip Man, directed by Wilson Yip and starring Donnie Yen, and he also appeared in the sequel Ip Man 2 (2010). Later, in 2010, he was cast as the lead character, Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man, in the 2010 film The Legend Is Born – Ip Man.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Ip Man
葉問
Hu Wei
2009 Bodyguards and Assassins
十月圍城
Nie Zhongqing
2010 Ip Man 2
葉問2
Cheng Wai-kei
2010 The Legend Is Born – Ip Man
葉問前傳
Ip Man
2011 Choy Lee Fut
蔡李佛
guest star
2011 The Harbor, 2012
港都2012
2011 The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake
競雄女俠·秋瑾
Xu Xilin
2011 1911
辛亥革命
Xiong Bingkun
2011 Summer Love
戀夏戀夏戀戀下
Ryan's brother
2012 Wu Dang
大武當之天地密碼
Taoist Bailong
2012 Zombie 108
棄城Z-108
SWAT cop guest star

Awards and nominations[edit]

Wushu[edit]

Year Award Competition Notes
1999 Gold medal Men's Changquan, 1999 World Wushu Championships
2001 Silver medal Changquan, 2001 World Wushu Championships
2001 Silver medal Daoshu, 2001 World Wushu Championships
2001 Bronze medal Gunshu, 2001 World Wushu Championships
2002 Silver medal Changquan, 2002 Asian Games [1][2]
2003 Bronze medal Changquan, 2003 World Wushu Championships
2003 Silver medal Daoshu, World Wushu Championships
2003 Silver medal Duilian, World Wushu Championships
2004 Silver medal Gunshu, Asian Wushu Championships
2004 Silver medal Duilian, Asian Wushu Championships
2005 Gold medal Duilian, 2005 East Asian Games Won together with Chan Siu-kit and Chow Ting-yu[3][4]

Film[edit]

Year Award / nomination Film Event Notes
2011 Best New Performer nomination Ip Man 2 30th Hong Kong Film Awards
2011 Best New Performer nomination The Legend Is Born – Ip Man 30th Hong Kong Film Awards
2011 Gold Award for New Performer of the Year Awarded by the Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Wushu team to promote HK in Canada". People's Daily Online. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c ""Wushu Performance 2006"". Hong Kong School Sports Programme Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "List of medalists at the Olympic Main Site". Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Wan, Freda; Kin-wa, Chan. "Wushu wonders strike gold for HK". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "To Yu Hang on Joining Grandmaster Yip Man". wu-jing.org. Retrieved 21 January 2013.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  6. ^ "NATIONAL ARTS (08228.HK) Company Profile". 

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