Derek Yee

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Derek Yee
Chinese name 爾冬陞 (traditional)
Chinese name 尔冬升 (simplified)
Pinyin Ěr Dōngshēng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Yee5 Tung1 Sing1 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Tianjin
Born (1957-12-28) 28 December 1957 (age 57)
Hong Kong
Parents Yee Kwong 爾光
Hong Wei 紅薇

Derek Yee Tung-sing (simplified Chinese: 尔冬升; traditional Chinese: 爾冬陞; pinyin: Ěr Dōngshēng; Jyutping: Yee5 Tung1 Sing1), born in 1957, is a former Shaw Brothers actor from Hong Kong, currently a film director and screenwriter, who has achieved fame and respect in Hong Kong and international film festival circuits for treading carefully commercial viability concerns with artistic integrity. He is the younger half-brother of famed Hong Kong actors Paul Chun and David Chiang, the latter also a former Shaw Brothers star.

Yee has starred in over 40 movies in Hong Kong between 1975 and 1986, during the time when Shaw Brothers Studio were still producing movies. Since then Yee turned to screenwriting and directing and has made a career out of making films like C'est la vie, mon chéri, Viva Erotica and The Truth About Jane and Sam and also gritty dramas like One Night in Mongkok and Protégé.

Derek Yee was a former boyfriend of Hong Kong actress Maggie Cheung.[1][2]

Filmography[edit]

As director and screenwriter[edit]

Year Title Awards
1986 The Lunatics Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
1987 People's Hero
1989 The Bachelor's Swan Song Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay
1993 C'est la vie, mon chéri Won – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
Won – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated – Golden Horse Award for Best Director
Nomianted – Golden Horse Award for Best Original Screenplay
1995 Full Throttle Won – Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Director
Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay
1996 Viva Erotica Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
Nominated – Golden Horse Award for Best Director
Nominated – Golden Bear (Berlin)[1]
1999 The Truth About Jane and Sam
2003 Lost in Time Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
2004 One Night in Mongkok Won – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
Won – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay
Won – Golden Bauhinia Award for Best Director
Won – Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Director
Nominated – Golden Horse Award for Best Director
Nominated – Golden Bauhinia Award for Best Screenplay
2005 2 Young Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay
2005 Drink-Drank-Drunk
2007 Protégé Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated – Golden Horse Award for Best Director
Nomianted – Golden Horse Award for Best Original Screenplay
2009 Shinjuku Incident Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
2010 Triple Tap
2011 The Great Magician
Sword Master

As actor[edit]

Year Title Role Awards
1977 Lady Exterminator
1977 Jade Tiger
1977 Death Duel
1977 The Sentimental Swordsman
1977 Pursuit of Vengeance
1978 Interlude on Rails
1978 Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre Zhang Wuji
1978 Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre II Zhang Wuji
1978 Legend of the Bat
1979 Young Lovers
1979 Full Moon Scimitar
1980 Bat Without Wings
1980 Heroes Shed No Tears
1981 Return of the Sentimental Swordsman
1981 The Battle for the Republic of China Liu Fuji
1981 Black Lizard
1982 Hell Has No Boundary
1982 Buddha's Palm
1983 Shaolin Prince
1983 Shaolin Intruders
1983 Descendant of the Sun
1983 The Supreme Swordman
1984 The Hidden Power of Dragon Sabre
1984 My Darling Genie
1984 Last Hero in China
1985 How To Choose A Royal Bride
1985 Let's Make Laugh II
1990 Kawashima Yoshiko Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
1992 Empress Da Yu'er Dorgon
1994 The True Hero
1994 Master of Zen Bodhidharma
2007 Protégé

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Berlinale: 1997 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 

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