Edwin Siu

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Edwin Siu
Edwin Siu 2014.jpg
Chinese name 蕭正楠 (traditional)
Chinese name 萧正楠 (simplified)
Pinyin Xiāo Zhèngnán (Mandarin)
Jyutping Siu1 Zing3 Naam4 (Cantonese)
Birth name Siu Kam-lun
蕭錦麟 (Traditional)
萧锦麟 (Simplified)
Siu1 Gam2 Leon4 (Cantonese)
Xiāo Jǐnlín (Mandarin)
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1977-03-23) 23 March 1977 (age 38)
Hong Kong
Occupation Singer, actor
Genre(s) Cantopop
Instrument(s) Vocals
Label(s) Music Nation Group (2002–2004)
Years active 2002–present
Partner(s) Priscilla Wong
(2014–present)

Edwin Siu (simplified Chinese: 萧正楠; traditional Chinese: 蕭正楠, born 23 March 1977), is a Hong Kong actor and singer. Siu started his career as a idol singer and was formerly managed by Music Nation Group. After making a controversial comment at an award ceremony in 2002, he was banished from the Hong Kong entertainment industry for many years. In 2008 he returned to Hong Kong signing an artiste contract with TVB.[1]

Biography[edit]

Siu became popular in high school as a singer. In 2001, he distinguished himself in a singing contest and was signed by Music Nation Group as a singer and found early success.[2] After a fierce competition with new singers including Juno Mak and Shawn Yue, he won the Rookie of the Year award. However, Siu's initial success ended abruptly in 2002 after he made the controversial statement “the good will always prevail” at the 2002 JSG award after party.[3] The following day his comment was taken out of context with news reports claiming that Siu's comments were made towards fellow singer Juno Mak, who was known for his wealthy father's backing of his career, angering Mak's supporters and fans. Siu's career plummeted immediately and was sent by his management company to restart his career in mainland China. He was sent to Beijing and was eventually dropped by his management company in 2004, preventing him from releasing any new albums.[4][5] Siu has said 2004 was one of his most depressing year as his career spiraled downhill and his father also died.

Finding little success in mainland and missing his family, Siu returned to Hong Kong in 2008 to sign with TVB as an actor. Starting with minor supporting roles he eventually climbed to lead actor roles at TVB. In 2012, he starred in the TV drama Daddy Good Deeds playing the character "Yip Kwai" with an image that subverted from his early career. The role brought him his first TVB acting nomination as an supporting actor. In response to his role, Siu remarked that “It was too easy for me to succeed in the past, then I become arrogant. I often lost my temper when I felt unhappy with some small thing. But now I knew that rather to have a sudden rise in life, I prefer to work hard step-by-step. I was fortunately to have this opportunity to reintroduce my image to the public.” [6] In addition to his role on Daddy Good Deeds, he also sang the series' theme song, which was very well received.[7]

In 2013 he starred in his first lead role, co-leading with Ruco Chan in Brother's Keeper. His character "Lo Wai-son" brought him further recognition as an actor in which he won the TVB Star Awards Malaysia best actor award. After the success of Brother's Keeper, Siu was given more opportunities as an lead actor.

Personal life[edit]

Siu's good friends and constant co-stars are Wayne Lai, Raymond Cho, Raymond Wong, and Power Chan. The five together have starred in The Confidant and Overachievers. With the exception of Raymond Wong, they will be staring in the upcoming drama The Five Eunuchs.

In 2014 Edwin Siu pursued and started dating his Madam Cutie On Duty co-star Priscilla Wong after the drama finished filming. The two became close while filming of the drama in which they played pretend husband and wife. Initially secretive of their relationship, the two were caught on a date at the beach by gossip news photographers. Wong was soon labeled as the third party to Siu's previous relationship with entertainment news host Gigi Ho, whom Siu never admitted to dating and later stating that he has been single for a long time.[8][9] During this time period Ho, who was not willing to let go of her past relationship with Siu would leave cryptic messages on her Weibo page vilifying Siu and Wong.[10] Also netizens and gossip news articles bashed Wong as a boyfriend stealer, Siu eventually came clean professing his love for Wong and defending her on his personal Weibo page to stop further malicious false rumors about their relationship.[11][12] Weathering the storm together Siu and Wong has since been very open about their relationship.[13]

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

# English Title Chinese Title Type Release Date Label
1st Born to Fly EP 22 August 2002 Music Nation Group
2nd Edwin 蕭正楠 Album 02 January 2003 Music Nation Group
Edwin Siu (Special Edition) 蕭正楠(特別版) Album 21 January 2003 Music Nation Group
3rd What Do You Want Me to Do 你想我點 Album 22 September 2003 Music Nation Group
4th Story 故事 Album 15 July 2004 Music Nation Group

Television themes[edit]

Year English Title Chinese Title TV drama Notes
2003 Suspicious Close Friends 可疑密友 (Ho Yi Mat Yau) Aqua Heroes with Bobo Chan
2005 One Thousand Times More Energy 一千倍動能 (Yat Cin Pui Dung Nang) Crush Gear Turbo
2012 Never Cared 從未在意 (Chung Mei Joi Yi) Daddy Good Deeds
2013 Enclosure 圍牆 (Wai Cheung) A Great Way to Care II
My History 我的歷史 (Ngor Dik Lik Si) Bullet Brain
The Big Wheel 巨輪 (Geui Lun) Brother's Keeper with Ruco Chan
2015 I'll Always Be Yours Madam Cutie On Duty
Gratitude 報恩 (Bou Jan) My "Spiritual" Ex-Lover with Nancy Sit, Evergreen Mak
Lethal Earth 轟天動地 (Qwang Tin Dung Dei) Master of Destiny

Filmography[edit]

Television dramas[edit]

Title Year Role Notes
Aqua Heroes 2003 Edwin Tong Kai-lok
ICAC Investigators 2004 2004 Hung Kwok-keung Episode 5: "Short Stake"
The Zone 2005 Buyer Episode 7: "Buyer"
Cooking Master Boy 2005 Liu Mao-hsing
Qiu Ai Qiao Jiaren 2006 Hu Zijun
Out of Your Love 2006 Ji Yang
Xiang Yu 2007 Cheng Jianuo
When Easterly Showers Fall on the Sunny West 2008 Kwan Ho-cheung
D.I.E. Again 2009 Jose Kam Chi-fung
Beyond the Realm of Conscience 2009 Li Chan, Emperor Wuzong of Tang
A Weaver on the Horizon 2010 Fang Ning
Can't Buy Me Love 2010 Prince Consort Chiu Wan
The Vigilantes In Masks 2011 Ying Wuqiu / Bao Laiying
Dropping By Cloud Nine 2011 Victor Episode 7: "Love Transfer"
Grace Under Fire 2011 Kazuo Tokugawa
Forensic Heroes III 2011 Ken Ho Ching-man Nominated—My AOD Favourites Award for My Favourite Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated—My AOD Favourites Award for My Favourite Promising Actor
Daddy Good Deeds 2012 Yip Kwai (Ah Yap) Nominated—TVB Anniversary Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Male Artist
Nominated—My AOD Favourites Award for My Favourite Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated—My AOD Favourites Award for My Favourite Outstanding Popularity King
Gloves Come Off 2012 Edward Leung Yan-wah Nominated—TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Male Artist
The Last Steep Ascent 2012 Ho Sai-ho Nominated—TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Male Artist
The Confidant 2012 Ling Tim-sau Nominated—TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Male Artist
A Great Way to Care II 2013 Dr. Jackson Leung Kai-wing Nominated—TVB Star Awards for My Favourite TVB Actor in a Supporting Role
Bullet Brain 2013 Constable Choi Fei-lung
Brother's Keeper 2013 Lo Wai-son Nominated—TVB Star Awards for My Favourite TVB Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated—TVB Star Awards for My Favourite Top 15 TVB Drama Characters
Overachievers 2014 Yuen Siu-tin
Madam Cutie On Duty 2015 Law Dai-shu
My "Spiritual" Ex-Lover 2015 Ning Choi-san
The Five Eunuchs 2015 TBA Announced
No Reserve 2015 Chau Sai-kai post-production
Master of Destiny 2015 Cho Chi-ko post-production

Film[edit]

Title Year Role Notes
The Young Ones 1999 Police Extra
Truth or Dare: 6th Floor Rear Flat 2003 Edwin Nominated—Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Performer
City of SARS 2003 Ho-yin
The Park 2004 Yeung Tin-lun
Dating Death 2004 Chak
The Beautiful Life 2004 Lai Kar-kiu
Can Not Cry 2004 Feng Ming
The Gerile 2004 Fang Fang
Academy of Detectives: Kill of Love 2004 Edwin
Explosive City 2004 Police Cameo
China's Next Top Princess 2005 Emperor
Meng Xiang Ren Jian 2007 Wei Xing
Turning Point 2009 Zatoi's lawyer Cameo

Internet dramas[edit]

Title Year Role Notes
Beach * Volleyball * Souffle 2002 Edwin
Accept Me 2002 Waiter Cameo
Feel 100% 2002 Mak Yun-sau
吻了再說 2003 Leung Bor
金甲蟲探偵學院 2004 Edwin

Awards and nominations[edit]

Music[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2002 Ultimate Song Chart Awards Ultimate New Male Artist Edwin
Bronze Award
[14]
2002 RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards Most Popular Karaoke Song Award "Ngok Gwo" (惡果; "Consequences") Won [15]
2002 RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards Most Prospective New Male Artist Edwin
Gold Award
[15]
2002 Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Presentation Most Popular New Male Artist Edwin
Gold Award
[16]
2003 Ultimate Song Chart Awards Ultimate Duet "Duk Bit Ming Jeh" (特別鳴謝; "Special Thanks") (with Jade Kwan) Won
2003 Children Gold Songs Awards Top 10 Songs "Yat Cin Pui Dung Nang" (一千倍動能)
(Cantonese theme song for Crush Gear Turbo)
Won
2003 Children Gold Songs Awards Children Golden Songs "Yat Cin Pui Dung Nang" (一千倍動能)
Bronze Award

Film and television[edit]

Year Award Category Work Top 5 Result
2004 Hong Kong Film Awards Best New Performer Truth or Dare: 6th Floor Rear Flat
N/A
Nominated
2011 My AOD Favourites Awards My Favourite Actor in a Supporting Role Forensic Heroes III Did Not Enter Nominated
2011 My AOD Favourites Awards My Favourite Promising Actor Forensic Heroes III
N/A
Nominated
2012 My AOD Favourites Awards My Favourite Actor in a Supporting Role Daddy Good Deeds Entered Nominated
2012 My AOD Favourites Awards My Favourite "Outstanding" Popularity King Daddy Good Deeds
N/A
Nominated
2012 TVB Anniversary Awards Best Supporting Actor Daddy Good Deeds
N/A
Nominated
2012 TVB Anniversary Awards Most Improved Male Artist Daddy Good Deeds, Gloves Come Off, The Last Steep Ascent, The Confidant
N/A
Nominated
2013 TVB Star Awards Malaysia My Favourite TVB Actor in a Leading Role Brother's Keeper TBA Nominated
2013 TVB Star Awards Malaysia My Favourite TVB Actor in a Supporting Role A Great Way to Care II TBA Nominated
2013 TVB Star Awards Malaysia My Favourite Top 15 TVB Drama Characters Lo Wai-son (from Brother's Keeper) Entered Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Edwin Siu’s Bittersweet Career
  2. ^ [2] Edwin Siu baidu page
  3. ^ [3] The Fallen Has Prevailed
  4. ^ [4] The Fall and Rise of Edwin Siu
  5. ^ [5]
  6. ^ [6]
  7. ^ [7]
  8. ^ [8] Edwin Siu Admits Pursuing Priscilla Wong
  9. ^ [9] Edwin Siu Not Rich Enough to Date Gigi Ho?
  10. ^ [10] Edwin Siu’s Ex-Girlfriend, Gigi Ho, Hints at Unfair Love Play
  11. ^ [11] Priscilla Wong and Edwin Siu Exchange Uplifting Love Messages
  12. ^ [12] Edwin Siu and Priscilla Wong On Romantic Beach Date
  13. ^ [13] Edwin Siu Reveals Why He Fell in Love With Priscilla Wong
  14. ^ (Chinese) 2001 Ultimate Song Chart Awards Retrieved January 1, 2009.
  15. ^ a b (Chinese) 2002 RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards Retrieved January 1, 2009.
  16. ^ (Chinese) 2002 Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards Retrieved January 1, 2009.

4.(Chinese)Edwin Siu Retrieved Mar 27,2013.

5.(Chinese)Edwin Siu Retrieved Jan 13,2013

6.(Chinese)Edwin Siu Retrieved Sep 30,2012

7.(Chinese)Edwin Siu Retrieved Mar 2,2013

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