Ha Yu (actor)

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Ha Yu
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Chinese name 夏雨
Pinyin Xià Yǔ (Mandarin)
Jyutping Haa6 Jyu5 (Cantonese)
Birth name Pen Yu
Ancestry Xinhui District, Jiangmen, Guangdong, China
Born (1946-01-11) 11 January 1946 (age 68)
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1970s-present
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wong.

Pen Yu (born 11 January 1946), better known by his stage name Ha Yu, is a Hong Kong actor who has been working on the television network TVB since the 1970s.

Biography[edit]

Pen Yu was born in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, in 1946. He went to Hong Kong in 1962 and worked as a part-time actor during his studies there. Later, he joined the television station Rediffusion (now ATV) as an actor and adopted the stage name "Ha Yu". He switched to another station, TVB, in 1974 and acted in a number of television series produced by TVB, especially in adaptations of wuxia novels by Gu Long. In early 1987, Wong co-hosted the variety show An Evening With the Stars (群斗星會) aired on the Taiwanese television network TTV.

In 2000, Wong returned to TVB and acted in some television series again. He won Best Supporting Actor at the 2005 TVB Anniversary Awards for his portrayal of a useless son in the sitcom My Family. In 2007, Wong acted in a few TVB dramas, most notably as "Dai Bau" in Heart of Greed. He won Best Actor at the 2008 TVB Anniversary Awards for his role as "Gam Tai Jo" in Moonlight Resonance.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

  • The Fun, the Luck & the Tycoon (1989)
  • Jianghu Dream (1993)
  • Love for All Seasons (2003)
  • Dragon Reloaded (2005)
  • Kung Fu Mahjong 3 (2007)
  • The Vampire Who Admires Me (2008)
  • Perfect Rivals (2011)

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role TVB Anniversary Awards Notes
1974 Chinese Folklore
1976 The Legend of the Book and the Sword Yu Yu-Tung
1977 A House is Not a Home Ha Chun-Yau
1978 The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber Cheung Tsui-San
1979 Chor Lau-heung Kei Bing-ngan
1981 No One is Innocent Pau Tsa-Lai
Young's Female Warrior Yeung Tsung-Po
1983 The Legend of the Condor Heroes Yau Chui-Kai
The Return of the Condor Heroes Yau Chui-Kai
Foon Lok Cheung On Tong Ming Wong
1985 The Rough Ride Tsau Cheung-Yau
Take Care, Your Highness! Chow Yau Ching
1988 My Father's Son
1989 Da Sing Siu King
1990 Priceless Adventure Law Chin-Choi
1991 The Lady of Iron Sing Tai-Chi
1992 Hap Fu Cheung Chin Ko Cheung
Ngoi Sang Si Ka Ting Lau Ming
2001 Beautiful Life Lau Lik
Reaching Out Lau Lik
Hope for Sale Wong Yee-Zai
Armed Reaction III Wai Ying-Hung
2002 Fight for Love Tsui Bo
2004 Armed Reaction IV Wai Ying-Hung
Hard Fate Mok Sai-lung
2005 My Family Man Chiu-Kit Best Supporting Actor
When Rules Turn Loose Shum Yat-On
2006 Under the Canopy of Love Ko Pak-Fai Best Supporting Actor Nomination (Top 20)
2007 The Brink of Law Tong Dai-Hoi
Heart of Greed Tong Yan Gai Best Actor Nomination (Top 5)
My Favourite Male Character Nomination (Top 5)
Fathers and Sons Ko Chi-Tim
2008 The Gentle Crackdown II Tse Chong-Tin
Moonlight Resonance Gam Tai Jo Best Actor
My Favourite Male Character Nomination (Top 5)
[1][2]
2010 In the Eye of the Beholder Wah Hung-shan
The Comeback Clan Dai Koo-tung
Home Troopers Chu Kot-ho
2011 Love Thy Neighbour Wang Da Fa Singapore series[3]
2012 Daddy Good Deeds Ko Yi-man
Three Kingdoms RPG
2013 It's a Wonderful Life Hao Hui Xian Singapore series[4]
2014 World At Your Feet Mei Ren Xin Singapore series[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seto Kit Yan (August 13, 2009). "Shining bright". Malaysia Star. Retrieved 18 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Michelle wins". Eastern Express. November 23, 2008. Retrieved 18 April 2010. 
  3. ^ ""Love Thy Neighbour" website". xinmsn. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  4. ^ ""It's a Wonderful Life" website". xinmsn. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  5. ^ ""World At Your Feet" website". xinmsn. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
Awards and achievements
TVB Anniversary Awards
Preceded by
Moses Chan
for Heart of Greed
Best Actor
2008
for Moonlight Resonance
Succeeded by
Wayne Lai
for Rosy Business