Him Law

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Him Law
Chinese name 羅仲謙 (traditional)
Chinese name 罗仲谦 (simplified)
Pinyin Luó Zhòngqiān (Mandarin)
Jyutping Lo4 Zung6 Him1 (Cantonese)
Born (1984-08-28) August 28, 1984 (age 30)
 Hong Kong
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–present
Partner(s) Tavia Yeung
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Law.

Law Chung-him (born 28 August 1984), known as Him Law, is a Hong Kong film and television actor. Law began his acting career by starring as supporting characters in several well-known films, most notably in Mob Sister (2005), which was also Law's debut film. He later began filming for several internet and television dramas, later receiving a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the TVB Anniversary Awards in 2008 for his performance in the sports drama Your Class or Mine.

Early life[edit]

Law was born and raised in Hong Kong, the youngest of two children. His father is a hair stylist, his mother is a make-up artist, and his older sister is a piano teacher.[1]

Law attended Tai Po Government Secondary School where he was a member of the basketball and association football teams. He was devoted to sports—he would go to basketball practice everyday after school and football practice every weekday night. On weekends, he would hang out in football courts during the day and basketball courts at night.[1] When Law was 16, he worked as a part-time lifeguard.

Following his Form 5 graduation in 2001, he briefly worked as a lifeguard at a private swimming venue in Villa Esplanada, Tsing Yi Island, using the money he earned to study stress and rescue diving at the Happy Valley Athletic Association. In 2004, Law earned the annual Lifeguard Award.[2] Seeing that being a lifeguard earns little income and is unsuitable to be a lifelong career, Law planned to attend a fire academy to become a firefighter. However, he decided against it and prepared himself for attending a police academy instead.[1]

Personal life[edit]

In 2011, Him was involved in a couple's squabble with his then girlfriend, Theresa Fu, and she came forward publicly to accuse Him of physically abusing her. Photos of her bruises were also made public. Him apologized in a press conference over his actions and admitted that there was a fundamental lack of trust in the relationship. In 2012, Him and Tavia finally admitted to being in a relationship after Tavia was caught in Him's lap, according to photos taken by Apple Daily.

Career[edit]

Law was discovered by a film producer from Hong Kong's Filmko Films Distribution while accompanying a female friend to a casting audition. At that time, Law was already thinking of changing jobs and was preparing to attend a police academy. Curious for a career in acting, Law signed a management and acting contract with Filmko with the support from both his family and friends.[1] Law debuted in the 2005 Hong Kong action film Mob Sister as the boyfriend of Annie Liu's character. He soon began starring in various other Hong Kong films as supporting roles, many in which he starred as the love interest of Elanne Kong's characters.

After starring in several internet dramas produced by RTHK, Law began filming for television dramas produced by TVB to "brush up his acting."[3] Although Dressage To Win was Law's first drama to broadcast on television, he first filmed the 2008 sports comedy-drama Your Class or Mine, starring opposite Bobby Au-yeung and Sheren Tang. Law portrayed Fan Pui-tung, a high school football player, and received a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the 2008 TVB Anniversary Awards.[4]

According to Law, filming for television dramas was difficult as he only gets two to four hours of sleep daily, but he exclaimed that it was a good way to improve his acting.[3] Law received critical praise and broader recognition through his performance in the 2009 comedy crime drama D.I.E. Again.

He portrayed Jim Shu-bong ("James Bond"), a young and tech-smart investigator working for the D.I.E. investigation unit of the police department.[5]

Law was later cast to portray Joe Ma's younger brother in the romantic comedy drama Suspects in Love, produced by Poon Ka Tak. Law's character, Ken, is a college-graduate thai boxing trainer. To prepare for his role, Law devoted half a year in the gym, training for two hours straight. To achieve a sunny tanned look, Law consistently stayed in the sun for over two hours.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Mob Sister Little Red Cap
2006 Black Night Segment: Next Door
2007 Eye in the Sky policeman
Kidnap Fat Jai
2008 See You In YouTube Chung-him
Happy Funeral Him
Ocean Flame
2010 Marriage with a Liar Jerry
2011 Beach Spike Tim
Love is the Only Answer Sai-kit
Hong Kong Ghost Stories Ka-ming
2013 Young and Dangerous: Reloaded Chan Ho-nam
2014 The Monkey King Muzha
The Seventh Lie

Television dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Dressage to Win Him
Your Class or Mine Fan Pui-tung Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Best Supporting Actor (Top 5)
2009 D.I.E. Again Constable Jim Shu-bong (James Bond)
2010 Suspects in Love Ken Ng Chung-hong Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite TV Male Character (Top 15)
Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Male Artist
Criminal Investigation Kit Golden Calf Awards for Improved 180 Award
F.S.D. Fong Kin Episode: "Danger All Around"
2011 Wax and Wane Roy Lai Pak-hei
Til Love Do Us Lie Ho Tak-yeung Cameo (Episode 136)
2012 L'Escargot Kwan Ka-wing Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Male Artist
The Hippocratic Crush Dr. Yeung Pui-chung (Onion) My AOD Favourites Award for My Favourite Actor in a Supporting Role
My AOD Favourites Award for My Top 15 Favourite TV Characters
Nominated—TVB Anniversary Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Top 10)
Nominated—TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Male Artist
Elite Brigade Cheng Kar-ho Episode: "Ready to Go Ahead"
Tiger Cubs Asst. Sergeant Yu Hok-lai Nominated—TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Male Artist
Divas in Distress Vincent Chak Yau-sing Nominated—TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Male Artist
Nominated—My AOD Favourites Award for My Favourite On Screen Couple (with Mandy Wong)
Highs and Lows Asst. Sergeant Yu Hok-lai Cameo (Episode 30)
2013 Season of Love Season Episodes 1–5: Chapter of Spring
Triumph in the Skies II Jim Jim Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Male Artist(Top 5)
The Hippocratic Crush II Dr. Yeung Pui-chung (Onion) Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for Most Improved Male Artist(Top 5)
2014 Tiger Cubs II Asst. Sergeant Yu Hok-lai
Lady Sour
2015 Young Charioteers

Other[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Crossing Him Internet serial drama
2007 Sex Education Online Edison Internet serial drama
Episode: "Tales of a Hong Kong Girl"
"You're Not Here Anymore" (你不在了) by Elanne Kwong Love interest Music video
"Road of Sorrow" (傷情路) by Elanne Kwong Love interest Music video
2009 Lun Chun Yat Ka Yan ("Family") Fung Internet serial drama
2010 "Black Room" (黑房) by Theresa Fu Music video

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2008 TVB Anniversary Awards Best Supporting Actor (Top 5) Your Class or Mine Nominated
2010 Golden Calf Awards Improved 180 Award Criminal Investigation Won
TVB Anniversary Awards My Favourite Male Character (Top 15) Suspects in Love Nominated
Most Improved Male Artist Suspects in Love
Miss Hong Kong in India
Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Facing Him Law". Face Weekly (in Chinese). 2008-08-01. p. 1. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Popular lifeguard!". Next Media (in Chinese). 2005. p. 1. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  3. ^ a b c "Suspects in Love's Him Law popular in gay forums". Suddenly Weekly (in Chinese). 2010-04-28. p. 1. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  4. ^ "Rating Him Law's promotion rate". The Sun (in Chinese). 2010-01-31. p. 1. Retrieved 2010-05-07. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Netizens praise Him Law's acting". Oriental Daily (in Chinese). 2009-09-18. p. 1. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
My AOD Favourites Award
Preceded by
Raymond Wong
for Twilight Investigation
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
2012
for The Hippocratic Crush
Succeeded by
incumbent