Kwong Wa

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Kwong Wa
Chinese name 江華 (traditional)
Chinese name 江华 (simplified)
Pinyin Jiāng Huá (Mandarin)
Jyutping Gong1 Waa4 (Cantonese)
Birth name Chan Muk-wah (陳木華)
Origin Shantou, Guangdong, China
Born (1962-11-19) 19 November 1962 (age 51)
Hong Kong
Other name(s) Kwong Wah
Kong Wah
Kong Wa
Occupation Actor
Label(s) ATV (1986-1995)
TVB (1996-2004)
Years active 1986 - present
Spouse(s) Kitman Mak (1992-)

Kwong Wa (born Chan Muk-wah on 19 November 1962) is a Hong Kong actor and singer. He is widely known for his portrayals of Chinese historical characters such as Lao Ai (A Step into the Past), Xiang Yu (The Conqueror's Story), Tang Sanzang (Journey to the West), Emperor Xuanzong of Tang (The Legend of Lady Yang), Yongzheng Emperor (The King of Yesterday and Tomorrow) and Qianlong Emperor (Happy Ever After).

Kwong had his acting debut in the 1989 film Life Goes On as a cancer patient, which won him the Best New Actor Award in the 9th Hong Kong Film Awards. He then gained wider fame as Tang Sanzang in the television series Journey to the West (1996) and its sequel Journey to the West II (1998). After appearing in other dramas such as The Legend of Lady Yang (1999), Crimson Sabre (2001) and A Step into the Past (2001), Kwong reached the peak of his fame as the Yongzheng Emperor in 2003's The King of Yesterday and Tomorrow. The show gained extremely high ratings and Kwong was acclaimed for his charismatic performance as the emperor who travelled through time to 21st century Hong Kong. Afterwards he has appeared in The Conqueror's Story (2004).

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Life Goes On
但願人長久
Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Performer
1991 The Real Me
喋血邊緣
1991 Running On Empty
正紅旗下
1992 Sisters in Law
積奇瑪莉
1993 Lamb Killer
富貴狂花
Michael
1994 To Live and Die in Tsimshatsui
新邊緣人
1996 I'm Your Birthday Cake
不道德的禮物 / 桃色禮物
Lam Lok-shan
2003 Left Alone
歷劫驚濤
Mike
2007 Love Is...
真的戀愛了?

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Heroes of Shaolin
少林英雄
1986 時光倒流70年
1988 幽靈
1988 烈士忠魂
1990 Housekeeper, My Honey
烈士忠魂
1991 第三間電台
1991 Rebuilding Prosperity
再造繁榮
1991 Return to the Truth
還我今生 / 本是同根
Ko Sai-hong
1991 The Good Fella from Temple Street
廟街豪情
Sheung Tin-chee
1992 Spirit of the Dragon
李小龍傳 / 龍在江湖
Ko Tin-pang
1992 The Shen Saga
新朱門怨
Third Young Master
1993 The Silver Tycoon
銀狐
Sung Chak-yuen
1993 Who's the Winner III
勝者為王III王者之戰
Fong Tsun
1993 Gamblers' Dream
賭神秘笈'93 / 賭神秘笈之賭魔
Chin Tin-long
1994 The Movie Tycoon
戲王之王
Po Tsun
1994 A Cruel Lover
郎心如鐵 / 失落真心
Shum Man-ho
1994 Secret Battle of the Majesty
九王奪位 / 君臨天下
Imperial Prince Yan-tsan / Yongzheng Emperor
1995 I Have a Date with Spring
我和春天有個約會
Shum Ka-ho
1995 棘手神探俏嬌娃 / 女幹探
1996 Journey to the West
西遊記
Tong Sam-chong / Golden Cicada
1996 Lady Flower Fist
苗翠花
Fong Tak
1998 Journey to the West II
西遊記(貳)
Tong Sam-chong / Golden Cicada
1999 Feminine Masculinity / Mr. Diana
先生貴性
Andrew Cheung Ho-wa
1999 Happy Ever After
金玉滿堂
Qianlong Emperor
2000 Ups and Downs
無業樓民
Ling Hei-sz
2000 The Legend of Lady Yang
楊貴妃
Emperor Xuanzong of Tang
2000 Crimson Sabre
碧血劍
Ha Suet-yee / Golden Snake
2001 Seven Sisters
七姊妹
Mau Lin-sin
2001 The Stamp of Love
肥婆奶奶扭計媳
Hanson Sung Hon-man
2001 A Step into the Past
尋秦記
Lin Chun / Lo Oi
2002 In the Realm of Fancy
繾綣仙凡間
Lee Yuen / Iron-Crutch Lee
2003 The King of Yesterday and Tomorrow
九五至尊
Yongzheng Emperor / Lee Dai-ha TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Television Character (Top 12)
Nominated — TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actor (Top 5)
2003 Riches and Stitches
鳳舞香羅
Wing Ho-tung
2004 The Conqueror's Story
楚漢驕雄
Hung Yu
2004 新聊齋之畫皮 Wang Anxu
2006 Romance of Red Dust
風塵三俠之紅拂女
Dugu Cheng
2009 Life in Sanyuan County
跟紅頂白大三元
Man Pok-yan
2010 Criminal Investigation
證義搜查線
Inspector Chan Kwok-king

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