Law Lan

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Helena Law
Chinese name 羅蘭
Chinese name 羅蘭 (traditional)
Chinese name 罗兰 (simplified)
Birth name Lo Yin Ying (盧燕英)
Born (1934-11-13) 13 November 1934 (age 80)
Hong Kong
Years active 1950 - present
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Law.

Helena Law Lan MH[1] (born November 13, 1934) is a veteran Hong Kong actress in both the film and TV industry. She started out in the film industry, cast in antagonistic roles during the black and white film era. It was during this time that she took the stage name of Law Lan based on the advice of her boss because he said the name was reminiscent of Shanghai socialites (交際花), and this name better suited the type of roles that she played.[2]

In 1971, Law Lan joined TVB and took part in numerous drama series. Here, she played a variety of different characters instead of only being cast in antagonistic roles as she had previously. She also took part in the popular nightly variety show, Enjoy Yourself Tonight, which included skits, singing, dancing, and variety games, filmed in front of a live audience.

As well, Law Lan has been popularly cast playing roles as a supernatural medium in over 36 Hong Kong horror movies. It was her performance as 龍婆 (lung poh, which is old dragon lady) in the movie, Bullets Over Summer, which garnered her the "Best Actress" award at the 19th Hong Kong Film Award in 2000, making her the oldest winner of this coveted award.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Awards
1976 Hotel Mrs. Chui
1977 A House Is Not a Home
1978 The Giant
Conflict
1979 Chor Lau-heung
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
1980 The Brothers
1981 Young's Female Warrior
1982 You Only Live Twice
1983 The Return of the Condor Heroes
1985 The Flying Fox of Snowy Mountain
Take Care, Your Highness!
1988 Two Most Honorable Knights
1993 The Buddhism Palm Strikes Back
1995 The Condor Heroes 95
1996 Journey to the West
1998 Journey to the West II
1998 State of Divinity
1998 The Duke of Mount Deer
2000 Crimson Sabre
2001 Gods of Honour
2003 The 'W' Files
2003 Triumph in the Skies
2004 Angels of Mission
2004 The Last Breakthrough
2004 Summer Heat
2005 Wong Fei Hung - Master of Kung Fu
2005 The Academy
2005 Just Love
2005 Central Affairs
2008 When East Meets West
2011 Police Station No.7
2012 The Hippocratic Crush Ho Dai Tai
The Last Steep Aliment Leung Mei Kuen Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for Best Supporting Actress
The Stamp of Love
Missing You Hui Yuk Mui
2013 Inbound Troubles Lai Hiu Lan
Awfully Lawful Lady Lauren
Karma Rider
2014 Come On, Cousin
Officer Geomancer
TBA No Reserve

Films[edit]

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External links[edit]

Honours and awards[edit]

Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards[edit]

  • Best Actress for Bullets Over Summer (2000)

Hong Kong Film Awards[edit]

  • Best Supporting Actress Nomination for Thou Shalt Not Swear (1994)
  • Best Supporting Actress Nomination for July 13 (1997)
  • Best Actress for Bullets Over Summer (2000)

Golden Bauhinia Awards[edit]

  • Best Supporting Actress for Bullets Over Summer (2000)

TVB Anniversary Awards[edit]

  • Life Achievement Award (2002)

References[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Sandra Ng
for Portland Street Blues
Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actress
2000
for Bullets Over Summer
Succeeded by
Maggie Cheung
for In the Mood for Love
Preceded by
Kwan Hoi San
TVB Anniversary Life Achievement Award
2002
Succeeded by
Wu Fung