Shawn Yue

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Shawn Yue
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Chinese name 余文樂 (traditional)
Chinese name 余文乐 (simplified)
Pinyin Yú Wénlè (Mandarin)
Jyutping Jyu4 Man4-lok6 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Taishan, Guangdong, China
Born (1981-11-13) 13 November 1981 (age 32)
Hong Kong
Occupation Actor, singer
Genre(s) Cantopop
Instrument(s) Singing
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yue.

Shawn Yue (born 13 November 1981), also known as Yue Man-lok (余文樂), is a Hong Kong actor and singer. A former model, he has starred in many films such as Jiang Hu and Infernal Affairs II and has established himself as a recognisable face in Hong Kong cinema.[1]

Background[edit]

Branded as the next "Nicholas Tse", Yue was born and raised in Hong Kong, with roots in Taishan, Guangdong. He has a dog and a gold fish. Spotted at an early age on the streets of Hong Kong by agents of the modelling agency Starz People and began his modelling on a part-time basis. Once he graduated from Form 6, he immediately indulged into full-time modeling. He has since modeled for Giordano, Sony, Timberland, Gillette, Meko and is currently a spokesperson for Shiseido Pureness and Coca-Cola China.

From modelling to acting[edit]

Being a full-time model for several years, Yue turned his career and headed for the Hong Kong entertainment industry. From there, he starred in several movies and gained fame from his first role in Leaving Sorrowly (2001). 2005 was also a great year for Yue who portrayed Takeshi Nakazato in the film Initial D. According to the latest media release, Yue only appeared for less than half an hour in the film. However, despite the short appearance, his portrayal of Nakazato managed to leave a deep impression and impact on a lot of the viewers’ hearts, especially in Japan, where this has resulted directly in many new Japanese fans in Yue and a new lucrative market has been opened for Yue to conquer. Yet already being quite successful, Yue has also released four albums, the first being in 2002. He worked with Japanese music superstar Ayumi Hamasaki in 2007, starring as her love interest in the promotional videos for "glitter" and "fated", which together comprise the Wong Hoi-directed short film Kyoai ~Distance Love~.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2001 Leaving in Sorrow 憂憂愁愁的走了 Hong
2002 Just One Look 一碌蔗 Fan
The New Option 飛虎雄師 Jackie Law
Infernal Affairs 無間道 young Chan Wing-yan
2003 Love Under the Sun 愛在陽光下 Short film
1:99 Shorts 1:99 電影行動
My Lucky Star 行運超人 Policeman
Diva Ah-Hey 下一站...天后 Wing
Feel 100% 2003 百分百感覺 2003 Jerry Lau Yiu-jo
Infernal Affairs II 無間道II Chan Wing-yan
Hidden Track 尋找周杰倫 Yu Wenle
Infernal Affairs III 無間道III: 終極無間 young Chan Wing-yan
2004 In-Laws, Out-Laws 我的大舊父母 Kang Qizu
Jiang Hu 江湖 Wing
Love Is a Many Stupid Thing 精裝追女仔2004 Crazy Tom
Super Model 我要做Model interviewee praising Mandom
Deng Xiaoping in 1928 鄧小平·1928
2005 Colour of the Loyalty 黑白戰場 Fat
Initial D 頭文字D Takeshi Nakazato
Dragon Squad 猛龍 Officer Hung Kei-lok
2006 McDull, the Alumni 春田花花同學會 Policeman
Isabella 伊莎貝拉 Sweet-talker in bar
Dragon Tiger Gate 龍虎門 Turbo Shek
Diary 妄想 Ray Fan / Seth Lau
Wo Hu 臥虎 Killer
2007 Love in the City 男才女貌 Yang Le
Undercover 危險人物 Feng
Invisible Target 男兒本色 Inspector Carson Fong
Distance Love himself Short film
In Love with the Dead 塚愛 Tuan Yan-ming
Trivial Matters 破事兒 Lok
2008 Playboy Cops 花花型警 Michael Mak Ho-Man
Shamo 軍雞 Ryo Narushima
The Moss 青苔 Jan
Rule No. 1 第一誡 Sgt. Lee Kwok-Keung
2009 I Come with the Rain 伴雨行 Meng Zi
Rebellion 同門 Po
2010 Hot Summer Days 全城熱戀熱辣辣 Tattoo Artist
Love in a Puff 志明與春嬌 Jimmy
Curse of the Deserted 荒村公寓 Gene Guo
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen 精武風雲-陳真 General Zeng
Reign of Assassins 劍雨 Lei Bin
The Child's Eye 童眼 Lok
My Best Bodyguard 玩命狙擊
2012 Heroic Detective 神探·李奧
The Second Woman 情谜 Huibao / Huixiang
Love in the Buff 春嬌與志明 Jimmy
Motorway 車手 Cheung
Lacuna 醉后一夜 Shen Wei
The Guillotines 血滴子 Haidu
2013 SDU: Sex Duties Unit 飛虎出征
2014 As the Light Goes Out 救火英雄
Golden Chicken 3 金雞SSS
Aberdeen 香港仔
Girls 閨蜜 Awaiting release July 31, 2014
Helios 赤盜 Post-production
2015 Hustle 暴走迷城 Filming

Television series[edit]

  • 2002 - 愛情白皮書 / Tomorrow as Ou Yang Gua Ju
  • 2010 - 熊貓人 / Pandamen as Luo Han (羅漢) - guest starring
  • 2014 - 微時代之戀·初戀篇 / Microblog Time Love

Discography[edit]

  • Private Room (2002)
  • Lost And Found (2003)
  • The Survivor (2004)
  • Whether Or Not (2005)
  • Not A Star (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview: Shawn Yue". Time Out (in English). Retrieved 2013-12-12. 

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