Tony Liu

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Tony Liu
Chinese name 劉永 (traditional)
Chinese name 刘永 (simplified)
Pinyin Líu Yóng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Lau4 Wing2 (Cantonese)
Birth name Liu Tianjue
(simplified Chinese: 刘添爵; traditional Chinese: 劉添爵; pinyin: Líu Tiānjué)
Ancestry Guangdong, China
Born (1952-02-07) 7 February 1952 (age 62) [1]
Hong Kong
Other name(s) Lau Wing
Anthony Lau
Tony Lau
Occupation actor
Years active 1971-present
Spouse(s) Tai Liang Chun (1983-1984)
Wen Hsueh Erh (1984-present)
Parents Li Wen (mother) [2]
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Liu.

Liu Tianjue (born 7 February 1952), better known as Tony Liu, is a Hong Kong actor and martial artist. He is often credited by his Cantonese stage name Lau Wing (Mandarin: Liu Yong). Liu is best known for starring in many Hong Kong martial arts films, especially in the 1970s and 1980s. He has also acted in some television series.

Early life[edit]

Liu was born in 1952 in Hong Kong. His mother, Li Wen (黎雯; 1916-1983), was a well-known actress in Hong Kong. Liu studied in St. Paul's College before going on to learn to play the piano at the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). He practised martial arts such as Judo, Kung-Fu, Karate, & also learned Jeet Kune Do from Bruce Lee until Lee's death.

Film career[edit]

Liu joined the Hong Kong film production company Golden Harvest in 1970 at the age of 18. He made his debut as the son of the villain in the 1971 film The Big Boss, which starred Bruce Lee in his first major role. He also appeared in another three of Bruce Lee's films - as a martial arts student in Fist of Fury (1972); as a restaurant worker who practises karate in Way of the Dragon (1972); and as a tournament fighter who fights with John Saxon's character in Enter the Dragon (1973).

Liu rose to prominence after joining the Shaw Brothers Studio in 1975 and made his first breakthrough role in Emperor Chien Lung (1976) as the Qianlong Emperor, and later in the sequels. Liu also acted in some television series produced by ATV.

Filmography[edit]

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as director[edit]

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