Winston Chao

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Winston Chao
Chinese name 趙文瑄 (traditional)
Chinese name 赵文瑄 (simplified)
Pinyin Zhào Wénxuān (Mandarin)
Jyutping Ziu6 Man4-syun1 (Cantonese)
Birth name Chao Wen-hsuan
Ancestry Laiyang, Shandong, China
Born (1960-06-09) 9 June 1960 (age 54)
Taiwan
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chao.

Winston Chao Wen-hsuan (born 9 June 1960) is a Taiwanese actor. He came to international attention for his performance in the 1993 film The Wedding Banquet. He is also known for his roles in Red Rose White Rose and Eat Drink Man Woman, and for his five portrayals of Sun Yat-sen, notably in the films The Soong Sisters (1997), Road to Dawn (2007) and 1911 (2011). His notable television roles include the adaptation of Cao Yu's play Thunderstorm (1997), a double role in the historical drama Palace of Desire, the biographical mini-series The Legend of Eileen Chang (2004), the historical drama Da Tang Fu Rong Yuan (2007), the adaptation of Ba Jin's novel Cold Nights (Han ye, 2009), and the portrayal of Confucius (2011).

Filmography[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Wedding Banquet
喜宴
Wai-Tung Gao / 高偉同
1993 Top Cool
想飛 ~ 傲空神鷹
1994 In Between
新同居時代
Wong Man Fai / 黃文輝 aka Conjugal Affairs, The New Age of Living Together
1994 Eat Drink Man Woman
飲食男女
Li Kai / 李凱
1994 Red Rose White Rose
紅玫瑰白玫瑰
Tong Zhen-bao / 佟振保
1995 Xiu Xiu
繡繡和她的男人
Dr. Li Zhao
1995 I Want to Go on Living
我要活下去
Go Chun
1996 Your Black Hair and My Hand
談情說愛
Wenshan / 文山 aka Crazy Little Thing Called Love
1996 Tonight Nobody Goes Home
今天不回家
Chen Siming / 陳斯明
1996 Thunder Cop
新喋血雙雄
Chiu Kwok-ho / 趙國豪
1996 In a Strange City
在陌生的城市
Hsiang Kuo-chien / 向國前
1997 The Island of Greed
黑金
Minister of legal department
1997 Intimates
自梳
Wah / 華
1997 Destination: 9th Heaven
衝上九重天
Chin Cheng / 錢程
1997 The Soong Sisters
宋家皇朝
Sun Yat-sen / 孫中山
1998 A Little Life-Opera
一生一台戲
Sanpeng / 三朋
1998 Burning Harbor
燃烧的港湾
Sato / 佐藤
2002 The Touch
天脈傳奇
Yin's father / 嫣父
2005 Those Were the Days
随风而去
Hu Weichen / 胡维臣 television film
Lily Award for Best Actor
2007 Road to Dawn
夜·明
Sun Yat-sen / 孙中山 SIFF Press Prize for Most Attractive Actor
Guangzhou Student Film Festival Award for Most Popular Actor
2011 1911
辛亥革命
Sun Yat-sen / 孙中山 Nominated — Hundred Flowers Award for Best Actor
2012 Great Rescue
非常营救
Chu Fucheng / 褚辅成
2013 The Palace
宫锁沉香
Emperor Kang Xi
2014 Love War
2015 Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal
钟馗伏魔:雪妖魔灵

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Thunderstorm
雷雨
Zhou Ping / 周萍
1997 The Voyage Home
歸航
Gu Li / 顧力 aka Daoguang mi shi (道光秘史)
1997 Bonds of Blood
千秋家國夢
Xu Baiting (许拜庭) / Xu Chongzhi (许崇智)
1998 Haihai de rensheng
海海的人生
Ho Wei / 何偉
1999 Huanxi renjia
歡喜人家
aka Happy Together
1999 Maid in Green
綠衣紅娘
Yang Shaohui / 杨绍辉
2000 Jiayuan
家園
Lin Huaizhong / 林怀中
2000 Palace of Desire
大明宮詞
Xue Shao (薛绍) / Zhang Yizhi (张易之)
2001 Fame
星夢戀人
Huo Da / 霍达
2001 A War Diary
战争日记
2001 Sun Zhongshan
孙中山
Sun Yat-sen / 孙中山
2002 Hu xiao cangqiong
虎嘯蒼穹
Xiao Taiping / 萧太平 aka Yuan yu (原獄)
2002 The Merchant
錢王
Wang Chi / 王炽
2003 Yuxue nan'er
浴血男兒
Chen Hai / 陈海
2004 Guo bao
國寶
Fan Sicheng / 范思成
2004 The Legend of Eileen Chang
她從海上來 ~ 張愛玲傳奇
Hu Lancheng / 胡蘭成 aka Shanghai wangshi (上海往事)
2004 Xiangqi miren
香氣迷人
Li Chun'en / 李纯恩
2006 Harmony
天和局
Wang Hongtu / 王鸿图 aka Ma dian (马店)
2006 The Big Blast
大爆炸
Wu Gang / 吴刚 aka Tufa shijian (突發事件)
2007 Da Tang Fu Rong Yuan
大唐芙蓉園
Emperor Xuanzong of Tang / 唐玄宗
2008 Great Porcelain Merchant
大瓷商
Tao Shengren
2009 Han ye
寒夜
Wang Wenxuan / 汪文宣
2009 Da guo yi
大國醫
Guo Yishan
2009 Archrivals
對手
Wen Weijun
2009 Once Upon a Time on the Strait
海峽往事
Lin Wenxuan
2009 Maid in the Big House
大屋下的丫鬟
Chen Tianheng aka Bai De Tang (百德堂)
2009 Tie jian dan daoyi
鐵肩擔道義
Sun Yat-sen / 孙中山
2010 Xiao Xiang Road 1
潇湘路1号
Tong Shuangwei aka Country in Chaos (沧海横流)
2010 Chuang tianxia
闖天下
Zhao Tianfu
2011 The Legend of Incorruptible Stone
廉石傳奇
Zhang Zhao
2011 Tian xing jian
天行健
Zhou Zixuan
2011 Confucius
孔子
Confucius / 孔子
2011 Wu Zetian mishi
武则天秘史
Emperor Gaozong of Tang / 唐高宗
2011 Family Reunion
團圓
Liu Yu
2011 Defend Army Soul
护国军魂传奇
Liang Qichao / 梁启超
2012 Shouwang de tiankong
守望的天空
Yuan Weiguo
2012 Sui Tang yingxiong
隋唐英雄
Emperor Yang of Sui / 杨广

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Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result
2006 Lily Awards (百合奖) Best Actor shared with Zhou Xiaobin[3] Those Were the Days Won
2007 Shanghai International Film Festival Press Prize for Most Attractive Actor[4] Road to Dawn Won
Guangzhou Student Film Festival (广州大学生电影节) Most Popular Actor[5] Won
2012 Hundred Flowers Awards Best Actor[6] 1911 Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Winston Chao at hkmdb.com
  2. ^ Winston Chao at chinesemov.com
  3. ^ 数字电影风光无限 2005年电影频道百合奖揭晓 (in Chinese). Sina.com. 14 May 2006. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  4. ^ "Shanghai International Film Festival (2007)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  5. ^ 第五届广州大学生电影节闭幕 赵文瑄加冕影帝 (in Chinese). Sina.com. 2 January 2008. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  6. ^ 百花奖入围者获表彰 李雪健感谢杨善洲 (in Chinese). Sina.com. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 

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