Chapman To

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Chapman To
Chapman To 2010.jpg
Background information
Chinese name 杜汶澤 (traditional)
Chinese name 杜汶泽 (simplified)
Pinyin Dù Wénzé (Mandarin)
Jyutping Dou6 Man4-zaak6 (Cantonese)
Birth name Edward Ng Cheuk-cheung (simplified Chinese: 吴卓彰; traditional Chinese: 吳卓彰; pinyin: Wú Zhuōzhāng; Jyutping: Ng4 Coek3 Zeong1)
Born (1972-06-08) 8 June 1972 (age 44)
British Hong Kong
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995 – present
Spouse(s) Kristal Tin (m. 2005)
Ancestry Taishan, Guangdong, China
This is a Chinese name; the family name is To .

Chapman To (born 8 June 1972), also known as To Man-chak (杜汶澤), is a Hong Kong actor.[1] He is best known for his roles in films such as Infernal Affairs and Initial D.

Career[edit]

To began his acting career in TV soap operas and moved to the big screen in 2000. He is best known for playing Tsui Wai-Keung in the Infernal Affairs trilogy, as well as the role of Itsuki Tachibana in Initial D. He remarried in 2005 to Kristal Tin. In 2006, he starred in Pang Ho-Cheung's film, Isabella with Isabella Leong.

Along with acting, To was also a radio personality for Commercial Radio 2(CR2). He hosted the show, On a Clear Day (在晴朗的一天出發), a 2-hour morning show which was co-hosted by Michelle Lo and Jan Lamb. However, after a fall-out with the key personnel of the radio company, Chapman lost the radio hosting job in 2006.

To is also an avid amateur photographer. In 2011, To was hired as the photographer for cantopop singer Prudence Liew's album, Love Addict. To stated that this is the first time he is paid for his photography work.

In March 2014, To express support for the Sunflower Student Movement in Taiwan, which was skeptical of a proposed agreement to create closer ties between Taiwan and mainland China. He was then involved in online arguments with some mainland netizens.[2] Mainland netizens objected to To's comments and some called for a boycott of To's movies.[3] The first two movies after the incident, Let Go for Love[4] and Aberdeen, were affected by the boycott.[5]

In December 2014, To and Adrian Teh co-founded Dream Moon, a Malaysia-based film production company.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role
1995 Fist of Fury Jing Wu Men's student
1996 The Good Old Days
1998 My Date with a Vampire Kam Ching-chung
2000 Showbiz Tycoon Sing Lung
2000 My Date with a Vampire II Kam Ching-chung
2004 Kung Fu Soccer Lok
2010 OL Supreme Sze Sap Yat
Who's the Hero

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 House of the Damned
2000 Violent Cop David Liu
The Teacher Without Chalk
2001 Jiang hu: The Triad Zone
Let's Sing Along Long Hair
Goodbye, Mr. Cool
Never Say Goodbye
The Cheaters Chi-Wai
Esprit D'Amour
Prison on Fire - Life Sentence
2002 Golden Chicken Club Owner
Infernal Affairs Tsui Wai-keung Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
The Mummy, Aged 19
Just One Look Villager No. 3
The Wall
Mighty Baby Kassey
The Irresistible Piggies
Feel 100%
Partners Lee Tin Wah
Dry Wood, Fierce Fire
Nine Girls and a Ghost Basketball Coach
Return from the Other World Fai
Black Mask 2: City of Masks King (Cantonese voice)
2003 The Twins Effect Ken
Golden Chicken 2 Club Owner
Master Q: Incredible Pet Detective
Infernal Affairs II Tsui Wai-keung Nominated - Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
The Spy Dad Love Kwan
Infernal Affairs III Tsui Wai-keung
Men Suddenly in Black Chao Nominated - Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actor
Black White Forest Toast
Looking for Mr. Perfect
Diva: Ah Hey Huffman
Cat and Mouse Han Zhang
My Lucky Star Yip's stepmother boyfriend
Honesty Failure Fai

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maaf Tuan..Saya Tak Tertarik dengan Tawaran Anda!". Tribunnews (in Indonesian). 9 November 2010. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  2. ^ HK actor Chapman To under fire
  3. ^ Heidi Hsia (12 May 2014), "Aberdeen" cast members affected by Chapman-Mainlanders conflict Yahoo News
  4. ^ "Film boycott shows audiences can't 'Let go'". Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "业内:杜汶泽毁掉《小团圆》 超5000万投资亏损 (Chapman To ruined Aberdeen's 50 million investment)". Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  6. ^ seto kit yan (13 December 2014). "HK comedian and producer set up movie production company in M'sia". The Star. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  7. ^ Kevin Ma (16 May 2014). "Vegas to Macau II leads Mega-Vision slate". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  8. ^ Kevin Ma (9 September 2015). "Chapman To returns to Malaysia with Let's Eat". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 

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