Derek Yee

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Derek Yee
Born
Yee Tung-sing

(1957-12-28) 28 December 1957 (age 61)
OccupationActor, Film Producer
Years active1977–present
Spouse(s)
Juihsia Wang
(m. 1995; div. 1996)

Mandy Law
(m. 2008; div. 2017)
Children1 daughter, with unknown Chinese girlfriend[1]
Parent(s)Yee Kwong (father)
Hung Wei (mother)
RelativesPaul Chun (half-brother)
David Chiang (half-brother)
Yim Wai (half-sister)
Awards
Hong Kong Film AwardsBest Director
1994 C'est la vie, mon chéri
2005 One Nite in Mongkok
Best Screenplay
1994 C'est la vie, mon chéri
2005 One Nite in Mongkok

Golden Bauhinia AwardsBest Director
2005 One Nite in Mongkok

Hong Kong Film Critics Society AwardsBest Director
1995 Full Throttle
2004 One Nite in Mongkok
Film of Merit
1995 Full Throttle
2003 Lost in Time
2004 One Nite in Mongkok
2007 Protégé
2009 Shinjuku Incident

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese爾冬陞
Simplified Chinese尔冬升

Derek Yee Tung-sing (simplified Chinese: 尔冬升; traditional Chinese: 爾冬陞; pinyin: Ěr Dōng Shēng) is a film producer, director and a former Shaw Brothers actor from Hong Kong.

Early life[edit]

Yee was born Yee Tung-sing in British Hong Kong in 28 December 1957,[2] the son of Yee Kwong (尔光), a film producer and Hung Wei (红薇), an actress.[2] Yee's elder half-brothers Paul Chun and David Chiang, and elder half-sister Yim Wai were also actors.[2]

Career[edit]

In 1977, Yee became an actor for Shaw Brothers Studio in Hong Kong.

Yee has starred in over 40 movies in Hong Kong. This was between 1975 and 1986, during the time when Shaw Brothers Studio were still producing movies.

Yee became a screenwriter and film director. Yee is known for the 2004 film One Night in Mongkok[3] , which won multiple awards. Yee's other notable films include C'est la vie, mon chéri, Viva Erotica and The Truth About Jane and Sam and Protégé.

In 2017, Yee became the chairman of Hong Kong Film Awards Association.[4]

Filmography[edit]

As director and screenwriter[edit]

Year Title Awards
1986 The Lunatics Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
1987 People's Hero
1989 The Bachelor's Swan Song Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay
1993 C'est la vie, mon chéri Won – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
Won – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated – Golden Horse Award for Best Director
Nominated – Golden Horse Award for Best Original Screenplay
1995 Full Throttle Won – Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Director
Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay
1996 Viva Erotica Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
Nominated – Golden Horse Award for Best Director
Nominated – Golden Bear (Berlin)[5]
1999 The Truth About Jane and Sam
2003 Lost in Time Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
2004 One Night in Mongkok Won – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
Won – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay
Won – Golden Bauhinia Award for Best Director
Won – Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Director
Nominated – Golden Horse Award for Best Director
Nominated – Golden Bauhinia Award for Best Screenplay
2005 2 Young Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay
2005 Drink-Drank-Drunk
2007 Protégé Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated – Golden Horse Award for Best Director
Nominated – Golden Horse Award for Best Original Screenplay
2009 Shinjuku Incident Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
2010 Triple Tap
2011 The Great Magician
2015 I Am Somebody
2016 Sword Master

As actor[edit]

Year Title Role Awards
1977 Lady Exterminator
1977 Jade Tiger
1977 Death Duel
1977 The Sentimental Swordsman
1977 Pursuit of Vengeance
1978 Interlude on Rails
1978 Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre Zhang Wuji
1978 Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre II Zhang Wuji
1978 Legend of the Bat
1979 Young Lovers
1979 Full Moon Scimitar
1980 Bat Without Wings
1980 Heroes Shed No Tears
1981 Return of the Sentimental Swordsman
1981 The Battle for the Republic of China Liu Fuji
1981 Black Lizard
1982 Hell Has No Boundary
1982 Buddha's Palm
1983 Shaolin Prince
1983 Shaolin Intruders
1983 Descendant of the Sun
1983 The Supreme Swordsman
1984 The Hidden Power of Dragon Sabre
1984 My Darling Genie
1984 Last Hero in China
1985 How To Choose A Royal Bride
1985 Let's Make Laugh II
1990 Kawashima Yoshiko Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
1992 Empress Da Yu'er Dorgon
1994 The True Hero
1994 Master of Zen Bodhidharma
2007 Protégé

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Derek Yee admits to fathering a two-year-old child". sg.style.yahoo.com. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Derek Yee Tung Sing". Hong Kong Cinemagic. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  3. ^ "One Night in Mongkok". Hong Kong Cinemagic. 2004. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Hong Kong Film Awards Association Board of Directors (2017-2019)". HKFAA.com. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Berlinale: 1997 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 12 January 2012.

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