Gordon Lam

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Gordon Lam
Gordon Lam 2017-08-15 HKIFF SUMMER 2017.jpg
Lam at the 2017 Cine Fan Summer International Film Festival on 15 August 2017.
Background information
Chinese name
Chinese name (traditional)
Chinese name (simplified)
Pinyin Lín Jiādòng (Mandarin)
Jyutping lam4 gaa1 dung6 (Cantonese)
Born (1967-09-21) 21 September 1967 (age 50)
Hong Kong
Occupation Actor, film producer, screenwriter
Years active 1988 – present
Ancestry Taishan, Guangdong, China
Awards
Hong Kong Film Awards
Best Film
2011 Gallants
Best Actor
2017 Trivisa
Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards
Best Film
2010 Gallants
Best Actor
2016 Trivisa
TVB Anniversary Awards
Best On-Screen Couple
1997 Time Before Time
My Favourite Television Character
2000 Plain Love II

Gordon Lam Ka-tung (林家棟) is a Hong Kong actor, film producer and screenwriter. Initially known for his supporting roles in films directed by Andrew Lau and Johnnie To, [1] Lam eventually became a lead actor in the Hong Kong film industry, appearing in the 2013 box office hit, Firestorm, and the Hong Kong Film Award-winning 2016 film, Trivisa, which also netted him the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor.

Career[edit]

Lam graduated from TVB's 15th Artist Training Class in 1988. For the next seven to eight years, he was no more than an extra in most television productions. It wasn't until Lam's impersonation of Jacky Cheung that he began to catch the attention of Hong Kong audiences.

Lam was soon offered more supporting roles and the first TV series he starred in, Time Before Time, was one of the most popular serials of 1997. At that time, he has had the opportunity to appear in films as well, with small roles in Gen-X Cops (1999) and The Kid (1999). After leaving TVB in 2001, Lam became a contracted artiste under Andy Lau's Topman Global, and began to fully concentrate on his film career. Lam appeared in supporting roles in a number of Lau's films such as Dance of a Dream (2001), Infernal Affairs (2002), Jiang Hu (2004), Yesterday Once More (2004) and Wait 'til You're Older (2005). Some of his other known film appearances include Johnnie To's Election film series (2005-2006), Exiled (2006) and Mad Detective (2007).

In 2009, Lam made his debut as a producer for Gallants, which won the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film as well as the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Film. Lam went on to producer the 2015 film, Get Outta Here, which he also wrote the story for.

In 2013, Lam played a subsidiary role in Lau's 2013 film, Firestorm, which was a box office success, and subsequently led him to many leading film role offers.

In 2017, Lam won the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in as Kwai Ching-hung Trivisa (2016), based on real life notorious Hong Kong mobster Kwai Ping-hung.[2] His performance also won him the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Actor and the Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild Award for Best Actor.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Actor[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Hero of the Beggars
1994 The Modern Love
1995 Daze Raper
Fatal Assignment
1996 Hong Kong Showgirls
The Eighth
1997 Up for the Rising Sun
1999 The Kid
Gen-X Cops Dinosaur
2000 Deathnet.com
2001 Love Me, Love My Money
Dance of a Dream Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
2002 Infernal Affairs Inspector B
2003 Infernal Affairs III Inspector B
Transfiguration of Life
Twilight Tubes Part III
2004 A World Without Thieves
Yesterday Once More
Jiang Hu Shing
A-1
2005 Election Kun
Wait 'Til You're Older
Bar Paradise
2006 Super Kid
I'll Call You
Election 2 Kun
Rob-B-Hood Paramedic (Cameo Appearance)
2 Become 1
My Mother is a Belly Dancer
Exiled Boss Keung
2007 Brothers Sergeant Lam Sun
Triangle Corrupt Cop Wen
Exodus
Hooked on You
Mad Detective Ko Chi-Wai
Who's Next
Beauty and the 7 Beasts
Two Stupid Eggs
2008 Sparrow
Chaos Mickey Szeto
Ip Man Inspector Li Chiu Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Ballistic
Tactical Unit: Human Nature Loan Shark Chan Yiu-hung
2009 The First 7th Night Map King
Vengeance Yiu Ka-chu
2010 72 Tenants of Prosperity
The Child's Eye
2011 Let's Go!
2012 Motorway HKPD Commander Chong
Cold War HKPD Senior Superintendent Albert C.L Kwong Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
2013 Paper Moon
Drug War East Lee
Blind Detective
Tales from the Dark 2
Firestorm Tao Shing-bong
2014 Overheard 3 Paul
Z Storm Wong Man-ban
2015 Crazy New Year’s Eve
An Inspector Calls
Midnight Garage
Ulterior Motive
The Vanished Murderer
2016 Trivisa Kwai Ching-hung Won – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor
Won – Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Actor
Won – Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild Award for Best Actor
Nessun Dorma Vincent Lee
The Moment Chan Ka-fai
Buddy Cops
Cherry Returns
2017 Paradox Cheng Hon-sau Nominated – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
The Brink Chan
The Sleep Curse Chow Fuk
Dealer/Healer La Ba
Always Be With You Chi-keung
Love Forever Lung Ho
TBD Limbo
The Strangled Truth
When All Roads End
When It All Begins
Master of Ransom
An Officer and a Panderer
Un Coevr D'Artichaut

Producer[edit]

Year Title Notes
2010 Gallants Won – Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film
Won – Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards for Best Film
2015 Get Outta Here
TBD The Strangled Truth
When All Roads End
When It All Begins
Un Coevr D'Artichaut

Writer[edit]

Year Title Notes
2015 Get Outta Here Story writer
TBD The Strangled Truth[3] Screenwriter
When All Roads Ends Screenwriter
Un Coevr D'Artichaut Screenwriter

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 The Saga of the Lost Kingdom Soldier
Twilight of a Nation Soldier
1989 Greed
Two of a Kind
The Black Sabre Jewellery Seller (Episode 19)
The Justice of Life
Song Bird
The Final Combat Guard
1990 Blood of Good and Evil
Beyond Trust
Where I Belong
The Challenge of Life
Cherished Moments
1991 The Confidence Men
Beside the Seaside, Beside the Sea
Yuppies on the Move
Live for Life
A Life of His Trust
Thief of Honor
The Big Family
1992 Tales from Beyond
The Greed of Man
The Key Man
Source of Evil
The Change of Time
File of Justice
1993 The Legendary Ranger
The Yang's Women Warriors
The Hero from Shanghai
The Edge of Righteousness
Man of Wisdom A Suspect
The Mystery of the Condor Hero Chu Tsi-lau
1994 Gentle Reflections
Shades of Darkness
The Ching Emperor
The Intangible Truth
Love is Blind
ICAC Investigators 1994
The Master of Martial Arts
Filthy Rich
The Condor Heroes Return
The Legend of the Condor Heroes Wan Chi-ping
Files of Justice III
Good Morning Sir
Instinct Ivan
1995 Debts of a Lifetime
Down Memory Lane
A Good Match From Heaven
Detective Investigation Files Series II Tong Ka-chai
From Act to Act
1996 Ambition
Once Upon a Time in Shanghai Ting Lik
Mutual Affection
1997 A Recipe for the Heart Ho Kai Guest star
Weapons of Power
Show Time Blues Keung Tak-pui
Time Before Time Luk Wan-kwong / Hui Dai-kwong Won – TVB Anniversary Award for Best On-screen Couple
Nominated – TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actor
The Disappearance Au Chi-lap
1998 A Measure of Love Kwan Ka-yan
Simply Ordinary Lam Sai-wing
Old Time Buddy - To Catch a Thief Tse Sei
1999 Road to Eternity Hui Tak
Plain Love II Fong Yau-wai Won – TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Television Character
2000 The Legendary Four Aces Man Jing-ming
Crimson Sabre Yuen Sing-chi
2001 Reaching Out Tai Fuk-sang
Country Spirit Ko Shun
2005 The Fugitive Sima Duxing
2006 Dragon Gate Post Lu Dingtian
2018 The Great Adventurer Wesley Fragment Man Deng Shi

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