Lau Dan

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Danny Lau Dan
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Background information
Chinese name 劉丹 (traditional)
Chinese name 刘丹 (simplified)
Pinyin Liú Dān (Mandarin)
Jyutping Lau4 Daan1 (Cantonese)
Birth name Lau Hing-kei (劉慶基)
Born (1942-11-18) 18 November 1942 (age 74)
Hong Kong
Other name(s) Char-siu Bing 叉燒炳
Children Hawick Lau (b. 1974)
Ancestry Weihai, Shandong, China

Danny Lau Dan (Chinese: 劉丹; born 18 November 1942) is a Hong Kong actor.[1] His English name is Danny Lau.


Lau is known to portray good characters, but could play cunning and sly characters with ease (includes The Bund and Land of Wealth). He is most noted for being the only actor to play the role of Hong Qigong in the TV series adaptations of Louis Cha's novels The Legend of the Condor Heroes and The Return of the Condor Heroes for four times in a row. Lau is also well known for playing the role of the patriarch of a family in A Kindred Spirit. He also appeared in the Latvian/Hong Kong film, Hong Kong Confidential (Amaya).[2]

He was formerly an appointed member of Sai Kung District Council.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Lau's son, Hawick Lau, also formerly a TVB actor, is married to the famous mainland actress Yang Mi.[3]



  1. ^ "First Hong Kong/Latvia film screened in Vilnius" (PDF). Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office London. Retrieved 29 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Productions: Hong Kong Confidential aka Amaya". KrukFilms -. Retrieved 29 December 2010. 
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