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|Chinese name||鄭丹瑞 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||郑丹瑞 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Zhéng Dánrúi (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||zeng6 daan1 seoi6 (Cantonese)|
27 November 1954 |
|Other name(s)||Ah Tan (阿旦)|
Cheng became famous after he created the radio drama series The Yuppie Fantasia in 1986 which he also starred in. In 1989, he starred in the film adaptation of the series which was directed by Gordon Chan and became a box office hit.
Cheng was born in Hong Kong on 27 November 1954. He attended the Baptist College, the top broadcasting school in Hong Kong and graduated in 1978.
Lawrence Cheng brought his comical slightly nerdish and slightly fantasia film persona into films since the mid-80s. He has acted in mainly comedy films over the next ten years and a few drama films. He occasionally wore more than one hat like other Hong Kong actors.
After graduating from the Baptist College in 1978, Cheng immediately joined RTV in which he worked on numerous popular television series. He later joined ATV and became a Creative Director. His career path changed from a TV personal to a radio producer and DJ in 1984 when he joined RTHK. In 1987, he made his return to television industry and joined TVB. In TVB, he was a variety show host, and acted in many dramas.
His film career started in 1980, however he was not yet well known til he starred in The Yuppie Fantasia in 1989, which was a box office hit grossing out US$2 million. Aside from being an actor, he is also a director, producer and screenwriter.
Cheng currently hosts variety shows as a freelancer for TVB, ATV, now TV Hong Kong Channel, feature Race Meetings and Events for The Hong Kong Jockey Club and acts in a few dramas. He acts as supporting actor in Hong Kong films.
In January 2011, he suffered a burst lung whilst playing football.
|1981||The Third Hand||第三隻手||Actor|
|One Heart One Spirit||童軍樂||Actor|
|Family of Lust||代代風流代代春||Actor|
|1982||Hell Has No Boundary||魔界||Assistant Director
|Twinkle Twinkle Little Star||星際鈍胎||Writer|
|1984||Behind the Yellow Line||緣份||"café captain"
|My Darling Genie||我愛神仙遮||Writer|
|1985||Seven Angels||歡場||"night club patron"|
|Love with the Perfect Stranger||錯點鴛鴦||"Ah Tan"|
|Carry On Doctors and Nurses||天使出更||"Nurse Tan"|
|1987||Happy Bigamist||一屋兩妻||"Shin's colleague"|
|1988||Heart to Hearts||三人世界||"Alex's friend at party"|
|The Eighth Happiness||八星報喜||"Beautiful's boyfriend"|
|Profiles of Pleasure||群鶯亂舞||"Tall Kao"|
|Ghost in the House||吉屋藏嬌||"Ging Goh"|
|Couples, Couples, Couples||三對鴛鴦一張床||"John's friend in lounge"|
|Mother Vs Mother||南北媽打||"Man on bus with Xi"|
|1989||Miracles||奇蹟||"Daily Sun Reporter"|
|The Romancing Star III||精裝追女仔之3狼之一族||"Lo Ka-ling"|
|In Between Loves||求愛夜驚魂||"Chin Cheng"|
|The Bachelor's Swan Song||再見王老五||"Tan"|
|The Yuppie Fantasia||小男人周記||"Leung Foon"|
|Little Cop||小小小警察||"Representative of Cruelty Against Animal"|
|1990||Brief Encounter in Shinjuku||錯在新宿||"Leung Foon"
|A Tale from the East||漫畫奇俠||"Dunn, the conductor of HK Youth Orchestra"|
|Shanghai, Shanghai||亂世兒女||"Chan Tai-man"|
|The Fun, the Luck & the Tycoon||吉星拱照||"Jimmy Chiu"|
|Finale in Blood||大鬧廣昌隆||"Cheng Ming Pau"|
|Inspector Pink Dragon||神探馬如龍||"Ma Yue-lung"|
|1992||Game Kids||機Boy小子之真假威龍||"Gay Shop Manager"|
|Freedom Run Q||太子爺出差||"Albert"|
|She Starts the Fire||噴火女郎||"Charles Siu"
|King of Beggars||武狀元蘇乞兒||"Professor"|
|Never Ending Summer||吳三桂與陳園園||"Chan Tai-yuen"|
|1993||The Eight Hilarious Gods||笑八仙||"Uncle Cheung"|
|He Ain't Heavy, He's My Father||新難兄難弟||"Ko Lo-chuen" / "Siu-lung (adult)"|
|Tom, Dick and Hairy||風塵三俠||"Hairy/Giorgio Mao"|
|1994||The True Hero||暴雨驕陽||"Joe"|
|He & She||姊妹情深||"Martin Cheng Sai-kit"
|The Modern Love||新男歡女愛||Actor|
|He's a Woman, She's a Man||金枝玉葉||"Charles Chow Chu"|
|1995||Heaven Can't Wait||救世神棍||"Hui Chi-on"|
|Romantic Dream||追女仔95之綺夢||"Leung Hoi"|
|The Meaning of Life||搶閘媽咪||"Lam Chi Wing"|
|1997||Those Were the Days||精裝難兄難弟||"Ko Lo-chuen"|
|1998||The Storm Riders||風雲─雄霸天下||"Jester/Man Chow Chow"|
|2001||Born Wild||野獸之瞳||"Sandy's eye doctor"|
|2003||Truth or Dare: 6th Floor Rear Flat||六樓后座||"Jason (voice only)"
|Golden Chicken 2||金雞2||"Fortune Teller"|
|2004||Six Strong Guys||六壯士||"Lawrence"
|The Eye 2||見鬼2||Producer
|2005||Bug Me Not!||虫不知||"Hyland's dad"|
|Mob Sister||阿嫂||"Boss Wang"
|The Eye 10||見鬼10||Producer|
|Home Sweet Home||怪物||Producer|
|2007||Simply Actors||戲王之王||"Tourist watching window cleaner"|
|2008||Ocean Flame||一半海水，一半火焰||"Yau's blackmailed victim"|
|Happy Funeral||六樓后座2 家屬謝禮||Producer
|2010||Break Up Club||分手說愛你||Himself
|The Stool Pigeon||綫人||"Cher's friend"|
|Bruce Lee, My Brother||李小龍||"Ko Lo-chuen"|
|2011||Hi, Fidelity||出軌的女人||"Mr. Ho"|
|Lan Kwai Fong||喜愛夜蒲|
|2015||Lost in Hong Kong||港囧||"Host of art exhibition"|
|1993||Man of Wisdom||金牙大狀||"Tai Ah-tau"|
|1995||Man of Wisdom II||金牙大狀 II||"Tai Ah-tau"|
|1997||A Road and a Will||香港人在廣州||"Sam Yue"|
|2004||Sunshine Heartbeat||赤沙印記@四葉草.2||"Yip Shu-ko"|
|2006||Welcome to the House||高朋滿座||"Ko Yau-pang"|
|2014||Never Dance Alone||女人俱樂部||"Wong Kwok-leung"|
- Lawrence Cheng at the Internet Movie Database
- Hong Kong Cinemagic: Lawrence Cheng Tan Shui
- Lawrence Cheng Tan-Shui at the Hong Kong Movie DataBase